Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Freedom to Experiment While Studying Ice Formations

This patch of ice was formed by dripping water from the roof of our house. Spring is slowly starting to arrive here and the air and earth is still very could. The sculptural forms of the built up water droplets caught my eye and stuck with me for quiet a few days after taking these photos. I decided to use these forms as a way of considering patten and mark making in a series of monotype prints. I am experimenting with different kinds of paper and collage as well to achieve tactility.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Show Announcement, HerWork2018

I have the privilege of partnering with my eight year old son Corwyn on collaborative work for exhibition at the Multicultural Centre Public Art Gallery in Stony Plain. HerWork2018 is a group exhibition celebrating women artists from the greater Edmonton area, coinciding with International Women’s Day. The theme of the show this year is "Partnership" and Corwyn and I would love for you to join us at the opening reception on March 8 from 6 to 8 pm to celebrate the work we have done together. The exhibition runs for the month of March.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Late night in the print studio

There was a great buzz in the SNAP studio with all the lithographers doing there thing during Marc Siegner's class last night. I stayed late and worked on a few new viscosity print plates. Thanks Don Colpitts for hanging out and taking this photo of my copper plate. It was great fun to see how the prints turned out, I think I am beginning to understand how this works. Always different, always unpredictable. Then late at night when the studio was quite, I painted and pulled a couple more monotypes. Working this way is so satisfying. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Shifts and New Routines

For the last few weeks I have been thinking about environments and the attachments I have to places, the importance land has in my life and how I identify with certain places and spaces.  The practice of  working out imagery, colour palette, marks, and textures is something that is becoming an regular part of my creative routine. I am moving from a representational approach of documenting spaces, places and objects to a more abstracted interpretation in order to capture an essence of a space rather than a recognizable reminder, or accurate picture. The images pictured here is some field work I did few weeks back when I went snowshoeing out and about in my neighbourhood. Winter is long and I am learning to embrace it's beauty.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Happy New Year 2018!

What a year! Graduating from the BFA program at the University of Alberta has brought with it a new found freedom! Splitting my time between my home studio and the print studio at SNAP in Edmonton, AB is providing the right mix of community and solitude. Expressive approaches to image making is liberating! I look forward to a year of developing this abstracted language and showing my work! Happy New year everyone!

Monday, October 23, 2017

I started teaching with the City Arts Centre in Edmonton this summer. I taught a floral workshop to beginner painters in August and am currently teaching level 1 and 2 Acrylic Painting and Travel Journaling. The students are great to work with, all of them have been very enthusiastic about learning. I work at setting them up with the foundations of drawing and painting with the goal of having them be successful with incorporating creativity into their lives in what every they way they intend. It is really great to be a part of the students journey to creativity and art appreciation! I am so proud of every one of them!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Quite a bit of time has passed since my last post, so I figured I would update those of you who are still following my blog on what I have been up to. After graduating in the spring from the University of Alberta with a BFA, I jumped right into the Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers studio to start some printmaking projects. I also continued working on paintings, first having a rented space, but soon discovering I needed to have the painting part of my practice at home as I tend to work late into the night when I paint and did not need a forty five minute commute between me and my bed at the end of painting sessions. 

Transitioning from three years of full time studies to professional art practice after Undergraduate studies has not been easy. I discovered I needed to heal, being kind to myself and allowing for a margin of time to discover new routines, new ways of seeing the world, and new ways of expressing my experiences. My work has shifted formally from representational to the abstract. I can not tell you how exhilarating it is to work in a way that is purely reactionary and expressive. 

This blog has gone through many shifts, and now another shift is occurring. I will be sharing here my creative process, progress on projects, research and other things that feed into my creative practice. I invite you once again to join me as I work through life creativity.

Freedom to Experiment While Studying Ice Formations

This patch of ice was formed by dripping water from the roof of our house. Spring is slowly starting to arrive here and the air and earth is...