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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Simple Beauty of Botanical Prints

A Studio Tradition Every autumn I collect leaves from the garden and on my daily rambles.  I make botanical prints from my collection, memorializing the fleeting beauty of our west coast autumn. I print directly from the leaves.  It’s simple, direct, and different from my other printmaking. It requires no press.  A brayer, water soluble […]

Passages

Living near active ports on Vancouver Island influenced this edition of prints. My studio is near the Graving Dock in historic Esquimalt Harbour. Esquimalt is home to the Pacific Fleet of the Canadian Navy. Point Hope Maritime shipyard is also nearby in the Victoria harbour. We have a commercial fishing fleet at Fishermans Wharf and […]