contemporary art


I am part of an exhibition called Voice at Two Rivers Gallery at the end of January. Voice is a group exhibit where many talented artists will be featured. Bill Horne, a BC artist from Wells, will also be exhibiting a retrospective of his assemblages that he has created over the years. The opening is at 7:30 on January 28th. Hope to see you there!

Block-printing on Fabric.

Wood and leaves on green linen.

I am so excited to be sharing this fun medium in some up-coming workshops that I will be facilitating in the next couple of months. I am offering worshops in Smithers, Terrace and Castlegar and plans are in the works for more workshops in Kitimat and Hazelton. If you are a maker, sewer or quilter this is a wonderful way for you to make your own unique designs that can be used for your fabric creations.

Winter cabin with ombre roll on cotton twill

Winter cabin with two-coloured print on grey wool

multi-coloured grid print on biege linen

Two coloured print with stenciling on linen and heavy cotten

Jigsaw print on cotten broadcloth

Two coloured print on green cotten twill

Happy Block-printing!

Moving Back to My Home Studio 

For a year and half I have been at Artspace sharing a studio with June Parker and although it was a wonderful experience to be there I am happy to be moving back home. One of the advantages being that I will have all my art supplies back in one place! For the last couple of years I have primarily been focused on printmaking with my ongoing 100 Houses Project and block-printing on fabric. My painting was put to the side as I didn’t have enough room for all my supplies at my downtown studio. I look forward to taking up the brush again in the new year to further explore mixed-medium. This fall I took a couple of courses on graphic design and web design and I discovered that web design is not my thing! School took up so much of my creative energy and my 100 Houses Project was a bit neglected as a result. In the new year I look forward to continueing my 100 Houses Project, exploring more possibilities with block-printing on fabric, getting back into my painting and teaching more workshops.

This fall I applied to teach a 5 day workshop on Block-printing on Fabric at Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts and I was accepted. The dates for the workshop are July 2-6 2018.  If you don’t know about MISSA I encourage you to check it out. I took a printmaking  workshop with Carol Rae there a couple of summers ago and learnt so much while having a lovely time at the beautiful oceanside setting of Pearson College. Also keep an eye out as I will be offering more workshops locally as well as in Smithers and Terrace. 

If you would like to purchase some of my house prints, paintings or block-printed items  or you would like me to teach in your community you can contact me via this website or give me a call (250 563 2271) and we can set up an appointment. Thank you to all of you who have supported my creative endeavers over the years and I am excited to see what the new year will bring. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you all. 


 Two Rivers Gallery Artisan Fair on Saturday Dec. 2nd.

Coming up in December I will be joining many other artists and artisans at the Annual Artisan Fair at Two Rivers Gallery. I will have an offering of my 100 Houses Project house prints, block-printed fabric handmade items and some of my smaller paintings and prints. This is an event that features local artists with their quality handmade items. I look forward to seeing you there. 

Out of the Blue

Melanie Desjardines and Mo Hamilton are pleased to announce that we are collaborating on an art exhibit together at Ridgeside Art. 

The art opening is on Friday, September 15 from 2-7

at Ridge Side Art, 1127-3rd Avenue