Fluidité

Souplesse, intelligence, facilité pour aborder et résoudre les difficultés.

Qualité d’une expression aux harmonies subtiles ou d’une plasticité aux nuances délicates et fondues.

Caractère de ce qui échappe à toute saisie, en raison de l’instabilité.

Suppleness, intelligence adept at tackling and resolving problems.

Quality of expression with subtle or supple harmony and and delicate nuances.

Character that defies description due to instability.

Fluidité W.Millette (c)

The ephemera Original documents from the 1800s; original atlas maps and star charts; original vintage ocean life images.

Size 30 inches by 30 inches

Tres barcos chiquitos

Había una vez un barco chiquito
Había una vez un chiquito barco
Había una vez un barco chiquito
Tan chiquito, tan chiquito, que no podía navegar

– Cepillin ( Ricardo Gonzalez)

The green one has sold 🙂

3 little boats 6 inches by 6 inches in floating frames…The Pacific Sail, the Ocean Sail and Green Sail

The ephemera: Original vintage maps, original vintage letters and documents, original vintage stamps

The found objects: Vintage watch faces and movements; vintage watch cogs; tiny pewter star

UN-HOUSED mixed media portrait

Vintage maps and papers, rich with the history of the past are the perfect material for creating this mixed media portrait. They invite the viewer to imagine the story of this human, un-housed, like so many in our communities. Glimpses of hidden words and images suggest the complexity of his struggles and challenges. The orange paint wraps around him with community support and connection. Thank you to all those working on solutions to this crisis.

*portrait source photo credit Pexels.

NB Award of Excellence CVAC Fine Arts Show, SOLD 🙂

24 inches by 24 inches

The ephemera: original vintage maps and documents such as old letters, receipts, newspapers, dictionnary pages.

Hidden words: mania, advocate, diagnosis, old man, middletown, war atlas, infraction, emprisonnement, interdiction, devilish, hunt, hunger, cities and towns and many more.

Eye See You

A grouping of Collaged Eyes using original old maps and papers and top coated with cold wax.

Each measures 8 inches by 8 inches.

Orange Eye

Brimming with tears.

Orange Eye

Eye of Venus

Oh baby you’ve got it, you’re my Venus, you’re my fire at your desire.

SOLD 🙂

Eye of Venus

Mira

Mirame en los ojos y digame porque….

Mira

Starry Eye

Starry-eyed was she, and what, I wonder was the reason. SOLD 🙂

Starry Eye

https://www.instagram.com/reel/COEYX-3DSeE/?igshid=1javva3vfrzeo

At the seashore

A trio of 8 by 10 encaustic mixed media collages feature vintage atlas waves.

Green Waters

The deep green waters soothed Monsieur’s soul. SOLD 😁

Trois Matelots SOLD 🙂

Trois petits matelots naviguent sur les flots.

Whale Watching

Who was watching who?

SOLD 🙂

The ephemera: original vintage maps and charts from the mid 20th century; natural history illustration of a whale; old letters and receipts from the 1800s; vintage stamps.

The found objects: antique watch faces and mouvements.

These pieces will be available at my up-coming studio tour and sale April 23, 24, 25 10 to 5. See http://www.cowichanartisans.com for map and details.

All At Sea

A triptych of Encaustic Map Wave Pieces. 7.5 by 12 inches each.

All three have SOLD 😁

The Wind is Up

The Wind was up so they set sail and headed off for adventure

The Wind is Up

The Sailor

The Sailor went to Sea to see what he could see.

The Sailor

The Fleet

The fleet headed home to the safety of the harbour.

The Fleet

The ephemera: original vintage atlas maps and charts, old letters, bills, receipts, vintage stamps.

The found objects: antique watch faces and watch movements.

The Eyes Have It : mixed media collage art work

It is always about the eyes, don’t you think? … emotion, intention, distinction, contrition, inebriation, determination, reflection, nutrition, animation, affection, jubilation.

A trio of mixed media collage eyes, featuring original vintage maps and found papers and images. 8 inches by 8 inches. Enjoy the surprising details.

Corazon a mixed media Portait

Corazon was cloaked in the wisdom of the women who came before her.

Tradition, Heritage, Strength.

Corazon

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.

Size 24 inches by 24 inches SOLD 😄

Calm in the Storm

She was striving to remain calm amidst the World wide turbulence.

Calm in the Storm 10 inches by 10 inches 150 CAD

The ephemera: Western Hemisphere Map 1950s; decorative paper; high quality reproductions of 19th century bird engravings; photo portrait credit pexels- breston kenya creative commons licence.

Encaustic Wax topcoat.

