a complex grief

After laying aside my curatorial work with the Stairwell Gallery, my mind has turned to my own work as a priority. But as I approach it I notice that as well as a sense of need and desire to make art, there is a deep hesitation. To overcome that reticence, I decided to keep my... Continue Reading →

this tender earth

This Tender Earth is my last show as curator for the Stairwell Gallery for the foreseeable future. It has become too hard to keep up with the work of curating and give my own art the attention it needs; as well, the gallery  needs more energy than I am able to provide at this time. ... Continue Reading →

iconic blue

Since the History as Personal Memory exhibition I have been concentrating on my curating work and helping with improvements to an art space I have been involved with. I have for a number of years attended a small church called St Philip Anglican which is influenced by a contemplative approach to Christianity. Over the last... Continue Reading →

art for you

Vancouver Island School of Art asked artists to donate a work for their fundraiser "Art For You" held at the beginning of May 2018 This is the piece I made specifically for the event. "Of Things Hoped For" 12 by 8 inches. Collage, ink, paper, gesso on wood panel.

a statement

A statement I included with the  exhibition, History as Personal Memory “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete.” -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie As I began to look at WW2  history as a daughter seeking to understand her roots I became aware of... Continue Reading →

featured

Grateful for the opportunity to talk about my art in the latest VISA Newsletter! Although I have not had the time for courses since Advanced Drawing, I have taken workshops which are a rewarding way to keep learning while working full time. Follow this link to the newsletter in which it is featured with an... Continue Reading →

poster

I am honoured to have my work in an exhibition at the Slide Room Gallery, 2549 Quadra str, Victoria BC, Canada; opening on February 16th at 6pm. Learn more via the Facebook event page or Slide Room Gallery website.

a poem and a painting

At various stages of my painting's evolution, different genres have suggested themselves- landscape, figurative, abstract, floral- and approaching resolution the painting, rather than having become one or the other, remains "all of the above." The other day on Facebook I came upon an excerpt of a TS Eliot poem and as I read, I felt... Continue Reading →

lo, how a rose

How touched I am this Christmas to be reminded of the beautiful German hymn, Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen.  I am in the midst of  my new work- roses that speak of the presence of love in the midst of darkness. The words of this song speak of how love remains tender and vulnerable even... Continue Reading →

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