There is nothing so representative of this province in June as wild lupin flowers! They grow everywhere here – in ditches and in fields.
Spring is still quite chilly here, but today the sun came out and I took a break from studio work to do two quick sketches at the goldfish pond.
I enjoy drawing with markers in a bristol board pad. The marks glide on and there’s no turning back, no corrections possible. It’s just a raw expression of what I see and feel. Continue reading
The countdown is on….the Floribunda third floor exhibit is ready, featuring floral themed paintings by stellar artists Wayne Boucher and Flora Doehler, plus some classic Lucky Rabbit, aka Deb Kuzyk and Ray Mackie.
The artists will be in attendance at the opening reception this Saturday, March 31. The Artists’ House is open 10-4, but come and have some cake and coffee with the artists 11-2 ish. Live music. Live flowers. — with Flora Doehler and Wayne Boucher.
On Saturday March 31, I’ll be in a group show with potters Deb Kuzyk & Ray Mackie and painter Wayne Boucher. It’s another example of my dream-come-true in moving to Nova Scotia. This time, you’re invited! But let me start at the beginning.
Over 10 years ago, on my very first visit to the Annapolis Valley, I wandered into the Lucky Rabbit Pottery Store in Annapolis Royal. I was blown away.
Did you ever give yourself a personal challenge and then 3 months later wonder why?Last fall I innocently challenged myself to paint a series involving people. I was inspired by my drawings that date back to my student days. I used to do a lot of people sketching then with charcoal and pencil. Continue reading
“Every war already carries within it the war which will answer it. Every war is answered by a new war, until everything, everything is smashed… That is why I am so wholeheartedly for a radical end to this madness, and why my only hope is in a world socialism… Pacifism is not a matter of calmly looking on; it is work, hard work.” – Kåthe Kollwitz, 1943. Continue reading
The process of learning to make art is like that of learning to speak. You learn the language, the grammar, the idioms. But what you say with it is totally up to you.
– Jane Davies in Abstract Painting: the elements of visual language.