There were vibrant colours and textures in the sky and water this evening at Clover point. I was there to photograph the sunset, my son came too. My eyes were on the sunset above while his were intent on the crabs, anenomes, and fish in the tidal pools below.
I was very pleased to have the opportunity to paint this commission for my aunt and uncle. The subject matter is dear to me, this property belonged to my family for a couple of decades. It’s a log cabin in the woods near Millarville, Southwest of Calgary. It was originally built in the 1920s with an addition that was added in the 1950s. For many years, it’s where my extended family celebrated holidays, and some of my fondest memories of my grandparents are there, too. A large part of the inspiration for this work was my grandad’s affection for the shimmering aspen, as he called them, and that particular colour of bright green they’d have in the spring. Their round leaves are darker on one side than the other, and it makes for a sparkling effect when the wind buffets them to and fro.
I am pleased to announce that I am the artist in residence at the Inn at Laurel Point here in Victoria, BC for the month of August, 2022.
I have been painting, in the lobby of the hotel, and will be most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until the end of the month. My paintings and prints are hanging on the first floor of the hotel across from the Terrace Ballroom. The artwork and greeting cards on display and available for purchase from the front desk at any time.
If you are in the neighbourhood, I’d love to see you. Stop by and say hello!