I live in a pastoral country setting;a small hobby farm surrounded by many beloved (and spoiled )creatures.I am a working artist influenced by my rural backdrop and creating diligently and enthusiastically out of my haunted historical studio in Owen Sound Ontario. I am drawn to our collective histories and an imaginary world of those who walked before us. I am a collector of ephemera, memories and rich discards ..Certainly treasures to be refashioned into new art.My background is editorial illustration and I am a visual storyteller. Rescuer of stray memories and strands of past lives. I believe in the transformational and healing qualities of art. It should always be joyful and full of many layers.
I am trying to seek the positive,the beautiful and the precious..the landscape is snowy pristine-perfect for snow shoeing and taking in the natural stark beauty of my rural winter world..The caretaking of the out of doors creatures is a bit more cumbersome -as their habitat must be kept clean and warm..water fresh ..ice in chicken waterers cleared..and pig manure scraped and heaved over the fence..the days are a bit longer however ,and the goats with their puffy coats seem to have more of spring in their stride.the sun was glorious today..and lots of out of door time to taek it all in..The dogs were walked extensively but somehow Edgar still has energy to burn.
sometimes the cats accept Ed..usually Ned is the most congenial