Monday, November 29, 2010

Doris McCarthy

Doris passed on November 25.  She turned 100 4 months ago.  She was primarily a landscape painter using considerable abstraction.  She painted in each Canadian Province and Territory.  In addition she travelled extensively around the world painting at each destination.  One of my favourite pictures of her was taken in 1972 showing her sitting in the arctic snow painting ice burgs.  What a lady.

Doris Painting in her Georgian Bay Studio ~ 2002

On a painting trip in 2004 I have the good fortune to stumble on her cottage "Knothole" on the rocks on Georgian Bay.  It was indeed an honour to be welcomed and to sit in her chairs around her fire pit.  I could feel her energy.  Very special.

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