Watercolour Graphite Ink Gouache
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"Mexican Peacock" watercolour approx 24 x 32 inches
During one my trips to Mexico, I spent some days at a hotel situated
at the very edge of the ocean. Surrounding the hotel were lush ponds replete
with goldfish. Under the palm trees, peacocks and peahens ruffled their
feathers while squawking and screaming. Each day found me in the grounds
painting and drawing, rarely pausing for any reason. This work I produced
served as the inspiration for this painting.
"Inside Your Heart is a Bird"
"Inside Your Heart is a Bird" (detail)
"The Wedding Fish"
watercolour, ink, 23 kt gold leaf approx. 24 x 32 inches
This image symbolizes the power of fate. Into each life glides destiny,
formidable in its strength. We are impotent to rebuff the changes
thrust upon us by this ruthless wisdom.
"Woman in Prayer"
watercolour, graphite, acrylic ink size approx. 24 x 12 inches
While living in Busan, South Korea, Ivan and I happened upon
a celebration of Buddha's birthday held at the entrance of our
neighbourhood park while we were out for an evening walk.
The dancers and drummers moved gracefully in their traditional attire.
Lanterns shone as ancient prayers were recited. As the performance
came to a close, each audience member was gifted with a handmade
paper flower and we were invited to say a silent prayer as we held one of the lanterns. The memories of that evening were the inspiration for this work.
"Fish and Bull Head Lilies"
watercolour size approx 28 x 22 inches
One day I became obsessed stencilling. I cut stencils, day and night, until flaming blisters appeared on my scissor hand. Undaunted by the pain,
I wrapped my fingers in duct tape and continued cutting until I had a full box of stencils in every shape and size imaginable. This painting is one
from my first series of stencilled works. A great deal of planning is required
to execute a painting in this style.
watercolour size approx. 22 x 28 inches
One autumn, a little circus came to our bush town of Atikokan. Under the tent
we were treated to the skills of acrobats, high wire artists and clowns.
There were no lions, tigers, or elephants. However, there were dogs, ponies,
and a donkey. These animals had an obviously loving bond with the couple who
leaded them through a simple though charming performance. This painting
features one of the ponies, with all its innocence and trust intact.
watercolour, graphite size approx. 24 x 32 inches
Three days before she was to give birth to her first child, our friend, Ange Carter,
asked me and my mom to paint and draw her nude while she was in this very pregnant state. Of course, we said yes! Ange was ecstatic in her pregnancy; she glowed with joy and beauty. As I worked away on paper, I was overwhelmed by
the profoundly powerful and vulnerable energy emanating from her belly and the new life inside. Later, I wondered how pregnant women and war could
exist on the same planet because I saw Ange's pregnancy as both a shrine of peace and a call for peace. The drawings I did this day resulted in this painting.
"Ophelia" watercolour size 28 x 22 inches
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ABOUT THE ARTIST ARTICLE PHOTOS CV/BIO
1 Paintings - 2 Paintings - 3 Paintings - 4 Commissioned Work
5 Paintings - 6 Angels - 7 Paintings - 8 Litho/Mono Prints
9 Litho/Mono Prints - 10 Art Objects - 11 Illustrations
12 Golden Boy - 13 Windows & Doors - 14 Consignments
15 Gift Shop - 16 Caravan Princess Jewellry
17 Travel Art - 18 Exhibition Photos