Early in the month the Sonata show opened at Yukon Artists @ Work. The show featured work from a number of artists inspired by music. I’ve finally had a chance to share with all of you the two pieces I created for the show. Enjoy!
Today a group of artists got together after hours at the Yukon Arts Centre to draw the fossils in the Ice Age Mammals Exhibit. Tyler came along to act as an interpreter for us and share cool facts about the bones – we even got him to do some sketching. I decided to spend my time doing some detailed pen and ink sketches – one of a mastodon, one of an American lion skull. It was a fabulous experience.
Lilla Rogers Studio is in the midst of their second annual Global Talent Search – a competition which scores the winner representation from the studio and a slew of licencing deals. Literally thousands of people enter, but its usually a fun challenge to tackle the creative brief assigned for stage one in the contest, so I decided to enter. This year’s brief asked everyone to design a piece of wall art based on the theme of “little terrariums” – a […]
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On Thursday Yukon Artists @ Work will open our newest show, Sonata. I’m pleased to announce that I have created two new pieces for this music-themed group show. The opening reception runs from 5-8 pm on Thursday, and the show itself will remain open until October 13th. I hope that those of you in Whitehorse will join us. For those of you outside the Yukon I’ll be sharing my work from the show here after we open.
Recently Tyler and I took a trip to France – one week in Paris; one week in Arles, in Provence, where we were joined by our friends Chris and Jodie. In many ways it was an art pilgrimage – we traveled to Monet’s Garden, to many of the sites Van Gogh painted during his productive time in Southern France, to the Musee d’Orsay, and the Louvre, and the Centre Pompidou. We found some hidden gems of pure magic – the […]
This past weekend Whitehorse hosted its first Comic-Con. The Yukon Comic Culture Society brought the event together and they did a great job (and I know they are already scheming for next year’s installment). I spent the weekend hanging out in Artist’s Alley with a bunch of comic, fantasy and sci-fi artists from across the country. It was really inspiring and gave me a bunch of new ideas that I now need to start developing – I’ll keep you posted […]
Recently the Yukon Conservation Society brought five visual artists together for a two day residency in Miles Canyon outside of Whitehorse. We spent the time painting plein air, inspired by the canyon’s cultural and natural history, and interacting with the public as they walked the surrounding trails to check out the artists at work. The work we each created will be featured in a show at Rah Rah Gallery for the month of August. It will open on Wednesday from […]
Recently I spent a week as the visual artist for Arts in the Park, a free summer lunch-time arts festival the has been running in downtown Whitehorse for 18 years. The timing was perfect as I wanted to create a piece for my friends’ Derek and Jill’s wedding which took place this last weekend. In the end I got their piece created along with a second one that I’ve been hoping to get around to for a while now. The […]
On Sunday I returned from this year’s Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik. As always it was filled with great friends, inspiring work created by a set of even more inspiring artists, and lots of opportunities to learn. I got to take two workshops with the very talented Jen Lam – Learn to Spin (it was my first opportunity to spin with a spinning wheel instead of a drop spindle) and kumihimo braiding. I created a whole new set of […]
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