Travels in Salta … cont

Bajo la luz y se llevo todo.” The light dimmed and everything was swept away … when a storm washed out the road to Tilcara. The intense reds and ochre are complimented by the greens, make the land sing. Yet as I celebrate these colours, I am told this is a harsh, challenging place to live.

We climbed up from Purmamarca: Purma atop – marca is settlement. Mesas here are eroded into gothic cathedral-like shapes. They are bare of animals, we are told. Ines is sitting quietly in the back. At the summit, I ask how she is doing. OK, she smiles but she has a touch of siroche. Selfishly I feel fine.

Blog: Beginnings

My book: “Carved in Oak -drawings of  medieval pew carvings in English churches” – began my study of medieval designs in UK and Europe in 2010.  For many years, I had devoted my art to raising awareness about built heritage in Vancouver BC,  a city I have loved ever since moving here from South America.

While at high school in Ottawa, ON I first thought of becoming a painter,  starting studies in Lima, Peru  where pens and paintbrushes immediately made my thoughts tangible. 

detail: Chatter

In 2001 I moved to the Okanagan valley, winning an award from the City of Kelowna for my submission to their call for am image of their emblem flower: the arrow leaf plant.

From 2006, I spent part of my time in England, where I had earned my art degree,  drawing  medieval pew ends. This led into my  work on birds and leaves.   …     read more at:                                          https://joscottb.com                                                                           Jo Scott-B December 2018