For the past several years my paintings have been reproduced into giclee prints (pronounced “gee-clay”) by Rob Lundquist who lives in Merville. The first painting I asked him to scan was the 4’ x 5’ Every City Needs One with it’s giant red heart over the city in 2012. Rob did not balk at the challenges of scanning such a large painting and he has been producing my giclees ever since.
This December I had my dream experience of spending two days, mostly alone, at our National Gallery in Ottawa. I have been asked several times what my favourite piece was but I don’t really have an answer. Actually I think what I enjoyed most was the process of looking.
This painting called “Monarch Mountain” is inspired by a hike with a friend in Atlin, B.C. (near Whitehorse) last summer. Due to this being a south facing slope in a northern latitude in June, I witnessed the most wildflowers I had ever seen in one spot. We were surrounded by colour!