I was contacted this Summer by the lovely Claire Newell of Travel Best Bets/Global news. She had seen my artwork that I donated for an auction benefiting Canuck Place and she wanted some similar abstract paintings for her own modern home.
I’ve had the pleasure of creating 2 commissions for her beautiful new home in Vancouver. I was a little reluctant to take on this large project as I was pregnant with my second son at the time and low on energy. But how could I pass up the opportunity to work with such a great person! Claire and I worked so well together throughout the project and I’m so glad that I decided to take on doing these abstract modern paintings for her.
This is the first piece of art commissioned by Claire for her beautiful, large dining room. This is my largest single piece measuring an impressive 8 feet x 6 feet x 3.5″ deep. Luckily my husband is a talented carpenter (Coast Carpentry in Sechelt, BC), so I asked him to build me this amazingly large canvas. This piece features heavy texture, recycled paper, acrylic mediums, metallic inks and genuine gold and silver leafing. It was quite the process, but she was thrilled with the result!
This is the second painting and measures 42″x42″. This piece was inspired by the original painting donated to Canuck Place, and was created with the heavy use of texture, acrylic paint, metallic inks and genuine silver leafing.
The paintings took several months to complete because of their large size and my large growing belly, but it was a fun process and I’m so glad I got the opportunity to work with such a lovely person.