Although studio time has been disruptive, there are some advantages...the pressure is off to produce inventory for art shows which is liberating! Instead I made a conscious decision to go with the flow and use the time I do have to explore new processes and ideas, which means experimentation and disasters too.
Above left is something on the easel I'm working on, to show you what I'm talking about. This is a mixed media, watercolors and oils...and I dont know entirely where I'm going with it yet, but am letting it percolate while working on other things.
I shared a special weekend with my daughter Jane in Toronto a little over a week ago, where we trekked around to view many Open Doors Toronto exhibits. We were especially surprised and delighted to happen across an amazing contemporary art exhibit at the Monk School of Global Affairs. The exhibit was part of the Mirvish family's private collection and it is exhibited here on a rotating basis. What a delight that was to see! We are standing in front of a gorgeous work by Kate Graham(it matches my outfit! ha ha) and behind Jane is a Jack Bush painting. It was such a treat to get to spend some time together. Jane was just at the end of a much deserved week off after filming the 11th season of Dragons Den, where she is associate producer.