the bare bulb

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Doesn’t the bare bulb above someone’s head usually signify the arrival of an idea? (my basement studio, Prince George, BC, 2007)

You might say so, but in this case it is the main lighting for my humble home studio. I am not complaining. Working under this bare bulb, I feel connected to generations of artists before me who also created work under dim lighting. I can’t even imagine myself in any space that does not have either a lighting problem, a leaky roof, or some sort of heating issues. Let me show you some of my home studios over the years.

The Late 70’s

View from my bedroom where I worked, down the stairs in the late 70’s

Late 70’s other view

This is the room where I drew horse pictures, and horse pictures….(1970’s)

mid 80’s

In my apartment in Stony Plain, Alberta, 2 friends look at the work I was doing in the Visual Art program at Grant MacEwan in Edmonton, Alberta. (early 1980’s)

Lte 80’s

My studio in our basement suite in North Vancouver, BC. I was attending my 1st year of college in a Graphic Design and Illustration program.

Early 90’s

Still in College and pulling an all nighter. This painting was due first thing in the morning. You can see I have a ways to go to complete it.

Cap College

Sitting and wishing I could go home for a nap. My studio space in the 2nd out of 3 years in Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC

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Painting ‘en plein air’ (which means outside) in Prince George, BC, (2005)

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I have a visual art practice and (way too) many ideas, thoughts and opinions I want to share. Thanks for listening.
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3 Responses to the bare bulb

  1. Sirdar says:

    Great time scene. You are quite fortunate to have pictures from your youth. I don’t have a lot…OK…very few. I love the 70’s horse drawing picture…with all the guy posters 😆

  2. Kim S. says:

    Yah, that was what we did in the 70’s, plaster the walls with guy posters…ha, ha! Inspiration … you know.

  3. Dawn says:

    Cool walk down studio memory lane. I recognize those people. Fun post.

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