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the north

23 Oct

IMG_0037 IMG_0047Last month I had the immense privileged of traveling to the North West Territories for a week to participate in an artist’s symposium. Aurora Arts Society graciously invited me to be a part of their week-long creative event known as Art’s Week. Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.17.19 AMIMG_9926I instructed a simple workshop on altered books, gave a little artist’s talk about my practice and how to set up your own shop on Etsy, and was also part of a panel of talented artists and business people who spoke about marketing yourself and your work. Rubbing elbows with “my people” and spending a week fully immersed in creative activity was such a well needed burst of wind in my sails. 1932396_10152577737167326_7481493611128818483_nSpending a lot of time with one of my dearest friends, Marcus, from my BFA days at ACAD, was the true highlight though. It was so wonderful to see his daily life first hand, meet the wonderful folks he calls friends, and see why the North has stolen his heart.IMG_9963 IMG_0051IMG_9941 Driving through the forests in Kyle’s Jeep, searching for roadkill to use in Marc’s practice, digging around for treasures at the dump, and watching the aurora dance in the night sky were some of the best parts of my adventure. I felt truly blessed to have seen the North amidst a change in season; the landscape was absolutely alive with color. IMG_9952IMG_9933 IMG_9924I am incredibly grateful to have been presented with such an amazing artistic opportunity, not to mention the trip of a lifetime. Thank you so much to Aurora Arts Society, Marcus Jackson, and all of the Northerners who I had the absolute pleasure of meeting!

horns in the works

5 Jun

20130605-161425.jpg20130605-161438.jpg20130605-161444.jpg Been working on this handsome devil for a little while. He is coming along nicely, albeit a bit slowly with distractions of the upcoming move… Rams always make me think of Radium BC, the gateway to the valley where you can find Windermere Lake and my family cabin. I have enjoyed being back with pencil in hand, mapping out ideas and getting lost in the line work of texture. Thought I should share some of my recent studio progress with you, as it’s been a little while.

girl crush: Charlotte Caron

5 Jan

charlotte_caron_4_20120522_1734477467 charlotte_caron_18_20120522_1350918441 ours-polaire2I don’t often share my gushing over other artists, because there are just so many amazing contemporary artists to ooh and aah over… but when someone’s work literally renders me speechless, I consider it to be share-worthy. I have a massive girl crush on French painter Charlotte Caron and her series of incredible hybrid portraits! “This series of paintings, photographs, are trying to respond to a form of duality… ultimately creating an osmosis between the two mediums, between the animal and the portrait.” Such a beautiful idea and so gorgeously executed. Screen Shot 2013-01-05 at 5.55.36 PM