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Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Painters at Painters Lodge
Went on my annual art weekend away with girlfriends up to Campbell River. Painters Lodge is a wonderful oceanside resort. Views are wonderful, food is fantastic, and being surrounded by Artists and artists always sparks my creativity.
Here's me with fellow Vancouverite and international Artist Raymond Chow at brunch.
Here's one of his recent works-in-progress.
And I always like snapping shots down by the dock.
I attended the University of British Columbia, where I managed a campus advertising service. After graduation, I worked as a commercial artist in the silkscreen industry. In the early 1970s, I began working with environmental firms, where my graphic talents were channeled into cartography and illustration. Since 1973, I have operated an environmental consulting company with my husband, where the computer often substitutes for pen and paper. It was here I explored the formal application of computers and was able to break out of the confines of office and graphics applications to experiment with digital technology. Non environmental projects include posters, website design, CD labels, programs, newsletters, slideshows, and other promotion materials, especially for the visual arts and music industry. My signature style incorporates collage and photography using computer software to produce digital collages. Recently, I have been combining these collages and digital printing with traditional art materials.