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Russell Thomas
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Wild Colour Portrait Artist
Wild Colour Portrait Artist

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Return to Cambodia
In one week, we will be over the Pacific Ocean heading back to Cambodia and Thailand for a couple of weeks.  Our primary purpose is to assist Bracelets For Buildings (B4B) in building homes for the poorest of the poor.  The charity's co-founders, Lee and Ke...
Return to Cambodia
Return to Cambodia
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Art for people
Art for people. That sentence really resonates with me.  It captures what I do and why I do it.  I get up every morning and create colourful paintings that also become art cards, canvas prints and most recently, puzzles.  All of these find their way to home...
Art for people
Art for people
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Channeling Jimi
When I have been working on commission projects all day, I sometimes like to reward myself by doing something quick and fun in the evening.  I also have this micro goal of getting my feature wall filled with originals again.  It has been a very long time si...
Channeling Jimi
Channeling Jimi
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The puzzle of puzzles
My brother and sister in law give the most creative gifts.  They go out of their way to do things that are absolutely unique.  This Christmas, they gave us a custom puzzle with the image of our business logo.  We has so much fun finding the coloured pieces ...
The puzzle of puzzles
The puzzle of puzzles
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Open Studio is on
We are going to host our first OPEN STUDIO this Sunday afternoon from 1 to 5 pm.  This is a chance to just hang out in Birdsong Studio and paint.  You can come prepared with a project you are working on and your own supplies, or you can ask us to provide su...
Open Studio is on
Open Studio is on
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Good Surprise
I should start this blog post by admitting that I missed the rock music that came out in the 1990s and early 2000s.  I was knee deep in the country music radio business and didn't have the time nor inclination to follow what was happening in other genres.  ...
Good Surprise
Good Surprise
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Open Studio
Two words kept resonating during our Bracelets For Buildings conference call yesterday, talking about our upcoming humanitarian work in rural Cambodia:  Collaboration and Community.  I went out to the studio after we wrapped things up and started into my ne...
Open Studio
Open Studio
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1000
When I was a boy, I had dreams of playing professional baseball.  My uncle, always the pragmatic one, said that if I was serious I would need to keep meticulous stats.  "The numbers will matter," he said. Like many dreams and aspirations in my life, the ide...
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1000
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10 that leap
The hours are winding down on 2018 and like many other people I'm feeling reflective about the year that will soon pass into the history books.  It was our first full year of being home and painting on a full-time basis.  In some ways, I approached 2018 as ...
10 that leap
10 that leap
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5 Days of New Year
For many of us, the New Year is a time of personal reflection and goal setting. One year ago, I set out to do a series of paintings that explored our time in southeast Asia doing humanitarian work with a charity called Bracelets For Buildings .  The well of...
5 Days of New Year
5 Days of New Year
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