Summer has left Nanoose quite abruptly, which makes getting ready for the Thanksgiving studio tour a lot easier!
This year, a very dear friend and visual artist from Ontario, Ann Sutherland Gruchy is joining me for this 3-day open studio event, October 6-8, 10am to 4pm. 

Ann Sutherland Gruchy,
Scotland Coastal Studies
Ann, who works in watercolour, acrylic, oil, mixed media and printmaking, is known for her COASTAL STUDIES: watercolour paintings inspired by her trips to the north coast of Scotland and the west coast of Newfoundland. She is now eager to feel and express the landscape of the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Ann Sutherland Gruchy,
Newfoundland Coastal Studies
The fabulous complicity that grew between us over the 12 years I lived south of Ottawa is still alive! So Ann and I are getting ready to spend a few days in Ucluelet and Tofino, end of September, where we will try to capture in watercolours, inks and drawings, the fluid essence of the west coast and its rain forest. I secretly hope we will also find time to explore the Beachcomber Peninsula here in Nanoose for a few more paintings! 

The VANCOUVER ISLAND COASTAL STUDIES will be on display –and for sale- alongside my clay objects and brushwork. Ann Sutherland Gruchy will be present during the 3 days of the studio tour.

Please, note that as the paintings are created, some of them will be posted on our respective websites, on the studio tour
website and on the Facebook page.


OCTOBER 6-8, 10am to 4pm 
1372 Pilot Way (corner of Marina Way)
Beachcomber Peninsula in Nanoose Bay