Payment and Shipping

All paintings are unframed and unmatted. Shipping is not included and will be calculated at the time of order. Payment can be arranged by email at this time - I will get more sophisticated soon!! Email: boomerpotofgold@gmail.com

Note: Most paintings are available on 5 X 7 art cards at $5 ea or 5 for $20 (includes envelope).

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Bicycles - Need I Say More

My few paintings of bicycles have sold and I am intrigued. What draws people to certain images over others? Is it the connection to a childhood memory or a romantic notion of where a bike can take you?

I partly painted the pictures from a connection to my new home in the Okanagan Valley. Cycling is a popular pastime here (which I have not yet fully embraced!) I love the idea of jumping on a bike and just going - on a romantic adventure or on a search for the beauty I would miss whizzing by in a car. It is a slower (for me!) way to move through my world.

Yes, there is also a connection to my youth. Many summer days between Grades 8 and 9, I hopped on my bike to just disappear into my own world. I frequently ended up in a beautiful park about 30 minutes from town and wandered through a woodland filled with solitude and babbling brooks. I can still see it and smell it. In my small town then, in Glenboro, Manitoba, and now, in Osoyoos, I find the sense of a day interrupted when riding a bike and just going with the flow, melding into the landscape and stopping on a whim. There will be more bicycle pictures - I am sure. In the meantime, my original two are available on 5 X 7 cards. More information to follow!