The ‘Butterfly Effect’ is the theory that small causes can have a large effect on events. In essence, when a butterfly flaps its wings it can be heard around the world. Given these very ‘interesting’ times of COVID-19, a pandemic I sometimes things that were was more than 1 butterfly that flapped its wings. These times are a changing!
I created ‘Into the Light’ during the start of self-isolation relative to COVID-19. At first, the painting was dark, moody and quite frankly, somewhat depressing. It bothered me. Then I took a break from painting to consider all of the positives and benefits of self-isolation and the global pandemic. I choose to not fear the future, but to respect the situation and face it head on. Seeking the lighter side of things instead of the darker side. Am I worried? You betcha. Am I afraid? No way. ‘Into the Light’ reflects that transcendence.
Please visit me at Location #6 at Clarke Hall in Port Credit for the annual AOTC Art Tour. It will be held on Saturday Sep 14 and Sun Sep 15. I will be exhibiting new works of art, including additions to my Beneath the Surface series, as well as my Cosmic Defenders.
In celebration of 20 years for the Lakeshore Art group, there is a members exhibition currently being held at the Living Arts Centre Gallery (2nd Floor of the Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga ON L5B 4B8). There will also be a closing reception on Thursday Sep 26th from 6-8pm. Join us in appreciation for the past 20 years as well as for the years to come. My painting entitled Land’s End, which was painted on rice paper using Chinese Brush Painting techniques is on display.