These four icons are on exhibit now at the Ottawa School of Art's Biennale Mini Print Exhibition. My 3 inch square linoleum prints join over 270 miniatures by 110 artists from 25 countries at the OSA Byward Market Gallery from April 24 to June 1, 2014.
This is my submission to "The Saints," an exhibition at The Hermit's Lamp in Oakwood Village, Toronto.
My love of medieval art greatly influenced the approach I took with Joan of Arc. I chose her because she was French and fearless, plus I love a mystery and there is much debate as to the origin of her visions. One theory proposes that she suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy but I prefer to think that she was highly intuitive, hence the fire at her third eye point.
I thoroughly enjoyed the process of making this portrait and felt a definite breakthrough in my control of the medium of oils. The show runs until May 15, 2014.
I am an illustrator with many years of experience in publishing, editorial, advertising and corporate. My illustration technique is linocut, printed and scanned with color applied in Photoshop. I love mixing old school and digital technologies and now am learning to paint in oils and with a wacom tablet. I'll post my learning curve here. Variety, the spice of life!