I've been busy working on more minis and a commission while at the same time interviewing a local artist - a dream my friend Michelle & I had when we started the Airdrie Artists website. We're hoping to introduce a new artist to the community every month. The fabulous thing about this is that I feel like I'm going to be able to connect more deeply to my art community and to get to know these people who I admire a little better. I've also been contacted by the local radio station for an interview regarding the art programs at the library. All so exciting and quite validating for me as both a professional artist and a supporter of local arts. And finally I've had the pleasure of learning more about the fabulous artists in the 50's & 60's in reading books about the Abstract Expressionists and was touched by a quote by Jackson Pollock, "Painting is a state of being...Painting is self-discover. Every good artist paints what he is." As I look at my own work, I definitely see myself in it - my need for silence and solitude, my love of colour, in my canoes my love of the north, and, of course, in my interiors my absolute love of books.
AIRdirondack Art Project