On leaving the evening service at the mosque on West 8th Avenue in Vancouver last Friday, a service that I attended with many hundreds from the community including the Minister of Defense, the Mayor, and the High Commissioners of New Zealand and the United States, on the steps leading to the entrance had been left many bouquets, a New Zealand flag 🇳🇿 and lit candles, all of which gave us a moment of hope and light as we left on an evening that was dark with so much sorrow and despair.
This painting is my way of expressing my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to all those families and friends who have lost loved ones last week both in Christchurch and from Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302. May they all rest in peace.
trail variation – acrylic on paper
somewhere under the rainbow
“…unicorns and ballerinas and elephants and rainbows and fairy tales etc of course in pinks and purples and glittery colours…”
acrylic on canvas 48″ x 36″ 2019
Once again the palette became the painting today.
Fisherman’s Wharf, The Painting
Bryce Canyon 9.5.15
A painting repurposed from 2015 after our memorable visit to spectacular Bryce Canyon with which to say Happy 102nd Birthday to the treasured US National Park Service.
Visited an old painting of mine today, my interpretation of the original logo of the UBC Health Sciences Centre Hospital in Vancouver and painted in my basement in 1987. The Hospital is now part of Vancouver Coastal Health but happy to see the painting looks as fresh today as the day it was finished.
wide blue yonder – acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 30″ – 5.4.18
wide blue yonder – palette, 24″ x 12″
It’s been a good Good Friday in the studio today.
Happy Easter Weekend and Happy Passover