Who is Lolly B?

... and then she became an artist.

In the late 1970’s, no matter how good a straight-A student was at art, drama and music, the guidance counsellors paved a path to serious university education. This young-at-the-time woman was accepted into an honours business degree program with thoughts of Osgood Hall upon graduation. 

I hated it! 

Upon graduating in the early 1980s I got caught up in the swell of preppies and soon-to-be-yuppies and, living in Southwestern Ontario, found myself working in the insurance industry. 

I was good at it. 

A round peg in a square hole but I still successful for over thirty years. Then I said:

“Thank you very much for teaching me how to achieve financial security. I'm out!"

Now there is Lolly B: 

a not-quite-sixty budding artist.

Lolly is my childhood nickname. We all  need to explore and create as we did as children. Art can fill us with wonder or angst. I choose wonder.

It's true, art filled with angst can be compelling and provocative; create discussion and send messages. 

That’s just not my schtick. 

The goal for my work is to compel you with colour and form; create a narrative with composition and light; draw you in to take – just a moment – to be distracted from the world around you and join me for a breath.

This is my favourite quote by 

Henri Matisse:

"What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter, an art which could be for every mental worker, for the businessman as well as the man of letters, for example, a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue."