In Search of Jimmy Pérez

I have never read a book by Ann Cleeves, but that will change in the year 2021. Even so, I feel that I know her through Shetland, the TV adaptation of her books Red Bones, Raven Black, Dead Water, and Blue Lightning. “Red Bones,” the first episode of the series Shetland, which stars Douglas Henshall…

Sunday Evening Reflection: The Campbell Sisters Dancing a Waltz

National Galleries Scotland is one of my most favorite galleries. Perhaps it is because I feel that I have come home, welcomed by the artistic energy that pervades the spacious rooms. I feel a profound sense of history and destiny as I take in the paintings and sculptures. I am connecting with the artists and…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Giverny

Happy Birthday, Claude Monet! I celebrated Claude Monet’s birthday yesterday, November 14, 1840, by going back into my photos of May 15, 2009. That was the day when I first met Claude Monet in his garden, walking along the pathway surrounded by the flowers that inspired his creative spirit. “My garden is my most beautiful…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

In the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown, a tranquil Classical Chinese Garden offers visitors a place to pause, to rest and gain the solace of peaceful reflection. Named in honour of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, a nationalist leader who is considered the “father of modern China” the garden is an authentic representation of Ming Dynasty-era tradition. The…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Our Lady of the Isles

Thig crìoch air an t-saoghal, ach mairidh gaol is ceòl. The world will end, but love and music will endure. Gaelic Proverb The Outer Hebrides, also known as The Western Isles, is an island chain off the west coast of mainland Scotland.  These islands are separated from the Scottish mainland and from the Inner Hebrides…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Cindy Sherman

“The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told.” Cindy Sherman A year ago, on October 26, 2019, Vancouver Art Gallery’s exhibition, Cindy Sherman, opened with great fanfare. I had marked this event several months in advance, as this exhibition was an exploration of Cindy Sherman’s…