Artist Laurie J Cochrane

While studying art at university our art challenge was to draw without the traditional tools.  Look at the mark making the skates are making.  Art on Ice!!  Magic!  

After many snow shoeing outings and enjoying the trails it was time to abstract the view.  Using warm and cool whites with hints of green and taupe this painting is rather ethereal taking you on a path to the unknown.

Thank you to the  Quest Art Gallery and School for encouraging the members to discuss their art practice with others.  On a crisp cold spring morning, I drove down the highway with the sun glistening on the granite rocks and tall pines.  It was a beautiful drive to Midland, Ontario to record the below interview. 

Included in the video are scenes from the coast of Western Australia and the rivers of Northern Ontario, my two favorite landscapes. 


You may remember my summer plein air... how quickly the seasons change.


It's time to get out the water colour paints and paper.  Fresh and Spontaneous sketches from my river trips.

Resilience, strength are a few words that come to mind when I observe these river pines.

Summer kayaking is an activity I enjoy. New perspectives for new paintings and seeing the shoreline up close.  This quiet and gentle mode of travel on the bay is a must try experience.

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