Gabriola Studio Tour

Coming SOON! 3 days starting Oct. 6, 7, 8 . 10-5 all 3 days.

Henri Matisse. “Creativity takes courage”
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Summer LOVE

My summer ART show was so much fun! Deeply connecting with new and established collectors, showing and sharing my newest art. I feel very grateful.

Thank you ALL!

Here are some pix for you to enJOY!

Smell the sea and feel the sky
— Van Morrison

"Child's Play" A summer ART show

Coming soon, my summer studio ART show right here on beautiful Gabriola Island. I have lots of new work in both glass and mixed media paintings

Some old favourite designs too.

I've been experimenting with different elements, things that interest me and coming up with some exciting to me new ideas.

Want to add some colour and wild life to your home and garden? You'll want to come for a visit over the weekend. It will be FUN!

Hope to see YOU!

"Good Vibes Happen on the Tides"

Saturday and Sunday Aug.4 + 5

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Colours of India Part 2

As some of you know, I love colour.

I also like to spell the word colour in the Canadian way, rather than spell it without the extra "u" as in color.

This past winter we lived, loved and enjoyed our lives for 4 months in a small village in South India. It was an amazing, restful, dynamic, energizing, stimulating, wondrous way to spend a Canadian winter.

It was HOT there! I couldn't and didn't approach my life with same kind of productiveness or intensity as I do when I'm here on Gabriola Island and in my own studio. For me, venturing out meant always planning for how to accommodate the mid day heat wave. We often went to markets to meet and see local village life, all the colours, sounds and smells.

Indian women have a way of looking beautiful, calm, cool and collected even during the intense heat, sitting all day selling their wares. I often felt like a limp dishrag almost before beginning to shop in the market.

We went each week to gather fresh fruits, veggies and assorted household items. Markets can be very intense with the noise, heat and smells. I loved it, but def needed to go for a swim in the nearby sea soon after.

I'm grateful for my travel experiences.

India is a place where color is doubly bright. Pinks that scald your eyes, blues you could drown in. – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Making Art While Traveling

It's not always easy to see what might come from my playing and painting when I'm away from my studio for extended times like when we travel.

My mobile studio this winter in India was a sheet of plywood propped against the wall, and I sat on the floor in front and painted. I worked on paper, often so many layers of paint that the paper began to feel almost like canvas.  I generally worked fairly quickly since the acrylic paint would dry out very fast.

Some of these images have clues and ideas, bits and pieces that work and are already inspiring me. The inspiration is often indirect and not totally obvious, however this time around I think I can see now, after 2 months at home, what is sticking around for more exploration.

“I don’t know where I am going, but I’m on my way.” – Carl Sagan

You can see more up to date highlights from my  current studio explorations on my Instagram page.

What do you think? do you see connections?

Colours of India, Sacred (and fun!) Travels

I love to travel.

It feeds my heart and soul. Every astrology reading I've had has told that me that I am meant to spend time in countries and cultures different from my own, that this kind of travel is essential to the well being of my soul.

I agree 100%.

Actually I believe travel benefits everyone, to be exposed to so much that is different from one's own little world can be very liberating and I think creates deeper compassion, love and acceptance.

The last two years we've spent considerable time in South India. There is so much to love about this rich culture.  Amazing colours, aromas, rituals and also fantastic beaches and the beauty of the Arabian Sea. Ahhhhhhhh.......

Here are a few pix of my most recent travels. I love connecting with women and girls. The markets are the best place to have those kinds of interactions, even when you don't speak the same language you can share a smile and often a laugh too.

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

#something super special

Coming Soon! #somethingsuperspecial art show Nov.25th, right here on beautiful Gabriola Island.

I will have some glass and a few small paintings in this show. Maybe a few #somethingspecialvelveteenpillows too! Also, Ode from Ode's Alchemy Shop will have his metal art showing amongst many other makers and shakers.

It's going to be an artful party, see YOU there!

# Something Super Special

Thank you! Studio Tour 2017

Wow! What an amazing event Gabriola Arts Council creates and organizes every year on Thanksgiving, for 21 years now!

Here are some pix from my studio during the recent Studio Tour. As you can see I am playing with several mediums and much overlapping between materials of glass, metal, wood and paint. Just my style, mixed media.

You can also see pix here of my partner Ode Howard and his new metal art. It was his first time showing his own work in the Studio Tour! yay O D E!

Some of this work is still available, and some will be heading out to the West End Gallery in Victoria and Edmonton. Also some glass will be going to Vancouver Studio Glass on Granville Island.

Gabriola Studio Tour 2017

Coming SOON! Hope to see YOU!

Oct.7-9th, 10-5 all 3 days.

p.s. Did you notice it's my art on the brochure cover?!

Gabriola Studio Tour

Old Schoolhouse Gallery

This is your personal invitation to a wonderful showing of art, including mine, at the Old Schoolhouse Gallery in beautiful Qualicum Beach, on Vancouver Island.

I have a wide variety of pieces, including glass sun catchers, steel and glass sculptures and many mixed media paintings. All with a wild spirit!

Show runs from Aug.9 to Sept. 2nd. Also showing in the other 2 galleries in the building are Grant Leier and Nixie Barton with their unique and amazing artwork!

Pop Up Pillows and More Show!

POP UP Show!

When: Saturday, December 3rd     10-3 Where: Tammy Hudgeon Studio 1790 Seymour Rd. Gabriola Island. Why: for FUN and frivolity of course!

