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 →
With more than a little help from my friends, my first solo show was installed and my art brought into the world. I will be at the the Fifty Fifty gallery ( at 2516 Douglas Street, Victoria BC Canada) from 1 - 4 pm tomorrow ( Sunday 12) , next weekend Saturday 18 and Sunday... Continue Reading →
It was lovely to have three of my works selected for Voices of Women Through Canadian History curated by Astri Wright for the International Womens Day exhibition in Victoria at the Bay Centre, shown from March the 2nd to the 12th. Here is my statement about my work: My three watercolour silhouettes are part of... Continue Reading →
New work in progress, 6 of 8 . 30" by 22" conte and charcoal. I had prepped Stonehenge paper for more ruins work and felt the impulse to do large portraits. I work on each enough to feel it has come alive and then move on to the next. I am determined to do 8... Continue Reading →
As I work on these portraits I think of sculptures of saints on old cathedrals, I think of the churches blackened by fire and think about the story of Christmas in which the light of the world came into the dark as a child- and the dark did not overcome it.
The first artwork made after I came to terms with my background, was this drawing. I had made the centre panel in 2004 in response to the massacre of school children in Chechnya; a grieving mother I saw in the paper became my Madonna. A few years later I set her in what I think of as... Continue Reading →