Friday, June 16, 2017

List of current and upcoming exhibitions

Caffe Mira
on now for 2 weeks
3136 Main St (@16th Avenue)

O Canada! Show  
Jun 20 to Jul 2
Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright, Granville Island
open 10 am-5 pm daily

AIMAE Exhibition 
July 4-16
Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright

150 Group Show
Jun 19 - Jul 30
ROAM Gallery, City Square Mall, 555 West 12th Avenue, upper level west
Opening reception Jul 9, 1-4 pm for everyone
Other days by appointment, Jen 604 970 4785

Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival, Roundhouse, Davie and Pacific
August 11, 11 am to 9 pm
August 12, 10 am to 4 pm
Opening reception August 11, 4:30 pm

Also, my work was accepted into the Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture exhibition titled "Can You See Us Port Moody?" August 24 to September 21 at the Port Moody Art Centre.

Horseshoe Bay, 36 x 48, acrylic on canvas, Federation Gallery

After Riopelle, 12 x 12, acrylic on panel, celebrating Canadian artists

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Bird Woman Part I and II

The diptych Bird Woman Part I and II originated in my subconscious, melding the artistic process with echoes of personal trauma in its rawness and nervous quality. This archetype appears in mythology, art, and literature, including such depictions as a harpy, Siren, valkyrie, or angel. For me, the colours and content represent the positive and negative in us and our circumstances. I deconstruct the image to its separate elements (wings, feathers, eggs, skeleton) and rearrange them, erasing and building simultaneously, a process of renewal. Joan Miro, Arshile Gorky, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, and Paul Klee influence this work. 

Do you see the woman?

Bird Woman Part I and II, acrylic, 48 x 60

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hibiscus at Christmas

For some of us, Christmas is a time to buy gifts, eat scrumptious food and spend time with friends and family. But for others, Christmas isn't so merry. For the patients and staff on the Older Adult ward at Willow Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital, I hope I can spread some happiness and joy by donating this painting to their dining hall.

'Hibiscus' December 2014