IN SEARCH OF SOLITUDE: QUADRA ISLAND
This past summer, I traveled to Quadra Island. Hiking, kayaking and biking were the agenda for this trip. We stayed at Willow Farm Cottage, a wonderful bed and breakfast located on a 22 acre hobby farm. My favorite places for inspiration from this trip; hiking Chinese Mountain and Surge Narrows. Currently working on large scale pieces inspired by photographs from these spectacular places.
HIKING FOREST TRAILS AND SNAIL PACED WALKS: MOUNT SEYMOUR
Currently producing large scale work for my new series, "The Denizens of the Forest". During my snail paced hikes, I have collected images of field mushrooms, emerald green moss that blankets the forest floor, water lines and tree trunks that have been struck by lightning. Hiking Mount Seymour in North Vancouver not only offers wonderful rock formations and patterns but also offers a fantastic view of our lovely city.
NEW STUDIO HOURS: ALL ARE WELCOME
Beginning September 1st, 2018 my studio hours will be as follows:
Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 1pm - 4pm
Friday 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday and Sunday (please call for an appointment at (604) 812 6509.
***Come by for a cup of tea and check out my current work in progress.***
COMMISSION FOR A TORONTO HOME
Currently working on a 48" x 60" commission for a beautiful Toronto home. The piece will explore the various tones in "Blue". I am very grateful to Emma and family for this wonderful opportunity!
SKINS AND SKELETONS 3D TEXTILE CONSTRUCTIONS WORKSHOP BY MO KELMAN
In September I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the workshop, "Skins and Skeletons: 3D Textile Constructions". Taught by internationally established artist and teacher, Mo Kelman, we experimented with rigid and semi-rigid materials such as reed, rattan, bamboo, wood and wire and learned various techniques for building skeletal structures. We experimented with animal gut, rice papers, elastic fabrics, wax and stiffener that served as the skins for our structures. A fascinating workshop for anyone interested in textile, sculpture and 3 dimensional design. This workshop was part of the Fall Textile Symposium through the Maiwa School of Textiles on Granville Island.