Aleese Nessler Sommerfeld

October 27, 2014


Halloween is right around the corner, so spooky!

This ghostly figure was created by Mira Petrova. Together we created a the Wild Spirits Alley in Vancouver, for the Parade of Lost Souls.

This Halloween walk attracted thousands and thousands of people, consisting of 5 different back alleys in a Vancouver neighbourhood disclosed only a day before the parade.
February 26, 2014

jonny's big night out

jonny\'s big night out
Opening next week

I have a portrait of Jonny in this exhibition, come on down. This guy was completed in watercolour pencils on cradled wood veneer board.
The portrait was based on photographs that I had taken after Jonny was hit in the head with a bottle coming home from a hockey game.

North Vancouver Arts Council
About Face: Portrait Exhibition

January 31 - March 1, 2014
November 18, 2013
Small collages coming soon, just in time for christmas!
I will also have prints (framed and unframed available) of some three-dimensional nutty animals I 've made, fantastic for the little one's room.
October 17, 2013
October 4, 2013
Art Exhibition and Auction for Homelessness Action Week.
October 18th 7-10 pm
VCC Hamilton Street, Vancouver

This painting on the right, will be up for sale. Come on down and bid for an excellent cause!!

Richmond Art Gallery's
Memory: International Mail Art Exhibition and Swap.
November 17, 2013 � January 6, 2014
Come check it out, for the show I did a small drawing of my Oma as a young woman, right before she left Germany.
August 7, 2013
its the Richmond Maritime Festival this weekend at the Britannia Shipyards.
Augusts 9,10,11.

It is an absolutely lovely festival for all ages and there are all sorts of beautiful hand crafted activities.
I will be there doing a kite workshop, with natural materials and decorated with hand carved stamps. The kites will be white, with bamboo structures and star tissue tails and aquamarine string. Your choice of black and red ink!
Come on down !
July 1, 2013
It was the last day of the Thirty day project yesterday, and my last post was a drawing of one of my favourite pups, my sweet Jessie.

This drawing was from Day 19. It is of my friend Nell Paulien. It was taken on a sunny day after we had finished our drawing lesson together. She is such a quick learner, you should see her amazing portraits!

All of the pieces from Thirty Day Project can be seen in the galleries.

The challenge was to create something every day for 30 days.
I found it difficult to crank out something every day (and sometimes they were complete duds), but it has been an amazing kick in the pants for me, and I am grateful for taking part.

It was organized by the delightful Keith and Aya Ikeda-Barry.
June 5, 2013

Day 9. Lonely little water tower in Seattle

Day 9. Lonely little water tower in Seattle
Thirty Days Project.

day 28. spring camping in La push
drawing gallery

day 27. jonny

day 26. almost there
drawing gallery

day 24. collage goodies
drawing gallery

day 22. jonny 's oma, Theodora
drawing gallery

day 21. nell p.
drawing gallery

day 20. I have a half finished portrait on my hands,
hopefully will have it completed for tomorrow !

day 19. Nell P !
drawing gallery

day 18. day fox, night fox.
drawing gallery

day 17. oh dear, today was a bummer.

day 16. three little boats out on a cruise
sculpture gallery

day 15. Vancouver Draw Down 2013, so fun !

day 14. hot pink paper and white paper peonies for mom
sculpture gallery

day 13. little paper landscape
drawing gallery

day 12. a wee little abstract
painting gallery

day 11. feathery grass
sculpture gallery

day 10. old buildings in seattle
sculpture gallery

day 9. lonely little water tower in seattle
sculpture gallery

day 7. more collage action.
drawing gallery

day 6. a little collage action.
drawing gallery

day 5. mom and dad's, part deux.
sculpture gallery

day 4. outside, behind mom and dad's.
sculpture gallery
June 3, 2013
Thirty days project
june 3 - Herberts wee cousin, Arthur.
(sculpture gallery)
June 2, 2013
day 2 - Herbert . (sculpture gallery)

This is a little bug I made of a plant pod, wood, paper and a brass door knob !
June 1, 2013
For the month of June, I am posting a new goodie every day for the Thirty Days Project.

June 1st is in the sculpture gallery.
May 23, 2013
Thirty Days Project is coming up, starting June 1st.

You have to make a piece of art everyday for a month, and this year I'm finally going to give it a whirl !
September 4, 2012

Saltspring, British Columbia

Saltspring, British Columbia
Joint Exhibition.

