Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Art Box Show

Here is a glimpse of the work that was shown last night at the VAB show. With a short deadline, over 200 peices were shown and drew in quite a crowd. It was so interesting to see the direction everyone took. Thank you to everyone there!
Exploration on this peice has inspired new work . . .

Sunday, December 21, 2008


I've been reading a blog lately where I found this picture of a London exhibition of Mark Rothko. Not the best photo for sure, but for sure I am jealous. Would love to have been there surrounded by a room of his resonating colours.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


. . . i Made a new friend who helped me to discover a new artist. Not new to the world - just new to me! Thank you to you.

Christian Boltanski:
a French photographer, sculptor, self-proclaimed painter, and installation artist.

We are all so complicated, and then we die. We are a subject one day, with our vanities, our loves, our worries, and then one day, abruptly, we become nothing but an object, an absolutely disgusting pile of shit. We pass very quickly from one stage to the next. It's very bizarre. It will happen to all of us, and fairly soon too. We become an object you can handle like a stone, but a stone that was someone.
—Christian Boltanski

Thursday, November 27, 2008


The most amazing project - by moose the artist.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Stolen from Elana

thanks elana for unknowingly letting me borrow this picture.
(actually as i post this, i do have a few drawings that are masterpieces to me that are being preserved on napkins in a journal somewhere)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Glimpse into the studio

This is where i am these days (in the studio aka my bedroom); listening to new sounds, exploring new sights, looking inside, trying to get outside, the days grow shorter, the nights grow long, the kettle is on, the wine is open, the rain is pourin', the candles are lit, the bath is drawn, the boy is sleeping, the music is playing, the paint is dripping . . .

Saturday, November 8, 2008


This was my favourite subway station in New York.
So many different textures here.
I wanted to cut out pieces of the wall and frame them.
Plaster, concrete, tiles, signs, dirt, paint, chipping paint, grey, blue, white?, black, yellow, orange.
You should have seen me trying to sneak pictures and not look like a tourist.
What camera? Didn't get many pictures. I know - silly!
So thanks to my friend Andrew for taking care of that for me!

Friday, November 7, 2008

" the plot - relinquish"
one of the six pieces that are now view at Re-Entry.
(A preview of "the plot"- work in progresss.)
This seems to be the piece that is being talked about the most.
I actually find it quite obvious but it seems to be catching people off guard.
I have been having fun sitting in the cafe quietly drinking my tea in the corner.
Anyhow, the work will be up until December so if you haven't been by for that Re-Entry brownie yet, you still have a chance to eat your brownie next to my paintings.
All six pieces are now posted on the website. Enjoy.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Thank you to THE DRIFT for the publicity.

Have a look, here is a link to a painting featured in Where magazine . . .

Monday, October 13, 2008


Here are my picks for the best pieces at the MOMA.
I love finding paintings by artists that i am familiar with, but that surprise me, that are not typical of their style.
The Rothko paintings are still by far my favourites though.
My breathe changes when i stand in front of them, shaking my head in awe.


Just got back from an amazing week! Nyc is always good to me. My only problem with going there is that i don't ever want to leave. Driving back from the airport last night noticing how green vancouver is, that's what we get from all that rain; cleanliness and green grass. This is lovely in the summer, but i am not inspired to paint green grass. I am inspired by the stone, the tiles, the brick, the dark streets, the glowing lights, the trains and the sounds of the subway, the chipping paint, the different heights of the buildings, the shadows, the signs, the bridges . . .

more pics to come.


check out the opus newsletter for an article about the drift and pics by me!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

THE DRIFT artist walking tour 2008

THE DRIFT starts this weekend! Matching artists with locations on Main Street for the annual art tour. Re-entry has been selected as my host and I couldn't be more pleased. The folks at Re-entry are so lovely, not to mention you can't leave without trying one of their fresh baked treats!
So grab yourself a homemade brownie and sit down for awhile to view some of my new work.
Hope you enjoy!
Re-entry 4363 Main street everyday early till 6pm
GALA OPENING at JEM GALLERY -225 east Broadway. Friday, Oct 3rd 7-11pm


I apologize for the poor quality photo,
but wanted to give you a glimpse of what i've been up to lately.
This piece will be along side others for the next 6-8 weeks at Re-Entry, 4363 Main street.
Be sure to drop by. It's been a long time and I could use some feedback.
Showing starts Friday October 3rd. (everyday early till 6 pm.)


