If you’ve been to this website before, you’ll be thrilled to see I have FINALLY updated it. The first version of the site was created by my brother & I in 2010, thanks to Skype, since he is in England & I am in Canada. He’s not a website developer, but he does know his way around some code!
In fact, he’s pretty good at it, and that meant he was traveling more & more for his job, and so I needed to get my act together & figure out how I was going to take care of updating my own website. Of course, it wasn’t easy to commit to stepping away from the easel & hunkering down at the computer to learn what I needed to … but I’m happy to say, I’ve finally made some headway!
To be honest, I’m very excited about the opportunity to talk to you in the first person now, to be able to share my creative process and insights with you. Art is a means of communication, it does not exist in a vacuum. Hmm. I suppose that point may be debatable, but I’m speaking for myself as an artist. So, I look forward to hearing from you … let this website be a portal between us!
I’ve migrated posts from a career highlights type blog that I previously had attached to the website as my “News” page, commenting on some of them, just to give a little background to those of you who may have wandered onto this site for the first time.
What I like about this format, is that the website will be a work in progress, mirroring both my journey into harnessing the technology of the day, and my own artistic exploration.
By now, you may have figured out that I enjoy writing. I like to think through words. When I can SEE my thoughts in front of me, they lead to deeper understanding. My writing process is very much the same as my painting process, and I’d love to talk about that right now, but I’ll save it for a future post.
I brought the subject up because I know I can be “wordy”, and the trend today is to be brief (140 characters) – stick to the point and sell, sell, sell. Hashtags instead of sentences. The way I see it though is this is who I am, and if you’re a skimmer, I hope you’ll be engaged by my visuals. And if you love nothing more than curling up with a thick book or even the electronic equivalent, and savouring the words as you get caught up in a story … then I hope to communicate with you through words AND images.
So please, come back often … follow me in the format you prefer – Facebook, newsletter, RSS feed, I’m adding more all the time, I’m evolving, the website is evolving and I expect my art will continue to evolve as well! Take the trip with me, virtually or irl by attending my exhibitions and events. I look forward to connecting with you.
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