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Painting for Danae Kimpinski

July 18, 2023

Danae Kimpinski is an emerging artist on the Canadian music scene, known especially for her award-winning song, “Mother Dear". Growing up in…

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Yorkie Pet Portrait

July 5, 2023

Sometimes you don't need a reason to give a gift. You just love someone, and it brings you joy to bring them joy. Those surprise, out-of-the…

Pet Portrait

True North Strong & Free

May 15, 2023

This was an unbelievable project to work on. Believe it or not, my work has ended up on the side of a semi-truck once before (at some point…

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Rottweiler Pet Portrait

April 11, 2023

What's your favourite thing about your pet? My family had a Norwegian Elkhound growing up, and the reason we picked him over his siblings…

Pet Portrait

Realtor Gift, Abbotsford Home

March 17, 2023

A local realtor reached out to me through Instagram, curious about my commissions. Her realtor group had recently sold the home of a lovely…

Home portrait

Golden Retriever Pet Portrait

December 27, 2022

I love painting Pet Portraits. They're different than painting Home Portraits, as there's a deeper emotion present when capturing something…

Pet Portrait

Zamboni Commissions

April 27, 2022

My husband and I recently went to watch the Vancouver Canucks' farm team play, and as we sat in the arena, watching the zamboni cruise…

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Becky's Home, Abbotsford, B.C.

December 23, 2021

Becky and her husband raised their family of five together in their first home in Abbotsford, B.C. Mid-2021 they sold their house after more…

Home portrait

Retirement Gift for TLD

September 22, 2021

Story Portraits are so unique. “What's that?" you may wonder. A Story Portrait is a montage of painted memories, that collectively tell…

Story Portrait

White Rock Home Portrait

September 20, 2021

One day I received an inquiry through my Instagram account from someone named Annie. Her parents had just sold their home, and Annie was…

Home portrait

Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver

June 12, 2021

When I received an email from John to commission a painting of Christ Church Cathedral, I was intrigued. The majority of my commissions…

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Old Fraser Bridge, Quesnel

June 8, 2021

If you commute for work, is there a particular part of your inbound / outbound journey that you look forward to? I used to cross the Port…

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In Loving Memory of Kim

May 15, 2021

My husband and I sometimes talk about what it means to know someone, to really know someone, and how to get to that deeper level with people…

Story Portrait

Jordan & Jade's home

March 31, 2021

This home portrait was the third and final in a series of three home portraits commissioned by Jordan. (To hear the back story on how these…

Home portrait

Jordan's home, Port Coquitlam

March 30, 2021

This home portrait was the second in a series of three home portraits commissioned by Jordan. (To hear the back story on how these…

Home portrait

Jade's home, Port Coquitlam

March 29, 2021

Jordan discovered my work on Instagram when a friend tagged him in a giveaway I was doing. He had the idea to commission me to do three Home…

Home portrait


March 27, 2021

Meet Trudy. Trudy was a much beloved Westie, living with her owners for many happy years. Unfortunately she got cancer and had to be put…

Pet Portrait

Global Shore, Guatemala

October 7, 2020

Global Shore Opportunities is a not-for-profit organization working in El Tizate, Guatemala. It's mission is to transform Guatemala through…

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Brick House, Ontario

September 21, 2020

Julie’s birthday was coming up. Her husband, Ken, wanted to mark the occasion in a special way and commissioned a painting of their home…

Home portrait

Bob's Long Haul Truck

June 1, 2020

Truck drivers have been in the news a lot in the last two years. Critical to the supply chain, we sure feel the distruption when things go…

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Chilliwack Mountain

December 28, 2019

Daniele contacted me to commission a painting of her parents’ home, which had recently been sold. The house was on a gorgeous acreage…

Home portrait

Vancouver Home

December 10, 2019

Amanda reached out to me a few months before Christmas with a special gift in mind writing, “My parents have lived in the same house for…

Home portrait

Family's First Home, Abbotsford

October 15, 2019

A mortgage broker contacted me to do a home portrait for his clients. The home pictured here was the couple’s first home, where they raised…

Home portrait


April 11, 2019

Meet Venture. Venture belonged to Darcie and Mitch. Darcie commissioned a pet portrait of Venture as a surprise for Mitch's birthday. They…

Pet Portrait


March 10, 2019

Magdalen reached out to me about doing a pet portrait of Maki, the family cat who had been put down the year prior. She noticied her Dad…

Pet Portrait

Pincher Creek Home Portrait

March 5, 2019

This painting was a gift for a 90th birthday. It was commissioned by daughter Marlene, who is my aunt, making the recipient my Oma. You can…

Home portrait

The Harrison at Elim Village

December 28, 2018

Elim Village offers remarkable Seniors Living communities in British Columbia, Canada. They have two locations—one in Surrey and one in…

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Condominium Home Portrait

August 15, 2018

A local mortgage broker contacted me to do a home portrait for one of his clients who had bought their first home and purchased their…

Home portrait

Abbotsford Home

July 5, 2018

A mortgage broker reached out to me to paint a home portrait of this gorgeous house in Abbotsford, situated on a quiet cul-de-sac. Although…

Home portrait

Garden Bay, Sunshine Coast

May 12, 2018

David contacted me to paint his summer home up in Garden Bay on the Sunshine Coast, B.C. He wanted a painting to hang in his Surrey home as…

Home portrait

Story Portrait for Elim Village

March 8, 2018

Ron was approaching his 10-year work anniversary for Elim Village. As Executive Director, ten years was a significant length of time to…

Story Portrait


January 11, 2018

Meet Safiro. Robert reached out to me to inquire if I could do a pet portrait of a horse - a subject matter I had not done to date. The…

Pet Portrait


December 27, 2017

Meet Gizmo. “Losing a family pet of 17 years is devastating, but the brightest spot during our time of grief was receiving Kat's portrait…

Pet Portrait

Shirley's home, Langley B.C.

November 15, 2017

I met Shirley at the Abbotsford Farm & Country Market in 2017. I was doing a lot of markets that summer with my art, and she was also a…

Home portrait

Into Chocolate

November 9, 2017

Earlier in my artist journey, you could often find me as a vendor at various local markets in the Fraser Valley. (Anybody love a good market…

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Ducati & Minos

September 2, 2017

Sarah contacted me when she learned that her mom's cat Ducati—or “Kotti" for short—was quite sick and needed to be put down. Her mom was…

Pet Portrait