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September 10, 2018

 My piece, Shade If Refuge, has been accepted into the juried IEA/EAI show Melting Pot/Melting Point in Santa Fe, NM.

May 12, 2018

This is a portrait of Sandy. It's one of the first encaustic portraits I painted. I met Sandy in front of the post office in the town my sister, Joy, lives in. He had a face so full of character that I asked if I could photograph him and paint his portrait. He used to...

November 28, 2017

I've been working on encaustic and iron cards for an upcoming gallery demonstration. I'm really enjoying working on various colours of slick card paper.

The red paper really makes the poinsettia cards glow and the black paper makes a great backdrop for snow and Northern...

November 24, 2017

I experimented today with scrap leftover wax, jute board and wooden cradle board, string and India ink.

I can't stand to waste wax left on the griddle so use it up on landscapes.

The wax on the India ink pictures is leftover wax scraped from other paintings, melted and u...

November 8, 2017

There was a lovely write up in the Okotok's Western Wheel about Mariah and my duo show Wax On, Wax Off. 

Mother, daughter sharing gallery space

Wednesday, Nov 08, 2017 06:00 am

By: Tammy Rollie

  • Black Diamond artist Penny Gunderson’s piece James Hart Carving Reconciliat...

October 29, 2017

Betty’s Beach Birthday

I and two friends visited Haida Gwaii. While we were there Betty had her birthday. We agreed to let her set the agenda for the day. Betty chose to spend her birthday, beach hopping and exploring Graham Island the larger northern island.

We stopped...

October 29, 2017


 I was visiting Haida Gwaii, the former Queen Charlotte Islands, with two friends. I met Kevin at Queen Charlotte City, BC. He was sitting on a bench outside a store. He looked pretty down and out. He told me his house had burned down a few days before in Old Mass...

October 29, 2017

While at Haida Gwaii, I had a profound experience when we went to Old Masset and visited James Hart’s carving shed. His apprentices were busy carving on their own yellow cedar pieces while James and his son Gwaliga carved on the massive totem pole Reconciliation. This...

September 23, 2017

Alcohol ink is an intensely tinted ink that makes very vibrant paintings.

I had some wooden cradle boards and canvas board that I had made random abstract backgrounds on. I use up leftover paint on the griddle by painting it randomly on assorted boards. Sometimes I use...