"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!