I returned last week from my (now almost annual!) seven day painting trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the opening of my “Prairie Tide” show at the Art Gallery of Grand Manan, New Brunswick, this past Saturday, July 7, 2012. “Prairie Tide” was the clever idea of Deborah Upton, Chair of the Grand Manan Art Gallery, who thought the melding of my Saskatchewan roots with my maritime motifs was provocative. The paintings from this show will be divided between two further maritime “ports” ….. the Pilar Shephard Art Gallery (http://www.pilarshephard.com/) in Charlottetown, PEI, and The Avenue Gallery (http://www.theavenuegallery.com/) in Victoria, BC.
This Sunday, July 15, 2012, I am off to Charlevoix, Quebec [my second trip there] with a group of like-minded painters who are, either now or will be (!), my friends. The Charlevoix trip is under the tutelage of the renowned, Toronto based painter, Barry Coombs.