Watch YouTube for my new virtual show with the Markham Arts Council on Saturday May 28th at 10am. I describe a number of my paintings, their inspirations and the story behind the story. Learn what actually happened to the original ‘Mirror Mountain’. #markhamartscouncil
So thrilled that Shangri-La was purchased during the on-line auction for Niagara Pumphouse Art Auction Fundraiser. Even more exciting, is that now that the painting has been hung in its new home, the successful bidders are ecstatic with their purchase. That makes my world turn!
I was very excited when Stella Jurgen, of Stella’s Studio approached me to participate in one of her television episodes, ‘A Cup of Coffee’ for Camoes TV. I was able to showcase my Chinese Brush Painting art and mixed media art alongside very talented musicians and visual artists.
I’d like to thank Camoes TV and MDC Media Group for this amazing opportunity.
Some of the artists on this show include:
Carol-Ann Michaelson Contemporary Jewellery, Paintings and Ceramics
Heather Christine Vocalist/Arts & Culture Specialist
Kim-Lee Kho Visual artist & instructor
Wanda Ryan Dandelions of Courage, Performing Arts
That experience led to the creation of ‘Different, Yet the Same’. Celebrating and distinguishing the interconnection of diversity. Each flower is different in shape and size, but each flower is made of the same material (like skin and bones), each flower has the exact colours, but with different hues.
We are biological sentient beings, regardless of race, religion, culture, sexual orientation and disability.
This painting reflects my hope and need for all peoples to acknowledge and to respect, if not celebrate those differences and similarities, as we live, work and play and struggle. Together. We are all different, yet the same.
As an artist, many people assume I would be painting. I’ve talked with many other artists, some are feeling stressed, others are relatively ‘ok’, all things considered.
My first priority was to cook. Lots of soups, stews, and everything in between and fill the freezers to the brim with home made comfort food. I found it the best way to provide non-verbal comfort to my family.
My second priority, was to help with the business of life. Whatever that may entail.
My third priority is to paint. I can now do that with ease knowing my family is fed and supported. Now I can focus on my art and transcend the need for physical exhibitions to on-line sales and commissions. I am getting ready, yet I am a bit slow. My first priority has afforded me the ability to manifest my thoughts and create something new. It is a journey.
Be well, be safe.