My studio is located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, in the historic Exchange District. The area is a hub for restaurants, galleries and all things arts related. Some nights the area is full with the hustle and sounds of people moving through the streets and sidewalks. Other nights it is a ghost town. No matter what the mood, I love being perched up on the 4th floor of my building listening, seeing and absorbing all the eclectic energy. It engages my creativity, being in this neighbourhood and I look forward to spending 2022 here in my studio.
Two pieces I finished the other night. After a long (tiring) day, I settled in at my studio and without any intent, began painting. I did not know what colours I wanted to work with, or how my flow was going to go. Started with a base colour of Thalo Green and I just started painting.
Sometimes that’s what we need to do. No intention, just the room to let creativity work itself onto the canvas.
I’m very happy with how these two pieces turned out, and it’s was the best and most relaxing way to finish up my day.
A recent piece in acrylic, “untitled” 18×24. Was really nice to back on a canvas, blending Viridian green and soft white together to create a cool flow of colour and texture.
I was at my studio on Sunday organizing and cataloging some of my work, and I couldn’t resist taking a few pics with my new Canon DSLR. I can remotely connect it to my phone, hence the pic of me holding my phone. I always enjoy being in my creative space, it’s energizing with all the sunshine and it’s fun to look back through my collection of art. Hope everyone is having a good start to your week.
This monochromatic piece was done in Prussian blue and I’m just so happy with this. The tone, hues and the variation from one colour are extraordinary. Excited to work with this colour more.
During the holiday season I painted a gift for my husband, a piece based around his experience during a sweat lodge where an elder gave him his name and his colours.
Yellow, red and black.
I wanted to capture the clarity of the moment coupled with the intensity of a new responsibility given to him. From the darkness of the sweat lodge comes new light.
Such a simple colour, but the hue is so nice. I love this pink. I was playing around with portrait pink and aqua green and created this little graphic. 16×20 in acrylic.
Sat down at my canvas with no plan, and I am so pleased with how this one turned out.
2020 has come to a close and here we are on the very first day of 2021. The past year was marked with creative highs and personal lows and the one thing that remained constant and familiar was my art studio. I wanted to share some shots of my space from this past year, to celebrate the time that has passed and to look forward to working more in this art space.
I hope everyone has a creative and cozy start to the new year. I’m going to make another cup of coffee, read a bit of my book and then venture down to my second home, my art studio.
It’s been a different season here in Manitoba currently in Code Red. Normally a vibrant season with friends and family, social gatherings and gift exchanges, we are now isolated and limited to the contact we can have. The seasonal feeling is muted and contemplative this year. I’m so grateful for my creative outlet and artistic expression, it’s been a saving grace in these uncertain times.
This is a new piece that I completed and I’m very happy with it. Colours I don’t usually work with and a style that I should do more often. Acrylic in burnt umber and yellow hues, this piece feels like my headspace right now. Stormy, full of thoughts and soft with colour.
THIS colour is so awesome, I love how dense it is and how it has such a big tonal range. I work in monochromatic often, so I am genuinely in love with this purple and how is works on the canvas. A few examples of some work this week with the dioxazine purple.