There is nothing more incredible than sailing on a Naval Ship to a place you have never seen before, and then experiencing that first vision of a place that is so much more beautiful than you have imagined it to be. Additionally, seeing a town, a city, or a natural feature from the sea is quite different than seeing it from land. My collection “The Charming PEI” is a collection of 12 paintings that document my first impression of Prince Edward Island (PEI). These paintings are based on my visions of PEI from the Naval ship that I was on, and from my explorations of PEI once I got off the ship and travelled around PEI to see what PEI has to offer. There is a relationship between my intangible memories of PEI and the tangible PEI that I experienced. Consequently, the paintings in this collection include in them the red sandstone which I collected while I was in PEI. Through the incorporation of red sandstone my intangible memories have been made more tangible on canvas, and my experiences of PEI have been somewhat made more tangible to the audience; by looking at the paintings the audience can see something that once was part of that place where I was. The red sandstone that is now part of these paintings was in PEI maybe for thousands of years. Now, part of PEI is on my paintings, and my paintings are more representative of PEI.
In this collection I will show smaller paintings of all the Canadian provinces and territories in order to demonstrate the beauty and the coast to coast differences within our provinces and territories. All of the paintings in this collection will have natural resources, collected from thier respective provinces or territories, implanted into the paintings. All of these paintings will be based on my travels to these places.
I begin by showing "The Charming PEI" collection. In this collection I implemented the PEI's red sandstone into the paintings. I collected this sandstone when I was in PEI during the summer of 2014. Hope you all like this collection. If you have any commets about it, go to my comment section and leave me a comment.
Another one of my exhibitions went up at the Corridor Gallery just before I left Halifax to got to Montreal
My husband called me and told me that my exhibition was written about in the paper in Halifax