Saturday, February 28, 2015


A few years ago I started to photograph the reflections on the refrigerator [you can see some of them here]. I call it my Donald Judd, as it's basically an aluminium box, and this week I noticed how the light was changing on it; layers of subtle colour seemed to wash over it reminding me of strata of the the earth or visions of the universe. Or maybe its just more cabin fever.

A line of light divides, 2015

Broken line, 2015

2 light lines divide, 2015

layers of horizon, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sky Colors February 22,2015

It's time for another grid as I organize the sky colours. Do I go by colour, time of day, kinds of blue, cloud formation?  I'll start with a chronological order of yesterdays sky and sees what happens.

Sky colours, Feb 22.2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Last Weekend

This is the last weekend to see "Ceci nest pas an exposition", a group show that I am part of, along with John Murphy, Brigite Normandin, Richard Surette and Susan Surette at Galerie Art Plus, 8 rue Maple, Sutton, QC., gallery hours are 1-5 pm.

Poster for "Ceci nest pas an exposition", at Galerie Art Plus

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Light Returning

I love it; for the past week I have been waking up early to light as I lie in bed watching the night lift off the edge of the mountain. It seems to have happened so quickly, this lengthening of days as I fretted about the bitter cold we have had this winter; but the signs are there, spring is coming.

Dawn sky from the kitchen window, Feb 19, 2015

From the bed room window, dawn breaks over Moose Back Mt, Feb 19, 2015

The colour of dawn, Feb. 19, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Pentagons and Hexagons

Between bursts of cabin fever I been working on some more of the ongoing Pentagons and Hexagons; the top and bottom ones in the first image have been digitally added to, now to get to the studio and make them.

each 22 x 30 in, ink on paper, 2015
each 22 x 30 in, ink on paper, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Night Shadows

Wandering around the house the other night I stood in front of a window, looking outside and marvelling at the tree shadows and thanking the town for replacing the street light.

Looking over the front porch, 2015

more looking over the front porch, 2015

off the edge of the porch and onto the snow, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Some Days

Some days I just want to scribble, to splash paint around; yesterday was one of those days. I think I have cabin fever.

spinning, mixed media, 30 x 22in, 2015

2 hearts, 3, mixed media on paper, 22 x 30 in. 2015

2 hearts, 6, digital on paper, 22 x 30 in. 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Yesterdays' Dawn

I love the colors of dawn, the softness of the yellows and pinks as the deepness of the night sky lifts, and I am always amazed how quickly the light and colors change. These photos were taken in two minutes and the then the clouds covered the light and we were back to a lighter but gray world.

Feb 6 at 6.57 am, sunrise was about 7.05

Feb. 6 at 6.58, 2015

Feb 6, at 6.59

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ceci n'est pas une exposition / This is not an exhibition

Last week was so busy and I forgot to post about this non exhibition. For the month of February, Galerie Art Plus has an impromptu exhibition: «Ceci n'est pas une exposition». A little wink to forget the winter cold. It's a group show with John Murphy, Brigite Normandin, Richard Surette, Susan Surette et moi. and runs until the 23rd. The gallery is at 8, rue Maple, Sutton and is open from 1 -5 pm, Thursday to Sunday. Take a winter break and come out to see it! Additional information is on the poster at the bottom.

Winter's slanted light on the gallery floor as we install, 2015

Ceramic works by Richard and Susan Surette

Tables, cupboards, benches, woodworking by John Murphy

Coming up the stairs, Brigite Normandin in front of some of her collages

Topographical map # 2, Liz Davidson

February invitation, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Day 5, [the last day] 2010’s

Day 5, [the last day] 2010’s, it  seems to be a time of going back, to drawing, pencils, ink, paper, and my hands. I have always wanted a marriage of my inner and outer worlds; my love of simplicity, order, rationality, and beauty with my love of chaos, mess, fragments, layers and contradiction and beauty. We’ll see what happens.

Hands, 2013

The 64, from "The Coffee Cantata", 2013

A Blue World, 2013, mixed media on paper, 66 in x 150 in

Now I See, 2013, accordion book

Studio wall, 2014, ink on Japanese paper

Monday, February 2, 2015

day 4, the 2000's

Day 4, the 2000’s, my brother had sent me a Mac, [one of the all time great presents] used as a graphic’s work station, 32 mgs of ram with 2 hard drives totally 2.3 gigs of space and a monitor bigger than our TV. I fell in love. I loved the ability to layer, whether it was sound or images. A few years later I realized I wanted my images to stop moving and began to work with video stills, using their grainy vitality as part of the work. And with all the layering came simplicity of image, a paring back to color and shape.

elegy...for the trees, 2002

An experimental work dealing with the plight of the trees in the ice storm of 1998, Link here for video
Music: Elegy for the trees by Liz Davidson 
Total running time 5.28 min.
Video 8

The Diver, 2002 , from "The sweetness of Truth the Body Reveals" series, Digital image on Arches, 13 in.H x10 in W, image, 19 in H. x 13 inW, support

She regarding...(her tilting, twirling house) 2004, from the series of the same name. Digital image on Arches paper, 42inches H x 70 inches W ( image ) 44inches H x 72 inches W ( support )

green river spirit, 2006 from the "SpiritHighways" series, Digital image, encaustic, on panel
79 in H x 22 in W

a beautiful bowl, 2008, from the series "Surrounded by Light", Digital image, encaustic
3 panels, 24 in H x 72 in W