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Thoughts on Painting

Blue Painted Poems

When talking about abstract art, I often compare it to poetry. Like poets, us painters take the familiar and present it to you in a way that invites you to engage. In this series, I’m layering bits of shells, bark from trees and lines from the light on the ocean to share my reverence for…

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Art Herstory her art story

BCD#40

Blind Contour Drawing #40 “Climate Change” Elisapee Ishulutaq Inuk artist Elisapee Ishulutaq didn’t begin drawing and printmaking until her mid-forties, when she moved to the community of Pangnirtung on Baffin Island. Until then, she lived off the land, traveling with her nomadic family and hunting the caribou trails of Nunavut.  When she finally did pick…

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Thoughts on being human

READ THIS before you say YES list…

About this time of year, I start to prepare my “READ THIS before you say YES for 2020” list. I include all my events like art shows, retreats, classes and big projects like “update my website.” I also add in my on going projects like newsletters and monthly Thrive meetings. I add consultations, courses and…

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Art Herstory her art story

BCD#39

Blind Contour Drawing #39 “Pemberton Valley” Emily Carr Emily Carr is one of the most widely celebrated and recognizable Canadian painters. Strongly associated with the Group of Seven, many of her works represent the cultural identity of British Columbia—its natural landscapes, its historical development, and its indigenous heritage. But Carr’s legacy was not always so…