Playful

Playful Given that most of my current figurative work is rather serious, I counteract the weightiness by completing paintings simply because they are beautiful and fun. In this painting I used colours in an abstract background to accentuate the movement of the dancer and her “ribbon”. Dancers fascinate me. They can move in ways I…

Joyful

Joyful Given that most of my current figurative work is rather serious, I counteract the weightiness by completing paintings simply because they are beautiful and fun. In this painting I used colours in an abstract background to accentuate the movement of the dancer and her “ribbon”. Dancers fascinate me. They can move in ways I…

Upcoming Art Events

Upcoming Art Events I took an hiatus from creating these posts while away in California and Mexico, but I am back now and look forward to writing about my trip to China as well as many other exciting art-related posts. The West Fine Art Show – Sept 5th – 7th, 2014 Please visit the 5th…

Inspiring TED talks

These are three inspiring TED talks about making choices. TED talk by Ruth Chang: How to make hard choices “Here’s a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up — or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that’s…

On the easel II

I have received several requests to keep posting samples of what I’m working on, which I will do under the heading “On the Easel” for those of you who are interested.  Please keep in mind that unless otherwise stated, these are works in progress! Learning to Receive This one of a hooded woman kneeling under…

The Shadow Effect

Worth Noting

I am starting a section called “Worth Noting” in which I will include articles, books, artwork, videos and other resources I find that inspire me, challenge my perceptions and abilities, and/or are simply worth passing along.  In the future I will add my own comments.  Enjoy! (Note: I may change the title of this) Philosophers…

Take university courses for free with MOOC!

Mooc Online Courses “MOOC” stands for “Massive Open Online Courses”  And these post-secondary courses are free! According to Wikipedia, MOOC is “A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC; /muːk/) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets,…

What would Plato Do? CBC Radio

Thanks to my neighbour Maureen, I became aware of an interesting talk on CBC radio about a book by philosopher Rebecca Goldstein entitled Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away. I found this interview with Goldstein refreshing, relevant, and well worth the time spent listening to it while I washed dishes.  In this…