VENUS RISING — OUR LIFE DRAWING GROUP'S SHOW!
Currently on display at Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre
January 23 until 5 April, 2018
A few photos of my series – aptly described as 'Renaissance Andy Warhol'. A series of digital print transfers of my drawing onto unstretched canvas, and then embellished in a series of progression and references to elements in the original painting.
Venus Rising: Paintings and Drawings Opening Reception
Hosted by Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
7 PM - 9 PM
There are certain works of art that reach such a level of fame that they become an archetypal reference point or even a catalyst for our meditations on the mysteries of human existence. Botticelli’s Birth of Venus (or Venus Rising) c. 1480 is one such painting. In this work the viewer becomes a witness to the birth of Venus. In this exhibition 14 artists study and reinterpret this painting. For 15 months these artists have contemplated, examined and recast this monumental artistic achievement. In the process they have reflected deeply on its impact on the history of art, feminism, and popular culture. How has this painting shaped our notions of physical beauty, they ask?
The exhibition’s opening night will be held within the museum from 7pm to 9pm, where light refreshments will be served.
Admission to this event is free.
Lovely to be back at drawing after the summer off
My studio at 195 Pemberton will be open for the Crawl this weekend! I'll have some new works in progress on display, and my #100daysofocean pieces will be for sale. Small, original artwork priced at $10-20. If you're interested in any pieces, but can't make it to the Crawl, message me... A few pieces are already accounted for, but the majority are available :) #NSArtCrawl #northshoreartcrawl #northvancouver #vancouver#artcrawl #openstudio
I'm so grateful and honoured to receive a grant from The Fund for the Arts on the North Shore (FANS). It's towards 'Artistic Production' – creating a body of large-scale figurative work for a solo show. It's an exciting next step in my artistic career, and to receive their support and encouragement is incredible!
Their Fundraiser's this Friday, November 4, 2016!
I wanted a single memento with all 100 pieces collected in a book to remind and inspire me for days to come. I'm thrilled with how it turned out! <3 It's a beautiful print job and was super easy to put together with Blurb (www.blurb.ca)
For view and sale here: http://www.blurb.ca/b/7241710-100-days-of-ocean
My ‘100 Days of Ocean’ Creative Challenge is complete! 100 Days is a long time to stick to something... but the length of time instills habit and pushes creativity and experimentation.
And sharing the process makes it all the more real... Thank you for following along and for all your support, inspiration and encouragement!!
After one big hiccup pretty late in the game, I got back to it, saw through the goal and the creative process. I expanded my range, learned new techniques and created pieces I didn’t think possible in a short time frame on a mostly daily basis.
A project like this is visual proof you can achieve something big by doing something small everyday.
Day 100!!! 🎨 🎉 ✨ "Making a splash" 🌊 #100daysofocean Yay, I made it! Phew and yippeeeee! ✨ #the100dayproject #100daysproject #100dayproject #creative #splash #ocean #watercolour #watercolor #blues #greens
Day 96 "Hawaiian print" Thinking of the ocean and beach holidays and Hawaiian islands, sarongs and prints... #100daysofocean #100dayproject #100daysproject #the100dayproject #hawaiinprint #island #ocean #beachgirl #pattern