My work is a glimpse into my interior life and lived experiences around the Pacific Northwest coast in British Columbia, especially time spent on the Southern Gulf Islands. The wild natural world of mountains, oceans, trees, clouds, sun & dark skies are my meditations and inspirations. Of special concern to me is The Burns Bog in Delta BC – where I live. This amazing ancient and unique ecological environment is vital to the health of the areas that surround it (known as the lungs of Vancouver) and is under threat from encroaching development and dumping. It is the largest raised peat bog and the largest undeveloped urban land mass on the West Coast of the Americas. Burns Bog was originally 4,000–4,900 hectares (9,900–12,100 acres) before development. Currently, only 3,500 hectares (8,600 acres) remain of the bog. For the last 3 years I have created a series of works dedicated to this fragile place. “For The Love of Art Show & Sale” in South Delta is a special passion of mine. A yearly art show that I organize held in the beautiful Harris Barn. This gently juried and carefully curated show is designed to support and celebrate a broad variety of fine artists and artisans. This includes but is not limited to – painters, photographers, potters, glassworks, jewelers, fabric artists, sculptors, wood workers, digital. Details for 2022 coming up on my website.
“All Art is but imitation of nature”. Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 4 BC-AD 65 (approximately)
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