ideas, critiques, musings, discoveries


October 2012

STUDIO VISITS: Meet well-travelled Diane McCarten

After the opening reception to our group show UNSCRIPTED in Qualicum Beach, Vancouver island, my friend Catherine Fields and I stayed with abstract artist Diane McCarten in her beautiful ocean-front house in Nanoose Bay. Here's the view as you wal...

STUDIO VISITS: Barbara Scott’s detailed drawings and intuitive abstracts

While visiting Vancouver Island last week for the opening of a group show entitled UNSCRIPTED in which I'm participating, I had the pleasure of staying with my artist-friend Barbara Ann Scott, and so decided to take advantage of the opportunity to...

5enses "STAGING" their art in West Vancouver

If you have been following me for a bit you know that I am part of a group of female artists called the 5enses and last week we were invited to participate in a new venture which includes an 11, 000 square foot house on the market for 7.7 million!...

STUDIO VISITS: Seeking out Lisa Geddes in Whistler

This past Thanksgiving weekend we were invited to Whistler to enjoy the fall colours and I took the opportunity to do a studio visit with my friend Lisa Geddes, who moved there permanently four years ago from Vancouver. I met Lisa during the summe...

STUDIO VISITS: Entering Lori Bagneres’ World

This week's studio visit took me around the corner and east one block from my place to another 5enses member and longtime friend Lori Bagneres. Lori and I have known each other since our teenaged boys were 3 and starting preschool! Background Lori...

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