Throughout my life, I have been fortunate to travel to many places. Thanks to my wonderful parents, they wanted us to learn from a wider world experience, and so we were seldom homebound. They took us to many provinces in our home country Canada; to our neighbour to the south, U.S.A; and beyond, to Europe, and the Caribbean. Because of them I have caught the travel bug and am eager to be on the go. When I travel I try to bring back memories of these remote places, especially art.
(Left) titled, Secret Garden I found when visiting the island of St. Martin, one of my stops while travelling through out the Caribbean.
(Right) The floral painting, titled Golden Rain, was purchased when I had stopped in Monte Verde Cloud Forest of Costa Rica. While visiting the forest reserve I came upon a small art gallery. I had selected this small painting that was affordable and small enough to travel home with.
(Left) This photograph, titled Cuba chair, was taken by photographer Pat Donaldson. I chose it because of the simplicity of the bare skeleton of the wrought iron chair set against the rough textured burgundy wall.
(Right) This painting of a Poison Dart Frog, was found in the mountain town of Monte Verde, Costa Rica. Being an animal lover and fan of bright colours I just had to pick this up. I took it home and hung it up with pride
(Left) While driving to my first destination in Costa Rica, I took this photograph of a Morpho butterfly in a butterfly farm where we had stopped and had breakfast. Later on I had purchased this frame as it reminds me of the lush tropical rain forests of Costa Rica. It recently fell apart and I couldn’t bear without it, so I glued it back together! Voila!
(Right) This Retro Rukus Collar Hanger by RuckusDog I had picked up at Woofstock. I have had three dogs in my life, all Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and loved this rustic wood decor of breed I love. They’re company products are overall amazing and appealing to the eye.
(Left) This painting was created by Mary C. Weber and was picked up in island of Saint Lucia, while travelling throughout the Virgin Islands. The water colour painting was created on hand made paper and reflects the beautiful flowers of the island.
(Right) This abstract and modern painting with intertwining bursts of colour is by myself. Like the great late Jackson Pollock, who was known for his abstract expressionist movement, I enjoying working with paint in a similar fashion. Slapping and smearing on the various colours of paint to whatever the painting may turn out to be is my favourite way to paint. My paintbrush is not a brush but actually a credit card!