I'm so thrilled to be included in the latest issue of "In My Studio" magazine. When I was asked about my space, I thought about what happens in the studio and why. Many years ago a mentor had suggested that I surround myself with work in progress as well as completed, not as a matter of vanity but rather as part of the creative process. This was meant to remind me of what I needed to do as well as what I had already accomplished. It was the best advice I've been given as an artist.
Yesterday would have been my dad's birthday. I miss our conversations. He felt that photographs were extremely important, to capture moments in time or to create something beautiful and was the person who taught me to use a camera, something I still love. He taught me about composition and had me take his photograph for the first time in the Rocky Mountains when I was only 5 years old. These days if I'm not documenting my work and process, I'm documenting my daughter's, which has been so much fun. She has the greatest creative vision and then I get to play with it. I absolutely love these collaborations. On a cold, very windy January day we found a great building to take Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' inspired photographs and though this is one of the outtakes I still love it. To see more photos, you can visit her website here.
It is with a heavy heart that I say good-bye to Inglewood Fine Arts gallery after being represented by them for ten years, I am happy for Michel and his wife as they look forward to their retirement in Montreal. As a grand finale, there will be an exhibition reception on February 16, 2-5pm title Au Revoir for the roster of artists who have exhibited with the gallery. The exhibit runs until February 23 and everyone is welcome to join us.