QUAND LES TI'CULS GRANDISSENT... QUAND LES TI'CULS GRANDISSENT... QUAND...
We've survived 2020 and we're still in lockdown. It is still months before we can align to the new normal.
Each painting starts with a drawing, aligning the elements that I wish to showcase and what story I want to tell. About a year ago a friend had asked if I wanted to move in with him. Let me back-track, about two years ago I finally made the decision to move out on my own and truly be the master of my own domain and responsible for myself. I told myself no more roommates! Fast forward to that year ago moment, and I find myself in that situation but also wanting to help a friend out. Going from 800 square feet to myself to sharing 900.
All the painting happens in my room now. I knew this was not going to be a long-term plan but I've always felt very in tune with my own painting style with all my darlings close to me. Can you feel the clutter?
I do love having all my paintings in one room so that I can study them and see what I love about them and what I hate. I'm curious how you track your own progress?
A GROCERY LIST OF PLACES WE’VE BEEN, WHERE WE’VE SHARED A DRINK, SHARED A LAUGH, SHARED A SMILE - THE BEGINNING - THE MINT - PAPARAZZI - GONZALES (DRUNK BEACH) - SKIP OVER THE POND - THE HOSTEL BAR - CARLOS O’BRYAN’S - CASCADE ROOM - THE NICE CAFE - JUNE 15TH - THE MIDDLE - THE DRAKE - BARD AND BANKERS - WANNA WAFFLE - MOXIE - THE MINT - SOUR SICKLE - THE EASTERN MOST - GONZALES BEACH - THE REAL WATER - THE LOCAL - WAREHOUSE - THE GOOD BUTCHER - THE ROCKBED HOSTED BY THE OTHER, THE SEAL, THE DIVING DUCK - THE BEACH BY YOUNG PLACE - THEN I DROVE YOU TO WORK - THE FUTURE - TOO MANY PLACES, SO MANY MORE PLACES TO NAME
Dated: June 20th 2020
Context: I was just thinking of how magical it was when we met. My thirties fast approaching, while comfortably seated in an office job, when I had fought it off for so long - you know after accounting school. So I hoped onto the first boat out of town and let the waves bring me over to Victoria, and become another sandy beach flaneur and I met you, Rowan. I couldn’t be more ecstatic to have found someone who I could feel so light on my toes with and forever understood.