Paintings

The very action of painting spurs me on! As a kid, I loved colouring books and I was given encouragement and paper and crayons by my parents and in school. Luckily, my Mother encouraged me to draw and paint and I did! She would say things like, “Tell me about this. “rather than attempting to interpret what I was creating. I enjoy the use of colour. I get lost in the mixing and the brushstrokes. My creative exploration is evolving with these 2-D/3-D pieces.

A recent workshop introduced me to a method of working which encourages a personal action conversation with oneself! The process includes layering of paint, limestone mud, and texturing on wooden panels, some with a built-in niche. The application of photo transfers is incorporated with found objects, familial historical bits and pieces. My poems are sometimes hidden, sometimes visible in the painting or motivates the work.

These pieces encourage a creative freedom that is fulfilling, emotional, personal, mysterious and delightful!

Let me know what you think and feel!

There is a lot going on here.
Pat Wheeler
The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
Jackson Pollock
Your life is bigger than any one experience.
Oprah Winfrey

 

 
Solo Show 2019 Time to Reflect 24 x 24 wood panel with niche, assemblage $300 Time to Reflect - detail Soul Travel 24 x 24 wood panel with niche, assemblage $300 Soul Travel - niche detail
Release Your Spirit 24 x 24 wood panel with niche, assemblage $ 300 Release Your Spirit - detail The Stage was set.... Future Obscured 24 x 24 wood panel with niche, assemblage $300 Only One 24 x 24  acrylic on wood panel $250
Gotta Go Thru It 20 x 16 mixed media , private collection The Red String      
Blue Grove Fire Mountain 17 x 25 framed acrylic on canvas $325 Blue Grove Fire Mountain 17 x 25 framed acrylic on canvas $325 Blue Grove Fire Mountain - detail Fire Sky 12 x 24 framed acrylic on canvas $275 Morning Glow 16 x 20 acrylic on 2 in deep canvas $275
Pathway Home 16 x 20 framed acrylic on canvas $325 Pathway Home - detail The Valley Below 18 x 24 framed acrylic on canvas $325 The Valley Below - detail The Valley Below - detail
3 Afield 16 x 19 barnwood framed acrylic on canvas $375 3 Afield 16 x 19 barnwood framed acrylic on canvas $375 Hope Valley 11 x 14 framed acrylic on canvas board $275 Hope Valley 11 x 14 framed acrylic on canvas board $275 Remember the Mountains 16 x 20 framed acrylic on canvas $150
Excuse Me While I Kiss The Sky 12x36 $500 Mountain Sketch 8 x 8 framed acrylic on canvas board $75 Cloud 2 Mirror Cloud Mirror Daffodils
Walk by the Bay 15 x 7 $125 Storm Clouds      
Tree Strathcona Tree 3 Mountains Series Untitled MT series Untitled w/ clouds
View from Sandys 3 Palm Unwind my Dreams near here Then there were three...