Fish Collection

I had just seen “Abstract Expressionist New York” at the Art Gallery of Ontario. On the way home from the exhibition, images of the wonderful black and white paintings of Robert Motherwell collided with thoughts of the Vieux Port in Marseilles – the sun, the sea, my native Mediterranean home. I started sketching immediately, imagining these drawings stretched across a long table for an al fresco dinner, a bottle of French Bandol rosé at the ready, beautiful black and white Saint-Paul de Vence pottery perfectly scattered across… well, one can always dream :) — Christine