I've had two unexpected inquiries as to whether I'd be interested in presenting proposals for icons in two churches. After much preparation, I presented both proposals, knowing that there were no guarantees and thinking that Murphy's Law would probably have the two projects wanting to take place at the same time.
The one proposal was acted upon quickly, and involves a series of 8 icons which will take around 10 months to complete. I then received a call from the other contact wanting to go ahead and confirm one very large icon, right after the other project was completed. So that will be another 4 months of work in the studio.
So for the time being, I will have to set the totems painting series aside until the Fall of 2019. I had started on 3 canvases, but I will safely store them until then. One never knows what will come up by then.
As I begin this new phase of icons, I also wanted to let you know that my 4 paintings are still in the JD Stevenson Gallery in Chemainus, BC,
Tlinghit Wolf 24"x36"
Future Generation 18"x36"
Raven Eagle Shield 24"x48"
Brown Bear 48"x48"
You can see them on my For Sale page.
You can contact John or Helen at the gallery if you are interested in purchasing one of them, either for your home or office. The gallery's number is (250) 324-1395.
The next year will have its challenges, but I've been up to the task before. I will try to keep blog entries for the icons as I progress, to keep you in the loop. I would so enjoy hearing your thoughts and comments.
Andre Prevost, began his work in theatre in the late 70s and in iconography in 1980 and has a large body of work in each. He has been based in Western Canada; North Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and now back in North Vancouver. He is also currently working on a series of acrylic paintings 'Journeying with the Totems' which will be featured in 2 exhibitions in 2015.