My painting called Prophecy will be part of “Canvas Unbound” at the Federation Gallery from Apr 21-May 11 in Granville Island. Granville Island is a gorgeous tourist area in Vancouver…always lots to do and see with many shops and galleries…if you visit you’ll want to return as its along the water and the scenery is stunning.
If you are anywhere near Vancouver at the end of May….check out the “Artists in Canada” booth at Art Vancouver from May 21st to May 24th. Art! Vancouver will be host to a world-class art event, featuring reputable art galleries and artists from across Canada and around the world. Located in the Pacific Northwest, home to a culturally rich, historic, and thriving fine arts scene, Art! Vancouver will be held at the beautiful Vancouver Convention Centre East Building’s waterfront venue, providing for a stunning and inspirational setting for art enthusiasts and collectors to immerse themselves in a wide array of beautiful artwork. For more info please visit: http://www.artistsincanada.com or http://www.artvancouver.net
My art mirrors my life. With that said, this painting of my daughter was painted to the song “Sweet” by “Daveed”, played over and over. I call it “The Reinvention of Laurie Ann”. The concept is that it places the idea of choice, or our ability to place life squarely in our owns hands. We have the tools to be, do or live however we feel is best for us. If the life you have now isn’t working for you…stop what your doing….and go reinvent yourself and you’ll find yourself to be a greater person by far, than you ever dreamed yourself to be.
A painting inspired by an heirloom recently given to me that belonged to my Great Grandmother. “Bessie’s Treasure” was accepted into the FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS Abstract Show running from March 24-April6, 2015. The Federation Gallery is located on Vancouver’s beautiful Granville Island, 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver B.C.
In commemoration of Black History Month, Scarborough Arts presents Commemorate!, a series of free and open-to-all events that encourage the remembrance and honouring of the significant contributions of Black Canadians and of the African Diaspora to our city, country, and to the rest of the world. Happening on several Tuesdays throughout the month of February, these events will feature evocative artists and their works, plus great conversations and great food.
I experimented with pastels and acrylic together to sketch out this figure. As I use the side of the pastel it helps me “feel” the contours of the figure, therefore I am able to achieve a more correct likeness. Many of my paintings start out this way because I like the texture that results from the mixing of the two mediums. I’m at about the half way mark of a 40 day yoga challenge and the name “Sahasrara” is Sanskrit referring to Crown Chalkra (violet)