I just had the most lovely visit with artist Deborah Catton who is currently interviewing a variety of female Alberta artists for an exhibit/book titled 'Artists in the Raw'. It's a pleasure to be included with such a fabulous group of women and even more of a pleasure to meet another wonderful artist. Her vibrant abstract work is currently being exhibited by Resolution Art Gallery in Calgary.
I really love the arts community in this province. The support and consideration they give one another is absolutely incredible. And I'm really, really thankful to be able to be a part of it. It's also wonderful to be a woman artist who is maturing under the tutelage of so many wise women. It's because of them that I've been brave enough to step out of my little box and to expand what I do, to include even more of myself in my new body of work, to open myself more and add the layers of my history into my paintings. It's interesting to see each of these women whose work I admire grow to work together. There is definitely strength in numbers.
PS I went to see 'Brave' with my daughters and nieces and it was wonderful. A great testament and example of the courage of girls. My daughters are fortunate to live in this time and place with such role models.