Wednesday, November 23, 2016


It's something I look forward to every winter, the silence that falls with the snow. As the garden is covered with the first white blanket and all is reduced to black and white, so does the world of sound fade away. It's immense and heavy this silence as it presses upon my body.

Walking back through the garden on the way to the pond, 2016

Approaching the pond, still not frozen, 2016

Snowing, 2016

Across the pond, the gate to the woods, 2016

The pond beginning to freeze over, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Rebelles / Rebelles

Hoping to see you this Saturday, November 5, between 2 and 5 pm for the vernissage of the 3rd edition of Rebelles / Rebelles, where J. and I will join with 40 other artists at Galerie Art Plus in Sutton. Each artist is working in the same 9 x 9 in. format  and you will find a wide selection of small yet irresistible and affordable artworks.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


It took us 40 years to make our pilgrimage to Washington to see Robert Motherwells' Reconciliation Elegy, a work we both have longed to see in the flesh. Washington's museums are wonderful and spectular and free. And my favourite was the East Wing of The Museum of Art; an elegant space, beautifully curated, that made my heart sing. Below are some of my favourites.

Motherwell, Robert: American, 1915 - 1991. Reconciliation Elegy; 1978: acrylic on canvas: overall: 304.8 x 924.2 cm (120 x 363 7/8 in.

Donals Judd, Untitled, 1965, galvanized iron and plexiglass

James Turrell, Deep Sky, 1984, aquatints

Idris Khan, 2009 The Creation, chromogenic print [detail]

Morris Lewis, Beta Kappa, 1961, acrylic o canvas, detail. 

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Woman who points, 1982, silkscreen on polished stainless steel

Brice Marden, 1989-91, Cold Mountain 5 [Open], oil on canvas, detail

Fred Sandback, Untitled [Gray Corner Construction] 1968, detail

William Anastasi, 1966-2016, Issue, wall removal

William Anastasi, 1966-2016, Issue, wall removal, detail

Detail of wall treatment beside the escalator

Sunday, October 16, 2016

A Golden Walk

Yesterday while visiting friends we walked part of their land. It was glorious; the light, the smell of fall with pine needles underfoot, leaves drifting down, milk weed blowing open its' pods, a golden blaze of glory.

Pine needles drifting down towards the pond, 2016

The pine needle path beside the pond, 2016

The dock covered with pine needles, 2016

and more golden light, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

More Maquettes

I seem to be just a bit obsessed lately, now up to 57 of these maquettes. Distraction therapy from the American election?

Structure 15, 2016

Structure 20, 2016

Structure 22, 2016

Structure 33, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

Maquettes 1

Last spring, during the renovation, I kept some odds and ends of off-cuts of lumber, I liked their shapes and finally got around to sanding, filling and priming them, impatient to see would develop. The wood is construction grade lumber so not ideal, but definitely good enough for maquettes.

Structure, maquette #1, 2016

Structure, maquette #2, 2016

Structure, maquette #3, 2016

Structure, maquette #4, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Continuing ...Colors of Dawn

I'm usually up early and love to sit outside with a coffee watching the sunrise. It's my quiet time; a time of wonder, of possibility, of hope, as the sun begins to rise and the new day is born.

A calendar of colors, August 30 - September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Colors of Dawn

My favourite times of the day are dawn and dusk; that in between time when possibility opens and closes, that time of light so tender.

Colors of Dawn 7, 2016

Colors of Dawn 7, 2016

Colors of Dawn 8, 2016

Colors of Dawn 13, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Cloud Watching

I have to admit I've been spending a lot of time lately cloud watching.

gathering storm, 2016

late summer skies, 2016

late summer dawn, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Hanging Out In Abercorn

The 4th edition of CONCERTS ET RENCONTRES CHAMPETRES A ABERCORN [link here for ticket info] opens tomorrow and I'm hanging out with them. Thank you Patrice, Sonia and Brigite!

Patrice and Brigite hanging Trying to grow, 72 x 40 in. ink on Kozuke paper

Patrice and Brigite hanging Chevron, 72 x 40 in. ink on Kozuke paper