Monthly Archives: October, 2020


Dear Artist, Yesterday, Melinda Wilde of Gabriola Island, B.C., wrote, “I’m design challenged. I see…

Letters Black Tusk from Blackcomb Top, 1998
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 40 inches
by Robert Genn (1936-2014)

Dear Artist, My mail carrier, a guy about my age with a gentle smile, always…

Letters The Horse Fair, 1835–-55
Oil on canvas
96.25 × 199.5 inches
by Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899)

Dear Artist, This morning, Michael Epp of Bowen Island, B.C., wrote, “’Just take away everything…

Letters Yellow Lantern, 2018
Oil on linen
87 1/2 x 108 inches
by Suzan Frecon (b.1941)

Near Zion National Park, in the lower left hand corner of Utah is the Kolob reservoir, where at this time of year, an artist can sit at the water’s edge and paint the turning, trembling aspens and the boulders that tumbled there a million years ago. A friend and I had recently decided that while much of what the world is experiencing is toxic right now, one can still nourish oneself on the wind, a paddle and a steep climb.