Sunday, March 13, 2016

ÉMERGEANCE D'INTRUSION - Exhibition and Residency in Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg MB

Visitors to the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre in Winnipeg, MB view the "Dark Water" series of low relief panels.
The CCFM Gallery is a favourite spot while waiting for a table at Stella's restaurant!

Experimenting with the transparency of Plexiglass! 8 x 10 in.

Drawing before incising Plexiglass
Drawing again based on a walk by the Red River in Winnipeg

Detail of incised Plexiglass based on the drawing above. This project is still in progress!

The exhibition runs from March 3 to May 12, 2016. I have been here in Winnipeg since February 19, experimenting with transparency and plant forms, mounting my show of the "Bouquet" and "Dark Water" series, and teaching eight workshops for school children and teachers. The month has gone by very quickly!

I've been fortunate to meet new people, visit galleries and museums and to appreciate the vibrant artistic community in Winnipeg.  

Thank you to the provinces of Manitoba and New Brunswick for supporting my projects at the CCFM.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Ashes and Ice: 'Rencontre primordial' concepts

Steam Fields, watercolour on paper, 10 x 30 in. 2016
Final work will be about 4 x 9 ft., acrylic on incised plywood panels

Greenhouses, watercolour on paper, 15 x 30 in. 2016
Final work will be about 4 x 6 ft., acrylic on incised plywood panels.
Thanks to ArtsNB for their support of my project 'Rencontre primordial,' comprising five large format low relief paintings based on my residency in Iceland last July. While arranging for new studio space, I have continued sketching in watercolour.  Each of these sketches combines elements from more than one location.  Final large works will be simplified, textured and darkened.

Je remercie ArtsNB de leur appui de mon projet "Rencontre primordial,' qui comprend cinq tableaux à grand format qui s'inspirent de ma résidence en Islande juillet passé.  Lorsque je fais de arrangements pour un espace studio, je complètent des esquisses en aquarelle.  Chaque dessin combine des éléments de plus d'un locale. Je planifie des tableaux simplifiés,  incisés et plus sombres en ton.