Heading into the Wind

Commissioned for dear friends Laura and Dawson. May you weather life storms together.

Heading into the Wind ; encaustic mixed media collage

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.

The found object: antique watch works

Size: 6 inches by 12 inches

Beach Huts

Summer by the seaside with brightly coloured beach huts ,ice creams, sandcastles and the unreliable British weather. What could be better?

Encaustic mixed media collage 6 inches by 12 inches.

Details of some of the original papers I used in this piece, a letter from 1917; a ledger page from 1916; a cancelled check from 1934; and snippet for a Paris guide 1947 listing les grands magasins.

Bathing Huts

Down by the sea, we dug for buried treasure, just you and me, we didn’t mind the weather.

Bathing Huts

Bathing Huts inspired by the seaside beach huts on the coast of England

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.

Size: 12 inches by 24 inches on wooden cradle.

Medium: Encaustic Mixed Media Collage

Birds on Bikes

Swanning Along Le Quai D’Orsay

Swanning Around

Petit Rouge se balade le long de la rue du 4 septembre;

rue du 4 septmebre

Little Owl was off to the bank to deposit his nest egg.

Office Commute

Off to Panama to see the canal.

Off to Panama

Mississippi Meandering, lazy days along the riverside.

Meandering on the Mississippi

Moseying on down to Burbon Street for Louisiana Pigeon.

Louisiana pigeon

Lincoln, Lincoln, crow on the road, look out world.

Lincoln Lincoln

Humming along the Transcanada Highway in the Dominion Days.

humming along

She left the travelling Circus to cycle on down to Flamingo Road.

Flamingo road

This set is available for purchase at Mattick’s Farm Gallery in Victoria BC.

Sizes: 7 inches by 7 inches

Original Vintage Maps and Postal Stamps.

The Discovery, The Pender, The Cowichan and The Chelland

More Driftwood boats featuring vintage charts of local waters and small found objects from my collection. The driftwood was salvaged from local beaches on Vancouver Island.

Sail Past ( Background in my Encaustic piece Global Warming)

The Discovery I SOLD to Alys 🙂

The Cowichan comissioned by Jack for Eric and Michelle
The Clelland Island ( available)
The Pender ( SOLD)

The ephemera: vintage nautical charts of the West Coast of Canada

The found objects: driftwood, antique silk yarn; antique cloth flags; ; vintage brass buttons, vintage keys, vintage screen tacks;antique square head nails.

The Galiano

For my cousin Susan. Our grand-parents were siblings and they lived in Spotlight Cove on North Galiano Island on the West Coast of Canada. Our parents grew up there. Our family lived on Galiano through two world wars and the great depression and into the early 1980s. We all hold fond memories of this special place.

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The Galiano

The ephemera: Vintage Chart of Trincomali Channel featuring North Galiano, Spotlight Cove and Porlier Pass.

The found objects: vintage key, vintage brass buttons, antique nail and silk thread, and tiny antique flag.

Size: 15 inches tall by 12 inches long.

The Montague

For my brother Jack, featuring our father’s vintage charts, full of memories of our childhood cruising haunts: Montague Harbour, Active Pass, Prevost Island, Wallace Island, Pirate’s cove, Porlier Pass, Blackberry Point and Spotlight Cove. The found objects are nautical items that belonged to our father: vintage key fobs of propeller and an anchor and his power squadron pin from when he was the Commander of the local group. We were fortunate indeed.

The Montague

The Hornby

She may not be able to go adventuring right now but she can build her own ship and imagine voyages not yet taken.

Sold to Pippa 🙂

Ship number one of a series of the Pacific Coastal Waters of Canada.

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The Hornby

The ephemera : Vintage charts of the waters around Hornby Island.

The found objects: driftwood, vintage silk yarn, antique key, antique heel tack, antique brass button, antique tiny flag, vintage glass beads, garden twigs, vintage washers.

Size: 15 inches tall by 12 inches long.

Navigating this life with You

From the deepest ocean to the starry skies and all the special places in between, I will navigate the fair weather and the storms of this life with you.

A wedding gift for a dear friend Jenny. 🙂

The ephemera: vintage atlas maps, antique letters and receipts, vintage stamps.

The found objects: tiny vintage globe, small vintage flag, tiny heart charm, tiny pewter star

Size 24 by 30 inches

Moonlight Storm

Lashing and slashing and crashing of waves unrelenting throughout the night

The moon was the only light

To guide them home to Nell’s bight.

Moonlight Storm

The ephemera: vintage atlas maps

The found objects: rare vintage metal moon globe

Size: 18 inches by 32 inches