Waterton Rainy Paintings
Acrylic on Canvas and Panel
In the winter of 2017, I explored the area where the Kenow Fire hit in Waterton. Walking through charred trees, bones, artifacts, ash and litter exposed. The experience was disheartening, viewing favorite sites diminished this way. On the way home outside the park, I took a shovel full of ash which I mixed into my paint for the next year. I sifted the ash removing grit, twigs and bone and stirring it into my bucket of gesso with which I prepared canvases.
These paintings contain the ash of the Kenow Fire. During a cold, rainy week in September 2018, I painted the small panels at the steering wheel of my car near lower Waterton Lake in the Blakiston meadow. The larger piece was made in my studio from one of these studies, using acrylic on canvas. This artwork represents the style of painting that I have been developing over the last 20 years.
I wish to thank Casa and the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge for their support in hosting this exhibition.
On Display at Casa Art Centre until June 9th, 2019
230 8th Street, South
Exhibit Open Daily
Monday - Saturday: 9 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm