Women in Watercolor International Competition, Finalist
My Painting Pink Dahlia was an Award Winner at the International Women in Watercolor competition, selected from over 1600 submissions from 56 countries. You can see all of the amazing 2022 Award Winning paintings here:
Mine was one of ten Finalists in the Still Life and Floral section.
Fresh Start! Spring Exhibition
Federation of Canadian Artists, Victoria Chapter
June 21 - July 2, 2022
Fortune Gallery, 537 Fisgard St.
Open 12-5pm, Tuesday - Saturday
I have 2 paintings in this show, Siberian Iris II and Zinnia. I'm pleased to say that Siberian Iris II won Third Prize! This is my first in-gallery show since the pandemic and I was happy to be able to be at the opening. The show can also be seen online at www.federationgallery.com.
The Nectar of This Breath,
Alfred K. LaMotte, 2022
I am honoured to have my painting Lingering Light on the cover of Alfred K. LaMotte's newest book of poetry, coming out April 15, 2022. He is an exquisite poet. "Images flow forth from him like mountain streams from the high peaks of Spring. He is the artist we love and long for, who reminds us that art itself proceeds from a divine source." Dorothy Walters. You can pre-order now from, http://saintjulianpress.com/press-release---nectar.html.
I have always felt a deep spiritual connection with flowers. In my work, I seek to reveal not only the essence of the flowers I paint, but also my own spiritual interconnectedness with the natural world. For me, watercolour is the perfect medium, with its spontaneous flowing qualities and its clear, transparent colour. With watercolour, the light comes from within the painting, transformed by layers of pigment the way a flower transforms the light of the sun with layers of petals. I strive to infuse every painting with the tangible presence of light.
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