I am honoured and excited to be presenting at the Calgary chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists meeting on February 16. That evening I will be sharing my process as well as reading a bit from my book and was asked to bring a few copies of the book for sale.
I have been a member of the national Vancouver branch of the FCA since I began painting professionally because I had learned that Lawren Harris, my favorite member of the Group of Seven, was an initiator of the Federation. Throughout the years I have exhibited in Vancouver many times and was the grateful recipient of the Tinyan Chan, SFCA Award in 2006. Being a member has allowed me not only to be involved in exhibits in Vancouver, but also for my work to travel around the world to places like Germany, England and Scotland.
I believe whole-heartedly that it is important for an artist, whose life is often lived in isolation, to be involved in some sort of community whether locally or internationally. Throughout the years I have learned much from others who have travelled this path before me and have received opportunities and also that impetus to push myself and grow in my craft.
AIRdirondack Art Project