Category Archives: Art

The pleasure/pain principle (in art)

Etel Adnan,  “Untitled” (2014), Oil on canvas, 10 ½ x 13 ¾ inches (27 x 35 cm) (© Etel Adnan, Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.) Recently I came across the art of Etel Adnan and have been smitten. It’s not … Continue reading

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The honey pot

“It’s Not What You Think, no. 3″; oil & collage on canvas; 60″ x 84” At the end of a week workshop I taught in Mahone Bay last September, the group gave me a mason jar filled with little notes … Continue reading

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After the exhibition

  Totally exhausted is all I can say. Came home from Ottawa eager to get back to work. After a day home, one morning in my studio, and I have come down with a bad cold/flu. Nothing like the body … Continue reading

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Confessions of a grammar nerd

I’ve always been fascinated by language, specifically words, and more specifically proper use of words. Give me a book, or any piece of writing for that matter, and I am either picking out the typos or correcting the grammar. I … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk (about what)

Let’s Talk, no. 2; oil & collage on canvas; 36″ x 112″ For weeks I’ve been trying to figure out what I am doing, want to do, with my painting. If it is more talkative, as someone at the Secord … Continue reading

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How to spell Trouble

Let’s Talk, no. 1; 36″ x 112″; oil & collage on canvas Lately I’ve been scaring myself when I am painting. This has happened periodically before but this time I don’t want to back away from what is frightening to … Continue reading

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Aftermath

Sometimes, Someone, Something, Somewhere, No 4. Curious about how my exhibit at the Secord was received, I asked Phil, the owner, about it. He said: “One fellow referred to the work as being more ‘talkative’. which at the very least … Continue reading

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