Touching the Wild Inside, detail
The piece above was originally made for my solo show, The Body Speaks. I tweaked the colors and shapes a little and painted its frame to look like stone for its latest appearance in a show at Coast Collective Gallery entitled Inspired by Emily.
Emily Carris one of Canada’s best known and beloved artists. Hailing from Victoria, BC, she travelled extensively around…
I was recently commissioned to make this photo etching from a photo of this lovely, and happy, couple, to be given to them as a gift.
I am delighted to report that they are overjoyed with the piece. With their permission, I am sharing it with you for the joy it has brought me in the hopes that it may bring a smile to your day as well.
Info about commissions can be found here.
Last weekend I went up to Gabriola Island for a wedding. While having breakfast I couldn’t help but photograph these luscious hydrangea blooms that were spilling out onto the ground in a riot of blueness!
More pics of these blooms and our scrumptious breakfast here.
Pics of a gorgeous Gabriola sunset to follow.
Great weekend to all!
I was recently invited to participate in an unusual art show, one that features comic covers. In this show, every artist could exhibit up to three pieces and they had to be 8.5″x11″, unframed. Now comic covers are not something I ever do but I thought it would be a fun challenge.
So I began by thinking who my superhero would be and whether I could use the imagery from any of my previous artwork…
After a long stint at INDEXG Gallery in Toronto my first art brownies have come home, and I like them here keeping me company in my kitchen. I think I will ask them to stay.
Have you had artwork returned to you only to discover that you are really glad they came home to stay?
rolling it on
A recent German study found that recent retirees who engaged in active creative activity showed improved brain function and psychological resilience compared to those who attended art appreciation courses. The physical act of creating art seemed to be the key to this improvement for it strenghtened brain connections and enhanced memory processing.
So get your paintbrushes, pencils,…
Start of the Hike
Reaching the highest point
Down and back up to the blue lake
Looking back to Mount Ngauruhoe, aka Mount Doom
The Emerald lakes
One of many ridge lines
Down to the last hut and onwards to the end
“Little by little, one travels far”
An epic travel day, hiking the Tongariro Crossing in new Zealand. More pics here.
May your feet take you a little…
What You Build
It has been a while since I have posted about my artwork. Family matters have kept me occupied and away from my computer. It has been a good time, with my son getting married and my sisters coming for an extended visit, but it has ended on a bittersweet note with a lot of departures, including both of my children leaving for parts East as they embark on new adventures. My house,…
The most beautiful beach in the world is this one I came across on my trip to New Zealand earlier this year. It is Wharariki Beachon the northwestern tip of the south island. A hidden gem reached by a twenty minute walk from the closest car park, it is an unspoiled, vast, breathtaking piece of heaven on earth. It’s remoteness and unsuitability for swimming due to strong currents…