The Wish150 Yukon Mosaic opened at Arts Underground on Friday night to a jam-packed crowd. I was really honoured to be one of the artists asked to create work for the mosaic. 14 Yukon artists came together to depict our wishes for Canada in mosaic panels. The panels were then combined to create the image of a raven, Yukon’s official bird. The project is national in scope – with each province and territory creating their own mosaic – the […]
I’m excited to announce that my piece The Swan has been chosen to be the 2017 Celebration of Swans poster image. Each year, thousands of swans flock to patches of early open water in Southern Yukon. Yukoners and visitors alike love spending time watching the birds, which has led Environment Yukon to host the Celebration of Swans, an annual month-long event that combines bird watching, art, music, science, interpretation, and community engagement. To me it speaks to how closely linked […]
I got some exciting news the other day. My piece Raven and Wolf that I created as part of the Plein Air Festival a few weeks ago was awarded the Aasman Public Choice Award for the festival. The award is determined by votes from everyone who attended the festival exhibition. The work of my fellow artists was truly fantastic, so I’m very honoured and humbled to have been presented with this beautiful award which is now living in my art […]
I have spent the last four days in the sun, wind, and rain with a group of fellow artists for Whitehorse’s second annual Plein Air Festival. Each day we were assigned a location to paint in – the SS Klondike, the Whitehorse Wharf, the grounds of the Whitehorse Visitor Reception Centre, and the front yard of Yukon Artists at Work – and between 11 am and 4 pm would set up outside and create a piece. With ten artists hard […]
Recently I was asked to create a commission of a swan using “huge amounts of pink and purple” with the words “she believed in the journey”. This is the end result. The women who commission it was thrilled and hopefully it brings a smile to your face as well.
The 19th season of Arts in the Park kicked off a few weeks ago and I got to be the demonstrating visual artist for the first week of the free lunch time summer festival. Over the course of the week I created a couple of pieces so that the public could see the work created from start to finish. You’ll be able to take an up-close and personal look at these at the upcoming Arts Up Front Festival. I also […]
Tyler Kuhn, the amazing and talented photographer who documents all of my art for me, has been incredibly tied up with some filmmaking projects which has kept him from getting me my recent artwork images. But he finally had a chance to catch up – which means that I can take today to finish catching up the blog – hurray! We start the process with sharing with you all of the work from my recent solo show Colour Theory. The […]
I’m excited to let you know that my new solo exhibition, Colour Theory, opens tomorrow at Yukon Artists at Work (4129 – 4th Avenue in Whitehorse). The opening reception will take place from 5-8 pm. I hope you can join me for a snack and a drink to check out the work.
Over the last few months I’ve been lucky enough to be touring a puppet show through Yukon schools with Ramshackle Theatre. The show, Trouble. was commissioned by the Yukon Women’s Directorate last year. They had created a picture book to help kids deal with their emotions when they got angry or upset. They commissioned Brian Fidler to create a script based on the book. Brian then brought me on board to create puppets, props and sets. After some experimentation we […]
I have just returned from a week on Cortes Island with Robert Bateman and a group of seven other artists from around the world. I was taking part in a master artists workshop organized by Hollyhock Learning Centre. It was incredible. Robert Bateman is now 84 years old and he has a crazy amount of energy – he would teach from 9:30 in the morning until 9:30 at night each day. He took us through demonstrations; taught us art history; […]