Thursday, July 21, 2011

Live Auction in Progress at Midsummer's Eve

Smiles abound at VAG Midsummer's Eve

Catherine Christensen (Vernon), Camille Clark, Paul Crawford and Glenn Clark (Penticton)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Missing My B(u)oy!


While yesterday and today have been good days to catch-up (if there is ever such a thing) on correspondence, blogging, etc... in preparation for painting time in the studio - I must say - I am missing my B(u)oy! who's off sailing on a wooden schooner on the coast of Maine. Smooth sailing, love!

Vernon Art Gallery: MIDSUMMER'S EVE of the ARTS 2011 is Tonight!


I donated an oil painting entitled, STILL WATER BLOOM, 24" x 36" to this fundraiser. I am looking forward to the evening...and have added a midsummer's eve quote for contemplation:

From far, from eve and morning

And yon twelve-winded sky,
The stuff of life to knit me
Blew hither: here am I.
A.E.Housman (1859-1936), British Poet

Destanne and her oil painting, WATER & STONES


WATER & STONES is in the Penticton Art Gallery permanent collection. It is an honor to be part of this three person exhibit on the theme of water. My thanks go to Director/Curator, Paul Crawford; Art Preparator, Glenn Clark; the Administrative Staff & Board of Directors; and to those of you who take the time to view the exhibition in person and/or read about it and view it virtually.

There are paintings from my MFA research project being shown for the first time in a Canadian exhibition - having only been exhibited previously in Tasmania, Australia. Other pieces have been exhibited at the Fina Gallery, University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, BC and at Touchstones: Museum of Art & History in Nelson, BC. Two paintings are in private collections and both are on loan to the PAG for this show.

Water has no taste, no color, no odor, it can not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself. It fills us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944) Wind, Sand & Stars, 1939

Judith DesBrisay with her painting.

Brent Bukowski with sculpture installation, FLOW.

Opening Reception of EBB & FLOW at the Penticton Art Gallery


Pleased to be exhibiting with artists, Judith and Brent, whom I met at the opening reception of the exhibition EBB & FLOW ~ EQUILIBRIUM, curated by Paul Crawford, at the Penticton Art Gallery on Friday, July 15. If you are able, drop by the gallery to see the exhibit - it is featured in the main gallery until September 11.
see www.pentictonartgallery.com for more information

Friday, February 4, 2011

Kalamalka Vertigo






Selected Works from the Embodied Pool Series are paintings which I completed as part of my Master of Fine Art degree research project. This exhibition is hanging in the exhibition space, Kalamalka Vertigo, in the Okanagan College Kalamalka campus until the end of February.

In conjunction with this exhibition, I gave an artist presentation entitled, Life, Art, Nature & Healing, on Thursday, January 27 and I will be presenting again at the Lake Country Art Gallery in Lake Country on Thursday, February 24 at 7pm.