Cloud Hands

"Cloud Hands" is a series of paintings debuting in August at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse, in the Community Gallery.  Showing in my hometown is always extra exciting. I chose the title because I like the imagery it evokes for me - softness, weightlessness, and mystery.  As I worked through the series, themes that emerged surprised me:  trucks, mining, and arctic lakes.  Maybe it was a natural progression from the geode shapes I looked at in my previous body of work.  I tried some new painting approaches, like exchanging the brush for a loaded palette knife, and finishing the works in a matte surface.  Hope to see you there!