Creativity takes courage. 

~ Henri Mattisse

Creativity is a universal language 


- RA Celebrini  

We are living in a time that is full of seemingly insurmountable issues facing the people of today and even more so our future generations. Remaining creative does not mean just creating art. It means to live in a manner that is open and adaptable to the health and vitality of all living things. In a society and culture that doesn't value all human life equally or fails to accept and recognize our impact and relationship to the natural world and environment art will never be important. Creativity is necessary to address complex human - created  issues. It is not just for artists. It is an integral piece of being human and never more important than at this time in human history in particular in our varied leaders. Can we each in this generation find our courage to address the complex issues of this world.  Each in our own way , with our own abilities , as well as collectively. This will demand our creativity and our courage . Yet still find the courage to use this time , to enjoy nature , each other , those that matter , to take care of our own health and wellness , including the mind , body and spirit - and maybe even find a little bit of time for fine art , music , food and good wine , and other good things , as any decent creature would. 

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Studio finishing work Lagoon in Birdland Sunrise May 2020

I’m a man who’s looked , who’s listened , who’s seen , questioned , pushed and pulled , but until I’ve felt it I don’t yet believe.

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I can think of no other name for this time and the art it has inspired. We will all look back at this time and how we have been impacted, each in our own way. We have been very fortunate as a family and have had the opportunity to just continue on with what we do, adjusting as we go. Not surprisingly it has been a very productive month both in studio as well as plein air. One must take advantage of these times and go deeper, embrace the process. It has been a challenging but wonderful time.

I discussed with the people that watched today at Esquimalt Beach, we are all very thankful to be outside and experiencing the ocean - this is a prerequisite to create art. There were many comments on the magic of the mountains this past week. An idea becomes an investigation and finally an expression.

Preparation : dramatic view of local mountains on the ocean

Drawing : quick gesture and contour lines

Imprimatura : the blues

The Expression / Completion

Seascape : Study of the Beach and Mountains at Esquimalt Lagoon SPRING 2020

Watercolour and White Gouache , Pencil and Black Pen on 300 lb Arches Wc Paper

That was the River ...

This is the Sea

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Updated: May 25

Completing a major painting is very rewarding this piece, "North Chesterman Windy Day" was started several springs ago. I know the children were very young, it has evolved as I have.

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