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WE ARE A CAMERA at THE BIG DRAW 2016 VANCOUVER

Saturday, OCTOBER 1, 2016 10am – 4pm Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre | 181 Roundhouse Mews FREE | No registration required Join artist Val Nelson to create a spectacular 135-foot long collaborative drawing exploring contour and motion, the individual and …

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Itness

Now that the cooler weather of Fall is here, I’m so grateful to be able to get back into the studio and paint paint paint. A little study I made last winter of a scene on my breakfast table has …

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Hola Diego and Raoul!

I’m heading off to Barcelona and Madrid in March! The draw? Well, the sunshine OF COURSE! But actually, my main focus will be the extensive collection of Velasquez works (amongst many other important historic painters) at the Prado, and very …

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Go and make stuff

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Passion and Work

My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme, published by Alfred A. Knopf I waited six weeks to receive an email from the Vancouver Public Library that the book I had reserved was waiting for me at my …

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Passion and Work

My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme, published by Alfred A. Knopf I waited six weeks to receive an email from the Vancouver Public Library that the book I had reserved was waiting for me at my …

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Only connect: Funding art during a Depression

I find it downright puzzling that the British Columbia government has decided to cut more than 85 per cent of provincial arts funding in the next two years. Admittedly, there is indeed an economic “recession”, but I propose that now …

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The Pleasures of Art

In these difficult times, looking at and making art can help us get back in touch with the best things that humans are capable of–– a sense of play, a sense of excitement in the creative act. The following excerpt,  from …

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The illustrated woman

In her heart-warming book, The Principles of Uncertainty, Maira Kalman reveals emotional depth and a quirky wit. In an excerpt posted on the New York times website, she suggests ways to ponder the pursuit of happiness. An illustrator, author, and designer, Kalman is …

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Jay Isaac and finding a new way

Jay Isaac Jay Isaac is a Canadian painter who is carving out new territory by revisiting old approaches; he is making paintings of humble things, such as the view out his window. I have not met Jay, but I first …

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