Katherine Jane Ellice: The 1838 Adventure

Whenever I discover a painting, watercolour or sculpture, I am amazed by the history that comes with the artwork. Every creative endeavour is steeped with the artist’s experience and personal biography. This axiom was again confirmed in my search for paintings that would feature the idea of home and homecoming. This is when I metContinue reading “Katherine Jane Ellice: The 1838 Adventure”

At Home with Carl Larsson

“A home is not dead, but living, and like all living things must obey the laws of nature by constantly changing.” Carl Larsson Annika Perry from Annika Perry’s Writing Blog, suggested that the Swedish Painter, Carl Larsson, would be an excellent addition to ChasingART’s “Home in Solitude” series. I had never heard of the painter,Continue reading “At Home with Carl Larsson”

Homecoming

“I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.” Vincent Van Gogh Welcome to May 2020 will be remembered as the year we came together as a global community to face a very difficult unknown. Without question, March and April were historic; the narrative continues to unfold in May. I applaudContinue reading “Homecoming”

Winter’s Last Song

Spring has come with the confidence of youth, waking a sleeping earth with warmth and a gentle rain. Deep within the soil, seeds and bulbs felt the energy of a new season and responded with bursts of colour, transforming the landscape. First came the crocuses, daffodils and snowdrops, then the tulips, and now the cherryContinue reading “Winter’s Last Song”

Winter with Thomas Heeremans

Spring has come, even though the nights are chillier than usual for Vancouver. My family in Alberta reported a snowfall with minus zero temperatures. So, in keeping with the lingering winter, here is Thomas Heeremans, a Dutch painter and art dealer, who lived from 1641-1694 I searched the internet and brought out all of myContinue reading “Winter with Thomas Heeremans”

Winter with Francis Guy

The year was 1760 when Francis Guy was born in Lorton, near Keswick, England. He grew up and was involved in his family’s silk dyer business . Destiny had other plans. The family moved to the United States in 1795, where Francis had every intention of continuing in the silk dyer profession. He lived forContinue reading “Winter with Francis Guy”