Under the Influence – Day 5-7

These days are about exploration and absorption. Hiking out with the guides and my guest Kelly is amazing – we are sweating like mad but thrilled and amazed at every turn. The staff are so knowledgeable – they ignite a passion for paleontology in everyone. Its all about bones, stones, hoodoos, heat and cactus. Doesn’t … More Under the Influence – Day 5-7

Under the Influence – Day 4

I am going nuts with the bugs, disoriented being on my own for the first time (feeling a bit giddy), and the heat is amazing. We hike into an area to do some digging and I wander off a bit and find a place to sketch. Plein air is so tricky in this place. I … More Under the Influence – Day 4

Under the Influence – Day 3

Day 3 at Dinosaur Park is really about Dean and Sue de-camping and a leisurely walk around the camp. I check out the field station museum (buy some pottery of course and a DP patch) which is wonderfully air conditioned, the outdoor amphitheatre, the river and some nearby hoodoos. I get a quick sketch in … More Under the Influence – Day 3

The Cowichan Women’s traditional sweaters, issues of intellectual property and cultural appropriation.

by Heidi Bergstromre-post from NorthernWomen.org I wanted to contribute a blog to the Northern Women’s Art Collaborative (NWAC) about the Cowichan Tribe’s struggle with the Hudson’s Bay Company in 2010 over their intellectual property rights and the cultural appropriation of First Nations cultural expressions.  I am from the west coast of British Columbia in Canada … More The Cowichan Women’s traditional sweaters, issues of intellectual property and cultural appropriation.

Coming Back to Life – work in progress

Life drawing is an art practice that is foundational for artists, especially in the early training days, at least when I was a student. When I was at the Toronto School of Art back in the early 80’s we had a wide variety of models of all shapes, sizes, and genders. I started life drawings … More Coming Back to Life – work in progress

Under the Influence – Day 2

Day 2 at Dinosaur Park – the sun is my enemy. … More Under the Influence – Day 2

Under the Influence – Day 1

The official arrival at Dinosaur Park, the prank, and lovely surprises for an unsuspecting artist. … More Under the Influence – Day 1

Under the Influence – the Dinosaur Park Journals

The back-story of a life-long obsession with the badlands at Dinosaur Provincial Park and how it has become a driving force in my art. … More Under the Influence – the Dinosaur Park Journals

Announcing the new Studio H Canada Art Residency program

Announcing the new Studio H Canada art residency program – apply today! … More Announcing the new Studio H Canada Art Residency program

Under the Influence at Dinosaur Park – why I am ok with being obsessed

Contemplating the things that drive us to create as visual artists and where we find our obsessions. … More Under the Influence at Dinosaur Park – why I am ok with being obsessed