BCD#29

Blind Contour Homage #29 – “Island of Rocks” – Florence McGillivray “She was the best.” Tom Thomson on Florence McGillivray Although relatively unknown now, Florence McGillivray was a leading Canadian artist in her time. Born to a wealthy family (her father was a Scottish immigrant with a well-situated farm in Whitby, Ontario), McGillivray’s early talent……

BCD#26

Blind Contour Homage #26 – “Muskoka” – Marjorie Pigott Marjorie Pigott was born in Yokohama, Japan. Her father was English and had commercial interests in Japan. Her mother was Japanese of noble birth. Pigott and her sisters were considered British according to Japanese law which determines ones nationality based on the father. The girls received……

BCD #25

Blind Contour Drawing #25 – “Dishcloth on Line #3 ” – Mary Pratt 1997 Mary Pratt grew up on one of the most well-regarded streets in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She was one of two daughters to a Harvard-educated provincial cabinet minister. She was heavily influenced by her maternal grandmother, Edna McMurray, who was the co-founder of……

BCD#24

  Blind Contour Drawing #24 – “I have spoken with this green person” – Rachel Berman 2010 Once known as Susan King, Rachel Berman reclaimed her birth name as an adult after she successfully discovered the names and of her biological parents and her own birth story. She was born in New Orleans in 1946……