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A Thousand Shades of Green

A Thousand Shades of Green

lilacs whiteSummer is almost here, surrounding us with textures of blooms, leaves, branches and a thousand shades of green. Time is moving frantically forward. Trying to find a moment to catch my breath.

I am learning so much at my job as a multimedia artist. Creating beauty, and beautiful environments for people seems like a noble pursuit, in these times.

Perhaps it is the new renaissance, which by the way is sadly overdue.

All of what I am doing at this job, is crucial to my development as an artist. The physical demands are toning muscles in my body I did not remember having.

lucinda draytonStill recovering from the concert, which went well. Although it wasn’t a money maker, the process was invaluable, and certainly a worthwhile pursuit.

Here is an action shot of the concert. I am happy to say we spent the day after the concert at the spa in Banff soaking up the mineral waters. Our visitors from the UK had a chance to see the Rockies for the first time. I think they enjoyed their visit as much as we enjoyed hosting them.

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ~Kahlil Gibran

Art and Politics

Art and Politics

venus-moonArtists are political by being. Art is political by nature.

Movements of art can change the face of society. The art is a reflection of cultural and personal interpretations symbolic of when it was created. Take for example the earlier religious, and historical paintings.

Those were the issues of that time and place.

People are surprised when they see evidence of an artist being political. Yet it seems to follow naturally for some of us. The intensity of being an artist includes many facets. An artist searches for truth regardless of what they paint. We record our perceptions, & culture as it evolves. Writers reveal the truth, be it is fiction or non-fiction. Artists are the modern day visionaries.


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