MIX! Show at Federation Gallery

I am pleased to announce that three of my works have been accepted into the Federation of Canadian Artists MIX! Mixed Media show (Nov 14-26).  Hope you get to the Gallery at 1241 Cartwright St. on Vancouver's Granville Island to see the show. 

Here are the accepted works. The two women are part of my 'princess' series that examines the impact of Disney princess movies on young girls with regard to their beliefs and expectations about women's roles. Both are a combination of soft pastel and applied fine art paper collage elements. The third piece is one of my recent series on Pacific Northwest fauna--this salmon is a mix of printing ink, acrylic, and oil pastel on canvas.

Would a Talking Frog be More Valuable? Mixed media on paper 14.25 x 26.25 $650 framed This piece suggests that Tiana, the entrepreneurial heroine of Disney's The Princess and the Frog film (2009) might have considered the potential marketability of a talking frog before kissing the bewitched amphibian to turn him back into a prince!

Would a Talking Frog be More Valuable? Mixed media on paper 14.25 x 26.25 $650 framed

This piece suggests that Tiana, the entrepreneurial heroine of Disney's The Princess and the Frog film (2009) might have considered the potential marketability of a talking frog before kissing the bewitched amphibian to turn him back into a prince!

Invitation to a Kiss Mixed media on paper 16.5 x 23.5 $650 framed In the original versions of the Sleeping Beauty folktale, the prince who discovered the bewitched sleeping princess actually raped her and left her pregnant--clearly NOT a tale for children!  My reclining nude reflects the messages about gender and power inherent in the original tale.

Invitation to a Kiss Mixed media on paper 16.5 x 23.5 $650 framed

In the original versions of the Sleeping Beauty folktale, the prince who discovered the bewitched sleeping princess actually raped her and left her pregnant--clearly NOT a tale for children!  My reclining nude reflects the messages about gender and power inherent in the original tale.

Take Me to the River Mixed media on deep canvas 24 x 24 $650 This image of a spawning salmon reminds us of the importance of preserving and protecting the pristine river environments required by our native salmon, a precious economic, gastronomic, and ecological resource.

Take Me to the River Mixed media on deep canvas 24 x 24 $650

This image of a spawning salmon reminds us of the importance of preserving and protecting the pristine river environments required by our native salmon, a precious economic, gastronomic, and ecological resource.