The Object of Art

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The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable. 

- Robert Henri

Soon I’ll say good-bye to this little island paradise… It’s been a wonderful month with no pressures, no deadlines, no expectations… time to just BE.

It’s a simpler life.

And it’s actually been really good to have less choices. The small convenience store, for example, is only open a few hours a day with limited food choices, which means… simple meals, less shopping time, (I can walk there in two minutes) and a little more creativity in the kitchen! There are less things “to do”, so that means less distractions and more focussed time to paint and create!

Hrisey mountains - Triptych, work in progress

Hrisey mountains - Triptych, work in progress

Most days I’m in the studio painting, or out in nature filling myself up with fresh, mountain air and inspiration. And if I do want a little more stimulation and people, the “city” is just 45 minutes away.

It’s everything I wanted and needed.

But before I return to Canada, and the busy city life of Vancouver, I’m off on a 10-day road trip around the West Fjords of Iceland, so more adventures to come!

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 To walk into nature is to witness a thousand miracles. - Mary Davis