I love NYC. It is a candy store for artists. The visual excitement and cultural experiences bombard all my senses. It is all encompasing and invigorating. Inspired and happily exhausted I return to Vancouver pulsating with new energy. Inhaling a deep breathe of fresh wet air I begin to melt back into the Vancouver groove but with a renewed sense of anything is possible and a work ethic that goes with it.
Speaking of work. In the past 2 weeks I cranked out 10 still life paintings for my gallery in Seattle. My Stills are my signature work that I started painting ten years ago when I was raising my children on my own and my world was my home. These paintings are about the home and for the home.
Painting my stills is contemplative and skill building. They inspire my poetic narrative paintings.
It is about striking a balance for me.
Talking about BALANCE. Teaching is a passion of mine. I want to inspire others and share my knowledge and spread the love of painting.
I encourage you to sign up for my OPEN STUDIO workshop at Emily Carr University click here. It is a place that you can explore your own direction with my guidance. It is an inspiring intimate time that will open up new possibilities for you and your art. For more details, go to my teaching page on my website.