Thursday, November 16, 2017

Just Because

So it's November and the day is wet and gloomy; the leaves are gone, the snow stayed on the ground for a week, the pond froze; yet there is a quiet stillness and beauty to the day.


snowflakes in the new ice, 2017

the gleam of the sun, 2017



Saturday, November 11, 2017

1st Taste

Yesterday we woke to a white world, today the pond was frozen over; a taste of what's to come but maybe not quite yet.

View from the dock, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Purging the Studio

In my determination to clean up the studio and free up working space and storage space, I tackled a pile of drawings that needed to be culled. So I started ripping and tearing with the intent of putting the pieces in the garbage; but then I noticed the torn edges of the paper and started to play. One step forward, 2 steps back for the studio clean up.


Torn 1, charcoal on paper, 2017

Torn 2, charcoal on paper, 2017

Torn 3, charcoal on paper, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Small Works

For Rebelles / Rebelles at Galerie Art Plus in Sutton, I have 7 small works. Framed they are 9 in x 9 in; below are 4 of them. And thanks Brigite for the amazing amount of work that goes into organizing this show; there are 52 artists participating and over 250 works, all small format of 9 x 9in.

4 small works for Rebelles / Rebelles




Thursday, November 2, 2017

After the Storm

After the storm the moon gleams, the power is back and internet restored. Trees are down but Jack will take care of that problem. I'm still thinking of all the people in the Caribbean 5 weeks without power or clean water.

Night 3 of no power, the moon glows on the roof.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Getting Back to the Studio

After a rough summer [J. had to have some surgery, he's fully recovered now] the gardens are almost put to bed, ready for winter and I have had more time and inclination to be in the studio. I wanted to let you know that Rebelles / Rebelles opens this Thursday, Nov2, at Galerie Art Plus in Sutton; all the works are small format and all are 9 in x 9 in framed. I will be exhibiting new work from my ongoing exploration of light and shadow. Hope to see you there; the vernissage is Saturday, November 4 from 2 - 5 pm.


It's that time of the year....Rebelles / Rebelles returns.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

It's Spring!

Today in the garden....Gran's Jonny jump ups and dafts, apple blossoms sweetening the air.


May 17, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Lurching Towards Spring

I have spent the winter hunkered down in the studio drawing, building pop up books and playing; trying like most to keep some sense of balance in this bleak world time. Yesterday though was one of those days when you could smell spring and I can't wait.

There are a few shows coming up that i am pleased to be part of. First, the upcoming Biennale du dessin at the Musée des beaux-arts de Mont Sainte Hilaire, with 4 charcoal drawings. It runs from the 19th of march to the 30 of April. Here is the link to their website: http://www.mbamsh.qc.ca



Next is The Drawing Collective exhibition opens at Galerie Olivier Nouvellet in Paris, where I will have some drawings. There is a wonderful ctalogue for the show and the link is here https://issuu.com/edelab/docs/drawingcollective2


And there will be a The Drawing Collective exhibition in Sydney, Australia, April 14 to May 1, at Articulate Project Space,link here http://articulate497.blogspot.ca. I'll post more information about that as soon I have it.

Meanwhile I found my big brush and will continue my Spring Fever dance in the studio.

Big brush #4, ink on paper, 22 x 30 in. 2017

I can't figure out why the font is so F$#*ed up in blogger today, my apologies......



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A Pop-up Book

A few weeks ago I had the idea of making a pop-up book, something I had never tried; but with all the stress and chaos in the world it really seemed like the right time to throw myself into something new. And it was fun, and exciting and it went through a lot of drafts, and still didn't end up quite as I imagined.


Page 1, getting closer to the final template. © 2017



Final layout [which changed at the last moment.] © 2017


Final Build, © 2017


Catching the light on an early build of the book. ©2017


Late afternoon sun on the final book form.  © 2017



Monday, January 2, 2017

Light for 2017

I'm a little late to the party to welcome in 2017 and wish you all the very best for the coming year. It seemed fitting that J. and I finished off 2016 with flu and colds; that meant a very quiet holiday time with brief spurts in the studio and a lot of time reading and watching The West Wing. I walked into the studio this morning to the best winter light, strongly slanted, almost reaching the far wall and it made my heart sing. So for 2017 I wish for all of us more heart singing, along with the usual wishes of health and goodwill.

From the upper studio looking down, Jan 2, 2017

Walking in the studio door, Jan 2, 2017

looking at the west wall, Jan 2, 2017

again looking northwest, Jan 2, 2017

From the northwest looking back, Jan 2, 2017