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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.

the resistance of love

This talk was presented at The Abbey Church, Victoria BC, Canada on February 25th 2018 in association with the exhibition History as Personal Memory. The podcast can be found here. My father and mother fell in love well after the Second World War yet their marriage never emerged from its shadow. My German born father... Continue Reading →

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 →

a repetition of roses

I have taken as reference my own photos of roses and am hand transposing the shapes and contours onto large paper and working with ink. I have a love of repetition- perhaps it was having visited fabric stores with my mother and gazing at myriads of patterns. I look at what is emerging in these... Continue Reading →

learning to paint

It is wonderful that social media helps keep us in reach of our audience, but I admit to being somewhat torn about posting often; it seems contrary to the instinct of nesting, nurture and privacy that go along with developing a body of work. I am at the beginning of a new exploration - one... Continue Reading →

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