Wednesday, September 5 - October 1st
Opening reception 6pm-8pm (Sept 5th)

These are landscapes based on photos I've taken on our summer trips through Oregon, the Arctic Circle and Salt spring.
See all of the paintings in the painting gallery.
August 13, 2012

Davids wish

Davids wish
whew! that was a busy weekend at the Maritime Festival.

The wish boat installation ended up looking fantastic with the help of all the little ones making, and hanging their ships to make a huge fleet !
take a look at the sweet ships the kids were making from wood veneer, origami paper and their own wishes!

This was a boat made by a little boy named David. He wrote a wish on his boat.
So sweet!
August 10, 2012
It's the Richmond Maritime Festival, at Britannia Shipyards this weekend.. August 11/12, 2012

For the festival I have made a large bamboo and paper ship installation and with the kids, I'm making wee wood veneer ships with origami sails which will be added to the installation... until we have a fleet!
July 9, 2012
Bee puppets at midsummer's fete were a success !
It was super busy, lovely afternoon with many a bee scooting through the air.
The bees were almost completely made from natural materials. Dyed black leather for the bodies, handmade paper with seeds for wings (that you can plant in the dirt and grow flowers), wired hemp, and coloured wire for the puppet stick.
The kids did a fabulous job, and the bees looked very sweet.
June 12, 2012
I'm participating in the Federation of Canadian Artists Drawing Exhibition that opens today, June 12 and runs until June 24, 2012.

1241 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
June 5, 2012
Come join us and make a component to a bee mobile at Public Dreams, Monday, June 11, 2012.. Brian from Blessed Bee and I are running a workshop that night 6:30 - 9:30 pm.

Your fabulous creation will be shown at Midsummers fete, part of a giant Mobile June 24 .. yahooo!
May 25, 2012
I am showing my landscapes at the Cultch in East Vancouver with one other painter this summer..

late july to late august...exact date to be determined.
March 16, 2012
Just put up some new goodies I have been working on..I'm loving the cradled wood veneer boards.
The grain of the wood helps the the skin look kind of wrinkly and realistic.

There are also some new landscapes up, let me know what you think.
October 26, 2011

Polar Bear for Parade of Lost Souls

Polar Bear for Parade of Lost Souls
Parade of Lost Souls, October 29th, 2011 ( 5-9 pm).

Mira Petrova and I are putting together the Wild Spirits alley, So Spooky!
This amazing night was put together by the amazing Public Dreams.

This polar bear was made from bamboo, tissue, buttons for his eyes. The mountain, river and fish are recycled paper, wire and acetate.
October 26, 2011
Landscape Paintings now showing on Granville Island:
October 17th - November 17th, 2011

I have a tiny show on right now at Performance Works
1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island. Take a look!
February 18, 2011
Sculpture Commissions!

New pieces can be made to fit your space or to hang in your little one's room.

The sculpture commissions are only available to those who live in Vancouver because they are too delicate to ship!
February 9, 2011
Painting Commissions!

1. Send me a clear, close up photograph.

2. Choose a canvas from a variety of dimensions. The piece on the right is 22"x 28".

3. Price is dependent on the size of canvas, and number of people in the picture.

4. Your painting will be shipped to your front door, or closest greyhound station.(s+h included in the price after deciding on size of canvas)

5. Email me directly through this website, go to the bottom right hand corner of the page!
November 26, 2010
All of the goodies in the sculpture section can be purchased in print form!

Excellent for framing for your favorite little one's room.
October 12, 2010

Armadillo alert !

Armadillo alert !
Hey! I have a new sculpture section!

This section will display all the goodies I've made for urban source over the last eight years.
All of the pieces are listed as sold, because they permanently live in the store!
Urban Source is a fantastic recyclable art supply store in Vancouver.
If you feel like seeing these little noodles in person, almost all of them are hanging around in the store. (3126 Main Street, Vancouver)

These pieces were made from the materials that came through the door of the store.
They were found objects, recycled,
re purposed as well as brand new.
January 14, 2009
I've started photographing the landscapes I worked on last summer.

They're simple compositions, muted colors based around the horizon line. The paintings are based on photographs I've taken at home while in Alberta, and a trip down the Oregon coast.
March 8, 2007
After many a life drawing nights,
Alex c. will be taking over lifedrawing at little mountain studios.

Many thanks to all of the spaces that have hosted our weekly sessions in the past - the butchershop, urban source, little mountain studios as well as instant theatre.

There are many fabulous lifedrawing nights occuring in vancouver,
blim, basic inquiry, emily carr, are just a few spaces that have weekly sessions.
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