Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Jane Crow took this photo at the opening of my exhibition in Calgary on Saturday. I met both these two good friends many years ago at Emma Lake, the professional artists workshop in northern Saskatchewan. Barbara Ballachey, when she is not voyaging around the world, lives and paints in Calgary; she and I have travelled many times together to attend exhibitions in New York and London. Michael Matthews hales originally from Calgary, but he and his partner Jane, also a painter, do their creating part of the year in Harrogate, B. C. and the other part in Syracuse, New York. They both also travel extensively, and took the time to join us last fall to see the Matisse Cut-Outs Show at the Museum of Modern Art.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
I am off to Calgary for the opening of my show there on Saturday (September 19, 2015) at Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art. The paintings are not of any particular place; they are more about memories of different occasions and moments. However, it is hard for me to believe when I first visited this particular lake in Northern Saskatchewan what it would be the start of: