Autumn colours are magnificent in Toronto this year. We've been walking in the Brickworks Park and surrounding ravines for the past few weeks as the leaves turn. And we haven't been alone--there are many people (and their dogs) out walking and enjoying the vibrant colours. Here's a linocut I made many years ago about my… Continue reading Autumn!
I love seeing creative work outside museums and galleries--work done by artists and non-artists alike. So I was delighted to see colourful banners made by community members along the main street of Consecon when we were on vacation. In case the writing on the last banner is too small for you to make out, the… Continue reading Community Banners
Dramatic Sky Over Lake Ontario
Last week we went east out of town along Lake Ontario. We spent time in a small village and in three different Provincial Parks, walking along the beaches and a marsh boardwalk, watching gulls, terns, tiny fast walking birds, swans and egrets. It was a time both of quiet and of listening to the waves… Continue reading Dramatic Sky Over Lake Ontario
Paintings I’d Forgotten About
When I began looking into self publishing a retrospective book of my prints, I saw that it might not be simple to do. Indeed, that's the case. After stalling because of extremely high prices for scanning the works, I've adjusted my plans and will do something more modest--like creating a section of my site devoted… Continue reading Paintings I’d Forgotten About
Map of the Body
Here's a poem I began a few years ago that I made some small changes to today. The inked linoleum block that follows the poem was not done in response to it but seemed to fit. Map of the Body The body is a map in relief carved by the nail of time. The body… Continue reading Map of the Body
Last week we rented a cottage in Meaford, a small town to the northwest of Toronto. It was a peaceful break from the noise and busyness of the city. We took two beautiful hikes on Trout Hollow Trail which felt wonderful since we haven't been on wooded trails since the beginning of the pandemic. Here's… Continue reading Vacation
Moon Skull Portrait
Among the prints I've been sorting through these past weeks was this acrylic painting I made in 1991. As I look at it, I see several images coming together--something like a skull, the moon and even a toreador. I didn't plan the image ahead of time. This was one of many images I painted as… Continue reading Moon Skull Portrait
Girls in Hats. . .
As I've been organizing my prints, I came upon several small linocuts (2 1/4" x 3") that I made sometime before 1993. I know they're from before that year because I changed my name in 1993 (see About) and the initials would have changed from "SB" to "LSM". These are lighthearted images. All are of… Continue reading Girls in Hats. . .
I'll be showing four prints that I haven't exhibited before at The Printmaking Show at Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E. (just west of Coxwell) in Toronto. The prints are two linocuts and two block prints made on rubbery-like blocks in 2018 and 2019. The show is from June 29 to July 17. The… Continue reading Printmaking Show