RUPTURED LANDSCAPES at the Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener Ontario, March 1 to April 30, 2024
There will be an opening reception in March 2nd, 2 to 5 p.m. All are welcome!
A solo exhibition of oil paintings that explore the relationship between people and our fragile environment, a world threatened by systematic disintegration and devastation. Environmental concerns are a focus in my current practice. My paintings explore and speak to climate change, particularly on oceans and shorelines: the sea level is rising, waters are warming, storms are intensifying, lives and communities are at risk. Conjured partly from memory, partly from photographs, the figures in the paintings uneasily inhabit places that are explored in the past and present, with a focus on their relationship to bodies of water.
This body of work was funded by an Arts Nova Scotia Creation Grant, for which I am most grateful.
Happy New Year!
Feeling grateful for my family and good friends, and for all of the amazing things that happened this past year, and looking forward to the great adventures that await in 2024! Happy New Year and Hogmanay!
A New Studio!
November has blown in some exciting changes for me, with my move to a beautiful new studio just last weekend! My studio is still in the wonderful Oakdene Centre in Bear River, but I have moved to a studio at the front of the building, a space with great light, big windows, high ceilings, and light hardwood floor, creating excellent conditions for painting. Needless to say, I am reveling in this beautiful space, and feeling quite inspired! (It also has great acoustics, which is a bonus, because I like to pull out my fiddle, mandolin and/or concertina and play a few tunes during my painting breaks!)
I will be opening my doors and holding a Studio Open House on Saturday, November 25th, and I invite you to drop by and check out my new studio and have a chat! The hours will be 9 until 5 p.m., and I will have recent paintings and prints (monotypes, screen prints, lithographs) on display. This will be both an exhibition of some of my recent work and a fundraiser, with all art sales donating 10% to the Oakdene Centre, which is a non-profit organization. The address is: 1913 Clementsvale Rd., Studio 5, Bear River.
Hope to see you!