Friday, October 30, 2009

Christmas Art Show with AIRDRIE 7

Hey, I am enjoying getting ready for another show with "Airdrie 7." It should be so fun hanging out and seeing what's new. I learn something interesting everytime I am with fellow artists. There is a connection that is so different from my other relationships. Learning something from each encounter gets me motivated with my own art.

Come on out...

Nov 7, 2009

10am - 4pm

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Impacting Creativity

I am realizing that to creatively impact my world has been a goal of mine since I was a teen. Recently, I was asked to join “Airdrie 7” similar to “The Group of 7” which was a famous Canadian group of Artists from the earlier part of the 20th century. They mostly depicted the Canadian landscape in a post-impressionistic style. Rhea Warholik commented, at our first meeting, that there was a Harris in the Group of 7 and we have a Harris of the “Airdrie 7” (which happens to be me).
Lawren Harris describes art with this quote: “a realm of life between our mundane world and the world of the spirit.” I really believe that art connects to our spirit in ways that nothing else can. It is for our whole being to experience. Our eyes take it in as our soul and spirit respond. If the artist has painted from their spirit and what is in their heart then the viewer will sense it. That is my main goal.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Great Exchange

I traded this painting of mine for one of her's. She choose it because she liked how it was flat paint at the top and more textured at the bottom.

Inspiration and the Great Exchange

I love how I get inspiration from other artists. Veronica Funk and I decided to exchange paintings. She now has one of my paintings and I have her little tea cup painting. It goes so nice in my house. Sometimes I just stop and look at it.