I'm obsessed with getting out to the studio to play with a new-to-me medium - oils. I love the buttery way they spread and blend on the canvas. I love the richness of the colours. There's an element of freedom with them that I have been missing.
Nature is my inspiration. My art is a way to capture the awe and wonder I feel and to share that with others so that more of us "stop to smell the roses".
Dad loved to drive. In fact, I was a married adult before I realized that some people just stayed in one place for a vacation. Dad earned his living as a truck driver and when he retired he bought an RV. He and mom travelled around North America. An art quilt featuring him with first vehicle seems a fitting way to honour his memory.
As an artist I believe there is always an edge of fear that needs to be challenged. That's where my creative growth happens. If I'm not testing for those limits, then I'm not growing. Challenging my self-imposed boundaries builds confidence.
Eastern Passage is one of our favourite places to visit in Nova Scotia, particularly the area known as Fisherman's Cove which is a quaint restored 200-year old fishing village.