Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Swimmer # 39 and # 40, clay sculptures, 2015
I think I've got the numbers right for my swimmers. Over the last few years since I began making them, I've tried to keep a chronological track number for each one so that I know the order in which I made them. As an artist, I find it important to be able to look back at my work and see the progression and how my art evolves over time.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Ah, look at the pretty little snowflakes.
The view from my studio window.
Meet my new friend, Godzilla.
Lots of bright sun this winter. If you ever buy one of my sculptures, I don't recommend leaving it sitting on a window sill under the hot sun. But this picture is just of the early morning sun coming into my studio, so my sculptures are safe.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
Eros 2015 – exhibition of erotic art
In its sixth consecutive year, Eros 2015 is one of the longest running annual exhibitions of erotic art in Canada today. This year, the show features paintings, watercolours, photography, and mixed media by ten artists from Gatineau, Ottawa, Montreal, and Vankleek Hill.
“New to the exhibition this year was the challenge to artists to submit artwork inspired by literature and various narratives,” says John Olsthoorn, curator of Eros 2015. “In the more than 30 artworks, you will see how the artists responded and experience the influence on their art of the novel, of poetry and song, as well as of film and fairy tales, too.”
This month I'll be participating in a group show at the ARBOR gallery in Vankleek Hill, Ontario. The EROS show is about erotic art and this year the theme is centred on erotism in literature. I chose to do fairytales. Pretty sure not everyone will approve and think it blasphemy to mess with the so-called "innocence" of some fairytales. But I personally think it's fun to think outside the box.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Frida Kahlo, 1932, acrylic & black ink on panel, (5" x 5"), 2015
A very recent portrait that I completed of Frida Kahlo. Once again, a portrait of Frida when she was a young girl. I like to find and work with more obscure images of such a famous face. I think because she was injured at such a young age and at such pivotal time in a young woman's life, her face cannot hide her sorrow.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Lee 1 , acrylic & ink on paper, 2015
I'm finding that I need to classify my works on paper and figure out which work belongs to which category or series. Some portraits on paper take less time or a less worked than others. And other portraits on paper can take me many hours to create.
And although I try to be consistent with my studio practice, not all works are created equally.