Illusion of Comfort

Evoking questions through art The predictable, familiar, and ordinary all describe what most consider elements of comfort. The systems and structures that we know, like, and trust, including emotions and thoughts, all fall into a little space often referred to as a comfort zone. Although this space tends to feel safe and secure, the very […]

Illusion of Perception

Evoking questions through art Our everyday life is a compilation of countless real-time subjective viewpoints, ideals and experiences.  Each and every thought, event, and conversation we’re presented with, is passed through our own personal filter, based on our values and beliefs, to form an opinion or interpretation of it. These subjective interpretations point to the […]

Summertime – Room for Spontaneity

School is officially out for the summer! My kids aren’t the only ones who are excited! This is my family’s time for embracing spontaneity!  We all know summer in Alberta is but a brief period of time, so I like to let some of our buttoned-up routines take a bit of a back seat to […]

A Personal Contemplation – Nature’s Metaphors

There’s a bounty of beauty that nature offers up this month, from the deep and lush greens of grass and hill tops, the growing crops of fields and gardens, and the vibrant scent of flowers, wild or cut. Nature is buzzing and flourishing! I always find myself contemplating on the similarities of nature’s seasons with the […]

Appreciating the Process

If I were asked what my biggest lesson from being an artist has been so far, I would undoubtedly say, “Recognizing that everything, without exception, has a process.” I’ve come to realize that everything has its own process, which inherently depends on the fulfillment of unique actionable steps to produce a specific outcome. Whether it’s doing a load […]

The Evolution of a Painting: “Rouge the Fox”

Right from the beginning of my painting journey, I have taken progress photos of the various stages of every piece of artwork to capture the process and evolution of my subject along its way to completion. I like to think of this mini photo documentation diary as ‘The Evolution of a Painting’. It’s not only fun to […]