January 5th, 2015 | No Comments »

The weather was sunny, beautiful and cold during the week we were on Bowen Island for Christmas. I walked in the forest every day, and took many photos.

Christmas on Bowen Island

Christmas on Bowen Island

Christmas on Bowen Island

Christmas on Bowen Island

Christmas on Bowen Island

Christmas on Bowen Island

Christmas on Bowen Island

Walking the city streets every day seems pretty dull compared to walking in the forest on Bowen.

January 2nd, 2015 | No Comments »

I enjoy looking back through the year end review blog posts from previous years because it reminds me of things I’d forgotten about. I think all of the posts are filled with photos of nature and artwork, and this year is no exception.

Heart paper cut work
January

Hearting the Neighbourhood
February

Toronto graffiti & street art
March

Spring in Vancouver
April

May long weekend on Bowen Island
May

Kirigami paper cuts
June

Work in progress paper cut design
July

Untitled
August

Work in progress paper cut - detail
September

Work in progress - Moon
October

Anna's Hummingbird
November

TerraSkin paper - Circle series
December

May 2015 be a good one for us all!

December 8th, 2014 | Comments Off

My friend Kim was driving down to Seattle for the day on Saturday and I decided to tag along with Boris and do a bit of gallery hopping. While she was signing books at Urban Craft Uprising, we wandered around Pioneer Square visiting my favourite galleries.

Below are detail photos of sculptural work by June Sekiguchi at Art Exchange. The rest of the work in the show was pretty fabulous, but I was riveted by Sekiguchi’s work because the layers of intricate shapes are something I badly want to explore with my own work.

June Sekiguchi
June Sekiguchi

June Sekiguchi
June Sekiguchi

June Sekiguchi
June Sekiguchi

Roq la Rue was our next stop to see the fantastical work of Stacey Rozich. She works in watercolours, and my favourite pieces were the small series of layered scenes in shadowbox frames, one of which is pictured here.

Stacey Rozich
Stacey Rozich

I had just encountered the work of Rachel Denny through an Instagram post by the Jealous Curator earlier in the week and had no idea she was showing in Seattle until we were walking past Foster White gallery. The head of the red bull hanging in the front window drew us inside, and I was giddy with delight to see more of her work.

Rachel Denny
Rachel Denny

Rachel Denny
Rachel Denny

Rachel Denny
Rachel Denny

The final show of our brief art tour was a visit to Flatcolor Gallery to see work by Timothy Karpinski. Again, I’d had no idea he had a show in Seattle at the time until I happened upon an invite for his exhibition when we stopped at Zeitgeist for a short break. I’d like to buy all of his work, but the abstract composition of colourful leaves most of all.

Timothy Karpinski
Timothy Karpinski

Timothy Karpinski
Timothy Karpinski

Timothy Karpinski
Timothy Karpinski

Timothy Karpinski
Timothy Karpinski

We also visited Greg Kucera gallery, Method Gallery, Pottery Northwest, and had a wander through Urban Craft Uprising. It was all together a very inspiring and memorable day. I love a good art-themed road trip!