Saturday, May 27, 2017

Coincidence?



Daughter Tekarra made me this striking collaged card for Mother's Day! What's especially intriguing is that she had already made this card when I told her that my vision and plan is to develop my public speaking skills, and using my art practice and life as a platform, be open to taking it to new audiences, new locations! Her image is just that. Coincidence? 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Preparations for Exhibition at the Vernon Public Art Gallery


a surprise image when I opened my painting rag...


a crop of one of the paintings for the exhibition...


a night shot - been joyously painting in the studio (and sometimes dancing around) paintings in progress for my upcoming exhibition,
Stellar
at the Vernon Public Art Gallery
July 27 - October 6, 2017

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Expressions of Death Exhibition: Personal Journeys


 

Thank you, COHA and ARTSCO, for the invitation to exhibit, present & facilitate expressions with paint at the Alternator Centre of Contemporary Art. Sharing hope, inspiration & creativity through loss with love on our human journey. October 28 - November 12, 2016







Friday, October 14, 2016

Run and Leap


Run for fun, run for clarity, run for strength,
take that leap of faith,
challenge yourself,
face your fears
follow that dream.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thanksgiving (Everyday)


Thanksgiving  oil on linen  72" x 72"

On Thanksgiving Day 2014 this painting was complete - thus named. A reminder to me as each day draws to a close to take time to reflect and give thanks.


I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

the ARTIST'S WAY


Just over twenty years ago Julia Cameron helped usher me onto a new path with her creative teachings  in her book, the Artist's Way.

Our journey through this life is a mixture of peaks and valleys, twists and turns, comings and goings...and the list goes on. And through it all, I found my way back to her book six months ago. Within one week of writing, whatever came to mind, my 'morning pages', as Cameron calls them - wondrous events occurred. Three of these - a exhibition date at the VPAG, a visual presentation date at OPUS and reestablishing my relationship with Mountain Galleries - were physical manifestations of what I had written and verbally expressed to others.  Enlightening. A quickening.  An opening to focus and engage more fully in my art practice and life.

Cameron writes, "Morning pages map our own interior. Without them, our dreams may remain incognito." Thank you for your insight, wisdom and sharing, Julia! This is just the beginning (again)...


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New Home

 Quick, Quick, Slow 2   oil on canvas    18" x 36"

So pleased when a piece finds a new home with delighted owners!