ideas, critiques, musings, discoveries


January 2012

The fine art of give and take

I was painting at my good 5enses friend Catherine's studio last week (as I do almost every week!) and her visiting Swiss friend Dorane took some pictures of us at work! It's not often that I get to SEE myself creating! Dorane was intrigued by my t...

Laundry-inspired paintings?

(Juggling Time, 36x18, Watercolor pencils and acrylic) Last week I put up three of my paintings (including the one above) at Delany's in Dundarave as part of a 5enses group show. This is the second time that owner Robin Delany, a wonderful communi...

Rothko and the art apprenticeship

(I see the light, 8x8, watercolor and acrylic) I was blown away last night by the production RED at our local Vancouver Playhouse. It is the story of the Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko at the peak of his career when he is commissioned to paint...

The fine art of Collections

Welcome to 2012 After a wonderful family holiday, a short visit by a young Australian friend on her way to New York City to model for a year prompted a tour of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Luck was on our side as the current show was Shore, Forest a...

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