Day and night our garden provides food for the body and mind. A love of gardens extends far back into my childhood. Both vegetables and flowers fill early memories. Digging dirt and planting seeds recording visions of a world. Half the family still farming and the other half putting down roots in the city of Toronto.
Certainly, subjects for painting are easily accessed through the garden. Patterns abound, colours change, metaphors seap. Time stops within a painting, moments are captured within decisions about form and colour.