Lesidhe


“Lesidhe” 24×30 oil on cradle board painted in 2017. $1380

The Lesidhe (pronounced Lay-Shee), govern the forests. They are most active at dawn and dusk. They are able to move quickly, change shape, be a breeze that rises on a calm day, a scent of flowers where no flowers grow. As the keepers of the forest, the Lesidhe are always disguised in the foliage. Proceed with great care as you enter the forest and wait until you sense their movement in the trees. If you see foliage that seems to be moving when all around it is still – you are probably seeing a Lesidhe. While we can’t predict how they will behave, as all wee folk are staunchly independent, if you share your home with them, are kind and respectful, we find the Lesidhe to be welcomed house guests.

No matter how long abandoned, these homes still hold much glamour.

Dryad

“Dryad” is 24×30 oil on cradle board painted in 2017. Priced at $1380. AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT THE BOHEME GALLERY, SASKATOON

Dryads are Greek tree spirits whos life are connected to the tree they care for. If the tree is destroyed by humans, the gods will dole out terrible punishment to the offenders.  Dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general.

The Morning Paper

 

 

The Morning Paper was the hardest painting to name EVER. I asked a few friends for help but even together we couldn’t quite find a title that covered what I felt about this piece AND  left it open enough that any viewer could interpret it in their own way. I didn’t want this painting to be a negative comment on homelessness in Paris, though that is an issue for sure. While walking by, I was struck by the colors and lines that would compose this painting first. I then noticed this guy and thought there was something so comfortable and beautiful about him. He looked to content in this little space that he had carved out for himself. He was reading the morning paper and he looked just as content as any man reading his paper at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee.