Beyond Vancouver BC

Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston BC I was delighted to accept an opportunity to research in the Gulf of Cannery, a National Historic site, in Steveston BC . My original plan was to base my work on the structure but it was the machinery that fascinated me. The site is bitterly cold all year round:Continue reading “Beyond Vancouver BC”

Beyond Vancouver

Steveston BC – a great spot for fresh fish Both my father and brother were mechanical engineers and I have always been fascinated by machinery. Plus, having never lived in one place for more than four years, the qualities that make a place unique continue to intrigue me. In 2003, I spent time in StevestonContinue reading “Beyond Vancouver”

VANCOUVER BC

all art works on this site are copyright protected and cannot be used without express permission HERITAGE ADVOCACY In community advocacy, start an idea and watch it morph. In art, drop a strongly pigmented ink onto a wet surface and watch it infuse every wet area if it’s a dye – or creep into fascinatingContinue reading “VANCOUVER BC”

GROCERY STORES

Sammy’s old store on E. 49th In a painting I was able to emphasise the red alarm, upper left, red sign on the wall and red fire hydrant with its companion red sign. It makes the yellow awning (right) more poignant as the building deteriorates. When I noticed old wooden grocery stores vanishing in theContinue reading “GROCERY STORES”

Neighbourhoods

Strathcona (all images are copyrighted and cannot be used without artist’s express permission) Strathcona is Vancouver’s oldest residential neighbourhood. Close to the port, it received waves of immigrants, many of whom later dispersed throughout the city. I was interested to discover the original topography was hilly. Streets were flattened later for easier traffic flow, butContinue reading “Neighbourhoods”