What a difference three years can make in the evolution of an artist. Both of these paintings are Alberta's Rocky Mountains in the summer. The first one is Jasper (2015), the second one is Banff (2018). These will be hanging side by side at the Trent Hills Public Library in Campbellford from May … Continue reading Jasper vs. Banff
WELL. If you've been following my blogs, you will know I have had a really hard time focusing on work for my upcoming show with Jennifer Trefiak. I've been distracting myself with other projects (like my Ontario paintings for the July show, or personal projects like the Northern Lights, or film photography, or writing more … Continue reading Everything Old is New Again
It has been a very interesting month for me. As I've mentioned, I have a show to set up in Campbellford the first week in May, and I've been trying to tie up a lot of loose ends on old works of art, and have also been pulling old pieces back out to sell. This … Continue reading When Art Becomes Work
I'm still not sure I believe spring is really here, although it has technically been here since March 20th. The sun feels closer, warmer, and stays out longer, with wonderful sunrises and sunsets daily. All the snow is gone from the water front. Mostly we've had calm waters and clear skies. At the very … Continue reading Spring Cleaning
I finally watched this documentary, by Chris Burkard. It had been calling me for awhile, but I didn't take the initiative to watch it until someone else had, and they suggested I check it out. MIND BLOWN. Go watch it. As an artist, those pristine landscapes are a dream (I'm working on a new Northern … Continue reading Under An Arctic Sky
Today was a glorious day. I woke up before the sun, with a crescent moon in view. Spend the morning with the windows open: cleaning, purging and organizing house. Went for a beach stroll in the afternoon, which re-energized me for an afternoon of painting. I can finally say I'm satisfied with this … Continue reading Painting Progress!
Honestly, where does the time go?! It seems like just a few days ago I was up to my knees in snow, trudging towards the ice volcanoes on the fierce and moody Lake Ontario. Now, it's flat land of sand at the beach, and smooth waves rolling onto the shore; any ice left is quickly … Continue reading So Many Ideas and So Little Time