“Left a good Job in the City. Workin’ for the Man Every Night and Day…” Proud Mary, John Fogarty
Thirteen years ago,my husband and I ditched our jobs in the big city and moved to this sparsely populated province. Our dreams were all about creativity and community.I yearned for the luxury of having time to paint.I yearned for nature. And I hoped I would be able to find a market for my artwork. Continue reading →
I am so happy to be able to show you my newest paintings that will grace the walls of Sissiboo Coffee Bar and Gallery for 6 weeks.This summer we didn’t physically open our artists’ Gallery, Bear River Artworks. We just had a virtual presence. It never seemed like the right time to open as we waited for life to go back to ‘normal. Continue reading →
Usually, I paint from life. It is a thrill to study the subject in all its aliveness and life energy. But this time as I was looking for a scrap of drawing paper, I pulled open a drawer and my eyes landed on a sweet little crayon and watercolour sketch that I’d made a few years ago of Bee Balm in July.
I really liked the composition of it – that off-centred bloom and the undefined green in the background.
During this pandemic, I have been super privileged with being able to stay home with Larry. There is a silver lining to being a ‘senior’. And yet, it’s been disturbing to guess the future of the world and to see the misery the pandemic has brought worldwide to many. I’ve missed meeting with friends and family and all our regular routines now seem like out of another lifetime.
And yet, I have my painting practice and I’ve appreciated that, very, very much. Continue reading →
It still seems strange that all the beautiful colours of spring, summer and fall are gone. I miss the vibrant reds, the brilliant purples and the intense greens of flowers and fields, not to mention the quality of the light. Continue reading →