When I paint, space is carved for me to think. It has become a way to seize my complex, messy and overflowing world so that I can stare at it deeply, sense its pulse and find its beauty. In the end, I simply want to love it more fully, and I do that through my art. Studio time, then, becomes like an active journal. As my visual meanderings translate ideas, impressions, and stories onto canvas, it is my hope they also provide room for you to bring your personal narratives into what you see. There are many ways to translate an image!
Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada
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Collaboration is a by-product of being in community. Combine three decades of teaching art, living in a small town, a few golden opportunities, and they happen quite naturally. I learned to be less protective of my work, more invitational and curious instead, and found myself saying out loud, well, let’s just see where this thing takes us, shall we? Here are some of my favourite projects, photo album style, which came together because all kinds of different people so generously participated.
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