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 →
I am thankful to be emerging as an artist amongst others. I was invited to participate in snapshot- an opening installation for arc.hive, a new artist run centre in Victoria, BC ( Canada. ) The show featured visual, writing and musical notebook pages. What a rich show it was. I loved looking at every single... 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.
At the end of July, I took a weekend workshop on abstract painting at the Vancouver Island School of Art. Our instructor was the kind and fascinating John Luna. We were taught 3 approaches for developing ideas for abstract work. Being more comfortable with drawing materials, I often felt frustrated, though I found myself intrigued... Continue Reading →
I spent an afternoon doing a study from one of my own photos. I started off with watercolour and soon found a new respect for watercolour florals! Thankfully white gesso rescued the picture and I am not unhappy with the result. A bit more needs to be done, but that's enough of experimenting for today!... Continue Reading →
I had gone to bed worried about 2 things : 1) Is my work large or dramatic enough to say anything about war? Many drawings are small, in size and in subject: mothers and children who were close to home and did not have the ability or luxury to think in terms of the big... Continue Reading →