Artist Reception April 11th. 5-8pm. Wine and snacks will be served. Find us in the new hip and cool artist studios at CSpace - King Edward School.
Artist Statement regarding the show:
Hope, trust, love, desire, compassion - all have a complexity as they weave and sometimes share space with - despair, distrust, hate, repulsion and envy. The anatomical heart, with its beating, its blood, its valves and pathways, represent our emotions more accurately then any simple 2D cartoon heart.
The balloons, flowers, cupcakes, rabbits and birds - these all represent my belief in goodness, in trust, in beauty. I tie my heart to these uplifting thoughts and feelings. I know there is darkness and destruction in this world, but I choose to feel and focus on the beauty. It doesn’t mean, I don’t feel compassion and sadness - my heart is there, beating and dripping with blood when I see injustice. But like a child, I tie my heart to the balloons.
I have been working with beeswax and resin, photo transfer, ink & calligraphy pen, oil paints and oil pastels. Lots of layers, drawing and colours. Here is a little breakdown of my process.
...is always a feast for your eyes and ears. Layers of colour and the crescendo of horns, music and sellers all mix together creating a tremendous and endless improvisational jazz song. Each time I go to Mexico it is a trip in MAKING art, APPRECIATING art and FINDING art in unusual places.
The walls, ceiling and floors offer a variety of textures and colours. Here are a few shots I took while walking the streets. I see them as little abstract paintings.
Creating a commission painting is a long process and a road which many artists refuse to embark on. Why? Well there are a few reasons why artists often don't like doing commissions:
Most of the time, I really enjoy the challenge of a commission. I try to mitigate some of those above issues by:
The library is one of my favorite places in any city or town and so when I am asked to teach a workshop at the library, I always make the time. This year i facilitated a workshop at the Crowfoot Library and the subject was CITYSCAPE painting. Below are some images of the class and a one participant and her beautiful painting!
Earlier this year, a new ELL Practical / Literacy Student Award was created by a dedicated group of School of Global Access instructors in an effort to recognize practical and literacy stream learners. This nominated $500 award will honour learners who demonstrate resilience and progress.
Thanks to a generous donation of two pieces of art from ELL instructor and local artist JAKE JOY MULYK we’re pleased to announce an art auction to raise funds for this new award.
Starting Monday, April 9 Jake’s two pieces – Smiling Buddha Girl and Stampede and River both valued at $295 – will be on display in the Intercultural Centre (3rd Floor, North Campus).
The auction will run until Thursday, April 12 with the winners being contacted on Friday. Please note that each piece will have a $175 reserve and successful bids must be paid in cash. All proceeds to support the ELL Practical/Literacy Award.
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Here is the view that is inspiring the new painting.
I am in an apartment at the bottom this hill. I come up here often to see the view, to run, to relax, to meditate, to take photos and now to draw.
I did a light watercolour and sketch from the top of the hill. the rest of the work happens in the studio.
I carried this birch canvas up the hill along with a little tin of watercolours, one paint brush, pencil, charcoal and a little stool. I sat on my little fold out stool, put on my headphones and I listened to Cindy Lauper while I took in the scene. It isn't always Cindy Lauper. This is absolutely my favourite activity - drawing plein air. You know, on location. I have drawn from this view point before, although a different scene. Here is a video of a painting I did from this hill 6 or 7 years ago! I am happy to revisit the location, but with a new approach. All is fresh, but familiar. It is a nice feeling.
Art is the...
great connector of people, places and dreams. It speaks the language of the heart when it is authentic and created from an open and non-judgemental space. It is passionate pursuit of creation with a playful mind.
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