Sunday, June 28, 2009

Painting Session at Arthur Erickson's Japanese Garden

I briefly returned to Vancouver this month to attend the memorial of Arthur Erickson. He very much encouraged and supported me as a young artist, so his passing away was sad news. Nevertheless it it was lovely to celebrate his life at Simon Fraser University, my alma matter and one of his master pieces.

It was with great pleasure that I accepted the invitation to paint in his renowned Japanese garden (especially since great artists like Jack Shadbolt and Gordon Smith have painted there.) The glorious quietness, summer light and exotic were most inspiring.

Diplomatic Reception at Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi - June 28, 2009