The studio journal of Verna Vogel

Studio Exhibit at Art on 9th

Studio Exhibit at Art on 9th

I am very pleased to announce several of my paintings will be showing in the Studio Exhibit at Art on 9th!  This is the inaugural opening of the gallery's new Invermere location. Opening Saturday, May 1st, 2021 Exhibition runs from May 1 - July 26, 2021 #100, 905-7th...

“shipping and receiving”

“shipping and receiving”

About a month ago I packaged up 9 paintings and shipped them out to Art on Ninth.  This gallery has been around for some years, first in Calgary, and now in Invermere BC. There is always a sort of nostalgia when paintings leave the studio, but also excitement.  More...

Preparation

Preparation

I'll be sending out a few paintings to Art on 9th in Invermere BC at the end of this month.  Feeling happy to have been asked to show my work with them for their May-July Studio Exhibit. Framing paintings has become part of my preparation for sending work out.  I...

Sketchbook: Integuments

Sketchbook: Integuments

I work in sketchbooks a lot.  Here are some recent pages from my book titled "Integuments". This book began as an exploration of basically black-and-white paint pen drawings.  But gradually I began to add colour, and these latest entries are very colourful indeed....

Fragile Planets installation artwork

Fragile Planets installation artwork

Eveline Kolijn and I are showing together at the Okotoks Art Gallery! Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, January 11 from 1-3pm Okotoks Art Gallery 53 North Railway Street www.okotoksculture.ca  

You see, I want a lot. Perhaps I want everything: the darkness that comes with every infinite fall, and the shivering blaze of every step up. So many live on and want nothing, and are raised to the rank of prince by the slippery ease of their light judgements. But what you love to see are faces that do work and feel thirst. You love most of all those who need you as they need a crowbar or a hoe. You have not grown old, and it is not too late to dive into your increasing depths where life calmly gives out its own secret. – Rainer Maria Rilke (translation Robert Bly)

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