I am part of an exhibition called Voice at Two Rivers Gallery at the end of January. Voice is a group exhibit where many talented artists will be featured. Bill Horne, a BC artist from Wells, will also be exhibiting a retrospective of his assemblages that he has created over the years. The opening is at 7:30 on January 28th. Hope to see you there!
Wood and leaves on green linen.
I am so excited to be sharing this fun medium in some up-coming workshops that I will be facilitating in the next couple of months. I am offering worshops in Smithers, Terrace and Castlegar and plans are in the works for more workshops in Kitimat and Hazelton. If you are a maker, sewer or quilter this is a wonderful way for you to make your own unique designs that can be used for your fabric creations.
Winter cabin with ombre roll on cotton twill
Winter cabin with two-coloured print on grey wool
multi-coloured grid print on biege linen
Two coloured print with stenciling on linen and heavy cotten
Jigsaw print on cotten broadcloth
Two coloured print on green cotten twill
I am going to be facilitating a workshop at MISSA this summer on Block-printing on Fabric so if you are interested in exploring this medium more intensely this is a great opportunity to do that. MISSA is in Metchosin and they host their workshops at the Pearson College Campus which is a beautiful setting.
For a year and half I have been at Artspace sharing a studio with June Parker and although it was a wonderful experience to be there I am happy to be moving back home. One of the advantages being that I will have all my art supplies back in one place! For the last couple of years I have primarily been focused on printmaking with my ongoing 100 Houses Project and block-printing on fabric. My painting was put to the side as I didn’t have enough room for all my supplies at my downtown studio. I look forward to taking up the brush again in the new year to further explore mixed-medium. This fall I took a couple of courses on graphic design and web design and I discovered that web design is not my thing! School took up so much of my creative energy and my 100 Houses Project was a bit neglected as a result. In the new year I look forward to continueing my 100 Houses Project, exploring more possibilities with block-printing on fabric, getting back into my painting and teaching more workshops.
This fall I applied to teach a 5 day workshop on Block-printing on Fabric at Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts and I was accepted. The dates for the workshop are July 2-6 2018. If you don’t know about MISSA I encourage you to check it out. I took a printmaking workshop with Carol Rae there a couple of summers ago and learnt so much while having a lovely time at the beautiful oceanside setting of Pearson College. Also keep an eye out as I will be offering more workshops locally as well as in Smithers and Terrace.
If you would like to purchase some of my house prints, paintings or block-printed items or you would like me to teach in your community you can contact me via this website or give me a call (250 563 2271) and we can set up an appointment. Thank you to all of you who have supported my creative endeavers over the years and I am excited to see what the new year will bring. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you all.
Coming up in December I will be joining many other artists and artisans at the Annual Artisan Fair at Two Rivers Gallery. I will have an offering of my 100 Houses Project house prints, block-printed fabric handmade items and some of my smaller paintings and prints. This is an event that features local artists with their quality handmade items. I look forward to seeing you there.