Walking to the market, Sunday morning I find it curious that inspiration and images can take hold at the simplest of times. There are the foraging days when I am actively searching for my muse and hunting down my subjects. I am always rewarded but true inspiration is often illusive. Then there are the days […]
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leanne christie at the Raw Canvas on Hamilton street, Yaletown until the end of May 2013. The collection includes 4 previously unseen works as well as 2 which I have been holding in secret.
Harmony Arts Festival. West Vancouver. 2- 5 August 2013 The August long hot (hopefully) weekend. Jury results are in and I will once again see you at the Harmony Arts Festival. I am not sure what theme to run this year but there will be a theme and I will let you know the moment […]
The 4 Cherry blossom / magnolia paintings of 2013 released The 4 Cherry blossom / magnolia paintings of 2013 released and also for the first time, each original is available as a limited edition of 60. Spring is here! only once a year, in the spring A series of Cherry blossom / Magnolia paintings. 2013 […]
“Landscapes” at the Federation of Canadian artists gallery until the 8 March 2013. The first prize tag sits proudly next to: “Central Pacific. Oil on canvas. 40″ x 44″ I am thoroughly chuffed and smiling ear to ear. This painting is one of the works that I always commit to in the first month of […]
After a very busy Eastside Culture crawl weekend and an even busier December Granville Island session, I currently do not have any under 100sq/inch canvas’ available. The art rental and sales operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery, have 5 small works for rental or purchase and I would encourage you to visit their page at: […]
Until the end of January, when you visit the Art Rental and Sales operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery, you will see my new paintings on the walls! In addition, members are invited to attend my artists talk in the Rental and Sales showroom on the 27 November 2012 at 7pm. If you are planning […]
Some sources list this as the busiest firehouse in Western Canada – Hall 2 on the Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. I was unable to verify this statistic but the periodic sounds of the departing fire trucks have become akin to the rhythmic tick of the clock which marks the passing of my day in the studio.
The first tennis painting to leave my studio and one which I am extremely proud of. Tackling this subject was a little daunting. Each brushstroke caused me to realize that the subject itself was so simple that the execution would be fairly demanding. In the end it became necessary to break up the flat fields […]
The definition of simplicity of brushwork. Again I learn to let the brush do what it does and to simply patiently await my turn to put my two cents worth in. The reward was the tints of orangey ochre on the buildings and the little bit of land in the foreground, which magically marry with […]
The Granville Island Public Market on a cool summer’s morning before the rush arrives. The corner in question is one which I admire often, the Granville Island Produce store where the staff spend hours sorting each berry as they build their towers of fruit. I love the cool of the atmosphere and the reflections […]
A sunny Vancouver Saturday along the Stanley Park seawall. Originally the painting was about the 2 figures sitting in the lower left of the image and the tales they were exchanging but as the brushstrokes danced, the standing figure and the reclining figure on the right, took center stage. Again, my role reduced to that […]
The single white stroke on the front cyclist’s back and the little dashes which magically conjure the rear cyclist’s helmet, epitomize the reason I paint. These strokes are the culmination of a thousand previous strokes and are so simple that it would have been easy to miss them while painting. It is becoming increasingly clear […]
Every morning in Vancouver can be called “Morning Optimism”. This morning was a little more special though as it was a designated day off with plenty of adventures planned. The weather was perfect and the Vancouver look out beckoned. The day which progressed from this image brimmed over with excitement as we cycled every inch […]
From inception to completion, this painting flowed off the edge of my brush the way mercury dances across a surface. I am not sure if it was the fact that it is one of my favourite but not very often represented subjects or if it was the romance of the evening in question which […]
Cycling along the seawall towards English Bay amidst the thousands of weekend summer cyclist who have neither a fixed start nor a predetermined finished, just a sense of adventure. Sabrina the organised and planned, elegantly dressed and groomed, strapping her bag on her back ready to meander the unexpected. Bronzed and relaxed.
Find me at #9. A good number if there ever was one! The day of my birth, the number a teams striker usually has, the number of completion, the accomplishment of something and the number of my booth. I am excited and also admitedly a little nervous. The booth construction is underway (a first time […]
Stoppes had applied for membership at Just Ladies Fitness, Metrotown and was denied based on his sex. The courts ruled against Stoppes as he was not adversely affected and no dignity had been lost.
An employee at Viterra had been dismissed for failing to attend work on numerous occasions. The employee had had an operation resulting in an absence and was having to deal with numerous problems with his son
Edith Brien had entered the men’s portion of the bar to sell socks. The proprietor had asked her to leave and had “handled” her in a way which was not proven but which may have led to her falling outside the door. Edith was looking for damages, the court ruled in favor of the Astoria.
Bacon and Scott were charged with conspiring with each other and with others to traffic cocaine. They were found guilty and Bacon was later sentenced to 12 years
Rogers had been denied a beer at the hotel as he was a negro. He sued for damages and won but the ruling was now being appealed and the appeal was allowed on the basis that the owner had the right to serve who he wanted.
Based on the advertised weights, Canadian Bakeries was accused of selling under weight bread. Evidence included a sample which was advertised as 32 ouces but was only 30 ounces.
Hughes had been convicted of selling alcohol to an Indian and was appealing the conviction as the person in question was a “quarter-breed”
Robert Pickton was tried and convicted for the murders of 6 women, he was charged in the deaths of 20 and confessed to the deaths of 49. He received life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Mihalchan was appealing his conviction for possessing house breaking tools after he was discovered outside a garage, at night with his car running.
The Russia cement company bought Le Page which was a registered trade mark in the United States and England. A former employee of the original company created
Hamilton had been away and had instructed Forbes and Franklin to take offers on his Kitsilano property which they did, and they made a promise to sell at $1400
XY Inc had entered into a licencing agreement with IND for their intellectual rights and technology which allowed the splitting of X and Y chromosomes in Cow sperm.
Mclean’s husband, who was covered by an insurance policy against accidental death, had died in a plane crash while flying with Pacific Coastal Airlines.