Why do I paint?

For so many reasons. Let me try to articulate a few… I have been painting as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are of finger-paints or coloring books. I have always been drawn to the process, there is story happening while I paint as the colors come...

A drive through Sicily with sketches from 1943

In a previous post I mentioned my deep dive into the Canadian War Art Program. My reading and research was leading up to an art residency in Sicily with 13 Feet off the Ground last fall. The art residency itself was focused on painting murals in Graniti, but I did a...

The Umbrella Pine Tree Hike in Graniti

I am back from my art residency in Sicily. Now with moments to reflect back on my experience to document some of the adventures and thoughts. There was a moment that truly took my breath away on the 3rd day in Graniti, Sicily when got up early to hike the Umbrella...

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