Writing about your own work is a challenge for any artist. Often we are asked to describe what we see, which is only one valid perspective. In a discussion with a friend the other day about a painting I did of the winter woods, I described it as ‘calm feeling’ and she described it as ‘open and vulnerable feeling’. So interesting that all our experiences create unique lenses to see. Right now I’m working on a new biography for my website, and I’m trying to come up with adjectives that are universal in my work. After finishing this painting of Island Lake (near Fernie) yesterday, one adjective jumped to my mind: Idealistic. I don’t mean that in a naïve way, just that I use my painting to scrub away the dirt and grime of life, and show a kind of optimism that encourages me to continue to see the world in a simple, beautiful way. It can be hard to do these days. Life can be complicated and full of questions. It’s nice to know that there are still these pristine places in our world, and in our hearts, to hold on to. If I can capture a bit of that in a painting, so much the better. .
Canoes at Island Lake. 18 x 24” oil on canvas. .
Some hardcore Canadian lumberjacks working up a sweat and battling 2 feet of snow and ice to install the most glorious of Canadian inventions, the backcountry hockey rink - once again proving that Canucks are tough as buffalo-pelt, knobbly as a knuckle, hard AF (as the kiddies say)... and that anything worth doing, is certainly worth over-doing. We are having our annual Spray Lakes Backcountry Skate / Hockey game this Sunday, March 10th! If you want to join in comment or message me and I'll get ya the details! :) #ohcanada#sweatyandsexy#wheredthepuckgo#fuckinright ...
Did you know I’m supporting @thedeadsouth on the last leg of their European tour? Almost every show is sold out and I’m so pumped to open up these shows. Dates below.
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March 26 - Bremen - Schlachthof - SOLD OUT
March 27 - Amsterdam - Melkweg - SOLD OUT
March 28 - Eindhoven - Effenaar Grote Zaal - SOLD OUT
March 30 - Cologne - Die Kantine - SOLD OUT
March 31 - Sint-Niklaas - De Casino - SOLD OUT
April 1 - Wuupertal - Live Club Barmen - SOLD OUT
April 2 - Wiesbaden - Kulturzentrum Schlachtof - Tickets Available -
April 4 - Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn - SOLD OUT
April 5 - Winterthur - Salzhaus - SOLD OUT
April 6 - Lausanne - Les Docks - SOLD OUT
April 7 - Munich - Muffathalle - SOLD OUT
April 8/9 - Vienna - WUK - SOLD OUT
April 11 - Paris, France - FLEX - Tickets Available -
April 14 - Hamburg - Gruenspan - SOLD OUT
April 15/16 - Berlin - Astra Kulturhaus 15th (SOLD OUT) - 16th - Tickets Available