So I’ve often talked about driving around the Yukon or going “down south” on my blog. It just seems to be something you have to do when you live in a remote place like the Yukon. This summer we drove to Edmonton for our yearly family vacation, just to get out and visit friends and family. Also to stock up on necessities at Costco and the West Edmonton Mall!
So it comes as no surprise to me that this ritual and family tradition has seeped into my art. My newest show is called “Yukon Road Trip” and it consists of paintings that have roads in them or we based on places where we camped on our road trips. It’s going up this Friday at the Northern Front Studio here in Whitehorse and I’m totally excited!
I’ve really embraced the colours that I’m most drawn to and especially the colour combinations that seem to make the eyes do crazy things. With the biggest painting in the show called Yukon Road Trip (Haines Road), I’ve actually incorporated glitter in the paint! I think I’ve finally accepted that I will never be a realism painter and I’ve gone in the complete opposite direction. Full on colour and cartoon style!
I’ve attached a few sneak peek pictures for you to enjoy, but if you can come out and see them in person, I would totally recommend it!
Showing at Northern Front Studio, 2237 2nd Ave #110 in downtown Whitehorse. It will be up from November 1st to 30th and this Friday there will be an opening from 5pm to 8pm. If you’re local, I’d love for you to come by! If not, I’ll post the paintings from the show here in a week or so.
Thanks so much!