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“Looking Back, Looking Out, Looking In” – at the Humboldt Art Gallery this summer!

Looking Back, Looking Out, Looking In 
Paige Mortensen and Jess Richter
July 3 – August 31, 2018
Humboldt Art Gallery – 601 Main Street, Humboldt SK
Opening Reception Thursday, July 5 at 7 p.m

WOW! Between life and art there is never a dull moment! I am excited to share the details about my summer show Looking Back, Looking Out, Looking In at the Humboldt Art Gallery! The show will be up from July 3 – August 31, 2018. You are invited to our opening reception on Thursday, July 5 at 7 p.m..

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Dotting the Prairie 4 18 x 36″ Watercolour Batik ©Paige Mortensen

Looking In

My focus on architecture came about after a trip to Europe where I was fascinated by all the doors. These may have been ordinary doors and windows for those who live there, however I was looking in with all sorts of questions. Who built this? How did they do it? Who lived here originally (now)? What were/are their lives like? 

Looking Out

Back in Saskatchewan we seem to do a lot of driving and I was now looking out. What I see is elevators, homesteads, barns and granaries built by the settlers and reminding us of the past. This prairie architecture takes me inward to thoughts of ancestors who came to this country, to  those who lived here long before that and to how different life looks depending on which side of the window you are on. 


Patched 24 x 18″ Watercolour Batik ©Paige Mortensen

Looking Back

I am excited to be sharing the gallery with Jess Richter whose intricate paper cut sculptural works are looking back at the tumultuous histories of immigrant populations in mid-twentieth century Saskatchewan, specifically her German grandparents.  Using wintery fairy tale imagery and German folk influences, she explores displaced womens’ processes of rebuilding shattered lives and homes in an unfamiliar and often unwelcoming country. 


Paige Mortensen - Going, Going, Gone

Going, Going, Gone 24 x 36″ Watercolour Batik ©Paige Mortensen

Construction Zone

Construction Zone


Speaking of architecture – we are in the midst of having our roof replaced, and skylights removed so now back to the construction zone.

So, I hope to see you in Humboldt on July 5th – or that you can plan a trip that way sometime over the summer!

In the meantime, enjoy the season!



Watermarks Art Show

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!


Showtime Excitement!

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!

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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!

Paige Mortensen Hues Show 2015

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!