Be safe and stay well.
As the coronavirus continues to affect almost every person's life in some way, it is only responsible to postpone the Kenya trip until next year. We are already securing the dates for the same time frame and the itinerary will be unchanged. It is most important to halt the spread and effects of this virus before beginning to travel again. Although my heart is heavy now, I know that next year, this adventure will be even more special and meaningful. The delay has a silver lining in that there is more time to do fundraising for the Conservancies between now and then. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Be safe and stay well.
I will be doing a presentation and slide show for the upcoming Kenya Conservancy Safari on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 2 pm and again at 7 pm. It will be at the Vision Travel Office at 4480 West Saanich Road in the board room. Please contact Jackie Matthews or myself to let us know which presentation time is best for you. I can't wait to show you where we will be going!! Light appies and refreshments will be served.
This winter has been busy, invigorating and relaxing. One thing that visiting Kenya has taught me is that peace, quiet and stillness are incredibly important. The fundraising print that I had at my show raised enough to foster 6 baby elephants and a baby rhino with the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. I can't wait to go back to see them all and foster more.
I have met some incredibly wonderful and inspiring people lately, all of them have, in some way, have lead me to aspire to do and be more. The Universe gives you what you need when you need it. Thank you to all who have crossed my path.
I've been preparing for multiple exhibits at the Coast Collective Arts Centre and several others for the year ahead, and an upcoming collaborative show as well. It is called "Tides and Timbers" featuring a painter, three woodworkers, and myself and runs from March 11 to 22, 2020 at the Coast Collective. The reception is on Friday, March 13 from 7-9 pm. I hope to see you there!
Thank you to all who visited my exhibit "Effecting A Connection" last month! I loved meeting all of you and telling you about my work. When the Gallery was busy, I wasn't able to speak to all of you, but I truly appreciated you being there.
I now have a display of 17 of my pieces at BC Premier John Horgan's Constituency Offices at 2806 Jacklin Road from Dec 1, 2019 until Jan 31, 2020.
The Juan De Fuca Recreational Centre also has 7 pieces on display until February 2020.
Please contact me if you wish to purchase any of the works that were at the Solo Show or in the current exhibits.
There are 3 pieces in the Westridge Gallery at Coast Collective Arts Centre as well.
This beautiful Grevy's Zebra is one of my images chosen for the Sidney Fine Arts Show 2019. Note the heart shape in her stripe pattern.
Awaken your senses to the magnificence of nature! Join me on an incredible 2 week journey into the heart of Kenya to experience wildlife and wild spaces at their best, carefully and passionately protected by the people who live there. Three spectacular, award-winning Conservancies will host our group where we will see truly wild animals and birds in their natural habitat and meet some of the local people. The trip is limited to only 22 participants so the first to book will secure their trip of a lifetime!
I hope to see you at the "Effecting A Connection" Show in November at the Coast Collective Arts Centre. I will be there on Friday, Saturday and Sunday both weeks.Everyone wants to feel connected. We all need to feel a bond with family, friends and community. This connection extends to the world at large… to animals, wild places, cities, architecture, history, culture, heritage, food and more. It’s part of human nature.
A healthy connection to the world around us can decrease stress and promote and maintain physical, mental and emotional well-being. Being engaged and connected leads to increased enthusiasm, creativity and energy. Sharing that enthusiasm increases other people’s connectedness.
Every person’s role in life impacts someone or something else, moving outward like ripples in a pond after a pebble is dropped in. Be open to the connections, let them touch and move you.
I am very happy to announce that two of my works have been accepted in to the spectacular Sidney Fine Art Show this year. I will post the images after the show opens but will let you know that one is an almost life-sized image of a beautiful lion, the other is another large image of the incredible Grevy's Zebra, both living free at Lewa Downs in Kenya. If you see me at the show, please ask about the stories associated with them.
I'll be posting blogs when I have exciting new shots to share, or upcoming shows or stories about the photos that I'd like to share with you.