In the rainy fall and winter months here on the west coast, it’s easy to convince ourselves that everything is grey, grey, grey. Not so in the forest. This morning I took a photo walk through Maple Ridge Park to capture as many colours and textures as I could find. This small selection is inspiring my art brain today:
Thanks to everyone who stopped by my studio on Fern Crescent to help me launch my residency on Nov 15. I enjoyed meeting my neighbours, learning more about the community, and sharing my work with you. I’m also excited about working together on new art projects in the coming months!
Thanks to Keith Jardine for taking a few photos of the day, and to the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times for writing an article about my residency.
Now that I’m settling in to my new studio on Fern Crescent, my focus is shifting to getting to know my neighbours and the local arts community. So far I’ve met a host of wonderful people, including Kat Wahamaa and Rebecca Fisher (the two other artists in residence in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows), many members of the Maple Ridge Lapidary Club (my closest neighbours), artists and organizers of the spring Art Studio Tour, staff from the Parks and Leisure Commission of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, and the public art committee.
Next I’m looking forward to meeting you! I’m excited to be opening my studio to the public on Saturday, November 15 from 10 am – 4 pm. Please drop by to introduce yourself. I look forward to meeting you and sharing my work and ideas.