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Author Image Blog Notepad March 19, 2012 by

Ice, Beloved Ice

Lots of people in downtown Toronto are jumping for joy with the very early spring/summer we are presently experiencing. I’m talking about temperatures in the 20 degree range day after day…in March. Personally, it makes me quite uneasy but, still, one is thrilled to see the spring flowers and best... View Article

Author Image Blog Notepad March 3, 2012 by

Petra by Night

Painting: Waiting for the Music I have not done a blog for many months. I have been recovering from an accident I had just after I visited Petra. The visit by night, by candlelight is something I will never forget but the visit the next day somehow freaked me out... View Article

Author Image Blog Notepad September 29, 2010 by

Energetics

ART EXHIBIT: ENERGETICS Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Rd, Toronto, M1A 1K3 Tel: 416.396.2819 Opening Reception: Oct 14-6.30-9 Wed-Fri 12-4.30, Sat-Sun 12-4 This collection of paintings represents a series of personal journeys I have made, wherein I explore the energy which exists between ourselves and every other element of creation. It... View Article

Author Image Blog Notepad March 24, 2010 by

Florals and their Metaphysics

I am having an art exhibit on April 7-11 at McKay Art Centre, 197 Main Street, Unionville 10-5, Sunday 12-5 905.477.9511 | http://www.varleygallery.ca Come and see me there. Calla Lilies enhance self-worth, help increase the connection to the earth and to creativity. They help bring acceptance and clarity around sexual... View Article

Author Image Blog Notepad January 12, 2010 by

Florence and the Biennale

The Florence Biennale was a wonderful experience allowing me to meet and interact with 600 artists from around the world. The quality and diversity of the work was astounding as were all the personalities that went with it. Given that I am focusing on energy fields and gemstones in my... View Article

Author Image Blog Notepad April 29, 2009 by

New Paintings From Morocco

As usual, after a trip, I try to push the output of paintings before I have fully processed the experience. I find this to be particularly true for abstract work. In other words, there is still only a little to show from my desert trip. Here is my friend Mimoune,... View Article

Author Image Blog Notepad April 3, 2009 by

Fun in the Dunes

This beautiful dune was too much to resist! I wanted to have a few trips of racing down and struggling up ….just for the fun of it. One of the Berber camel herders travelling with us, Said, thought that we could only be joking. He clearly had never done anything... View Article

Author Image Blog Notepad March 12, 2009 by

Crystal Hunting in the Desert

I have just returned from the northern Sahara where I was on a camel trek with the Berber people. We were in an area rich in fossils and could easily find crystals at our feet. I found quartz, amethyst and vanadinite. I was very pleased with the vanadinite because it... View Article