The Time for Art Is Now, By Claire Messud, March 22, 2018

In these relentlessly dark and riven times, I find myself beset by a near ravenous hunger for beauty. My spirit lurches at a line of Shakespeare or Louise Glück—“All fear gives way: the light / Looks after you … ” My eyes linger on the photographs of Nadav Kander, the paintings of Marlene Dumas, the sculptures of Sarah Sze. I …

#62 ”Winding River’s Edge”…Alysoun, Alberta

I was fortunate to acquire a beautiful work of art by Jeff…..”Winding River’s Edge”. I have been following Jeff’s art for a while, but when I saw that painting on Facebook, it “spoke” to me. I wasn’t disappointed when I received it! It was like bringing a window of fall air into my home. Each time I walk by it …

“The Artist Condition” by Jeff Dillon

Some of my thoughts to try and articulate my feelings on, “The Artist Condition” as I see it while I spend time painting…Be kind my wordy friends. Hours every day, each day, rolling into months and then years. Cramping, exhaustion, isolation with a determination, pushing against the bodies signals to rest, eat, sleep… all to satisfy the need to convey, …

“Liquid”….Anne, Kitchener (#38-Liquid Maze)

I have owned the painting “Liquid” by artist Jeff Dillon, for several years now. It recaptures my heart daily. It at once evokes hope, anticipation, mystery, and allure. Depending on the day, the vivid colours marshall cheer, the anticipation of travel, the untold narrative, the mystery of adventure. I am proud and grateful to own this painting by this amazing …

Artistic endeavours… Penny, Waterloo (#59 – Sweetness)

Christmas came early again this year. Hubby and I treated ourselves to two new paintings by our favourite local artist, Jeff Dillon. I’ve never been to Venice, but this painting looks perfect in my office. Riding a gondola in Venice is high on my list of things to do before I go, but for now I’ll have to stick to …

Art as Inspiration…Penny, Waterloo (#26 – Enchanted Forest 2)

Art as Inspiration I’m not much of a spender (running shoes, coffee and chocolate being the exception), and I tend to rely on memories, not possessions, as a source of personal inspiration. I believe art plays an interesting role in this regard, by crossing the divide to bring physical rebirth to our memories. Photographs ground us firmly in reality. Art, …