Covid-19 Sketchbook Tour 2

Art Sales, Covid-19 Art, Events & Announcements, Sketchbooks, The Sunflower Project, Youtube Channel
It has been over a month since my last blog post and even while the world whirs on with Covid-19 and police brutality protests I have been playing studio catch-up and still don't feel like I have had time to catch my breath. https://youtu.be/AOE3WJaJ_qw So I am really happy that I finally got the second sketchbook tour together for you and uploaded this week. I think you will find some of the images a bit darker, maybe a bit resigned to the craziness that is the human response to a crisis of this nature. Others are clearly looking forward to sunny summer days ahead. Please enjoy! Below you can see the final four drawings in the second series of Covid-19 drawings, which I completed on May 18th (a full 3…
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Studio Life & Covid-19 Part 5

Art Sales, Covid-19 Art, Events & Announcements, What's the Big Idea?, Working Artist, Youtube Channel
It is almost a month and a half now since Covid-19 was declared a global Pandemic and our lives here in North America went topsy turvy. I think a lot of people are appreciating the warmer weather, but not sure how they are going to enjoy it this summer. All of our plans are under revision now. Amidst a whole raft of summer event cancellations, it was announced this week that the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede is officially cancelled for 2020. I anticipated this, however I know that the organizers, competitors, exhibitors and vendors were all hoping that somehow it could go ahead. The event brings millions of visitors from all over the globe to Calgary, and generates multi-millions of dollars of revenue. There are visual artists in the Artist's…
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Studio Life & Covid-19: Part 4

Events & Announcements, Sketchbooks, Uncategorized, Working Artist, Youtube Channel
While the weather and the news had its ups and downs in the outside world, it was another busy week in the studio. As an artist who is perpetually in isolation, there is never a shortage of things to get done, even while others post about not knowing how to fill the hours suddenly vacated by their jobs. However, it can be difficult to motivate myself to actually get things done as some projects seem to be futile when their fate is currently unknown due to all the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic. Such is the case with my preparations for The Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Art Show. Currently we have no news one way or the other on the fate of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede this year, so…
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Studio Life During Covid-19 Part 2

100 Rejections, Events & Announcements, Sketchbooks, The Sunflower Project, Uncategorized, Working Artist, Youtube Channel
So it is another interesting week as we see the progress of the Covid-19 crisis on the global stage and I have continued to document it in my Covid 19 series of drawings I uploaded the final instalment of Kathleen and Quinnton's Wedding Painting to Youtube last week, so here together for the first time are all three videos so you can see the process from start to finish! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAvrhEIE4vA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXvYwDDWsyw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmUOiHw0x5k Each video represents one day of work on the painting. So why are the lengths so different? I'm recording the time-lapse video's using my iPhone, so I need to press stop periodically to adjust the number of dropped frames per session. In the shorter ones I stopped recording less frequently. So it appears I am a super fast…
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Studio Life During Covid-19

100 Rejections, Commissions, Events & Announcements, Sketchbooks, The Sunflower Project, Youtube Channel
This week has been intense and uncertain for a lot of people. We are all watching the news on a daily basis, and surfing social media for the interaction that we are prohibited from getting in person. In the studio, in addition to the new Covid-19 drawings I am sharing with you in this post, I had a contract cancellation as their offices are shut down for Covid-19. Kathleen & Quinnton, 16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas I finished Kathleen and Quinton's wedding painting, and edited and uploaded the final video in the series, which will go live on Youtube this Friday (watch for it). I am still planning on doing a sketchbook tour video this week which I should upload to Youtube for next Friday. This almost couldn't happen…
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Medium of Exchange:Process HUB@302: March/April 2021

Medium of Exchange:Process HUB@302: March/April 2021

Events & Announcements, What's the Big Idea?, Working Artist, Youtube Channel
Its a bit early for a SAVE THE DATE announcement, given we are looking over a year down the road, so I am just putting it out there that the show we have been working on putting together for over a year now, Medium of Exchange: Process (a follow up to Medium of Exchange: Debt (2010)), has been invited by the Alberta Society of Artists to show in their gallery! Jesica Campbell, Penny Chase, Jessica Hauser, myself and Koren Scott, will be mounting the exhibition at HUB@302 in March/April of 2021. I will be documenting the development of this show here and on the One Life Fine Art Studio Channel in a series of videos and posts exploring how to mount a collaborative visual art exhibition like the Medium of…
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One Life Fine Art Studio Channel UP NOW:

100 Rejections, Events & Announcements, The Story Behind the Painting, The Sunflower Project, What's the Big Idea?, Working Artist, Youtube Channel
https://youtu.be/g0RPwdQIA2o My Youtube Channel is up and I have a favour to ask: I have polls on each of my first 3 video's to ask what you would like to see in future videos? Please go to the channel, watch a video and answer the poll when it pops up. If you don't have a youtube account that's Ok, you can leave your comments here for me instead. Thanks a bunch for helping! Here is a "time lapse" from the Sunflower Project:
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The One Life Fine Art Studio Youtube Channel is Finally a Thing!

Events & Announcements, Introduction, What's the Big Idea?, Working Artist, Youtube Channel
So January 17th I will be going live with my first public video uploads on the all new One Life Fine Art Studio Channel. Why do I say finally? Well I actually created the channel several years ago to share videos for another project. That project never went anywhere (after much work and investment) so I let the channel lapse while I focused on new projects. However I have wanted to create and share videos about my work and the work of being an artist for a while now. I just haven't had time to plan, schedule, record, edit and upload videos on a regular basis; or so I thought. Turns out I already have a fair bit of footage recorded that I would like to get out there. After…
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Save the Date: Thursday October 17th 2019

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IN EDMONTON October 8, 2019 – November 25, 2019   Shaping Alberta Partnership between CARFAC Alberta and the Friends of the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society Shaping Alberta shares 10 Alberta artists’ visual perspective on life and creativity. This juried exhibition, which travels to both Calgary and Edmonton, reminds us how significant our environment/personal landscape is to us all & what we see and do everyday shapes us personally. The work we as creatives do, also shapes our communities and our cultural identity.  Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas . Norman Burnham White . Jennifer Conneely . Margriet Hogue . Debbie.lee Miszaniec . Tatianna O’Donnell . Sherry Richardson . David Scott . Rene Thibault Reception:  Friday, October 17th, 7 to 9pm.     Location: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in the Kaasa Gallery (11455 — 87 Avenue). Parking & Directions http://www.jubileeauditorium.com/GuestServices/ParkingDirections
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SAVE THE DATE: Shaping Alberta, September 6th 2019

Events & Announcements
IN CALGARY  August 26, 2019 – October 4, 2019  Shaping Alberta Partnership between CARFAC Alberta and the Friends of the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society Shaping Alberta shares 10 Alberta artists' visual perspective on life and creativity. This juried exhibition, which travels to both Calgary and Edmonton, reminds us how significant our environment/personal landscape is to us all & what we see and do everyday shapes us personally. The work we as creatives do, also shapes our communities and our cultural identity.  Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas . Norman Burnham White . Jennifer Conneely . Margriet Hogue . Debbie.lee Miszaniec . Tatianna O'Donnell . Sherry Richardson . David Scott . Rene Thibault Reception: Friday, September 6th, 7 to 9pm. Location: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Jubilee Gallery Lower Lobby (1415 – 14th Avenue NW). Parking & Directions http://www.jubileeauditorium.com/GuestServices/ParkingDirections…
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