Of late it seems my focus is on my painting and film. However, I do love the prairies in the winter. It’s as if a hush falls upon the city.
In Summer 2015, I took over a studio space in Winnipeg’s iconic Exchange District. Located at 75 Albert Street in Winnipeg Manitoba, it really is a fantastic location, the view out of my windows is beautiful, and having the constant hum of downtown around me is golden. It’s been a great space that is inspiring, and gives me room to be creative. From writing to painting, my work is done within my studio walls. I am lucky to have this space, and i’m super excited for all the work i will be producing out of the studio this year.
While film is my primary medium, painting is my oldest. Starting when I was young, I mentored under my mom, Vivian Paschke, an established rural Manitoban artist. I work with a variety of materials, but I tend to gravitate towards watercolors and acrylic.
“Untitled” acrylic on canvas, 2016
I was out visiting my home town of Elkhorn, and I was inspired to shoot some footage with my mom. We trekked out to a field in -40 degree weather, and shot some fantastic footage against the late afternoon sunshine. It was damn cold, and we were frozen, but the footage looks amazing.
After the shoot, I got my mom to recite some of her favourite winter poems, and I’ll be pairing the poetry with the footage we shot together. The end result will be contemplative and beautiful, an ode to the two things that have always been a source of inspiration; Winter and my mom. Here are a couple of screenshots.
This was so fun to do! Here is a video I produced for a wonderful couple on their wedding day. Stephanie and Justin were a pleasure to work with, and I’m so happy with the end result (and so were they!). I shot and edited the entire project with my ever reliable Canon 7D.
I shot this wedding video this past summer, and it turned out so beautifully. The weather was perfect and the couple was so gracious, it really was an awesome day to be a part of. The music in the video is an original piece composed and performed by the groom, and the video was shot with my ever handy Canon 7D and edited by myself.
This past week, my friend and I went to The Red River Exhibition, here in Winnipeg. I haven’t been there in a few years, so it was fun to walk around, take some pictures, eat mini donuts, drink beer and listen to a Gun’s and Roses cover band.