Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Sweet Northern Songs

This is a collection of pieces that I feel show the cultural influences of growing up in the American Midwest in a first generation Irish and Norwegian family. Several of the paintings were begun in the late sixties when I lived in Toronto. I kept a small studio in Markham Village, and was represented by Gallery Moos on Yorkville Avenue. When my husband and I left for UCLA, I took a roll of unfinished canvases with me, knowing that I'd complete them when life got back to normal. My husband's PhD, three children, and a long, interesting working life in environmental assessment allowed only sporadic attempts at painting, and I didn't really get my chance until the hot Texas summer of 2000. This collection includes those completed canvases, some contemporary work, and a few from the years between.
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The Bear and the Girls, x ,1986
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Picnic at White Egret Falls, 40x54", 2000

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Night Racing, x, 2002

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Elk at the Garden Gate, 36x39", 2001

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Coming to Town, 40x26" , 2002

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Mourning the Kursk, 46x61", 2000

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Fjord Wedding, 34x62", 2002

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The Journey, 55x32", 2001

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A House God, 68x45", 2002

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Walking the Highlands, 26x20", 2003

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Jungle Ruins, 20x26", 2003

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Detail, The Bear and the Girls, 1986

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Love at the Top of the World, 62x34", 1996

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Cleo and the Cosmos, 41x57" 2001

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