What is a Portrait?

What is a portrait? “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself.” Oscar Wilde, The PictureContinue reading “What is a Portrait?”

Paris 1907

“Paris is always a good idea.” Audrey Hepburn In my early 20’s, I imagined traveling to Paris to enroll in an art history course.  Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal in the 1954 film, Sabrina may have had a strong influence given her astonishing transformation when she studied at a prestigious culinary school in Paris.  From heartbreak to eleganceContinue reading “Paris 1907”

ChasingART Celebrates Claribel & Etta Cone

Imagine going back to the early 1900’s, touring Italy with Gertrude Stein and her friends Claribel and Etta Cone.  The days would be filled with poetry, art, food, wine and the sun drenched walks in the countryside.   Dressed in their Victorian garments – black dresses with Belgian lace-collars that framed ornate pins, they would haveContinue reading “ChasingART Celebrates Claribel & Etta Cone”

ChasingART Celebrates Claribel & Etta Cone

I went to visit Claribel and Etta Cone before they left Vancouver.  The exhibition was set up to feel as if I was walking into their home, which made it all the more real for me.  I could almost hear their voices and laughter.  The last wall held a piece of writing by Gertrude SteinContinue reading “ChasingART Celebrates Claribel & Etta Cone”