Paper things and new beginnings...

For many, fall is the time of year for new beginnings more so than January 1. New teachers and friends at school, new clothes and supplies, these memories are etched deeply. I still get excited for fall and the beauty and newness it brings, the bounty of fruit and preserves, harvest and cooler weather, the coziness of the indoors and a wood fire… I could go on. Some recently purchased new brushes, paint and paper bring to the surface those memories of new school supplies. I’m trying a few new tools and a new charcoal at the suggestion from the excellent people at The Paint Spot in Edmonton.


To mark my inclusion in “Plate Tectonics”,  an Art Gallery of Alberta and Alberta Foundation for the Arts exhibition travelling Alberta from 2018 - 2020,  I have produced a set of 5 x 7” cards with the images of all four paintings in the exhibition. (Click here for more information.)


I also decided to release a small edition (25) reproduction of “Precipice,” one of the included paintings. I rarely reproduce my work and this is the first of my landscapes ever to be reproduced - more on that later. I am pleased to donate one of the prints to support the Alpine Club of Canada at their annual Mountain Guides Ball in October. More on that later too.


The other new paper thing is the invitation to my annual exhibition. The wonderful team at Pioneer Press in Edmonton finished these well ahead of my original deadline in order that they could be in the mail before the possible Canada Post Strike. They should be arriving in mailboxes soon, about 3 weeks earlier than usual. Email invitations will be sent in early October. If you are not already on the guest list and would like to be, please enter your email here

Let’s see now, new watercolour paper, new art cards, a new reproduction, the latest invitation, and what else… paintings. Always new paintings.