This website is a portfolio of my work in collage and altered art.
( I usually post once a week on Sundays...but no promises. )
All art work is created by me (Unless otherwise indicated)
and I hold the copyrights
Use of my artwork, without my permission, is prohibited.
I see beauty in everyday objects from the past and like to re-purpose them in artful ways in my pieces. A trio of old door knobs, well worn from all that opening and shutting, the patina is perfect.An ordinary document, for the sale of a parcel of land, so beautifully written, on parchment paper.
On the one year anniversary of the World Wide Pandemic we all be ….like this!
The ephemera: Old Book Cover by Robert Louis Stevenson; Original plate from 1930’s botany book; natural history illustration of an owl; vintage face; vintage postal stamp, vintage post mark 1965 Three Hills Alberta; Muybridge’s dancing lady. Top Coat of cold wax.
Sans souci, ils ont pris la plongée au coeur de Paris, le centre du monde.
Small Collage on Old Book Cover
The ephemera: Fly leaf and book cover of Plan de Paris from 1947; Original vintage map projection; small diving figures from vintage Larousse dictionary, original vintage airmail sticker.
Taking the Plunge
One after another they decided to take the plunge. The world was their oyster.
Collage on Old Book Cover 8 inches by 12 inches
The Ephemera: Vintage Book Cover from old Atlas; Original Receipt from Paris, 1902; Original map projection from Vintage Atlas, Diving figures from vintage Larousse dictionary; photos of poppy seed heads from my garden.
Corazon was cloaked in the wisdom of the women who came before her.
Tradition, Heritage, Strength.
The Ephemera Original french document from the 1800s, original dictionary page 1937, original receipt from 1920, original atlas maps and star charts from early 20th century, old photographs of 3 women, Muybridge’s naked skipping girl, various decorative papers, natural history illustrations of flowers, original postage stickers.
She started cooing and they flocked to her without hesitation.
“I am a pigeon whisperer” she laughed.
The ephemera: Plan of Paris title page 1947; ledger page 1917; decorative paper; high quality reproductions of natural history illustrations of pigeons; photo portrait credit pexels-ksenia chernaya creative commons license.
New set of 4 Birds on Bikes available for purchase in the Studio. They measure 10 inches by 10 inches on wooden blocks.
Fleury was in a flurry , in a hurry, time to scurry. The market would be opening soon!
Cycling Over Seas
She was cycling over seas, on her way to the continent with her nest egg in tow.
I went to le Market
I went to the market, mon petit panier sous mon bras and the first girl that I met was la fille d’un avocat. I love you, vous ne m’entendez guère. I love you, vous ne m’entendez pas. – Gilles Vigneault.
Il tournait bien des têtes lorsqu’il longeait le Boulevard de la Liberté. Il était doté d’une grande culture, respectueux de l’environment, socialement responsable, non-partisan.
Due to the Pandemic we are using a new format for the Artisans’ Tour by appointment only, to ensure a safe viewing and shopping experience for everyone. We have extended the tour to the entire month of November.
Studio Open by Appointment. email email@example.com to arrange a visit
A visit to my seaside studio is like stepping into a cabinet of curiosities, you will be intrigued.
Commissioned for dear friends Laura and Dawson. May you weather life storms together.
The ephemera: Receipts from Béziers, Languedoc; vintage french stamp; vintage atlas maps of Laura’s favorite places: the Queen Charlottes, Tofino, the Philippines, the South of France ; Comox; Vancouver Island, the Coast of California.
Down by the sea, we dug for buried treasure, just you and me, we didn’t mind the weather.
The ephemera: original papers: 20th century vintage atlas maps; old papers from the 19th and 20th centuries..receipts, adverts, dictionary pages,envelopes; ledger pages; original vintage labels, tickets and stamps; old board game numbers; three natural history images of gulls.
Le directeur du laboratoire, M. Julien G. Éprouvette, disapru à Paris le 31 mai 1901. Un mystère jamais résolu.
Did he go back to the future to prevent the discovery of plastic?
Did he go back in time to find a power source that did not involve fossil fuels?
Did he go underground, hoping to find a way to prevent the Spanish Flu?
Perhaps we will never know.
NB Shhh! This is a cadeau for my son Julien about to start the last year of his Chemistry Degree. C’est un secret.
The ephemera: Vintage Periodic Table; vintage receipt from a Paris Chemical Laboratory, various old papers.
The found objects: Vintage Test tubes, typewriter parts from a 1920s Royal Typewriter; tiny vintage glass bottles, vintage light bulbs (that work!), vintage switch (that works too!) , ceramic insulator tubes, small antique school ink bottle, vintage vacuum tube, wire, vintage gage,vintage tart tin, vintage typewriter bell, vintage thermometer .
Credits: Merci à mon mari Michel who helped me with the wiring so that the vintage light bulb switches on using the vintage switch and a very modern battery hidden, from view.
I am pleased to announce my August Solo Show at Excellent Frameworks EJ Hughes Gallery in Duncan, BC. Due to the Pandemic there will not be an official opening night but I am happy to arrange socially distant, gallery meet ups for small groups. Pandemic hours are Wednesday to Saturday 11-3