Everything is unpacked from Artwalk in Edmonton this past weekend. Laundry is done. Dog nails are trimmed. The house is vacuumed. I am a bit of a zombie, but it's OK. There really isn't anything to accomplish in the next few days, thankfully. I am in full Artwalk hangover mode. In truth, I am probably still hungover from this past spring of relocating from Edmonton to Vermilion, and all the planning that entailed, prepping for a group show and delivering the pieces to Akokiniskway Gallery in Rosebud, working in our new garden, getting the new house settled, setting up a studio in the new place only to move it two weeks later from a small upstairs bedroom to the more appropriately sized basement shop, teaching a workshop in Victoria and then another one at Leduc Composite High School and then taking a trip to Saskatchewan to go camping and partake in a kite festival. Now I'm gearing up for the groupshow opening on Saturday (an all day, two part affair) and then two days of painting in Bluerock Gallery in Black Diamond. Then home again. Details on events happening this weekend are in the 'exhibits' section of this website.
It's been a whirlwind of constant adventure these past few months.
Oh yea, we moved. We left Edmonton and FINALLY headed east...just not as far east as we planned. The short version is that Vermilion ended up checking all the little ticky-boxes of major reasons why we wanted to leave Edmonton and move to the east coast...with the exception of it not being the east coast. But it's alright. We love it here. We may yet make the east coast our home, but for now we are happy and content and way more fucking chill.
These are a few of the pieces I had with me at Artwalk last weekend. They can still be viewed in their own gallery (artwalk 2017) on this website and on my Facebook page until early next week. Then they will be dispersed among the various galleries that carry my work.
I'm taking the summer off from teaching, but I will be teaching some workshops at The Paint Spot again in the fall. Registration isn't open yet, but as soon as it is, I will post the links in the 'exhibits' section and on my Facebook page. I'll keep you in the loop, don't worry.
I hope your summer is off to an amazing start. Behave yourselves!