When I am in the midst of working on an acrylic series I find that my dreams are filled with artistic images and ideas; I keep a pad of paper available to sketch those sometimes brief thoughts. I’m most myself, purposeful and engaged, when I’m creating a series. There seem to be artistic possibilities queuing in my head. They are all available for prints in various sizes. Please see my contact page.
I paint dead flowers (!!) Sometimes when they are almost dead, I see their twists and shreddings, their incessant wilting and I think well that’s pretty too.
Before the internet, we popped popcorn and watched the time lapse photography which proved that all four hooves of a galloping horse do leave the ground at the same time.
I kept a Christmas amaryllis around well after it’s lustre had faded, reminding my daughters every day for two months that life with an artist was going to require explanation at times; that and create a time lapse experiment in acrylic paint.
She Could Not Believe Them When They Told Her She was Special
He Had Returned
Would you believe that after a month of waning the amaryllis flower head became the withered Athena, whirling at her warrior’s return.
Lily, my eldest daughter tended an acre of gardens one year.The flowers in the painting were a gift one day near the end of that summer.
She Could Not Believe Them When They Told Her She was Special:
A composition of rudbeckia grown at Western University. I imagined the title to be poignant reminder for our daughters finding their way in the world.
London’s Metal Trees (acrylic)
Original artwork for 2011 “Art Freshener” part of London’s Metal Trees Series
Heart and Trees
Here are examples of an interesting series that include moon craters in acrylic paint, hand hewn steel frames, and the pièce de résistance —LED’s!