As a diversion from posting paintings, I am posting a short video which comments on the risks of oil spills (a subject of concern in BC these days...) and offers an interesting project using printmaking for political comment... Have a look:
Friday, October 7, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Counting Crows, a show that I have been working on with 3 other artists, is now up in the Medicine Hat Cultural Centre (until June 28). It is a lovely space - and the show looks great! Natalie Kurzuk, Pam Weber and Penny Corradine and I have had a lot of fun exploring this theme. The show will be touring to a few other locations, so stay tuned if you can't catch it in the Hat...
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Sherbrooke Lake Shimmer
diptych - oil on canvas
42 x 43.5 in.
It has been so brutally cold lately - it has been good therapy to pull out some photos from warm summer hikes to play with in the studio. I am very attracted to diptychs - they seem to emphasize how the image is a segment(s) taken out of a larger reality... The subtle colours of logs as they are immersed in water was a fun challenge in this piece. Aahhh, to be hiking again soon...
Monday, January 31, 2011
mixed water-based media
8 x 8 inches
I have work in a show in the Art Gallery of St. Albert (formerly Profiles) from February 3 to April 2. The show is called "The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep" and there are 4 other artists participating - Susan Casault, Judith Martin, Arlene Wasylynchuck and Lesley Roy. Should be a good show - drop in if you are in the area!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Kyoquot Ripples - BC
21 x 60 in.
Oil on canvas
I had a great time painting this image - felt as if I was bobbing along in my kayak again. I worked from some reference images I took in Kyoquot Sound two summers ago. Makes me want to get out the paddle again soon!!!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Oil on canvas
51 x 137 cm / 20 x 54 in.
Finally - it warmed up enough to get some photos taken outdoors - they way I prefer to photograph my work. Given our recent stretch of cold, I thought I would post a wintery image of a drift that I just completed. The roadsides offer such a sculpture gallery after there has been a bit of snow and wind!
Friday, January 14, 2011
I have been in the studio and painting - but I put off photographing the work (which I do outdoors) until the temperature sank into numbers starting with -2... so no photos to post.
But, happily, I do want to announce that my book is doing very well! It has been on the local non-fiction best-seller list almost all fall, and this week it is standing in No. 1 position! So I am delighted with how that is going!
And I will post some paintings soon - when the weather starts to cooperate, and I can take the work outside and not suffer frostbite!