Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Winter Road Home

9x6 acrylic on canvas

Available through Arts Underground, Whitehorse, YT.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Windy Arm Skate SOLD

6x6 acrylic on canvas
Wild mountains
Rushing wind
Ice like glass
And laughter, much laughter

As requested, I am posting pictures of my body of work for the HEARTBEAT show. All Pieces are currently hanging at Arts Underground, Whitehorse, YT, and are available for purchase.

Woodland Trail SOLD


5x7 acrylic on canvas

Mountain Scenes X 3

Blue Mountains Ahead
Another View ahead


 
Trailing the View
There is an unending supply of mountains to view in the Yukon. These three acrylics on cradled panels measure 4x4".

The Three Saints

St John's - Carcross YT

St Saviour's - Carcross YT

St Andrew's - Hallville ON
I'm fascinated by beautiful steepled churches. Each is 4x4 acrylic on cradled panel.

Tree Vistas X 3

Autumn Birches SOLD

Fall Outlook SOLD

Yellow Splash
A tree trio of 4x4 acrylics on cradled panels.

Spring Vista SOLD

6x6 Acrylic on canvas
Yes, it's very wild, this razor's purple edge
But it doesn't cut,
rather it soothes

The Shady Side of Summer SOLD

6x6 acrylic on canvas
I like to listen to the conversation the sun has with the shade,
to watch its dialogue on the mountains

Carcross Comfort

5x7 Acrylic on canvas

The Harvest Field

10x10 acrylic on canvas

ORANGE & BLUE X 3

Grey MTN Morning

Orange & Blue Sunset SOLD

Snow & Shadows
Another series of 4x4 acrylic paintings on cradled panel.

The White Trail

5x7 Acrylic on canvas
Like a zipper
Tucking me into the cool, fresh blue
of winter

A Winter Hike SOLD

5x7 Acrylic on canvas

Winter Colours SOLD

6x6 Acrylic on canvas
This is a morning for showing your true colours,
an offering of what is bright and beautiful,
and life-giving.

Unveiling the Summit SOLD

10x10 acrylic on canvas
A mighty wind blows
and lifts the shroud of winter.
The mystery is over.

The Watchful One SOLD

9x7 acrylic on canvas

The stories you could tell!
The seasons you have weathered!
You inspire me to stand tall.

Red & Gold X 3



Trailing the Gold

Gold Valley

Gold Stacks
A series of 3 small works using a very limited palette over gold. Each measures 4x4" - acrylic on cradled panel.

Sumac Outlook

10x10 acrylic on canvas


All Pieces are currently hanging at Arts Underground, Whitehorse, YT, and are available for purchase.
This piece is my recollection of a walk in Gatineau, QC.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Opening Night at Arts Underground Whitehorse, YT.

Kathy Piwowar, Edwige Graham, Glenda Mosher...Women a la Carte

Edwige with one of her fabulous marionettes!

Kathy beside her Coleoptera Embellished display

Checking out my hung pieces

Gallery ready for Friday's opening!
HEARTBEAT opened this past Friday evening at Arts Underground - the Yukon Art Society's gallery in Whitehorse YT. What a fabulous evening celebrating a year's worth of work with so many friends and family! Kathy, Edwige and myself hadn't seen each other in over a year. Discovering one another's creations for the show was like Christmas and being together again was a gift too!
Glenda's wall of landscapes
The show runs until November 26th. If you are in Whitehorse check it out! You won't be disappointed!

Friday, October 28, 2016

An Invitation & a Sneak Peek

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It's just about here! The Women a la Carte show HEARTBEAT opens November 4th in Whitehorse.
Most of my body of work features Yukon Landscapes with a few from England and Ontario.



Grey Mtn Autumn 9x12 acrylic on canvas


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall Wander

6x6 acrylic on canvas
Fall has arrived. The foliage is a feast for the eyes! This painting is one of 34 paintings soon to show in Whitehorse. I'll post an official invite soon!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Valley Calls

SOLD 4x4 acrylic on panel
 I haven't posted in a while but I have been busy in the studio throughout these summer days.

Evening Light


SOLD 4x4 acrylic on panel
As I process the changes in my geography images like these spill from my brushes.

A Touch of Gold

SOLD 4x4 acrylic on panel
I am always remembering the Yukon. Landscape, light, and colour are imprinted in my creative mind.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Late Bloomers...Blue Bloomers

Late Bloomers - 6x6 acrylic on cradled panel
Currently hanging at Arts Underground, Whitehorse YT
SOLD - Blue Bloomers - 6x6 acrylic on cradled panel

A couple of last minute pieces - aptly named 'late bloomers'. Sometimes I think a show is all wrapped up and wham! -  another creation tempts my imagination. For these latest works I've been painting on gold painted panels - letting the process birth the ideas. Totally fun!





Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Soda Pop Poppies & Sunflower Sauce

6x12 acrylic on cradled panel

SOLD 6x12 acrylic on cradled panel
The Manotick Art Association is hosting its annual Spring Show & Sale this wknd. This pair will be in the show along with hundreds of other works by other talented artists.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Windy Arm Skate SOLD

6x6 Acrylic on canvas
My thoughts and paint brushes keep returning to Yukon scenes. This is a memory I've long wanted to paint out...a Sunday skate at Windy Arm. It was a windy day, indeed! So very unique and worth remembering.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A Winter Path

4x4 Acrylic on canvas
It has been a few months since I dipped a brush into paint. The past two weeks I have been painting again - mostly little studies - to warm up my lax skills. The beauty of winter never fails to inspire!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Saying Goodbye to the Yukon






I'm sharing a handful of some favourite images from our time in the Yukon Territory. It hasn't really sunk in that we've moved away. When we left we had a whack of snow and a taste of -25 degree temperatures. And the darkness was closing in - fast.

I will miss this wild beauty - a place of spiritual inspiration and creativity, isolation and quiet.

I'll share an excerpt from Robert Service's poem THE SPELL OF THE YUKON which captures some of the call and response I've experienced as a Yukoner.

I expect I will be back - I've tasted the waters - the spell has been cast.

I’ve stood in some mighty-mouthed hollow
   That’s plumb-full of hush to the brim;
I’ve watched the big, husky sun wallow
   In crimson and gold, and grow dim,
Till the moon set the pearly peaks gleaming,
   And the stars tumbled out, neck and crop;
And I’ve thought that I surely was dreaming,
   With the peace o’ the world piled on top.

The winter! the brightness that blinds you,
   The white land locked tight as a drum,
The cold fear that follows and finds you,
   The silence that bludgeons you dumb.
The snows that are older than history,
   The woods where the weird shadows slant;
The stillness, the moonlight, the mystery,
   I’ve bade ’em good-bybut I can’t.
       excerpt from The Spell of the Yukon by Robert Service