post card project

For the last number of weeks, I have participated in an initiative by a local contemporary artist collective BOXCARSIX in their Post Card Project. It was conceived as a means for members to be in touch with each other and continue making art together during the time of lock-down. Each artist would begin a card,Continue reading “post card project”

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”

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 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 feltContinue reading “a poem and a painting”

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 evenContinue reading “lo, how a rose”

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 theseContinue reading “a repetition of roses”

ink and roses

  The symbol of love, the rose is also the symbol of struggle and suffering; of being brave and facing the dark. Look how it is used as a motif in fairy tales- the rose that precipitates the dark tale of the Beauty and the Beast; the prince who wakes the Sleeping Beauty has toContinue reading “ink and roses”

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