Sometimes art gives nature the voice it desperately needs.
|Artist orientation with Sabine Mense Leader and Christine Robinson|
|Beautiful forest light in the Cortes Children`s Forest|
Last August my family and I traveled north to lovely Cortes Island for a weekend of creativity, community and nature connection. Along with a group of painters, ceramic artists, a videographer and a weaver we spent three days immersed in the lush beauty of this magical place. There is a struggle beneath the quiet exterior as residents and nature find themselves up against Islands Timberland in a bid to save a beautiful stretch of Carrington Bay from being clear cut.The artist’s journey to the children’s forest has shape shifted into a pilgrimage of artists devoted to contributing artworks to see the children’s forest preserved in perpetuity. To learn more and find out how you can help visit www.corteschildrensforest.org
|Ruby working on her painting|
|My inspiration was forest light and shadow|
|Our favourite spot under the grandmother trees|
|Painting in the forest|
Meanwhile the artists are busy getting ready for an art auction to be held Friday evening November 23rd at Artspring on Salt Spring Island. My piece, inspired by and created directly with the shadows the upper canopy creates on the ground is entitled Light Play and will be up for sale that evening. Please come out and support this very worthy cause.
mixed media on wood