Today I would like to give a shout out to an artist we collect and love.Her name is Pj Kelly , her work is so inspiring,always puts a smile on our face,born and raised in Victoria B.C. ,we love to collect her work ,and look forward to her next art show to be announced, you can find her on Instagram @pjkelly1964 .Today I share 2 of our newest paintings we recently added to our art collection.
A few Pictures of an Art Attack Wind-Up from a great weekend with the lady’s.We are all living busy life’s where ever we are,it’s not very often you get to go on a Art Attack weekend with the lady’s so we made the most of it.Lady’s travelling from Cortes Island and Powell River we joined up and had a blast.Friday nite shopping and dinning in Victoria.After a great day of shopping which was pure eye candy with the street fashions and the new fall collection we dined at The Mint where you can see massive art pieces from our good friend and talented artist Colin Macrae. On Saturday as a hurricane rushes throw the West Coast of B.C. floods of people with there umbrellas flock to Madrona Gallery to see Meghan Hildebrand’s new body of work called “Giant’s” .Leaving very inspired we head off to Pj Kelly’s studio to enjoy some home made soup and do art all evening with the a well known artist from Victoria Roy Green.On Sunday we go to Opus to participate in a workshop by Meghan Hildebrand called Spontaneous and that it was.Head off to see a mural by Meghan and a few other local artists as they take over the walls of Victoria as there is a community of artist’s that just won the walls during a street art exhibit happening now. Then to Roy Green’s studio to see some of his mass of paintings of brilliance.Ending the weekend of and having a Jamaican Thanks Giving weekend dinner with the lady’s.To say the least we successfully filled a weekend with an Art Attack.
The workshop facilitated on Cortes Island by Lisa Gibbon’s this past weekend was a very exciting new approach to creating art for me.She did an amazing job getting the juice flowing for our art projects and many artists came from off island so the room was filled with inspiration.I have to say that I learned so much and am very excited to incorporate some new skills to my art practice. I share today the definition of Archetypes and my art that I finished during the workshop that I dedicate to the man that holds my heart tight Chris Murdock.
In literature, an archetype is a typical character, an action or a situation that seems to represent such universal patterns of human nature.An archetype, also known as universal symbol, may be a character, a theme, a symbol or even a setting. Many literary critics are of the opinion that archetypes, which have a common and recurring representation in a particular human culture or entire human race, shape the structure and function of a literary work. The phrase “collective unconscious” refers to experiences shared by a race or culture. This includes love, religion, death, birth, life, struggle, survival etc. These experiences exist in the subconscious of every individual and are recreated in literary works or in other forms of art.
“I Am Priestess” – a Quadriptych from The Archetype Workshop
There is nothing like the artist personally delivering and installing your new additions to The Art Collection.For the next few days I get the pleasure of sharing my studio with one of my favorite artists that I collect. Pj Kelly from Victoria B.C. Canada.We shall be painting ,dog walking and attending a workshop together as summer wraps up with loads of inspiration. To see more of her work please visit her website www.pjkelly.wordpress.com