Author Archives: leyaevelyn

About leyaevelyn

About thirty years ago, I moved from New York City to rural Nova Scotia. For an artist, it is a good place to live. Spacious and quiet. Despite the beautiful scenery and frequently grey skies, my abstract paintings focus on color, its expressive qualities and how it creates form and space.

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Last weekend, GPI Atlantic had a fundraiser event. I donated a large selection of artwork to this amazing organization. They use the Genuine Progress Index to count what matters: happiness and well-being. The GPI Youth section sets up sustainability projects … Continue reading

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The Black & White

My first house in Nova Scotia was in a small fishing community. I bought an old house and renovated it. I had a big studio and two beautiful golden retrievers. The contrast with New York City was a joy. I … Continue reading

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Ask Me Anything

As a New Year gift, CBC had three of their top radio hosts be the ones to be asked questions. These hosts, and most of the  broadcasters at CBC radio and television, have become my “friends”. I look forward to … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Love

  It was a chilly September day and I was wandering through the streets and museums of Zurich when I saw this couple by the river. Looking at them warmed the day. The tenderness and emotional interchange felt contagious. I took … Continue reading

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Color for what

  A couple of days ago a friend asked, via text, what my favorite  color scheme is. She is poling people and wouldn’t tell me why. So I’m left wondering. Color scheme? For what? My response would be too lengthy … Continue reading

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Devotion

Romeo, my pup, likes to invent games for himself. This afternoon, after we had been playing fetch for a while, he took his ball and started dropping it between some branches of a bush. Then he would maneuver it out … Continue reading

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Infinite

“Comparing Mythologies, no.8″; oil & collage on canvas; 8″ x 8” Imagination is the door to infinity. Open it up and anything can happen. Last week, when putting collage elements on the eleven canvases I am beginning, I felt daring … Continue reading

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