• Art
  • Montreal Residency – Day 22

    Multiple Perspective Photography Walking along Saint Laurent Boulevard in the multi-cultural ‘Le Plateau’ area of Montreal, I was struck by the emotional and physical complexities of urban life compared to the seemingly simpler life and landscape of my rural home in BC. Vehicle traffic of every kind; cars, trucks, emergency vehicles, hybrid bicycles and scooters, […]

  • Art
  • Real or Imagined?

    In most cases, we are more concerned with the material life as opposed to the spiritual or the imaginary life. This image is of a wood splitter. Most people see it in terms of its functionality in everyday life; others may look at wood splitters in an imaginative way. Artists, for example, might look at […]

  • Art
  • Why do I get so excited about Line!

    Continuing my walk , the contrast I was looking at yesterday (previous blog post), also revealed lines. Lines can be curved, straight, diagonal, or oblique, and each evokes a different emotional response. Light also plays a role in our response; direct light creates a different feeling than diffuse light.  You can check this out by […]

  • Art
  • Feeling Uncomfortable as an Artist

      Being creative takes courage. When we create, we are making something original and that usually means we are stepping outside our comfort zone into the unknown. For most of us, this means feeling a little intimidated and uncomfortable. Last week when I was in town (100 Mile House), I had an extra hour before my […]