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Emily Carr – full of surprises (and a birthday!)

Posted by on 13 Dec 2013 in Art of the past, Blog | 10 comments

Emily Carr – full of surprises (and a birthday!)

Today, I was dropping off books at the Emily Carr Library here in Victoria. I arrived to find cake and coffee: a celebration of the birthday of the library’s namesake! And so, today’s blog is a wee bit about Emily Carr (13 Dec 1871 – 2 March 1945) and her work.   One of the first blogs I wrote (click here to read) mentioned Emily Carr and how I just didn’t get what people saw in her art. Why was she so famous? I mean, all she painted was the greens and browns of dark forests and she seemed pretty enamored with totem poles. What was so amazing about that??  ...

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Emily Carr, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo and some other gals

Posted by on 17 Sep 2012 in Blog, Inspiration, My life | 0 comments

Emily Carr, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo and some other gals

  A few days ago I visited Emily Carr House on Government Street here in Victoria BC.     I went with three lovely women – Shirlee, Susan, and Donna, girlfriends and art colleagues – who travelled from Salt Spring for a Victoria art get-together – first my studio, then Emily Carr House then a quick visit to Opus….and you can’t get out of there without spending some $$!!   The main reason we ended up at Emily Carr House was to view Jill Sharpe’s short film, Bone Wind Fire.     Using the words from their letters and diaries, the...

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Fernwood Stroll – Day 1 (of only 2)

Posted by on 24 Jun 2012 in Art of the past, Blog, My Art Life | 0 comments

Fernwood Stroll – Day 1 (of only 2)

A fairly quiet day but those who came made me blush with their compliments. Although the sun surprisingly was out, it just got greyer and windier and finally mid afternoon the rain came down! One of the more interesting conversations I had was with a woman originally from France. When she first saw Emily Carr’s paintings she didn’t like them, finding them dark and spooky. It wasn’t until a trip to Haida Gwaii that she understood and came to appreciate Emily’s paintings of huge trees of greens and browns. I found it interesting that it was this woman’s experience...

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