'The Raven' has flown to a new home (thank you Sonia) and I have to say I'm very pleased that it will be well-loved. This piece has special significance for me as it is the closest representation of both my current foothills home and my previous northern home - ravens and a birch bark canoe, boreal forest pictographs and markings from the Okotoks Erratic - all symbolic of my life growing up Canadian.
It's always a treat when I get to meet the new owner of a piece I create. This time it was especially special as this was a first-time purchase of original artwork. She felt an immediate connection to my work when she saw it and said she had never felt that way before...that she knew she wanted to live with a piece. What an absolute honour for me.
We spoke about books we had read and planned on reading, with numerous similarities. I know that who I am comes through in my work, but I was pleasantly surprised to hear of many other similar interests. I love connecting with others and feel extremely privileged when someone wants to live with my work. I just can't begin to tell you how that touches my heart.