Monthly Archives: November 2010

Does a bear sh*t in the woods?

Sometimes, when I meet someone I haven’t seen in a while, they will ask me if I am still painting. Often I say: “Does a bear sh*t in the woods?” It’s that natural. For me to paint, that is. I … Continue reading

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Parade of Lights

  Saturday evening, in a cold light rain, Halifax hosted a parade through the streets of downtown. The Christmas season has started. I suppose it’s the weather that makes it begin so early. Too cold soon to stand outside along … Continue reading

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Arms and legs with bodies in between

I went to see the Montreal based Companie Marie Chouinard perform last night in Halifax. The dances were 24 Preludes by Chopin and The Rite of Spring. The dancers were amazing.  Incredibly flexible bodies; exquisite movement.  The lighting alone could … Continue reading

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How to be an artist

A friend/former student called yesterday with a pressing question for me: how to be an artist. It’s lucky she didn’t call a couple of weeks ago. I hadn’t been doing much work for a while, too much going on in … Continue reading

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Art for art’s sake

When I was a young painter, there were a few things that were prominent in the artists’ lexicon of the day.  One was not to call yourself an artist:  that was to be arrogant and arrogance was the killer of … Continue reading

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News from St. FX

The show is RED, very Red. It looks good.  I’m pleased and the opening reception was well attended.  Lots of artists there, some I knew from Halifax connections.  When Bruce Campbell, the gallery director, introduced me, he talked a fair … Continue reading

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Off & running, again!

I’m off to Antigonish shortly. The opening at the Art Gallery is tonight, 7 pm. They are very kindly putting me up at the Victorian Inn. I’m looking forward to the excursion. Lila is going to have a slumber party … Continue reading

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