The weather was great today and the park was full of people taking in the pause in the rain. Didn't get much painting done as so many people came through and so many conversations. Gallery owners, art enthusiasts, native artwork enthusiasts, referrals, and return visits. No red dots yet, but there is a distinct buzz happening and so much positive feedback to process. As an artist, it is so reaffirming when it becomes obvious that I've cornered a new and particular niche with my totem paintings. In the conversations dealing with First Nations content, I am thankful for the very early discussions that my son and I had early in the game as I wanted to fully examine the sincerity and integrity of my transition into painting realistic and respectful details of the Master Carvers. The totem paintings speak for themselves, and they are speaking loudly. A few people noted that their presence was so powerful as you entered the room. And the 'wood' is really coming across. That being said, then my work has been successful. It is about the majesty and nobility of the totems after all, and it is fitting that they are the ones starting the sharing and conversing.
Andre Prevost, began his work in theatre in the late 70s after completing his studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts, and in his iconography in 1980, and having a large body of work in each. He has since been based in Western Canada; North Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and now back on the West Coast.