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WHY BEAUTY MATTERS

Beauty is an experience. That which one person finds exquisite may not have the same effect on another, but therein we find a certainty: Beauty does have an effect on us. When our senses are fully engaged to recognize beauty, we are transformed on every level of our being:  physical, emotional, spiritual. We are most fully alive in …

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2022 WORKSHOP NEWS! ‘Creating Powerful Abstract Art’ with Monika Wright

IT’S HAPPENING AGAIN! June 17-19 at ART LAB STUDIOS in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. This 3-day workshop will focus on two techniques; the multi-layered abstract, and the mixed media art resin work. Ideally, some experience with acrylic painting would help you to follow along in the workshop. We will concentrate on the process of creating the …

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LOOK UP! IT’S 2022 . . .

It’s a new year, and aren’t we glad to turn the lights off on the last one. Bright lights ahead, I say. Look to the night sky where you’ll see that the stars don’t stop shining. Like all of us, I struggled with the roller coaster of emotions over the past two years. I felt …

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"rock hopping at the ocean" painting

Release, Transform, Renew

Spring has arrived and with it a sense of renewal and hope. That’s what I’m supposed to tell you, right? I want to spread joyful thoughts, I want to be optimistic, but I think I’m probably not alone in feeling this undercurrent of anxiety. Just when we thought we were turning the corner, here we …

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New Projects Fire Up My Mojo

I’m a task-oriented, project focused person. As much as the process of play in the studio is fun (and infuriatingly frustrating at times), there’s nothing better than working on a project to make the juicy colours flow onto the canvas. It’s like planning a trip; the research that goes into the planning can be as …

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As Seen On TV

From time to time my artwork is rented for TV shows and movie shoots. It’s always fun to imagine someone watching a show and seeing the artwork in the background. The work is rented through a gallery that represents me, then usually returned some time later for sale.  This is painting is one of the …

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