On the eeriest morning the fog reveals a spider’s night weavings.
These works inspired by recent trips to Vancouver Island and Savary Island will be on display at my studio at the Eastside Culture Crawl Nov 15-17.
Mixed media paintings: photography, encaustic, oil, acrylic, and gold leaf on panel
For prices or to purchase online or in person pre crawl please contact Arleigh: firstname.lastname@example.org 604-809-1661
The Here and Now 16×20 inches
Who sleeps under the clouds 16×20
Just like magic 10×20
It disappeared behind the curtain 10×20
Spirit in all directions 10×20
Stillness creeps in so slowly 10×20
To climb the tallest tree 16×29
Autumn colours twinkle 6×6 inches
Losing sight of the horizon 6×6
Sparkling behind the clouds 6×6
Summer fades into fantasy 6×6
Calm and sparkle 10×20
Driftwood roams the beach 6×12
Into the unknown 4×4 inches
Dali spent his summers in the bay of Portilligat next to Cadaques. His studio/house is open for tourists to see in small reserved groups. It seems like a modest sized place until you enter and see how many rooms there are. Apparently he kept building more rooms as he saw fit. It feels like each room was carved out, added deeper into a cave. It was evident that he was a lover of his wife Gala and the landscape that surrounded him. You could see how the wind blown trees, boats and clouds influenced his surrealist works. We also visited the Dali museum in Figueres where Dali is actually buried but to me this museum didn’t have the same intimate feel of the Portilligat house. I have included pictures of both locations and the surrounding scenery.
Museum in Figueres
Dali’s summer home in Portilligat
Mirrors placed throughout the house to see the sunrise from every angle in the house
Dali’s made this room as a retreat for his wife Gala. It was meant to be womb like and had the most amazing acoustics.
After leaving Provence we drove 5 hours to the Northern Coast of Spain to Cadaques. Here is where Dali spent his summers and we visited his studio (Part 2 of the Blog)
This once sleepy little fishing village comes alive in the tourist season with seaside patios for all day and night drinking and eating (not during siesta time though ) Lovely dishes of paella, grilled fish, prawns and seafood were a nightly treat along with pastries and handmade chocolates. Not to mention the wine. Add a sprinkle of Dali and the fresh sea air Oh my its all too delicious!
Our family spent some time this summer in France. How lucky are we? We lived la vie Provencale for a week or two. It was a very civilized speed of living full of country adventures and slow sunny days.
At our villa near Lourmarin
Picking cherries just outside the gate
Late night creme glacee treat Oh la la!
The fruit and veg market in Aix en Provence
Lavender fields (we hunted for hours and finally found this one)
If you are in downtown Vancouver please come down and check out the Preview show at the Pendulum Gallery
Splash Art Preview Exhibition | September 16 to September 27, 2013
Pendulum Gallery, 885 West Georgia Street HSBC Building across from the Vancouver Art Gallery
Check out the website to find out more about this great event!