By the Canal
Watercolour Batik on Ginwashi paper
12 x 18″
As we wandered the narrow streets of Venice, away from the noisy, crowded tourist areas we found this tiny, peaceful spot. In a city of water, bridges and stone, this felt like a place to pause and enjoy the moment.
The architectural qualities of the old stone and brick are ideal for the watercolour batik process. Working on Ginwashi paper, I alternate layers of wax and watercolour working from the light to dark building the subject as I go. The textures of the finished piece are revealed in the final step when the wax is ironed off.
I am honoured my watercolour batik piece (“By the Canal“) was selected to tour with this amazing collection of Saskatchewan handcrafted works! This Friday (June 19th at 7 pm) is the Gala Reception and Fine Craft Awards ceremony for Dimensions 2015 at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, in Regina, SK.
Dimensions 2015 will be on tour as follows:
- May 23 – August 16, 2015 — MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
- September 10 – November 21, 2015 — Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, YT
- December 1, 2015 – January 23, 2016 — Affinity Gallery (SCC), Saskatoon, SK
- July – August, 2016 — Chapel Gallery, North Battleford, SK
- September – October, 2016 — Godfrey Dean Gallery, Yorkton, SK
We were away for all of 36 hours but I really feel like we had a vacation!
Saturday evening was the reception for my Guest Artist Show at Jocelyn’s Fine Art Gallery in Esterhazy. I really enjoyed the evening of music and conversation! Thanks to everyone who attended, and those who purchased pieces. I am delighted to know who has them!
Thanks to the Flav’R Country Blues band for the entertainment!
And, most importantly, thanks to Jocelyn & Sandra for this opportunity and the evening!
Our weekend continued with a fantastic performance of Mary Poppins at Regina’s Globe Theatre!
There was even time for quick stop for supper at our daughter and family’s acreage where we got to meet their new babies – kittens, chickens and lambs! So exciting for them!
Last weekend I delivered pieces to Jocelyn’s Fine Art Gallery in Esterhazy where I am their guest artist for June, July and August 2015. The gallery is wonderful and I really enjoyed meeting Jocelyn and Sandra!
Thanks to Jocelyn and Sandra the show is up and looks wonderful! They are also organizing a reception for this coming Saturday (June 6th at 7:30 pm) It should be a lot of fun and I am looking forward to meeting everyone who attends the event!
It is Spring! And time for the annual:
Watermarks Art Show & Sale
Luther Riverside Terrace.
915 Saskatchewan Crescent West
Friday, April 17 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Please come and see our show then take in a walk along our beautiful river! You may even be lucky enough to see a robin!
Earlier this week we took down my show from Hues Art Supply. I really enjoyed preparing for the show, visiting with those who came to the reception and hearing comments from those who stopped by later in the month. Thank you!
If you haven’t driven by Hues at night I recommend you do. They project the images of the current show on the windows. Looks great in person!
It was also exciting to learn that these three pieces found new homes! Thank-You to those who purchased them. Enjoy!
This has been a very exciting month for me! On February 2nd Paul and Lana at Hues Art Supply did a fantastic job of hanging my work for the show that will be up there all month. Thanks!
Saturday, February 7th was the show reception. I am honoured by the number of people who came to show their support, learn about my process and look at my art. Thank-you everyone for being there!
There just wasn’t enough time to spend with all the people who came but I really enjoyed the support of family, short visits with old friends, meeting new people, sharing my watercolour batik process and learning from others about their experiences with batik.
If you didn’t make it to the reception please stop in at Hues sometime in February and have a look. (It is on the corner of Taylor St and Lorne Ave here in Saskatoon)
Thanks for being interested!
I am very excited about my solo art show – “Stories Inside”
at Hues Art Supplies here in Saskatoon!
The show will be up from February 1 – 28, 2015 so stop by anytime they are open.
Please join me there for a reception on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 2 – 4 p.m!
Hues Art Supplies
1818 Lorne Avenue (corner of Lorne Avenue & Taylor Street E)
Welcome to my new website!
One of my favourite books is “A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers Will Rule the Future” by Daniel Pink. I read back when I was working as a Business Manager in a non-profit organization. At that time I was busy with accounting, databases and assorted details. Time passed and things change. In 2011 I was really feeling a need to regain some balance in life and enrolled part time in the University of Saskatchewan’s Certificate in Art & Design (USCAD) program. It didn’t take long before I was fully immersed in right brain activities and left my Business Manager role.
Since I graduated from the USCAD program in 2014 I have been immersed in art which has been wonderful! The pieces are almost ready for my show next month and I have been focussed on creating this new web presence, and that has been great too!
My eyes and head hurt and yet I have come full circle to a lot of analytical thought. I realize though that it is the creative thinking that brings the understanding to the analysis. It is applying the information creatively to create the outcome I am looking for that really matters.
I am thankful for this balance!
I hope you take some time to poke around here and let me know what you think of the new look.