I am ten days into a series that I am creating on paper as a daily study. I don’t know how many I will complete, but at minimum I’ve decided to make forty pieces. Each piece is an original acrylic work on archival 9×12 140lb paper and is partnered with 2-3 lines of my original prose. I am still trying to sort out the underpinnings of how this will all go, but for now, I invite you to follow along on my Facebook page and here on my blog for daily reveals.
I ( perhaps regrettably) will be open to considering prompts and if you sign up for my ridiculously irregular newsletters, I may get better at sending them and you’ll get a chance to win one of the Prose Paintings prettily framed and everything, at the end of the series.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Happy Late Summer, I hope you are still getting outside a lot as we shift towards fall. I know I don’t want to miss a thing. September always feels more like the beginning of the new year to me than January does. Things, including me, feel invigorated and inspired by travel, rested and ready for what’s next.
In keeping with that vibrancy, I’m happy to announce that I am now being represented exclusively in the Montreal area by Galerie Bloom.
Needless to say, I am very excited to be hanging with their roster of wonderful artists in this gorgeous space in Old Montreal. They are located at 224, rue St-Paul Ouest Montréal, Québec H2Y 1Z9
You can view my artist page on the Galerie Bloom website here.
I was very grateful to friends who were willing and able to help out with transporting the first shipment of works to the gallery in the juicily colourful Madmatters company van.
Madmatters in Montreal!
These 12×12 works are currently on exhibit at The Westland Gallery
Visit the gallery to see more than 500 works by various artists!!
Tuesday & Wednesday – 10am – 6pm
Thursday & Friday – 10am – 8pm
Saturday – 10am – 5pm
Sunday – 12pm – 4pm
Monday – Closed
Canadian Landscapes, Celebrating Canada 150
An exploration of Canadian landscapes by London area artists
including several of my own recent pieces
Westland Gallery London
June 20th – July 8th 2017
Reception: Thursday June 22nd @ 7:00 pm
Meadowlily Woods, New Blue Carpet 1, acrylic 20×20”
Meadowlily Woods, New Blue Carpet 2, acrylic 20×20”
Meadowlily Woods, New Blue Carpet 3, acrylic 20×20”
So long summer with all your
fields of rising corn and dusty rolls of hay
Good night rocking end-of-dock meteor shower shows
So long lazy morning coffee flavoured adventure planning table meetings
till next time long meandering hikes and swims and runs
Continue reading “Summer So Long”
“Well, I have not been Not Painting while I’ve been Not Painting”
His eyes widened for a moment while he considered this.
“Ok”, he said momentarily, “I think I get you grammatically. Can you say more?”
We were outside, standing just off the trail in a deep forest off Northeys Bay Rd, near Lakefield, ON. ( We went outside in July and essentially came back inside in August at violet hour, when the end of summer streetlights came on and called us home. )
Continue reading “Not Not Painting but Not Painting”
and kind of a little skeery, when I stop to think
Visual Fringe is in full swing…
Hosted by London Fringe Festival, it runs June 1–11 at The Arts Project, 203 Dundas Street
( I’ll be painting onsite at The Arts Project on Saturday June 4th from 12:30 – 4:30, If you’re downtown, come by and say ‘hi’ )
The Square Foot Show and my own solo show at the Westland Gallery are both coming up this month!
Hope to see you
I went into the woods and came upon moon already walking there… Continue reading “These are busy times…”
Thirty One EveryDay Deities Exhibit
Last month I embarked on a 30 Day Painting Challenge. As an artist losing my vision, I decided to set my challenge parameters around developing my intuitive vision. I’ve actually always worked this way, but as things progress I’ve begun using my inner sight more and more in my work.
Since I’ve begun putting my work out there in a new way, I wanted to practice getting comfortable with my process. So I asked for thirty real life volunteers, and was amazed by the response from more than eighty people of varying degrees of familiarity. I made my list from the volunteers in the order they put their hand up ( and added one because he was a bit of a funny monkey about it ) and spent the next thirty days painting the essential loveliness of my subjects on 12×12 canvases with acrylics. A painting a day; their colour, energy, and spirit, as I intuitively interpreted it.
I posted my efforts daily and was amazed by the growing interest and feedback. As the collection of posted pieces grew, I started thinking about how much I’d like to see them all together as a group and the next thing I knew, I was thinking about a show. Others who were following along began to suggest the same idea. And so, as of this posting, a show is in the offing!
If you’re local, I’d love you to come and See.
Please join me Thursday July 30th
at the London Fringe Festival Theatre
207 King St., London,
Opening Reception: 7-9
Friday July 31st: 11-4 Artist in attendance
Saturday August 1: 12-4 Artist in attendance
Sunday August 2, Monday August 3: closed
Tuesday August 4, Wednesday August 5: business hours
This Spiny Shore ~ Acrylic, 12×12″
Moodie, Fall ~ Acrylic, 12×12″
Come and check out Westland Gallery’s largest ever Square Foot Show July 15 – August 15.
I’m excited that two of my recent pieces are included.
If you can make it to the reception, come by and say hi:
Friday, July 17th at 7PM
156 Wortley Road, London, ON
Along with a tribe of other artists led by mentor/artist Jeanne Bessette, I embarked on a 30 Day Painting Challenge spanning the month of June. As a low vision artist experiencing further degeneration of my vision, I decided to set my challenge parameters around developing my intuitive vision. I’ve actually always done this, but as things progress I’ll be using my inner sight more and more in my work.
Since I’ll be putting my work out there in a new way, I wanted to practice getting comfortable with my process around this idea and asked for real life volunteers. I was amazed by and grateful for the response and for the next thirty days I created a daily painting, portraying thirty Facebook connections of varying degrees of familiarity. Visually representing their colour, energy, and spirit as I saw it. I worked on 12×12 canvases, one a day from start to finish. I posted the resulting piece daily along with a written version of my ‘reading’ as well.
As the collection of posted pieces grew, I started thinking about how
much I’d like to see them all together as a group and the next thing I knew, I was thinking about a show. Then others who were following along began to suggest the same idea. And so, as of this posting, a show is in the works!
Over my next couple of posts I’ll share a bit of what I took away from this exercise and report on what happens as I take on planning a show for the first time. eep.