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.
AIRdirondack Art Project
Alberta (above) +