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 […]

Beyond the Archive: Ground Zero Printmakers 1989 to 2019

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF WEST COAST PRINT CULTURE   February 29 – April 4, 2020 (Opening Reception, February 29, 3 – 5pm) Victoria Arts Council, 1800 Store Street  Victoria BC Canada Beyond The Archive exhibition at the Victoria Arts Council Gallery was conceived in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ground Zero Printmakers Studio (GZPS). […]

Latitude 48: A print collaboration between Paris and Victoria

Ground Zero Printmakers and Atelier aux Lilas It was a privilege to be part of an international printmaking project throughout 2019;  a creative collaboration between Ground Zero Printmakers where I am a long time member, and Atelier aux Lilas, in Paris.  Ground Zero Printmakers undertook this exciting and complex project as part of a years […]

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 […]

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 […]

Working with the Blues: Part 1

My passion for blue pigment has been part of my studio practice for decades. What follows in the next posts is my blue works time line.  Painting and drawings.  It covers the past 30 odd years.  I skip around a bit,  but you’ll get the picture.  Chronology doesn’t fit my studio practice. This piece was […]