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"It seems to me that today if the artist wishes to be serious... he must once more sink himself in solitude."
-Edgar Degas

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What people are saying about the painting 'Autumn Larches':

"So beautiful and peaceful,
love the colours.
-Carla Reis, London, England

"This painting shows the essence of a Kootenay fall."
-Riley Muir, Kimberley, BC
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Caprice specializes in commission work. 
Please click here to view completed commissioned paintings.   Caprice enjoys working one on one with her clients to provide them with the perfect painting for their home or office.  Please email Caprice to set up a private consultation, in person or online.

Shadow Mountain
oil on canvas
corporate collection, Cranbrook, BC
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News from the Studio

It's that time of year where most of the autumn leaves have fallen and there is a chill in the air.  Here in Kimberley we have yet to see snow on our lawn but it could happen at any minute.  It's also that time of year when I rarely have visitors to the studio and after a busy summer season, this is always a period of adjustment for me.  I am now settling in to a new routine of hours of quiet time in the Studio.  For the first while, it is a bit lonely and I wish someone would stop by, but before I know it I am immersed in what I am working on and I long for no interruptions!  I did however have a wonderful week long visit from my sister Lisa who flew in from Toronto.  There are certainly too many miles between us and a week was not long enough.  Don't worry, I still did lots of painting while she was here...I sent her out to work in the garden with Mom while I painted!
October 31st is my financial year end for my business.  That means one thing: accounting.  Have you ever heard of an artist that enjoys doing accounting?  Neither have I!  I learned the hard way that I can't do both at the same I now have to take a couple weeks away from the easel and spend it doing accounting.  My only saving grace is that I adore my accountant...he has known me since I was 5 years old and he is one of my biggest supporters.  He is very strict and wants to make sure that every dollar is accounted for.  I would never want to disappoint him so I take the accounting side of the art business very seriously.  Keep your fingers crossed that it will get done quickly and smoothly!
I have taken some of this quiet time in the past month to do some writing for my blog.  There has been quite a lot of confusion regarding the difference between my newsletter and my blog.  The newsletter is sent directly to your email inbox once a month and features current news from the Studio and recent paintings.  On the other hand, the blog is posted online and features stories from my past, a bit of background on how I became an artist and the people who have helped me to get to where I am today.  Please click here to read my latest blog post describing my time with my mentor Janicke back in 1997!   I will be posting more stories soon!



In my last newsletter, I posted a photo of my "Water Lilies" painting in the first stage.  My apologies to those of you who viewed the newsletter on an apple device, as the photo was somehow turned sideways!  There was some sort of glitch thanks to taking the photo on my sister's appeared fine on my IBM but not so good on Apple devices.  Oops!  I have been continuing to work on my painting of the water lilies and have almost covered the white canvas.  Soon all the white will be gone and I will begin to layer on the paint.  Here is a photo of the unfinished painting so that you can see the progress. 

Unfinished 'Water Lilies', oil on canvas, 36"X48", will soon be available for sale from!
I have also been working away on a large commission painting.  Hopefully I will be able to post a photo of it in my next newsletter.  Let's just say, the paint is flowing!  I have three more smaller commissions drawn onto canvas and they are patiently awaiting paint.  There's nothing I like more than working on commission pieces.  I know these paintings will be going to people who will really treasure them.  What more can an artist ask for?  If you are interested in a possible commission painting, please do not hesitate to email for more details. 
While you patiently wait to see my new commission painting, here is one of my more abstract paintings.  I like to do abstracts occasionally as it helps to loosen me up and my other paintings always benefit in some way.  The neat thing about the abstract paintings is that some people really like them while others don't like them at all!  That's what I love about's all about how you feel and everyone is so different.

'Alpine Abstraction', oil on canvas, 14"X18",
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Thank You!

I want to thank each and every one of you on my mailing list for taking the time to read this newsletter.  Your support is appreciated and I hope you will continue to be a part of my art world.  Please keep the emails coming, as I always look forward to hearing from you!  Caprice Fine Art Studio Gallery in Kimberley will not be open in November.  This will give me plenty of time to get work done for the Christmas Season.  If you would like to visit the Studio during the month of November, please drop me an email to ensure that I will be available.  I always welcome visitors!

Book of the Month

"Charleston a Bloomsbury house & garden"
by Quentin Bell & Virginia Nicholson

I discuss the work of the Bloomsbury Group in my recent blog post.  This group of artists, intellectuals and writers have inspired me for years.  This book features the house where many of them lived and worked.  Almost everything in the house was painted!  I look forward to visiting this heritge site one day when I go to London.

My favorite book about the Bloomsbury Group is called "Bloomsbury - It's Artists, Authors and Designers" and is currently out of print.  If you can get your hands on one, I highly recommend it.  I stayed up half the night bidding on Ebay to get my copy and spent more than I dreamed, but it was worth it!
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