The last few months have been extremely busy with shows, exhibits and, above all, a life changing trip to Kenya. I had wanted to visit since I was a child and was fortunate enough to meet someone one day, just by chance, who made my lifelong dream come true. Now, all I can think about is returning...soon. It is a magical place of wide open spaces, wild animals in their natural habitat, protected from human interference and poaching. No Wi-Fi, cell phones, internet, TV or news (unless you absolutely must have contact with the rest of the planet, but you won't want to.) Fresh air, wonderful people, amazing food and up-close viewing of wildlife of all kinds. Reviewing my images takes me back there, and I admit, I can be lost in the memories they provoke for hours! I have attached a few of my recent works from a show called "Portals". Everything that I produce and exhibit this year will be from my experiences in Kenya. Looking directly into the eyes of a truly wild animal is nothing short of magical and surreal. A calm curiosity exists for a brief period, then they simply go about their business of just being. Some of my encounters were very close indeed but always calm and unbelievably wonderful. For some time, I have been contemplating plans for exciting, new, and innovative pieces and now, I have the photographs with which to begin these projects in the very near future. Stay tuned!
This Sunday, September 23, I will be one of the featured artists at a home in North Saanich as part of the AGGV's 65th House Tour. This is a spectacular fundraising event and I am extremely proud to have been invited to be a part of it this year. For more information go to www.aggv.ca
I am happy to announce that I have had my triptych piece accepted into the Sidney Fine Art Show this year. The show runs from October 12-14, 2018 and I will post images when the show opens.
"Jiggy Rigging" has also been selected for the Sooke Fine Art Show 2018. This image was captured in the Victoria Inner Harbour, and is the reflection of the tall ship masts and rigging just after the little Harbour Ferry went past. It is printed on metallic paper and dibond metal and is #1 in a limited edition of 3.
I hope you will visit the Sooke Fine Art Show to see the wonderful talent of our local artists.
I am thrilled to announce that "Percolating Pink Paint Pots" has won an Honorable Mention Award at the Sooke Fine Art Show this year. This image was captured in Yellowstone National Park. It is printed on metal dibond and is #1 in a limited edition of 3.
This fall, I will have one of my photographs and two of my literary works published in a book. Stay tuned for more information.
I am honored to have been selected as one of the feature artists for the AGGV House Tour, 2018. This is the first time that a photographer has been chosen to participate. Please check the Gallery's website for more information.
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.