Art Nouveau – Bing & the Defining Moment

“I have tried to do what is true and not ideal.” Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Siegfried Bing was a businessman; he came from a family of trade. Born in Hamburg, Germany on February 26, 1838, he is known as a celebrated Parisian art dealer and the person responsible for Art Nouveau’s defining moment. On December 26, […]


Chasing Terracotta Warriors

The British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities/Easter Seals is in the art news again! This time they are undertaking the Terracotta Warriors Art Project. For me – it’s a perfect opportunity to chase art. The British Columbia Lions Society connects the enjoyment of art with the satisfaction of giving to a worthy cause. […]


Romare Bearden – Enchanted Places

The art of writing a note begins with the choice of note paper.  Stationary stores are a treasure trove of possibilities.  Today, I found Pomegranate  notes that highlight Romare Bearden, an American painter (1911-1988).  These watercolours came toward the end of his life, when he used the lush tropical backdrop and unique cultural attributes of the Caribbean island of […]