published

Having had my so much of my world view informed by listening to Australia’s public broadcaster, the ABC, I cannot say how much it means to have a written piece published in the Religion and Ethics Report. The article Art and the Nature of Good and Evil  is an expansion of a talk I originallyContinue reading “published”

show me your face

Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come….. My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely. For a booklet of meditations for Advent, I was askedContinue reading “show me your face”

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 anContinue reading “featured”

installation and opening

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 SundayContinue reading “installation and opening”

shelter ( mother and child)

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 ofContinue reading “shelter ( mother and child)”

mother mary

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 asContinue reading “mother mary”

advancing the small

I was invited by Wendy Welch, director of Vancouver Island School of Art, to give an address to the Advanced Drawing Class of 2016.  This is an abridged version. It is a very important principle I have learned here at VISA – our inspiration, our emotion, our ideas, need a road along which to travel,Continue reading “advancing the small”