October 05,2019


Showbiz Rears its Ugly Head
Three Oranges and the Nice Apple
Dawn of Madness
Pride Cometh
Seven Doors
The Post Office
Park Avenue Pigeons
Chaw and Spurs
Baby Tale
Scripts and Songs
The Gun

A Plethera of Shirt

Vivre La Differenc

Crotch Biting Blue and the Macramé Gang

Girl Talk
And In The Quiet of the Forest Above Grand Canyon

Desert Roses
My Garden
Angels of Hell
Just a Bit More Madness 
Happy Birthday G.B.
G.B.’s Song of Love
Murder in the Quarry
“Wayll Hayll!”
“Good Night Sweetheart”
One Woman Show
The Skeleton
“Y’all Bring His Legs”
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Piano Man
The School Board
Cattle Call

Mother Lode
The Tortoise
Props and the Stool Pigeon
“Vent Y’all’s Spleen”
Moving Day
The Actor
Curtain Time
Curtain Calls

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For over forty years, painting related totally to the American Southwest. It was people of the dry hot desert, solid mesas, cacti, stone and canyons that made my heart leap.

When I realized I would never see the desert again, I began a search for something to paint. Nana suggested, B.C, vineyards and took me to Penticton where I did one painting. Nana and Gary then began to take me on Mystery tours of the island and always included a vineyard. But they all were so green! So many leaves so many trees - I don't do trees and I rarely use green - dont really like looking at green, but I got started on a duty series not an inspired series.

I guess it was July or early August when we were driving home from a winery visit. I was grousing about painting the Festive Flying Grape series when Gary said "Start another series, you can work on more than one at a time."

For some reason those words triggered the words "I could paint the Island artists!" Nana and Gary agreed and it was the topic of conversation all the way home

For a while I was afraid I wouldn't get volunteers to pose but it is rolling and each one offers something special to inspire me. And it is lovely to feel all I am doing was sparked by Gary and like all I do, supported by Nana.

April Update 2012 Sixteen fine artists, many of national repute, have posed for Artists of Vancouver Island and many are booked or promised. There will be no poses after June 30,2012. When I have painted all twenty-five I will turn my thought to . . . what next?