“I have visited or worked in over forty countries and my favourite place is still the imagination.”
I paint contemporary imaginative landscapes, and abstract and modern impressionist works.
I love painting with acrylic as I have absolutely no patience with waiting for things to dry. With acrylic, I can get immediate vivid colour, and gentle watercolour like effects with the same medium. Not to mention gorgeous impasto like texture and realism when I want it.
Every finished piece is the result of a battle between my creative unconscious and an inner critic determined to protect me from humiliation.
Recently, I have been playing with digital sketching for challenges on Instagram. You can follow me there at @cassandra_art_and_stories for posts about my life, art and books, and @100imagewords for the 100 Day Project that the feed takes its name from, Inktober, and more. Just for fun!
I am largely self taught as a painter. I studied with Nancy-lynne Hughes when I moved to Calgary from Australia in 2010 and was juried in as an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists in 2016. I have shown with them in Calgary and Vancouver.
These could be yours
I am building a dedicated website for online sales, but in the meantime feast your eyes…. I sell originals and selected images as posters and cards.
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Out in the world
Even though sometimes I miss them, I love knowing that so many of my creations are out there gracing people’s homes and inspiring their lives.
See the full Sold Gallery here
- The Big Bragg Art Show, The Painted Moose Artist Collective, Bragg Creek June 1&2, 2019
- The Fragments Reinterpreted, juried show at Loft 112, May 2019
- Art at The Library, solo exhibition, Louise Riley Library, Calgary, November 2018
- Small Smaller Smallest, FCA Gallery, Vancouver August 2018
- 2018 Summer Showcase, FCA Online Gallery, Vancouver, August 2018
- 2018 Painting on the Edge International Exhibition, FCA Online Gallery Vancouver, July 2018
- Cultivating Art Show and Sale, Vale’s Greenhouse, Black Diamond, June 2018
- Art-O-Rama, FCA Calgary, June 2018
- Imagine 2018, Artist Collective Show, Calgary, February 2018
- Art at The Library, solo exhibition, Louise Riley Library, Calgary, August 2017
- Crossing Boundaries – Beauty of Canada, Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) and International Art Gallery joint exhibition, Vancouver, May 2017
- 2017 Landscapes Exhibition, FCA Gallery Vancouver, April 2017
- Artistic Entities Nexen show, Calgary, March 2017
- All Things Spring, FCA Calgary, March 2017
- Imagine, Artist Collective Show, Calgary, February 2017
- 10 Squared, FCA Gallery Vancouver, December 2016
- All Things Spring, FCA Calgary, March 2016
Would you like to commission a piece for your home or as a gift?