Thursday, 25 September 2014
The idea for this painting comes from the sign on the Cochrane Branch of the Canadian Legion – Men of Vision #15. I’ve always liked the idea of old men, possibly war vets, solving the problems of the world over a pint. Drink of choice is beer, the nectar of the gods. And of course, man’s best friend loyally protecting and providing companionship.
40" x 30"
oil on canvas
Thursday, 18 September 2014
Women Painting Women is an international movement that explores how contemporary women painters are handling women as subjects. The goal is to “promote the visibility of contemporary female artists portraying female subjects in the figurative traditions and showcase the quality, variety and breadth of women making figurative art in the 21st century”.
The movement began as a Women Painting Women Blog in 2009 showcasing treatments of the female form as painted by female artists. It has since expanded to include exhibitions in the UK and the US and now throughout the world. We are delighted to bring this international movement to Calgary to encourage and inspire all figurative artists especially women.
Thursday, 11 September 2014
As a young woman marches into adulthood she is faced with a myriad of choices. Should she throw caution to the wind and set out on a grand adventure thumbing her nose at convention. Or should she take on love and commitment and settle for a more stable but possibly boring existence. The dichotomy of penguins is they live in extreme conditions but they also mate for life. So is there a way of having it all?
30" x 30"
oil on canvas