The summer of art has begun. Along with the heat comes some extreme art events. I hope to see you there!

Currently in progress is the grand opening exhibit of the Windrush Gallery in Metchosin.Windrush

Both my husband, Andrew Bartley and I have pieces in the opening show, which features Vancouver island artists exhibiting their work in a mental health themed show with partial proceeds going to  

Windrush Gallery  10-5, Weds to Sunday  |  4357 Metchosin Rd

Coming up in July is the TD Art Gallery Paint-In on Saturday, July 18. Again, both Andrew and I will be exhibiting (and plein air painting!) at this wonderful event. Seriously, if you’ve never been, you are missing out on a most unique community event with over 150 local artists demonstrating, displaying and discussing their art throughout the day. Moss St. closes down to traffic and the pavement fills up with thousands of happy art goers and their canine companions. I almost enjoy dog and people watching more than talking about art all day long! Please go. You won’t be disappointed.


TD Art Gallery Paint-In

Saturday, July 18, 2015 | 11am-9pm

Moss Street (all of it!)

Last but not least is the annual Sooke Fine Arts Show.

A must see every year, this regional exhibition showcases 375 works of original, west coast art by artists on Vancouver Island and the surrounding BC coastal islands. Andrew and I both have work in the show this year and the gift shop is a wonderful place to find original art at small sizes and small prices. I believe art should be accessible to all so look for a few of my miniature landscape oil paintings in the gift shop this year.

SookeSooke Fine Arts

  • July 24 – August 3
  • 2168 Phillips Road, Sooke
  • $8 – One Day Pass* (13+)
    $7 – Senior (65+) Day Pass
    $15 – Show Pass
    $30 – Purchaser’s Preview Evening (July 23)
    $15 – Taste of Sooke Evening (July 30)
    Kids under 12: Free at all times
It’s on, baby.