Author Archives: deserepressey
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chaos…. pushing up pause.

Walking the lowlands of our local Nose Hill park … and watching the birds break free of their leafy cages… this piece was created in a love state for the beauty that is found all around in the seemingly mundane … Let me not forget to mention that it was the chaos state of the […]

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First Edition

I’m sitting in a little cafe updating my website with a little buzz in my veins… the high that lingers after an art sale. I hope it never changes.. that I never take for granted the tremendous accomplishment it is to have others connect with my work enough to acquire it for themselves. May that […]

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Wander

It’s time for another Wanderbrush… As an Artist and painting guide, I open my private studio to small groups of like-hearted to come and share ceremony and surrender to the process and flow through intuitive art making. With gentle guidance, you’ll be invited to create a beautiful original abstract work of art as a visual […]

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OPEN STUDIO/ART SALE & Other Buzz

    It’s that time of year again… The annual SLATE OPEN STUDIOS & ART SALE is around the corner & myself and the other Slate artists are getting ready to put on a sweet show& sale for ya’ll! Slate has a mix of textile artists, musicians, painters and mix media artists who are all professional […]

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Not an object but a voice

“To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice”. -Andre Malraux This feels so true to my own experience of collecting art. The way that a piece can move me so much that it becomes self biographical. When I am struck and fixed in place by a work […]

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ALONE NOT LONELY

I am writing from my computer atop a wobbly table in a little cafe off the coast of Nanaimo BC. The lady next to me chuckles that she’s tried to sit here before and wishes me luck. I tell her it’s keeping me grounded while I surf the ethernet. We smile and then I fall […]

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Wanderbrush

  Wanderbrush One of the most meaningful ways I choose to spend my time as an artist and guide, is by hosting intimate gatherings for groups of likeminded who wish to experience the healing of intuitive abstract art-making in community. I call these gatherings WANDERBRUSH – I open my personal art studio doors to those […]

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LOST & FOUND

    I had to pinch myself a few months ago, as I sat on the studio couch with my laptop.. I was browsing through the many art submissions for an open call at a local commercial gallery. I was on the other side of the cyber wall!?  I paused.. and opened a bottle of […]

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Northern Beauty

    The Northern Beauty I nearly always have music serenading me at the studio, and I am a huge live music fan, and have a preference for more intimate concerts when I get the privilege of taking them in. When I was invited to be a part of raising funds for the I Will […]

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Feeling Deeply

  Living as an empath and artist means feeling … deeply. I absorb energy all around me, and I am often swept up into ecstatic highs and incredible despairing lows.. I talk a lot of the light…which I am dedicated to finding and seeking in my life because I can also feel the dark shadows […]

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