Always after a rain, always with rolling clouds overhead; the city looks so beautiful on a rainy night.
Spring is slowing coming through here in Manitoba. It feels like we are late to the game this year, with all the cooler temps and dreary rainy days, so it is nice to see these small green leaves. Makes me excited for warmer days ahead.
A few pics from today. I travelled home, quick day-trip to my hometown and was it ever beautiful. Nice to see after a long winter. *Shot with my Canon Rp*
On a recent trip back home to see my family, I felt inspired to shoot some video with my mom. We were casually talking about creativity and what we find inspiring as artists and I said “today is inspiring, right now is inspiring”. We decided to go out for a walk, to look and listen to our immediate surroundings. My mom wanted to contemplate her surroundings in this moment, and I wanted to play with my steadicam. So this little snippet came to life.
My video work is always a reflection of my experience and where I have come from. My regional experience is both rural and urban and these spaces continue to fill my creative well. Images are overlayed and reflect on each other how beautiful, unfamiliar and overwhelming this experience can be.
Screenshots from a work in progress.
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.
I got up early on Sunday (around 5:30am) to get my butt out the door and take some sunrise photos. I was a bit resistant when I initially got up, but a bit of coffee and the brisk morning air got me going. The sky was a bit cloudy but it felt so good to run around the quiet streets and the empty sidewalks getting some great shots. I’ve attached a few pictures from my morning 🙂
Overlayed footage from a sunny afternoon sometime in July. As fall gets cooler and gloomier, it’s fun to look back on footage that I’ve shot and revisit warmer times.
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.
Finally giving my studio a much needed refresh. New writing desk, new work table and chairs are making things so much more inviting. The space is feeling really good so I wanted to share a pic as I switch things up. As I get everything in its place, I’ll post up more pics.
This place is where all my creativity comes together and I’m so happy to share this with everyone.