In 2020, I added the study of Design to my artistic knowledge-bank in order to teach a class at Vancouver Island School of Art. I was given the textbook Design Basics by David A. Lauer and Stephen Pentak for my class, and read it throughout the winter. Concocting weekly Design exercises primarily using gouache, inﬂuenced my own compositions in a signiﬁcant way. I began creating small drawings of a girl with her chickens in my sketchbook, and decided to write a story using the girl as the main character. I also wrote a small book explaining the Principles and Elements of Design to accompany the story.
2021, 22.25″ x 22.25″, gouache on Stonehenge paper. Book edited by Kyeren Regehr.
Many of these paintings on paper are available for purchase and viewing at Madrona Gallery in Victoria, BC.