Thursday, December 15, 2011

Birds as Protest Art

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

Fall Brilliance

Cool mornings working at the Inglewood Bird Banding Station are rewarded by these stunning images as the colours begin to change. This is one of the brightest works I have done so far - really fun to work with such intense colour!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Crow Show now Up in Medicine Hat

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

Water - The Essence of Life

I am excited to have put together a short slide show that offers some of the insight behind where my paintings in the Water Series come from. Have a look at:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Summer thoughts...

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

Corvids - Crows, Ravens and Relations

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

Water - a return to Kyoquot Sound

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

New Photos... finally!

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

A New Year - and more painting...

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!