It has been a busy time at my house.
Paint has been flying. Estevan and I have been painting tandem in the living room, quite a lovely moment until he painted the couch. I love that he loves to paint of course, he is even quite good at critiquing.
Preparing for the DRIFT this weekend (detailed details to come)
Then I am off to NYC for a little business and some inspiration.

I will post some new pics soon . . .

Thursday, September 25, 2008

while perusing someone else's blogspot, i then clicked on one of their favourite sites and i came across this piece.
"nude beam"2007
by Fiona Banner
and i thought my arm was sore from painting!
If i wasn't renting my house i would have started writing in the corner already.
then just underneath this post was a post about an artist who's name i had been trying to remember all year . . . giving people clues about him and searching the dark parts of my brain for his name.
Then today TA DA there he was . . . Jose Gonzalez. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS!!!

Following your own path

It's late and too dark to paint. Of course i always want to paint when it is dark out. Arrgghh. This picture is the current inspiration along with "following your own path"

Even though my new apartment has lights in the hallway that mimic daylight, the light is still strange.

I've been painting up a storm for the DRIFT next weekend and very happy to be doing so, hopefully my right arm can make it.

I will post some new pics when they are ready.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Doe Bay Moon

Oh. . . just another gorgeous photo of the moon.
This time taken by a friend-Lance, and sent to me,
to share with you.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

An evening of vibrations

There certainly was something special in the air.
Sweet. Raw. Happenstance.
Vibrating. Penetrating. Enlightening. Intriguing.
Tones of frosted umber, charcoal with a touch of red, earthened cobalt, organic oatmeal, and a touch of skin (tone).
I thank you for a truly moving and inspirational evening . . . until next time.
(new paintings to come)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Dangerous love

the view from Doe Bay can clear your mind in one glance
there is a reason we go there every year
I didn't want that Danger sign to be there when I took this picture,
but now I see that it is perfect!
Can you see the rainbow?

Friday, July 4, 2008

The weight of a feather. . .

. . . cannot tip a decision. We knew all along what was right for us to do. We just didn't listen!
Living on the finges of activity is a choice we can make. Always holding back, rather than becoming fully intimate with another is a choice we can make. It seems that there is a direct connection between creative thought and involvement in life. . .
The blanket is heavy, but my feet are light. As I float in a new direction.
As a friend said, "play the flute while you float"

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Summer inspiration

this is a photo that my mom took of her tranquil backyard garden.
I just had to share it.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Full moon driving

I love to take pictures while driving in the car.
The white circle is the full moon looking small even though it was gigantic!

Friday, April 18, 2008

drifting away

I am pleased to announce that I have been
officially elected to the board of directors
The Main Art Drift Society.
As a member I will also be participating in the
show this fall, October 4 & 5, 2008.

will keep you updated of course, or visit

Saturday, April 12, 2008

red bricks, cold land, blue sky

towering bricks

in winter

lost and found

i turn right

into you.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

found in an old journal . . .

The nature of a work of art is not to be a part, nor yet a copy of the real world ( as we commonly understand that phrase ). But a world in itself, independant, complete, autonomous; and to possess it fully you must enter that world, conform to it's laws, and ignore for the time the beliefs, aims, and particular conditions which belong to you in the other world of reality.

- P.f. Bradley

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

the ten year circle

it has been 10 years since i was in nyc.

it has been 7 years since i have been inspired, truly inspired to paint.

the colours and textures of the city.

the brick walls, the plaster, the lines, the textures, the mess.

the simple moments found in a city so complex.

just like the t-shirt says - i . . .

it took a few days to feel confident, nothing that navigating the subway on your own can't cure. i was so proud of myself!

north, south, torrential rain, east, west, over the bridge, under the tunnel, i went everywhere - well it felt like it anyways. i walked - alot!!!!!

clyfford still at the Met - oh my!

i breathed deeper.

i walked stronger.

i sat taller.

i sang in the shower - 3 x

i opened my eyes.

i opened my heart.

i broke something like a bull.

i listened. i was listened to.

i drank till dawn, danced till dawn, laughed till dawn.

i walked the village in heels - i just had to.

i am painting again - truly painting!