What inspires an artist?

It can be the way a shaft of light shines through green glass on a white counter. It can be the angle of view looking up into a tree with delicate bare branches to find a fat, substantial crow surveying the neighbourhood. It can be the crystalline drops of water bejeweling the window pane. Or it can be one’s own pain.

radiant

radiant

I have three shows this next few weeks. Two pieces are on display and for sale at Sopa on Lakeshore in the Mission. So far two pieces are hung in the Bean Scene Coffee House and I will move another piece in there soon. And what will be very challenging, I have the entire Rotary Centre for the Arts to hang my show: EXTREME MAKEOVER which will feature all of my new pieces for the public to view beginning May 1st.

totalled

totalled

In addition, I have a CD cover that I have been commissioned to complete for a client in Ontario. I have designed hisĀ  book jackets and web site logos in the past. It is always a pleasure to work with him on projects.

While chatting to a video producer in California the other day, the possibility of his partnering with me to create a video of my images with my writing arose. It sounds promising. But time will tell. Many ideas come like daffodils in the spring. Actualizing the ideas is always the sweet part. I enjoy turning a phantom into a project.