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The Mural Mosaic Project

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year already since I completed the mural at the then new Bandra Café in Surrey, British Columbia. That was back in September 2021. I had such an enjoyable experience designing and painting that Indian themed mural but now that I’m working full time again, I just… Continue reading The Mural Mosaic Project

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The Bandra Mural – Behind the Scenes

The mural at Bandra Cafe in Surrey, BC In the Spring of 2021, I decided to quit my corporate job (without the safety net of having another job to go to) after being in post for almost five years.  After 18 months of covid craziness, I knew I needed to make a change. A drastic… Continue reading The Bandra Mural – Behind the Scenes

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Spring Equinox

"Ostara" by Amanda Clark The occasion of the Spring Equinox is celebrated around the world by a pagan festival called Ostara (also known as Eostre). The festival marks the midpoint between darkest winter and the height of summer which takes place on March 20th or 21st each year in the Northern Hemisphere and around September… Continue reading Spring Equinox

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Lady of the Rainbow

"Lady of the Rainbow" - original water colour by Val McDowall (1984)Abundance awaits at the end of your rainbow! I painted this water colour piece when I was at high school in 1984, I think I was around 15 or 16.  I remember being influenced and loving the surrealism art style and famous painters that… Continue reading Lady of the Rainbow

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Enter the Tiger

Happy Lunar New Year - Enter the Year of the Tiger! Happy Lunar New Year everyone or “Gung hay fat choy” which means congratulations and be prosperous in Cantonese. But it's not just Chinese New Year on February 1st this year, it's also known as Spring Festival, Lunar New Year and the New Moon Festival… Continue reading Enter the Tiger