Pandemic times influence 2020
These strange times have seen my creative instincts take a back seat to gardening and other similar pursuits. Now that the garden is in and growing and the odd jobs list diminished, it is time to head back into my studio and dust off the brushes. Time for new directions, and risky behaviour on canvas and paper.
Mark your calendars: June 26-July 14 , Coast Collective Gallery, Wain Rd, Colwood. My kelp painting “Ocean Sway”
Is one of many exciting works in this “Ocean” exhibit. Living in East Sooke with tall cedars, beautiful ocean beaches and the west coast trail nearby, influence my every day life. I feel connected to the sighing of whales, the smell of salt and iodine near the kelp beds. These undersea forests soak up nitrogen and carbon, and provide critical habitat for many fish and invertebrates. Their elegant swaying motion influenced by tide and current have inspired this painting. This exhibition celebrates the marine world above, below and along the ocean’s margin. hope to see you there.
Join us at Gage Gallery 2031 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria BC this exhibition is on until Mar 19. Gallery hours Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm
I My :High Noon, 30x36 acrylic on canvas has been selected for the 2015 Sooke Fine Art Show
You are invited to this wonderful 10 day event from July 24 to August 3. for more information
go to http://sookefinearts.com/daily-event-calendar/
Hope to see you there!
A group of Sooke Artists will be showing their work at the 3220 Cedarhill Rd Victoria BC, at the CACGV Art Gallery May 6-20 . (im)POSSIBILITIES show's opening reception is Thursday, May 7, 7 to 9pm and again on Sunday May 10 from 10am to 4pm . Our group (Crackerjacks Collective) consists of Sharon Grove-potter extraordinaire, Anne Boquist-creator of witty gourd confections, Mary Coakley-photographer with a world vision, Bonnie Coulter-steampunk/vintage art, Suzanne Jensen-paintings of salmon and nature's detritus, Amber Lomax-moderne art/ dreamscapes, Joanne Thomson-inspired watercolors on large canvases.
We are a group of like minded artists who gathered together to create an exhibition in May. Some our work was censored by the venue in which we were going to display. Initial outrage, has shaped the formation of our new group and fueled our motto in the above poster. Pls join us now and then on our facebook page www.facebook.com/WOMENWITHOUTBORDERS.CA to view the antics and experiences of the following artists:
Sharon Bussard-Grove: a potter with a keen sense of color and design
Anne Boquist: a witty off the wall creator of gourd confections
mary e coakley: a photographer who brings the world to our door
Bonnie Coulter: an innovative painter/mixed media
Amber Lomax: a Moderne Contemporary painter of dreamscapes.
Joanne Thomson: inspired watercolor landscapes
I am a west coast artist, living on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island , surrounded by East Sooke Park ,near the famous West Coast Trail