All of my art shows have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully the world will heal in the next year and I will be able to see all of you again next spring.

In the mean time I thought I would post paintings that I have done this spring or may do later in the year. You just never know when inspiration will activate your imagination. 

Earlier this month I became aware of a group of artists (IWS Cafe Gallery, London, England) that paint with coffee and I just had to try it out. Since then I have seen amazing art work done with this medium all over the world. So I just had to try it out. "SABLE" my Aussie is my attempt at painting with coffee.

I also found quiet inspiration this week from the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the protests that are now happening around the world to shift the thinking, the laws and the cultural empathy towards our fellow man. "Rise Up, Rise Up" is my tribute to a gentleman and community leader.  








REQUEST A WORKSHOP: Workshops are a great way to develop your talent and artistic style. I’ll be happy to work with your group, to plan just the right workshop for you! Questions or to request a workshop - 705-657-1470 or dbannisterartist@gmail.com




To Be Confirmed

I invite you to come and have fun painting a variety of subjects and different techniques. Beginner to Intermediate Level To register call 519-876-1670 or visit , Activity Haven, 180 Barnardo Ave,. Peterborough


Jan 8 & 15, 2 Day Painting The Skies Workshop

First Day - technique with sky washes, creating different cloud types and sky moods

Second Day - Full sky painting - Sunset

Private Studio, Lindsay, ON



The Snowy Owl Workshop has been cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. Check for updates in May or June to see new dates for this workshop.


April 15 & 29, 2 Day Snowy Owl Portrait Workshop 

The Snowy Owl is one of our most beautiful and iconic Canadian birds. This amazing species of owl can be seen in our own Kawartha Lakes and as far north as the Arctic Circle.

We will be discussing composition and design when it comes to painting our snowy owl. You will have different choices as to how to improve the composition of the snowy owl photo. Beginner to Intermediate Level.


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask or call me at 705-657-1470.


A supplies list will be emailed to participants before the workshop



To register call 519-876-1670 or visit Activity Haven, 180 Barnardo Ave. Peterborough, ON



Stay tuned for 2021 postings

If you would like a watercolour workshop in the Bancroft area call the Art Gallery of  Bancroft at (613) 332-1542 or Email: agb@nexicom.net
Website: www.artgallerybancroft.ca


Artists are expected to bring their own supplies and a supplies list will be available to registered participants before the workshop. This workshop is intended for beginner to intermediate artists. A materials supply list will be sent out to all artists registered before the workshop.






9 x 11




Painting the Skies - Sunset  

16 x 12

Sunrise  Surprise

11 x 14

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