I'm thinking we're all art students no matter how advanced or inexperienced we may be. There is so much to learn and experiment with and techniques to acquire or even invent!

I believe that being an artist is a most incredible way to travel along your life's journey. I'm so grateful to be one.

It's my pleasure to offer you the opportunity to add images of your work on this website for the world to see.

Sam's Light - Original drawing by Gary Mulhall Copyright Protected

"The story for “Sam’s Light” son at the beach.

The source material for this drawing was a photo taken 8 years ago that caught my son Sam in a most joyful expression, soaking in the sun on a warm summer day, not a care in the world. The light shone on and through him.

It was drawn on 110 lb paper with graphite pencils 2B to 9B.

This drawing won a 1st place award in an art contest.

Gary accepts requests for commissioned work.

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Sterling's wolf. Acrylics 
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Beautiful glass painting!!!

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hibiscus oil on canvas 
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Metal Embossing 12 x 24 
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I have my eye on you! 
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The Texture of Spring 
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Acrylics 24 x 30 canvas -- Ken 
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The Blue Wall 12 x 16 canvas 
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16 x 20 Landscape .. acrylics 
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16 x 20 acrylics - family 
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5 x 7 acrylics - family 
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9 x 12 acrylics - family 
this little 5 year old can hardly wait to get on the ice!...or is it soccer he'd rather play?? Maybe he is about to create a totally new sport!

8 x 10 acrylics - Pets 
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12 x 12 acrylics  
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16 x 20 acrylics - Landscape 
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9 x 12 acrylics - family 
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Christmas time sleigh 
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Image Transfer on Canvas 
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Ash Can (acrylics) 
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10 x 12 Acrylics (Angel 2) 
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10 x 12 Acrylics (Angel) 
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8 x 10 (acrylics) Small Dog 
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Pen and Ink 
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Decorative Furniture 
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Halloween Decor 
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Decorative Box 
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Floral 11 x 14 and 6 x 8 (acrylics) 
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Landscape (acrylics) 8 x 10 
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Landscape (acrylics) 8 x 10 
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Hummingbird (acrylics) 8 x 10 
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Acrylics - Landscape (8 x 10) 
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Graphite Drawing 
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Conte and Charcoal Drawing  
This is a drawing made of Mr. Joseph Campbell, well renown for his research and public speaking on mythology, to name but one of his area's of expertise. …

TV Tray- Decorative Painting- Acrylics 
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Sterlings wolf. Acrylics Not rated yet
When our youngest grandson (Sterling)turned 10 he said that he felt slighted because his Grandpa John had passed away and didn't have time to make something …

ACRYLIC 36"x48" Not rated yet
After traveling to the tropics/Caribbean each year I decided to express my inspiration onto canvas.

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The Three Toddlers - Original drawing by Gary Mulhall Copyright Protected

The Three Toddlers

- by Gary Mulhall

"The story on Wendy’s boys – This was my first commissioned piece for a friend of my Mother’s.

Wendy has 3 sons who are in their 20’s now.

There is an age difference of 6 years or so from the oldest to the youngest.

She wanted a drawing showing them as a group, reflecting how they may appear together at the same age.

I placed the oldest in the center, the two younger ones behind as if to show the younger ones they were under the protection of the eldest.

She was very happy indeed with the final piece.

It was a graphite drawing using B through to 9B."

Flexibility in Life - Original drawing by Gary Mulhall Copyright Protected

Flexibility in Life - by Gary Mulhall

"I drove past this tree many times and it seemed to catch my attention each time.

I would reflect on how the tree had managed to survive the years. How the posture of the tree reflected a great truth to me; there is strength in being flexible in life. We are better able to weather the storms, as it were, without breaking and cracking.

This was my first real effort with charcoal, and I enjoyed the contrasts it allowed for."

Light Her - Original drawing by Gary Mulhall Copyright Protected

This sensitive drawing was done by Gary Mulhall.

He writes:

I am attaching my latest piece, it is called “Light Her”, a picture of my wife’s Grandmother, an English woman who recently passed away in her 90’s. She was full of character, life and a very proud woman (in a good way). I hope you enjoy.

Gary's passion is to work with graphite and charcoal.

Some of my art students are just gob-smacked by this man's talents!

Original painting by Betty Anne McDonald, copyright protected

BA. McDonald writes:

"This is for a young lady who's getting married in May.

I did this for her shower gift."

Well, it is certainly romantic. I love the whole feel of it.

The colours are lovely too!

Original painting by Betty Anne McDonald, copyright protected

BA. McDonald whipped this little canvas up in a day!

What lovely tulips!

I'll bet they're from Ottawa's Tulip Festival!

Original painting by Betty Anne McDonald, copyright protected

BA. McDonald worked from a photograph of her grandsons.

Notice the light and the lovely ripple effects in the water.

What a wonderful painting!

Brings back childhood memories.

Many of my art students have commented on this painting. Well done!

Painted by Betty Anne McDonald

BA. McDonald painted this for a lady who had a baby boy last year.

Acrylics on canvas.

Painted by Betty Anne McDonald

BA. MacDonald writes:

"In December my friend's daughter got married with the Phantom of the Opera theme and I used her wedding invitation for this..."

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