Lake Minnewanka

“found frames”

My current work is sourced from found images. Found online or from archival photographs and images gathered from over 40 years of designing for print media.
The frames are like the images… found hiding in local thrift stores, garage sales or often, like the images, found online.

2020 was a set back for us all and that included the
  “More Hello’s than Goodbye’s Tour”.
While I have been sitting on my COVID.
I have managed to complete the interior work several major projects.
On Ol’Son, I continued to problem solve the mechanical mysteries of a 35 year old step van and with the completion of my new work studio… 2020 was a pothole filled detour along this journey.

My retirement goal… to paint and find my way from Vancouver Island to the east coast of Canada is going to take a little more time to get the wheels rolling. So for the time being, my hunt for found frames will have to be closer to home.

Updates on tour dates and schedule to follow soon.

is available upon request.



David Rigler,

I cherish the times of day when light is everything.
When a single moment, can transform what we see everyday… into that perfect moment in time.
To seek the infinite subtleties of low light and stories hidden in the shadows.

I love faces that have history and joy, the eccentric, the difficult and the ordinary. Celebrating both the human of us and the infinite fantasticality of nature.

Primarily working in gouache and watercolours, I consider myself a portrait artist struggling to break the boundaries of hyper-realism.

Graduating from high school was a lifetime ago, with an Arts Scholarship for Emily Carr… but never attended, instead choosing to work within the newspaper industry as a designer and illustrator.
I retired to painting, seriously in 2005 and now paint full time from my new home in Campbell River.

In 2019 I introduced Ol’son, my ARV (Arts Research Vehicle). A fully renovated 1985 Grumman Olson Step Van, converted into a mobile art studio, with which I plan to travel across Canada, painting my way from coast to coast… in the very near future

In 2020 progress continued with Ol’Son and saw the completion of the New Art Studio and gallery. 
Hunkering down for a winter of painting and projects, I look forward to seeing the return of a healthy world and will soon embark on an art gathering tour of Canada.

You can follow me on facebook @ my thoughts exactly or on instagram @mythoughts3xactlee/

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