I’m SO excited to announce my next collection of paintings “Stravaig” will launch at Plum Home & Design on November 7th, from 5-7 pm. The paintings will be on display at Plum until November 11 and in my online shop after that.
This collection of paintings poured out of me since returning to Canada. It’s a reflection of the first three months of my year-long European adventure, depicting my time on the Canadian east coast and in the Scottish Highlands. Both of these places are special to me. I grew up in a small village in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and Scotland reminds me of my home province in so many ways.
The term “Stravaig” means “to wander aimlessly” in old Scots. This word speaks to a collection all about slowing down and taking in the beauty around us. The word was mostly used by hikers in the early 19th century that would go “hill walking” in Scotland. After years of being caught up in the hustle and bustle of a full-time corporate job + painting on the side, having the time to wander aimlessly and appreciate the amazing beauty of these two places was something I wanted to capture and remember.
There are 12 new pieces launching in this collection, in sizes varying from 18”x24” to 48”x36”. They’re colourful and joyful and I can’t wait to share them with you!