Emily Carr’s BC

BC Book Tour: Sept 14-Oct 19

Posted by on Aug 11, 2019 in Blog, Books, British Columbia, Canada, Emily Carr, Events | 0 comments

ECBC 3 Book Tour FBReally looking forward to getting back to my old stomping grounds in BC on this upcoming tour. I’ll be speaking at libraries and museums in locations covered in Book Three ~ Emily Carr’s BC: South Coast to the Interior. Kicking off in Victoria at Emily Carr House, I’ll head inland for several stops in the Okanagan, Shuswap, and as far east as Golden; then backtracking to Sechelt, Squamish and Pemberton before wrapping up at a Whistler Writers Festival event being hosted by the Audain Art Museum. How fantastic is that!

Here’s the schedule so far. (more…)

Emily Carr’s BC: Book 3 ~ April 21

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in BC Interior, Blog, Books, British Columbia, Canada, Cariboo, Emily Carr, Okanagan, Sea to Sky, South Coast, Sunshine Coast | 0 comments

Emily Carrs BC-BOOK 3-FINAL.inddIt’s almost here. Pre-order online:

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The final volume of my groundbreaking trilogy, Emily Carr’s B.C., presents the culmination of a journey far beyond anything I ever imagined when I set out to explore the landscapes, historical environment, and First Nations traditions that shaped an icon. Author and artist Emily Carr led a merry chase to some of the best-loved destinations and remotest outposts of the province, revealing her character and motivation every step of the way. Wherever this epic traveller (and her trusty canine companions) ventured, I was determined to follow. Book three traces the Vancouver years; forays to the Cariboo, Shuswap, Thompson, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Canyon and Okanagan Valley; concluding with what we know today as the Sea-to-Sky corridor, Carr’s last great expedition.

Klee Wyck: Emily Carr and Indigenous People

Posted by on Jun 9, 2018 in Blog, Books, Emily Carr, Events | 0 comments

KleeWyckCover 1941Good thing the Merrickville and District Historical Society does such a great job of getting the word out. I’m so busy working on the third volume of Emily Carr’s BC that I haven’t posted a word about this presentation. As requested by the organizers, I’ll be focusing on Emily’s relationship with Indigenous people as illustrated in her first book, Klee Wyck, and I’ll also be talking a bit about the settler experience she recorded in her second book, The Book of Small. Part of the Merrickville 225 celebrations. June 17, Merrickville Legion, 2 pm. (more…)

Emily Carr: Evolution

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Blog, Books, Emily Carr, Events | 0 comments

Emily Carr EvolutionTruly delighted by the interest in Emily Carr here in my new home village. I’ve been asked to talk about Carr’s art and not being any sort of art expert, I’ve decided to discuss the evolution of her work based on the influence of events in her life.

Merrickville Public Library
Monday, April 23, 7 pm

In Search of Emily Carr: Documentary Images & Photographic Art | Merrickville Public Library

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Blog, Emily Carr, Events, Photo Art | 0 comments

2018-01 Library Show PosterDuring the five summers I traced and retraced the more than 20,000 kilometres of Emily Carr’s West Coast sketching trips, capturing images to include in my trilogy, Emily Carr’s BC, I also found subjects that spoke personally to me of the people and landscapes that so inspired Emily. These I’ve taken beyond the constraints of editorial photography to the realm of photographic art and included a selection with the documentary images on exhibition now at the Merrickville Public Library.

The show continues through January. Click Read More for library details.

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CICK Smithers – Podcast – 2016-10-21

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Books, Emily Carr, Events | 0 comments

Today I had the privilege of talking about Emily Carr’s BC with the people of Smithers, as the guest of Sheila Peters on her hour-long CICK radio show “In the Shadow of the Mountain.” It brought back such great memories of my travels along Highway 16. Click here for the podcast.

BC BookWorld callout for Emily Carr’s BC

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Blog, Books, Emily Carr | 0 comments

2016-autumn-bc-booklookSo much appreciate this mention for Emily Carr’s BC in the most respected book related journal in the province (and a lot farther afield). Really, check out BC BookWorld for excellent articles and all the scoop on new releases.