Celebrate with SAQA Central Canada Artist Joan Hug-Valeriote as she shares her beautiful piece, “Canadian Seasons” which has been accepted for the SAQA's Global Exhibition “Season after Season” to be displayed in the Texas Quilt Museum in January 2019 and hopefully some other venues after that.
CANADIAN SEASONS by Joan Hug Valeriote
Artist’s statement for Canadian Seasons
“Canadian Seasons” was created as we were preparing to move from a much beloved, heavily treed property to a dense urban environment. Watching the colours of the trees change through the seasons was an annual privilege and wonder. Our very short Canadian spring with its grey-greens and yellow-greens, give way to the deep summer greens that Georgia O’Keefe found so boring, followed by true autumn glory! Deciduous trees in winter are identifiable mostly by their bark. It was only after spending four years in Southern California that I came to truly appreciate our changing seasons.
Quilt Artist and Studio Teacher