Portfolios

Recent Work

Art offers an opening for the heart.
True art makes the divine silence in the soul.
Break into applause.

Hafiz

See my blog, Why I Love Art, on my recent work.

Drawing Silence 1
2018 Drawing Silence 1  April 2018 (more Drawing Silence pieces)
watercolour, ink on parchment paper - 8.5" by 5.5"
Drawing Silence 1
Cardinal and Vivaldi - Autumn
2018 Cardinal and Vivaldi's Four Seasons  (more The Image pieces)
watercolour, ink on parchment paper - 8.5" x 5.5"

 

Cardinal and Vivaldi - Autumn
I have experience, Because She Cares
2018 I Have Experience (more Because She Cares pieces)
ink, watercolour on parchment paper, 8.5" x 5.5"
I have experience, Because She Cares
Visual Impressions, Masayoshi Fugita
2018 Visual Impressions (Visual Impressions detail)
ink, watercolour on parchment paper, 8.5" x 200"
Visual Impressions, Masayoshi Fugita
Death Star 2 of 3, Star Wars, TSO
2019 Death Star - 2 of 3 (more Star Wars TSO series)
watercolour, ink on parchment paper - 8.5" x 5.5"
Death Star 2 of 3, Star Wars, TSO

Travel

Travel does not hold the allure for me as it does most people.
… and yet, some how I have sketched my way from Victoria to Amsterdam to Cuba and back.

See my blog on Travel

(All the works in this portfolio, except for a few from Newfoundland and Cuba, are from my many sketch books. All works are 9” x 12”.)

1991 Harvey Lake cottage
Harvey Lake Cottage   1991
sketchbook, part of the Harvey Lake series
1991 Harvey Lake cottage
2017 Fenelon Falls cottage tree
Fenelon Falls Cottage Tree,  2017
sketchbook (watercolour), part of Other Cottages
2017 Fenelon Falls cottage tree
2001 Amsterdam canal streets
Amsterdam Canal Streets,   2001
sketchbook, part of Amsterdam 2001
2001 Amsterdam canal streets
2006 Salt Springs Mt Max
Salt Spring Island, Mt. Max   2006
sketchbook, part of  Salt Spring Island and Vancouver
2006 Salt Springs Mt Max
2012 NM Santa Fe
NM, Santa Fe   2012
sketchbook, part of Miscellaneous Travel to 2006
2012 NM Santa Fe
2011 Barcelona Tibidabo
Barcelona Tibidabo,   2011
sketchbook  - part of Boston and Barcelona
2011 Barcelona Tibidabo
2016 NFLD village bnb
Newfoundland village bnb, 2016
sketchbook, part of Newfoundland and Cuba
2016 NFLD village bnb

 

Through the Looking Glass

If you carry a frame, everything’s a picture.
And outside the frame, more picture.
And outside the more, more.

    • by Ronna Bloom from

The More

See my blog: Through the Looking Glass.

Circles – The chicken or the egg; I’m not sure which came first, the alluring beauty of the circle or exploring their many gentle qualities. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I realized how much the circle had inhabited my art, both as a frame and an image.

Speeding through the universe  1972     SOLD
acrylic on canvas - 24” x 24”  (part of the early circle works)
Circles of Life (sketch)     2009 
ink sketches - 4” x 5”    (part of the circles and poetry series)

2 Buddhist Things   (part of the circles and contemplation series)
Acrylics, stickers on paper -  24” x 18”

Imaginary Landscapes 1   2015 (part of the circles in the small series)
Acrylics, stickers on paper -  5” x 7”
Jenny's Song 3   2014 (part of the mandala series)
Acrylics and ink and stickers on paper -  12” x 9”

Windows – Unlike circles, the appearance of windows in my art is no mystery, rather it’s a design choice. My use of windows is about framing the image as well as a tool to break up and break down images and ideas to see what happens.

Window Trees   1982
13”x10”, coloured inks on paper,
Lace Curtains  1982
13”x10”, coloured ink on paper
Rainy Day
Rainy Day   1982
13”x10”, coloured ink on paper
Rainy Day
Catch a Falling Star  1982
13”x10”, coloured ink on paper
Lilacs  1982
13”x10”, coloured ink on paper
Window (upper piece from a tryptych) 1989
acrylic, 18” x 36”
Water Study through Windows  1990
coloured inks on paper, 13”x10”
Pog Outtakes  2000
stickers and ink on paper, 10” x 10”
Cottage Outside  2007
ink on paper, 12” x 9”
Cottage Inside  2007
ink on paper, 12” x 9”
Sticker Outtakes  2016
stickers and ink, 12” x 9”
Tree Outside my Window  2017
acrylic and ink on paper, 24” x 18”

 

Cartoons

In the 1970’s, my work was largely abstracts. I thought I’d like to learn to draw figures. While not at all attracted to life drawing classes, cartoons seemed a natural path for me.

Read my blog about Cartoons.

Artist Art Artist
Artist, Art, Artist
part of the It's Zen When (1980-1983) series
Artist Art Artist
Hey Paul I think that Vincent kid has lost his perspective
Hey Paul I think that Vincent kid has lost his perspective
part of the New Parents series (1985-86)
Hey Paul I think that Vincent kid has lost his perspective
Scorch Pyrotechnic
Scorch Pyrotechnic
part of the Bit of a Geek series
Scorch Pyrotechnic
blood line
Blood Line
part of the Taking a Line for a Walk series
blood line
I Think I Can
I Think I Can
part of the This and That series
I Think I Can