At the Pop Up Show there will be all manner of glorious gifting items. Everything from glass stars, my new "Wild Spirit" velveteen pillows, "Wild Spirit" prayer flags, mini soul gems, glass art and paintings of all sizes.

Sharing the day with me will be wonderful SharmaRay Goldman, with her "SharmaRags" line of altered clothing featuring fleecy gauntlets, scarves and much more!

We'd LOVE to see YOU!

"Magical Spirit Tribe" Art Show

Magical Spirit Tribe Art Show, Hive Emporium, Gabriola Island.

Solo Show

July 7, 7-9 pm Opening night party Show runs July 7 - 24

New works in fused glass and mixed media paintings. Large sculptural steel, glass and wood. Paintings and glass art of all sizes and shapes. Animals galore!

I am super excited to share with you my newest creations! Opening night will be a fun party with music and laughter. Hope to see YOU there.

 

 

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Bluerock Gallery, A Prairie Gem

Prairie Dream Trip!

We had a wonderful day driving down to the Bluerock Gallery in the hamlet of Black Diamond, in spacious and beautiful southern Alberta.

 

Bluerock Gallery is a precious gem of a gallery. I felt excited to see my mixed media paintings very well displayed. All of my work was out on display, which isn't always the case in galleries.

 

This destination gallery is very well curated, with each artist represented having a clear voice and style of their own. Ceramics, glass, felted art, paintings, jewelry, bronze displayed in all directions. 

 

I was also impressed to see an eclectic and interesting book selection.  Titles such as Rumi, Mary Oliver, Elizabeth May and many more authors.

I loved it there!

 

I felt kindred spirit alive and well, like arriving to something familiar and known, yet all new and exciting.....mmmmmmm.....precious indeed.

Thank you Karen Gimbel and Isis for your creative vision. I am honoured to be part of your gallery.

As we drove home, the day ended with an epic moon rise out one side of the car while the sun was setting out the other.....the prairies glowing....mmmmmmm.

 

Bluerock Gallery

 

Bluerock Gallery

 

Bluerock Gallery

 

Bluerock Gallery

 

Bluerock Gallery

 

Bluerock Gallery

One World, Atlas Affair Jan.30!

This Saturday, Jan.30th! The highly anticipated Gabriola Arts Council Atlas Affair event happens.

Last fall the Gabriola Arts Council gave participating island artists a map or atlas as inspiration to create an artwork for this show.

I didn't have an idea for this until late December.

I was finishing up orders and wrapping up my year end. I didn't have any creative brain power for a new project with a theme at that time. I did have an idea that perhaps a signpost would work with the theme of maps.

I gave myself time and space and in early January and I started making the glass signs you see below.

Shortly after I made the first few signs I knew that it could work and Ode started to make the steel post. I ordered super strong rare earth magnets (from Lee Valley) to hold the glass to the steel.

This way the piece can be easily moved, and the signs are interchangeable. I think that makes it kinda FUN.

Our piece will be one of many original ART works to be auctioned at the event! It is exciting and fun. Last year sold out, so get your tix NOW!

Hope to SEE you there!

 

 

Us and our Path to an Inspired Life, steel and glass sculpture

 

 

Path to an Inspired Life, steel and glass sculpture

 

 

Path to an Inspired Life, steel and glass sculpture

 

Path to an Inspired Life, steel and glass sculpture

 

 

Stretched! The ART Show

First Art Show of 2016! ( for me)

 

S T R E T C H E D!   ahhhhh.....that feels good to stretch doesn't it?

I have 2 pieces in this show. I had a sneak peek last night and there is some really awesome art in this show. Well known artists, and the price is the same for every canvas! $225! That is a steal for some of these paintings!

I've included a few close-up pix of my NEW Animal Totem paintings. These are the beginnings of a new series I think!

I'm going to the opening! hope to SEE you there.

See below for DETAILS.

What stretches us: work, family – “fun” … our passion – really, anything outside our comfort zone  – our normal  – come and see how these brave artists stretched themselves with this fun challenge.

the challenge  – working of a 6×36 inch canvas

46 canvases – 31 adult artists – plus 5 artists under 18 all the canvases will sell for the same price: $225

Stretched – the Art Show

Location: WI Hall – 476 South Road, Gabriola
Dates: January 15th, 16th & 17th 2016
Times: Friday 7:00 to 9:00 (with wine & cheese) Saturday 10- 4:00 & Sunday 10- 4:00

 

Blue Cougar, mixed media painting

 

Ghost Deer, mixed media painting

 

Rising Red Bird + Kitty

 

Hello 2016, I love you!

I am excited about all the possibilities that come with a new beginning, a new year!

It always feels fresh and alive when I am beginning something new. So a new year is something to celebrate!

I don't make resolutions...I find that feels restrictive and kind of punishing....especially at a time when I am finally learning to treat myself, my world, my relationships with more gentleness and kindness.

I have intentions instead.

To start my intentions this year I will share one thing: (more to follow, stay tuned)

  1.  Leave more room for unplanned space in my schedule.  My experience has been that quite possibly magic arrives in the spaces in between......I want to leave room for mystery and play.

"If we are always chasing after hobbies how will we  have time for bliss?"

Paramahansa Yogananda

Sea of Possibility Pony, watercolour and ink.

 

 

Gumboots and saltwater

 

 

At the beach....feeling free.

Sending LOVE to you.....Happy New Year.