I am very much looking forward to welcoming Students Past and Future to the beginning of the Fall Session in the studio. Please go to the Opus website and vist the Workshops and Local Artist page in the Kelowna area for information on classes. The classes are on-going, and you may write to me here, or please call 250.763.2248 The studio welcomes visitors by appointment please. It has been a wonderful summer of family and friends, new adventures, and many inspirations for new work !
I have begun a painting, inspired by the coast of Ecuador. My youngest daughter, an artist,
working in silkscreen and paint,
has captured the magnificent coast in beautiful photographs. She also made short
films of the beach she was living on , beautiful, mesmerising ocean waves crashing and
rolling in, and expansive skys. I am hoping to communicate the serenity and power felt
in this atmosphere. I have always been drawn to the horizon, the unknown, the human
feeling of new adventure, and, also, of endings and passages.
New Okanagan landscapes will be displayed soon. I will be working from photographs
from past treks, and my garden.
I am also working on fabric, researching paints, and differnt surfaces. I wish to portray the
BC coast and Okanagan land in art pieces to be worn.
We have had a new snowfall - evolving from this is the great light the snowy
landscape casts into the studio. Also, it means a snow day, every reason to spend the day
working in the studio. More snow coming.
Just before Christmas, I was given a set of water-colours and paper from my sister. I am
finding this a beautiful and exciting medium to work with. I usually used children's water-
colours, a box that I have had for years, fine felt-tip pens, and pencils to sketch outside
The finer quality paints are a different world. I am thankful to have found this tradional
medium that is leading me back to the abstract - expressed in earlier paintings. Many
thanks to sister Jane.
A student has brought a collection of rocks and shells to the studio. The paintings evolving
from her process are fascinating.
I have just added "Paypal" to the website. I hope this proves more convenient for
everyone. The cost of shipping in Canada is still included in the displayed price.