I am open and so art leads me into all sorts of surprises, some very joyful experiences, but at other times, challenging and heart-breaking experiences. I’ve tried to keep a bit of a documentation here.
Dan, Lana and Matthew Hudon of the West End Gallery were huge mentors and enthusiastic supporters. I will treasure, forever, several profoundly moving art events shared with them.
Goodness! My year on sabbatical was amazing for the people I met and for the rich experience of artistic dialogue that was had. I still dream to go back to school and get my BFA credentials…it’s madness that I ever stopped at a B Ed and that I am pretty much a self-made artist. I loved how people like Bill Rodgers and Bill MacDonnell opened up my mind to techniques and ideas.
I met Ellen McIlwaine when she drove a courtesy car the day my van needed servicing. Together, along with video producer, Cam Koerselman and poet, Paulette Dube, we participated in the Caribou Blues event in Jasper. Magic!
I like to reclaim broken, discarded, ugly furnishings and such and refurbish them. I’d like to do more of this on rainy days. A couple of these pieces were inspired by Kandinsky and my son’s love of music.