Like a River Flows

Here’s the beginnings of Two Leaves, a piece I completed last month. It was a departure from my usual painting process. I collaged silkscreened paper pieces onto the canvas. There are two long narrow canvases here. I screwed the supports together. They can be taken apart, but I think that would be a nasty. They […]

Music and Art

Studio work is often intense and highly focused. I listen to music when I’m working. I lose track of time. Hours pass. This tall diptych is still on the easel waiting for some mounting hardware. The work is partly inspired by weaving. The two pieces lying on the table in the foreground are pieces from […]

Unknown Limits at arc.hive Gallery

Unknown Limits, my solo show at arc.hive Gallery, opens Saturday June 7th from 7 to 9 pm.  You’re invited! June 7 to 23 Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5 pm Unknown Limits navigates issues related to our human desires to explore, map, and extract resources.  Print installation, paintings, and altered photographs engage diverse senses of place, from […]

Sewing Lessons: Solo show at Xchanges Gallery Victoria BC

SEWING LESSONS:  sculpture, painting, hybrid prints Opening Friday 3 May 2019 Artist talk Saturday 4 May 3 to 19 May 2019 Sat & Sun 12 – 5 pm Sewing Lessons fuses and old narrative to the new world through old and new technologies.  Materials and images contrast the natural and build environments. At the same […]

Sewing Lesson: Bob Prittie Library at Metrotown Burnaby

The Burnaby Art Gallery will be showing my print work at their satellite gallery, Bob Prittie Library Metrotown, 25 March to 27 May. I am delighted to have the opportunity to show these prints.  Most of them are, literally,  hot off the press. Here are a few of the Sewing Lessons themed hybrid prints that […]

Season of Love – Robert Indiana

Tampa Museum of Art Tampa’s fine art museum, designed by architect Stanley Saitowitz, opened in 2010. It’s beautifully sited in Curtis Hixon Park, by River Walk, in the culture and entertainment district of Tampa. The exterior is impressive and understated, with interior gallery spaces that harmoniously showcase the work. Aphrodite Reimagined graces from above in the deep […]

Smile

Inspired by Textile This recent painting reflects my love of textile. I’m inspired by traditional fabric and have developed an unusual collection during my travels. The theme of my big studio project, Sewing Lessons, is the metaphoric thread that leads through my recent works on canvas.  It’s only recently that I’ve noticed and acknowledged this strong connection.  […]

Black & White

The winter solstice reminds me of the beauty and striking simplicity of black and white. Not that there’s much snow here.  Our west coast winter is green and moist. However!  In a few days I’m flying into the Okanagan Valley.  We’ll drop down above hills and valleys, farms and ranches, orchards, vineyards, and the vast frozen […]

Big and Small

Exploring Scale in Painting Here’s a series of acrylic paintings on canvas where I work with scale and proportion. I like playing around with big space in a small area. These are abstracted landscape, rich in texture and colour. Size:  Small – the largest is 10″ x 12″. Proportion:   The compositions in these pieces have […]

Four Triptychs Twelve Prints

Net Lace:  A Companion Edition I often use the triptych form in my paintings and prints.  I follow this traditional form I first saw in the cathedrals and art museums in Europe. Powerful and exquisite devotional triptych paintings and sculptures. The triptych format has beem used by artists since early Christian times in altar paintings […]