Last year for Canada Day I was exploring beautiful Yellowknife and soaking up all this Northern City has to offer. This year I am paying it forward with an article I wrote for More Our Canada Magazine, 'To Yellowknife, With Love'. I found out a few weeks ago that one of my paintings inspired by this trip would be featured on the cover of the July issue, 'The Getaway' features a sled dog, the houseboats on back bay and a canoe adventure I enjoyed while exploring. The painting encompasses all that I experienced and feel about the trip, it speaks to freedom and living an authentic life. read the article now
A favourite Canadian Art Blog, 'Canadian Art Junkie' has been shining a light on Canadian Artists this year, and I am happy to be included in this iconic list of creators. With their 150 Canadian Artists for Canada150 features, they are bringing light to a diverse group of prolific artists in the Great White North. "For five years Saturley sussed out the icons and settings that make us Canadian. Her works are on exhibition in Canadianisms, at Okotoks Gallery near Calgary through Sept. 2." - read the full article here.
On this Canada Day, the 150th anniversary of confederation and the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal, I am mindful of all those peoples who have come before us. All those who have shaped and fought for the country we call home, and all those that cared for the land before our forefathers arrived. I am proud to be a Canadian and my hopes for Canada are high as we continue to learn about, and love one another. I am thankful for all of you reading this Blog, and all of you who have supported my work over the years.
I am also thankful to all those who have submitted photos to the 'People of Canada Portrait Project' - the project is in full swing and I have many more paintings to create and stories to share. Last week I spoke with SHAW Community Producer, Kathleen Burton, about the project and the inspiration behind the project. Here is the interview, currently airing on SHAW Community Producers segments on SHAW TV. Enjoy and Happy Canada Day!