acrylic painting

language of the soul

For National Dance day
Inspired by the always sublime Maria Khoreva, first soloist of the Mariinsky Ballet.
 

Also an opportunity to revisit a post from three years ago
 

Dance Studio July 25 2017

 

 

for the love of dance continued in the studio this afternoon

 

 

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” Martha Graham

the tulip army


 
Today I am honouring all our residents, medical students and indeed all of our health care trainees, with my tulip field “army.” As we face each uncertain day it is so reassuring to know that the future could not be in better and caring hands. Thank you from one grateful generation to the next.

for the nurses


 
Today’s bouquet is to thank and celebrate all of our wonderful nurses here in British Columbia and around the world. I was so moved to hear the nurses from Massachusetts General Hospital on this morning’s news speak of being scared.
 

The nurses from Massachusett’s Hospital

Throughout my career my nursing colleagues were always the angels by my side who were always there for me and for our patients, so that together we could make a difference. Even though I am now retired and isolating here at home they are all always in my thoughts as I cheer them on from the sidelines. I am forever grateful to them for their support and friendship over so many years. Heroes and heroines all. Be well and stay safe. ❤️

the courage bouquet


 
Inspired by the memory of Vincent yesterday I spent the afternoon in my studio painting alone and thinking of all those struggling in isolation in hospitals around the world without their loved ones beside them. They are always in my thoughts. “What would life be” Vincent wrote, “if we had no courage to attempt anything.” The courage, sacrifice and love of so many will be the lasting inspiration and memory of our time. With this bouquet I thank and honour them all.
 

Pooh’s palette


 

 

Painted in 1986 after a visit to New York and inspired by seeing the works of
Willem de Kooning and the Abstract Espressonits Expressionists.

Pooh paints the park


 

Pacific Spirit Regional Park today as painted by Pooh who is now staying home.
 

a moment like no other

A memorable moment of beautiful sportsmanship when Naomi Osaka supported Coco Gauff after her loss in their Third Round match in this year’s US Open Tennis Championship. In our time of universal uncertainty this was truly an uplifting moment and shows the best of what we can all aspire to. Thank you Naomi.

Remembering Douglas

Douglas Campbell, King Lear, Bard on the Beach, 1994

My painting of the late, great Canadian actor was painted this summer with much love as a gift for all at Bard in honour of the 30th Anniversary Season and to say thank you for thirty glorious years of theatre at its very best.

Earth Day 2019


 

This landscape painted over thirty years ago has stood the test of time I think.
Let’s all work to make sure our planet does the same.