This piece is called "Exploration" and for anyone not familiar with the Drumheller area or Alberta history we have a lot of dinosaurs that have been found here. This painting is symbolic of exploration of dinosaurs or any other scientific endeavour, it's a celebration of place, but it can also be exploring in general. That exploration one does on a road trip that leads you to the discovery of something you've never seen like the hoodos. It is also named for that feeling that you get driving to Drumheller where the geographic are is flat and homogenous and then BAM, go down a hill and it changes is an instant and you see what this painting shows (that feeling has never gone away for me, every single time I drive in I feel that excitement and awe).
The monthly painting representing April in the skyscape collection
36" x 61"
38" x 63" (framed)
Oil on Masonite framed in a floating frame
On display at the Don Wheaton YMCA
10211 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0A5
July 01 - August 31, 2023
Delivery or pick up of works available after the show ends.
In 2020, I embarked on a transformative artistic endeavor, dedicating myself to creating a watercolour painting daily. A homage to Alberta's extraordinary skyline, capturing its dramatic beauty and ever-changing allure. Little did I know that the arrival of COVID-19 in March would infuse my work with an entirely new significance, forever altering its meaning.
Amidst the uncertainty and challenges of the pandemic, my paintings became a poignant reminder of the importance of mental wellness and self-care. Serving as a gentle nudge to venture outdoors, breathe in the fresh air, and find solace in the expansive sky. Regardless of our physical separation, the sky binds us together, reminding us we are never truly alone in our struggles.
This project carries multiple layers of meaning. To those unfamiliar with Alberta, it is an open invitation to explore our skies and discover the extraordinary beauty that graces our province year-round. It transcends superficial narratives and invites visitors to witness and immerse themselves in the vibrant tapestry of Alberta's landscapes.
For fellow Albertans, this collection serves as a celebration of our remarkable home. In times that have tested our strength, it ignites a spark of hope and resilience. It reminds us to look upward, appreciate simple joys, and find solace in the unbreakable bonds we share as a community. We are a people who support one another, lend a helping hand in times of need, and together celebrate life's moments, regardless of the challenges we face.
Each painting seamlessly transitions into the next, offering a sense of calm and an opportunity for introspection. A visual sanctuary that invites viewers to pause, reflect, and find peace amidst the brushstrokes. Embark on this artistic journey together, explore the depths of our emotions, celebrate the resilient spirit of Alberta, and discover the profound connections within our shared skies.
Exploration - April 2020
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