Friday night soiree in Vanderhoof with some of the local art peeps we've met over the past few months, with an added bonus of lovely music to really round out the experience. 4 artists hosted an open house to show off their artwork and charming studio space. Erin drove us in, around V'Hoof and home again, making it the most extensive driving session she's tackled and I was right proud. It's so inspiring to check out the work of peers even if it always makes me want to be able to paint like 'her, and her, and him!'.
I was reminded that I could paint like my own self. Point taken. It did make me realize how much more compelling artwork becomes when displayed within a pleasing space...kinda like creating a trap to lure in and capture prey!
Following The Winter of Slowly Drowning*, it serves as a reminder that some days can still be completely enjoyable.
*none of my expectations have come to pass and I'm being seriously redefined...not that there's anything wrong with that...
Author: Eileen Hutson
'You need the dark to see the light'. Advice picked up in painting workshops has become a treasured mantra in both life and art.