In the Flow
Hello everyone, what an exciting painting week I have had. I feel exhausted tonight but in a good
way. I finished two small paintings and a large painting and started three others. I love to work
on more than one canvas at a time for many reasons.
#1. I am an impatient person and do not like to wait.
#2. I love to have different painting ideas swirling around at the same time so that
when one is percolating or a portion is drying I am able to play on the other canvas.
#3. I am like a kid in a candy store and sometimes it is good to have choices of
what to chose.
I am off to regenerate for a couple of days and then back to the joy of creation.
Have a wonderful weekend one and all.
Water under the bridge
Good morning, so much water has passed under the bridge since I last blogged, where to start??
Our exhibition in Halifax went very well and from there I travelled to South America to Peru
and Ecuador for two months. It was a bucket list trip that was finally achieved and exceeded
I have now been asked to exhibit in Cuenca, Ecuador in February of 2018. I imagine it
is hard for those who do not paint to plan this far ahead but as an artist I must have
the time to create the paintings. I have now started the series I will present in Cuena
and I am excited to see where the rest of the series will take me. The exhibition will
take place at Miquel Illescas Gallery in Cuenca, a beautiful space.
I am also involved with a group of local Victoria artists and we are having an exhibition
for the month of September in downtown Victoria at the Victoria Arts Council space
on Fort Street. We are Group 216, four very diverse artists who work in the same building
on Bridge Street.
I am being inspired by spring at the moment and also exploring painting on paper, which
I don't usually do but I am working through new ideas. The muse has been with me and
guiding me with colour, shape and texture.
Currently I have a feature at Serious Coffee in Cook Street Village for the month of
April and during the month of May I have a feature at Second Crack Coffee on
Bridge Street. Please come and have a look at some new paintings and enjoy coffee/tea
or some wonderful treats.
I look forward to all comments and please contact me with any interest in my new work.
Happy Easter and Spring to all.