need for color


 
The need for a little colour in the studio today with this bouquet from the imagination, with thanks as always to our frontline healthcare workers and of course all our nurses as we come to the end of nurses week.

massacre of the innocents

 

Yesterday’s Massacre of the Innocents in Kabul was simply heartbreaking. This drawing today includes both a sketch based on a Reuter’s photo together with one of a section of Giotto’s Massacre of the Innocents c. 1305 from the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, which moved me so much when we visited twenty years ago. There are no words but a need to express with this drawing outrage, despair and remembrance.

WCWA2020

 

An online exhibition of submissions to White Coat Warm heART (WCWA) as part of this year’s Canadian Conference of Medical Education can now be enjoyed by visiting the Art Gallery at teachingmedicine.com.

A welcome by Dr. Carol Ann Courneya, Director of the WCWA Exhibit, to a Virtual Facilitated Art Session to accompany the exhibition, can be seen at https://mededconference.ca/attend/white-coat-warm-heart This includes a link to seven short videos by some the artists describing their work, including my own below for these two pieces: “In Remembrance” and “The Embrace”.

My thanks to Carol Ann for her long-standing dedication to and leadership of the Arts in Medicine not only for our students but also for the national Academic Medical Community.

modern day superheroes


 
As National Nurses Week begins a chance to say thank you to a lifetime of nursing colleagues and dear friends. They are all amazing and those on the frontline everyday are true modern day superheroes.

mums for mums


 
Happy Mother’s Day to the awe-inspiring mums in our family and to all mums everywhere, especially the healthcarehero mums working on the frontline. We thank and love you all.❤️

social distancing – what’s that?

 

I thought I would repost this from six years ago today when if you had asked someone what “social distancing” meant they might have thought you were referring to how essential having First Class travel was on British Rail so that one didn’t have to sit with the riffraff in Second Class. Now, here we are six years later and the meaning couldn’t be clearer.

 

On The Move To Waterloo  May 9, 2014

 

Waterloo iv

 

Waterloo i

 

Waterloo ii

 

 

I hope you are all now moving to one of Abba’s greatest hits, Waterloo.  I certainly am!

 

VEDay75


 
Victory Square in Vancouver today on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day marking the end of the war in Europe in which 1.1 million Canadians served and 45,000 payed the ultimate price. The square has been planted with tulips in the form of the emblematic remembrance poppy.
 

Lest we forget.

looking up and looking back

 

Pacific Spirit Canopy  3.8.15

With our daily walks in the Pacific Spirit Park it seems like a good time to look back to some of the paintings that walking in the Park inspired five years ago.

 

Studio 365: Day 216

 

Day 216 i    Day 216 ii Day 216 iii    Day 216 iv

 

Pacific Spirit Park Variations I – IV 4.8.15

Canada Remembers


 
On the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by the Canadian Armed Forces what better way with which to honour them all than with these Dutch tulips in triumphant bloom on our deck in today’s glorious sunshine.
 

 

Lest we forget.
 

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