These are turbulent times, and we’re all a little stressed out. I’ve put together a video slideshow. I am hoping it will help inspire some calm. Part of my job is to show my work to as many people as I can, so there’s that, too.
It’s a little less than 3 minutes. I hope you enjoy it.
I’m going to be doing a demonstration as part of the Opus Visiting Artist Series at Opus Art Supplies in Victoria on Saturday, March 16th. I’ll be doing 2 actually, one at noon, and a second starting at 2:30 pm.
Admission is free, but you need to register to attend. You can do so in person at Opus or by calling 250‑386‑8133 or toll free 1‑800‑524‑6555. Currently it is full, but there is a waitlist.
We recently observed the longest night of the year, Christmas is upon us, and the year is coming to a close.
It’s been a big year for me as an artist. As I look back I am moved to write about how much I appreciate all the support I’ve received from you. You might be someone I’ve known and loved for decades. You might be someone who bought an original painting or print. You might be someone who saw a painting in your feed, and took a moment to give it a like on social media. All of these things have meaning for me.
I’d like to think I’d paint regardless of what the world thought of my work. I always do love to paint; but there are times when it’s a struggle. The support and appreciation that comes my way is a wind at my back, and it makes it easier to push through when it’s not coming easy.
So as I write this to you today, whether you are one of the folks I know so well, or just someone who complimented a painting of mine on Facebook once, I offer you sincere and heartfelt thanks, and I wish you the best for this festive, chilly, dark and cozy time of year!
The Collective owns and operates a gallery at 2031 Oak Bay Avenue here in Victoria.
I will have a few paintings in the small works gallery towards the back (pictured), and will have prints and cards available for sale there, too. Stay tuned for an upcoming group show I’ll be part of there in April, and another in September; and a solo show in 2020.
In the meantime, drop by and see the excellent work of my colleagues there, too.
Right now there’s a very interesting show by Martina Edmondson. She does eco-printing. What’s eco-printing, you ask? It’s when you take specially treated paper, and you steam it while pressed against leaves and blossoms or other botanical items, and then see what you get when it’s done and dried. She compliments this technique with her skills in of bookbinding and collage. It’s well worth checking out!