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Turn the Corner

January 9, 2022 - March 14, 2022

‘Turn the corner’ infers optimism, a new hope,  a pleasant discovery. It also indicates that you are very close to your desired destination but may easily miss it unless you ‘turn the corner’. Physically, I invite you to take a walk off Broadway, by turning the corner on 10th Street, stroll East to find yourself at the Lobby of 616. Step inside, turn the corner to discover a little nook. In the nook you will see some small paintings.

These artworks were painted during the first wave of the COVID 19 pandemic. Many of us were experiencing isolation and lock downs for the first time. I painted 100 paintings alone with other painters from Quebec, Alberta, and Washington, USA. This project was directed by Martha Markowsky. She would send a challenge each morning via email to be completed that same day. Artists photographed their painting and emailed them to Martha, who digitally shared the images with everyone involved. Almost two years later, we find ourselves still living with this pandemic, continuing to cope with restrictions, lock downs, supply chain issues, and isolation. Will we ever ‘turn the corner’?

My paintings reflect my love of the outdoors. Nature is my refuse and offers me much needed respite. Sometimes on the hiking trail things look unfamiliar and I start to feel lost. Often, I just need to ‘turn the corner’ and I am back on track with renewed optimism. With this perspective I can face each day knowing we will get there; we will ‘turn the corner’ on this virus.


January 9, 2022
March 14, 2022
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