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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Sticks and Stones: Group Show, Yukon Artists At Work Coop Gallery

Sticks and Stones, a Group Exhibition 
 in Whitehorse opened on April 7th, 2017

Magundy River Gravel Bar is the first painting I made for the show, I was picking stones the day I stood out here last summer. It was an incredibly beautiful day, vivid blue sky and sunshine. Some of the stones are by my easel in my studio.  I spend a lot of time by the river as it is 60 metres from our cabin. I also found a beautiful heart-shaped rock, it sits beside me at my table. 

Title: Magundy Gravel Bar
16x20" Acrylic on Canvas

This is painting No. 2 for the Show. My lane is a kilometre long; this spot is about halfway down where the pond is. A special place for me; I often go here to meditate/pray. I love the dead branches that lay in chaos strewn on the forest floor, it gives me a feeling of peace to know that life is always in process. In the natural world everything is not ordered and logical but there can be decay and growth side by side. 

Title: Magundy Deadfall
24x24 Arcylic on Canvas

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