This section includes highlights of some of my latest work, as well as information about exhibitions and shows.
"AN OCHRE: THE OLDEST KNOWN NATURAL PIGMENT"
A COMMISSION FOR A PALM SPRINGS HOME
Thank you so much to Janine and Mireille from The UKAMA Gallery and Gregory for this exciting commission. This 24" x 70" piece will explore titanium white, nuances of greys and yellow ochre. Ochre is the earliest known pigment to paint our world. It was the most commonly used pigment for painted walls in ancient Egypt and the Egyptians loved yellow ochre as they associated it with gold - "the colour of the Gods." Yellow ochre can be found throughout archeological sites in Great Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Mexico and Egypt.
"THE MYSTERY AND SERENITY OF THE DEEP SEA"
A COMMISSION FOR A NORTH VANCOUVER HOME
Currently working on samples for a 42" x 72" commission for a North Vancouver home in hues of dark emerald greens, pthalo greens, pthalo blues and cobalt blues. Inspired by the clients passion for scuba diving I am looking forward to working on this piece! Thank you so much to Dave and The Ukama Gallery - I am grateful for your constant support and creative encouragement.
AIC 2022 CONFERENCE IN TORONTO
I am looking forward to the upcoming conference in Toronto, Canada: Sensing Colour:
June 13th - June 16th, 2022
This conference will have workshops and speakers across many disciplines who are all passionate about COLOUR. This conference is also available in-person and online. For more information on this exciting event and registration details please visit: www.aic - colour.org
CONTEMPLATING A VISCERAL BLUE
NEW PIECE FOR THE UKAMA GALLERY DECEMBER 2021
This new piece, "Searching for Clarity within a Visceral Blue". Mixed media. 40" x 40". 2021, will be on display and available for purchase at The Ukama Gallery on Granville Island the first week of December.
This piece is part of my new series: "We Emerge and Begin Again".
This body of work explores thoughts on life's purpose, nature's mysteries, a way of being and contemplating meaning as we slowly emerge from a global pandemic. This series of pieces also explores personal reflections from isolation and finally embracing the fractures of my past that desperately needed mending. As we "emerge" and "begin again", we try to make sense of it all and in the process are forever transformed.
THE NUANCES OF A FUSCHIA PINK
A COMMISSION FOR A VANCOUVER HOME
I recently completed this commission, "A Vibrant Pink for Roxanne". Fuchsia symbolizes uniqueness, confidence, maturity and certainty. The effects: it nurtures, soothes and inspires. I am grateful to Sean and Roxanne for this amazing opportunity.
A PIECE INSPIRED BY “THE SEA, THE WILD AND THE FORESTS”
A COMMISSION FOR A MILAN HOME
This 45.2” x 86.6” piece is traveling to Milan next week. Utilizing 51 washes of acrylic paint, this piece is inspired by the interplay of natural and industrial elements. Subtle hues of Iridescent Gold is utilized within the white horizontal line, to not rest on the surface but is integrated within it - to have a feel of natural stone. Mica pigment gives a pearlescent effect and is used throughout the washes so as the changing daylight shifts – the vibrant tones will bounce across the piece. Using my hammer and chisel, the composition consisted of dominant Carbon Black lines to create contrast against the vibrant colours of Petroleum Green, highlights of Turquoise and Cobalt Blue. I am grateful to Bettina and The UKAMA Gallery for working on this amazing project.
NEW WORK FOR EFFUSION GALLERY AND CAST GLASS STUDIO
As part of their Winter Creative Series, The Effusion Gallery now has a new collection of mixed media pieces. The pieces can be viewed in their online collection at effusionartgallery.com or in my GALLERY Section. I am grateful to Heather and Erin for organizing this mini exhibition. Thank you!
"A VIBRANT FOCAL POINT WITHIN A SPACE"
A COMMISSION FOR A WASHINGTON HOME
As a vibrant focal point within a space, this 48” x 48” piece is inspired by washes of Pthalo Blue, Turquoise, Cerulean Blue, Yellow Ochre and Red Oxide. Some objects for inspiration to create this piece: a beautiful vase, the marble work within the fireplace and the clients’ love for a range of vibrant blues. One of the highlights of this process: the clients were so kind in creating a coffee table book of the entire process of the commission to compliment the piece. Thank you so much to John and Barbara and The UKAMA Gallery for the opportunity to create this piece for your beautiful space.
SUBTLE HUES OF GREY, BLUE AND BLACK
WORK IN PROGRESS: A COMMISSION FOR A SQUAMISH HOME
Currently working on a commission for a modern Squamish home.
This 38” x 60” piece utilizes delicate and understated tones of Carbon Black, Blue and Grey. Thank you so much to Kyra and The UKAMA Gallery.
Photo: Commission Samples
THE MYSTERY OF THE COLOUR BLUE
WORK IN PROGRESS: A COMMISSION FOR A BERMUDA HOME
Currently working on a commission for a modern Bermuda home. This 48" x 60" piece will explore vibrant tones of Pthalo Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine and Cerulean. Thank you so much to Jason and Laura and The UKAMA Gallery.
Photo: Commission Sample
FEELINGS OF STILLNESS AND CONTEMPLATION
A COMMISSION FOR A PARIS HOME
This 31.4” x 31.4” piece was created for a Paris client. It is inspired by subtle tones of lightened Pthalo Green, lightened Pthalo Blue and Pearlescent White.
Thank you so much to Jean – Pierre and The UKAMA Gallery.
BOLD AND VIBRANT
A COMMISSION FOR A COLORADO HOME
This bold and vibrant 34" x 60" piece explores darker hues of Pthalo Blue and Violet as the top washes and a vibrant Ultramarine as the underlayer. This piece utilizes close to over 60 washes of acrylic paint. Thank you so much to Michael and Lynn and The UKAMA Gallery.