Women Pioneers

6/10/15 Notes to Myself: Looking at art is one of my favorite things to do. Recently, I came across an artist by the name of Emily Carr. I was drawn to her bold use of color and interesting landscapes. I could see a post-impressionist influence and was intrigued by her Canadian origin because of my […]

Inspiration,Integration and Originality

Influences in art are inevitable.  With that I ask myself is anything really original?  Or are all the experiences shared and wonderful components of an evolving creative whole in which we move toward discovering a kindred spirit? In looking at and reading a bit about the history of Japanese art I see this idea in […]

Matisse at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has an outstanding exhibit running until March 17 of Matisse.  I had been wanting to take myself to see it and finally did last Saturday. As I got myself together and got on the train I wondered what I would experience.  Having prepared myself with a sketchbook […]