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I'm super happy to announce that I am one of the artists in this year's "Facade Festival" ! This is Facade's 2nd year running, they select a few artists each year and then project their creations onto the front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. 


For this project we've animated some of the elements from my paintings which really brings them to life in an interesting and new way...taking the strange quality of my images to another level of surrealism!


My art will be projected very large on the Vancouver Art Gallery on the evening of September 1st from 8pm to midnight.

It takes less than 15 minutes to view the entire loop so it's a great idea to stop by before or after your night out. You know - a Thursday night date night! Platonic or non! Or come as a strong independent type person.  : )

Each artist has their own night and there are a couple of nights where all of the artists work will be shown.


More info here:


Other artists included in this 7 night festival are:
Barry Doupé
Eric Metcalf
Renee Van Halm
Chris Shier


This event is produced by Burrard Arts Foundation  with technical assistance from the lovely people at Go2Productions.


"Initiation" by Rebecca Chaperon, 9"x12",  acrylic on paper 2016

Haircuts are a sort of highly symbolic moment in my mind. 
I always feel inexplicably badass when I cut my hair... Something from my childhood maybe, a miniature rebellion, a new identity.

I love in movies when the actress has to make a getaway and so she cuts her hair and dyes it another colour (usually in the bathroom of a shabby motel or gas station) before peeling out on the open road at sunset. 

In this painting the older girl solemnly cuts the girl's braid off in order to initiate her into a secret group of mysterious women who live in the woods.

Check to see if this piece is available in my shop:

This is a part of my Goth Fauve series. 9"x12" acrylic on paper $300.


Here is a recent piece called Phantom which is part of a showing of my work called "Peripheral Visions" at Vancouver Art Rental & Sales. July 4 - Sept 23. Advanced catalogue is available by request - email me: 


   Phantom is a small-ish piece made with acrylic on paper. I like the softness and loose-ness of the paint application. 
   Recently I have been working on some monochromatic pieces where I use mostly one colour. This one is made with only one colour - ultramarine blue.



Acrylic on paper 2016


White Mat and Frame 

Framed size 15" x 12" (unframed size 8.5” x 11")


P u r c h a s e i n q u i r i e s : Art Rental & Sales 604 -662- 4746


L o c a t i o n : Vancouver Art Gallery Art Rental & Sales Showroom, Main floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby Street


H o u r s : Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm Tuesday evenings by appointment



12MAY ~ sorry but tickets are sold out already !

VOL 39

Your host is:

Marianne Amodio - Principal, marianne amodio architecture studio

Your speakers are:
Meaghan Kennedy - Piñata artist, Your Pinata
Derek Gaw - Co-Founder, MakerLabs
Rebecca Chaperon - Artist, Rebecca Chaperon 
Wil Aballe - Director, Wil Aballe Art Projects 
Anita Sikma - Jewelry designer and metalsmith, Anita Sikma Design 
Matt McCormick - Principal, Matthew McCormick Studio 
Juno Kim - Founder, Juno Kim Catering 
Luis Valdizon - Photographer, WhenTheyFindUs 
Yashar Nijati - Co-founder, Thisopenspace 
Anna Godefroy - Director, Binners’ Project
Bryce Evans - Founder, The One Project 
Ryan Beil, Caitlin Howden, Kevin Lee, Aaron Read, Taz VanRassel - A comedy group, The Sunday Service 


PKN Poster:
Artwork by Pawel Pawelak


Lobby doors open at 6:30; theatre doors open at 7:00; show starts at 7:30.
Spring is here. We want to take advantage of the beautiful weather and our amazing waterfront. We will be hosting the next PechaKucha Night at the Granville Island Stage. Get a drink and meet up with your friends at their ocean-view lobby. A cash bar is located in the lobby, or you can get some food at the Backstage Lounge before the show starts.

Bring your printed ticket to the theatre. Granville Island Stage requires a physical ticket for entrance.


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Working with the grade 7's at Collingwood School was a super fun experience! It really brought me back to my time in grade 7 and what the energy is like in class at that age: )


Together we worked on old salvaged book covers to create a mixed media collage : )  

I was invited to speak/teach because they were working on a project inspired by my book Eerie Dearies (which was all created using old book covers as the backgrounds).


A big thank-you to Rita Floor , Delta Secondary School, and Rachael Ashe, for donating all of the old books and magazines that helped make this day so amazing!




Very soon we are having our last (and best!) art sale + open studio of 2015 - and it is going to be Fab-YOU-luss! Why ? Because we opened our hearts + our studios to invite a few other artists to show/sell out of our studios. So it's our stuff PLUS even more awesomeness.


In fact I am so excited about the sale that I made a wishlist, here it is:



WISHLIST ITEM  #1. I would like to decorate my home with these ceramic slabs from another, and far more pretty, dimension by Genevieve Dionne:


“Slabs” - flat ceramic pieces:  $50 - $100      Mugs, Pots Etc: $20 - $80

WISHLIST ITEM  #2. I would like to add to my collection of WASTED EFFORT jewelry by getting these pieces: 


Jewelry from WASTED EFFORT ranges from $55 - $195. She will also bring us some pyramid-shaped candles and maybe a few of her cool pins : ) 


WISHLIST ITEM  #3. I would like to put together an outfit inspired by and including this minimal and earthy necklace by Plain Jane Designs

 WISHLIST ITEM #4. Moth Mobile. What more do I need to say ? Tara Galuska crafts paper into delicate likenesses of moths, cactuses and cats. This answers my need to surround myself with the whimsy of the forest. I need to hang this in my house immediately!: 

This event takes place during the East Side Culture Crawl and we hope you'll include it in your plans to see and buy art+gifts, meet the makers and support the local art scene. 


Our event is a one day only event: Saturday November 21st 

Time: 1 - 5 pm 

Place: Gene Studios @ 2414 Main Street - the door is right beside Rath's Art Supplies.




Mira Song 

Jennifer Chernecki



* PLUS! It's a little known fact that our studio has a thriving community of illustrators and comic book artists - while our event is happening they are opening their doors as well so you'll have a chance to meet and explore their works as well all in one little building.


Artists include:
Robin Bougie
James Lloyd
Jennifer Ku
Priscilla Yu
Zed Alexandra

Wasted Effort
- jewelry !!


I am psyched to host Marie Foxall out of my studio and already own two of her beautiful necklaces ! ( Marie - I need more! )

Here's her recent Sept 2015 interview with the Capilano Courier:



“I truly hope that when someone wears a piece of my jewelry, they understand and appreciate the time and care that has gone into each design and each individual piece. I want people to value the difference between mass-produced jewelry and something made with care by human hands. I love connecting with my customers and hope that they each impart their jewelry with meaning and their own personal story.” - Marie Foxall aka Wasted Effort interview by Capilano Courier


The Perseus Necklace is a personal favourite (and the ring that matches it is on my finger every single day).” - Marie Foxall aka Wasted Effort interview by Capilano Courier.


I have a couple of pieces from Wasted Effort and was actually blown-away when Marie agreed to come sell her work in my studio for our open studio coming up:


SATURDAY Nov 21 - 1-5pm

Gene Studios 2414 Main St.