I was delighted recently when a devotee of Oscar Wilde and editor of Oscholars saw fit to put one of my paintings on the cover of the most recent issue of the journal. I’ve always been intrigued by the concept behind The Picture of Dorian Gray, which was part of the inspiration for this painting (that can be seen in greater detail here).
I’ve been a little busy with household matters and setting up my studio, but finally got around to checking out the Giller Shortlist. It looks like there is at least one more book that I will have to read in the very near future: Elizabeth Hay’s Late Nights on Air. It should prove to be a great read, and a way to learn more about our new home town of Yellowknife. So far I know that the ravens here are huge, and there is a small but beautiful beach. (A local writer was joking about writing an article called “The Top One Beach of the North.”)
Speaking of late nights, I should be catching up on some sleep right now while I can, seeing a plumber is installing a new-to-me dishwasher early in the morning. The plan is that this will help me buy more painting time each day. Wish me luck!