I’ve been exploring smaller canvases in preparation for the SMALL//works great big teeny-tiny art show for the past couple of months. Smaller isn’t necessarily mean easier or simple. The smaller the painting, the more care must be taken for detailed work. Given that I work in a tiny ‘studio’ in a tiny house, it makes sense to work on tiny canvases.
Do check out the show. It runs from November 23rd – December 22nd at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre. There are over 350 works of art by 50 local artists – just in time for the holidays!
I will be reading some of my darkest, dirtiest poetry at the Dr. Sketchy’s Dark poetry night.
Bring your sketchiest sketchbook and enjoy the show!
Spring marked the loss of the love of my life. I held this sweet soul the day he took his first breath, and again as he exhaled his final breath. He walked with me through fire, oceans of tears and spiritual growth. He was a healing balm for the worst of wounds and a solid anchor in the most tumultuous storms.
Now I am adrift in a thick fog. In time this fog will lift, but for now I have brought him to life the only way I can, to be my guiding star.
Sweet dreams sweet prince. You are a part of me forever.
This was my 2nd year in Art Exposed and my first year working with the team behind the scenes. What a wild and crazy ride, but worth every drop of blood, sweat and tears.
Special thanks to the many volunteers who give so generously of their time to ensure the event is a success. We couldn’t do it without you!
2018 is off to an off coloured start.
The new IT movie (which I went to twice the opening week) inspired a series of creepy clown paintings.
I have no idea what this movie has unlocked in me, but it is dark and sinister and a whole lot of fun. You just never know where you will get your inspiration from. I’m not done with clowns and I think my ‘circus period’ is just beginning.
Today is blue Monday, so seems the perfect time to settle into a light hearted dance with the macabre and the darkly magical.
Happy Blue Monday!
Embrace the darkness until you find the light switch.
These are my first & last works of 2017. What a wonderful creative ride it has been!
Last year my resolutions were to be more creative, kinder and make a difference in someones life. I think I have achieved all of these, at least in some small way.
My creativity skyrocketed this year. I’ve done more painting than I have in my entire life, l’ve been in a few art shows and went waaay out on a limb and participated in Art Battle.
In the process I’ve met some incredible people and learned so much- mainly that I have so much more to learn.
Happy New Year!
Thank you for being part of my journey.
All the best for 2018!
May the love, creativity and prosperity flow!
Finishing up some unfinished work.
This is a homage to the BC wildfires. I poured my smouldering emotions into this painting as the world burned around me.
Devastation brought us together and rekindled my faith in humanity. We came together as a community and sheltered our wayward neighbours. They are our extended family, and would gladly do the same for us.
This phoenix was born before the fires were out and will grow strong and proud in the years to come. She is my faith that we will rise from the ashes, purified, stronger and healthier.
2017 was full of fear and hate, but was countered by love and hope. We are tired of being angry.
2018 we build bridges!
Newest addition to Cat Grrrl series! Prints and swag now available on Society6.