Over time there will be opportunities to upload links to small articles or stories that feature, or are about my creative journey. I will also have the occasional story to share in a blog… please see links below.
By promoting Northern art and facilitating its presentation to wider audiences, we seek to contribute to the preservation and continued vitality of the cultural and natural heritage of the North. Art has a singular power to spark awareness, fortify connections in a multicultural environment, and stimulate and develop intercultural dialogue. Artists in the Park perfectly embodies this ideal, bringing together artists from within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region and across Canada to share and create in Ivvavik’s spectacular landscape, to document and communicate the fullness of creative spirit encoded in the land, lakes and rivers of Canada’s North. To appreciate these inspired pieces of art is to connect viscerally with the rich heritage of our Canadian northlands, and the awesome responsibility that is their stewardship.
Maryanne Wettlaufer’s Gaw Masset studio is filled with light and colour. Large canvases saturated with exuberant shades of blue and green are hanging from the rafters, leaning against the walls, and lining the hallway. These latest oil paintings form a series she calls Haida Gwaii – A Painted Journey, inspired by her adventures on the land and ocean here.