Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The Birth Project goes to the CAM/MANA Conference

Exciting news!
The Birth Project, along with first-time-ever prints and cards of the Birth Project will be displayed at the joint Canadian Association of Midwives and the Midwives Alliance of North America for the North American Midwifery Conference in Niagara Falls on November 9-12 2011.

This is my first conference, and I'm going both as a vendor and a 'delegate', or conference-goer. My paintings will be displayed throughout the conference area, and I will have a table to sell the prints and smaller paintings. What an exciting opportunity!

One of my original paintings will be up for auction at the Live Auction and Dance event.
I'm excited to meet a fellow birth-artist Amy Swagman from The Mandala Journey.

If you're going, stop by and say Hi! I'll have Jethro Vader in tow, and will only charge $.05 to squeeze his succulent thighs. Hoping for an enriching conference experience, and a couple sales would be nice too! I'd love to see some small pieces of the Birth Project go home to hang in midwives, doulas and birth-lovers homes and offices!

YWCA Woman of Distinction Award

Recently I had the honour of being a nominee for the YWCA Women of Distinction awards. I was nominated for the 'Arts and Culture' category, and my Birth Project was highlighted, as well as my community involvement with Friends of Muskoka Midwives and La Leche League Leader. I was shocked to hear my name called as the 'winner' at the Gala event, as the nominees were highly respected artists with many years on me! How exciting, what an honour and surpise. Thank you to my nominators and to all the amazing women I'm blessed to share my life with!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Upcoming 'Universal Child'

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Event details:
'Universal Child' at Auburn Gallery, 190 Royal Street Gravenhurst
Aug. 27-Sep 9
Opening Aug 26th, 7-9pm

This is my upcoming exhibition, opening on Friday August 26th. I've been working on small portraits of children, and I'm excited to exhibit alongside my brother, Matthew. This is the first time he's displayed his moving photographs of children from his visit to Swaziland.
Matthew is a professional photographer, visit his website here:
Please come by if you're in the area!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Updated Website

Be sure to swing by the newly remodeled website, Let me know what you think- the whole 'Birth Project' can be viewed there, as well as a lot of my other and older work, including some commissions.

SQUAT feature!

Check it out! I'm featured in the super-cool birthing magazine SQUAT. Click here to preview the mag and see my work featured, it looks like a great issue! You can also purchase it and other back issues with other fantastic artists.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

More Prints Available

I've uploaded the last two paintings to my account at Fine Art America. To view or purchase a print of 'The Delivery' or 'It's a Human Thing', please visit my profile.

Also coming soon, brand new website!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Prints from 'The Birth Project'

So, simply because I've had so many requests, I've decided to offer prints from some of my paintings. I'm thrilled 'The Birth Project' paintings have been so well received among those immersed in birthing culture. I hesitated to make prints because I'm a painter, and as a professional fine artist I want to devote my time to the making and promotion of my original paintings. However, I realize that purchasing my large-scale work is unattainable for many. I decided I would love to know that my images can be hung in offices and homes that work tirelessly for women, and I'd love my images to help empower and encourage more women.

I have two more paintings to upload to the website, and I may make changes depending on response. Please send me your feedback!

Also, this website was personally recommended to me for the exceptional quality of prints, security and service.

Please go here to view the print options.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Latest Creation

I'm pleased to share that we've added baby#4 to the family! Jethro Vader Douglas was born April 22, 2011 at 6:30pm. We welcomed him at home, amidst a family dinner (not literally) shortly after realizing I was in labour.

To read the birth story, please go here.