By surprise the Esquimalt Library called a couple of days ago and asked me to hang my paintings for the month of June. It was a tough scramble but I did it. The paintings are up and look great.
I am thrilled to hang my work in Esquimalt. It has always been home for me as my parents lived there for more than twenty years. I left when I was a young girl to go North but I always returned back to my old stomping grounds to visit my folks and friends.
It only seems fitting that my first solo show as an emerging artist should be in Esquimalt.
My Dad worked at Smith’s Cedar mill which is no longer there by the Bay street bridge. I think this is where the love of the working harbour was instilled in me.
It is amazing that after being gone for most of my life I still have such strong emotion for the Esquimalt harbour and area. I spend a lot of my sketching time around the base at Work Point. It’s a perfect spot to catch my tugs at work over at Ogden Point or the Breakwater.
Esquimalt is a hidden gem with it waterfront and walkways that most people don’t know about when they visit Victoria. I can nearly guarantee that I will always catch a tug at work as I walk the dog along Macaulay Point.
Thanks to the Library Staff for being so enthusiastic about my work.
I hope some of you will get a chance to check it out and don’t forget to do some reading while you are there. It’s good for you.
PS. I have another show opening Monday, June 14, THE GALLERY AT THE MAC, McPherson Playhouse, here in Victoria. I’ll send you all an invite over the weekend.
Next Saturday, don’t forget about the huge Fisgard Lighthouse Celebrations at Fort Rodd Park. They are expection 10,000 people to come out for it. I will be there with original paintings plus prints and cards. I will be under the big tent with the Artist In Motion Group.
I hope to CU there.