June inaugurates my second Spring-Summer season at the PRISM Gallery on beautiful Saturna Island (open weekends and holiday Mondays 11am-5pm).The PRISM is located at a fine little spot near the ferry dock and pub, so you can drop in and browse when coming, going, or lingering.
The new show features my paintings of fabulous faces.I love faces. They are like windows from which we look at others and others look inward into us. Faces fascinate if you just look. But we're not supposed to look, and certainly not to let our gaze linger. Perhaps that's why I especially love to paint faces-- real and imagined.You get to look and linger and see inside as well as out.
imagined faces I've painted come from fables (hence they are fabulous), dreams, reveries, and
idiosyncratic amalgams of people known or created. Mostly female because I am.
used a range of styles for different purposes:Sometimes
the idea (or abstract concept) of a face is what I'm seeking, so I've painted
in an abstract style.Other
times it's the emotive quality of faces, so I've painted expressively to catch
other times it's the narrative quality of faces, the stories they hold within
them, so I've painted what I think and feel the narrative might be. Themes expressed in these works include the links
between human and animal, child and doll/puppet, and the beyond.
Saturna Island is filled with a variety of wonderful artists and crafts-people. Each has his or own studio, which I'm happy to help you locate. My own working studio seems a bit hard for many people to reach, so I've opened this new spot to welcome you to my artwork.
The B&Bs and camping spots on Saturna are well recommended and range across preferences and budgets. Plan a get-away here if you can. And include a visit to the PRISM.