Emily Carr: Untitled forest scene (c1932)

Emily Carr: Jungles January 1, 1936: “I painted one of the thick jungle sketches. Perhaps I am getting “junglier.” They won’t be popular. Few people know the jungle, or care about it or want to understand it. An organized tumult of growth, that’s what those thick undergrowth woods are, and yet there is room for…

Emily Carr: Who Is She?

I started this post intending only to feature one interesting and beautiful totem watercolor, but I rapidly discovered the compelling story of the artist herself. As stated in summary by the Vancouver Art Gallery, “Her independence as a woman when domesticity was expected, her resolve to travel frequently and unaccompanied to isolated First Nations villages,…

Emily Carr: Forest Glade

“I sat staring, staring, staring – half lost, learning a new language, or rather the same language in a different dialect. So still were the big woods where I sat, sound might not yet have been born.” -Emily Carr

Helen Galloway McNicoll, The Chintz Sofa (1913)

  Helen Galloway McNicoll, The Chintz Sofa (1913) Oil on canvas. (Canadian) 1879-1915 One of the foremost Canadian female practitioners of Impressionism in her time, McNicoll is known for her sunlight-infused genre paintings of women and children in rural environments. Here, she moved inside to depict a woman reading. Via books0977