Stuck, But Just for a Bit, Old Perlican Harbour Series
Kathy Marlene Bailey, CGOS, OSA
24 x 36 inches
In the spring in Newfoundland, Old Perlican Harbour fills up with ice pans that float down from the Arctic. Each is a mini–iceberg, God-made and an utterly unique sculpture, with huge underwater structures of ancient ice. They are exquisite in composition – curiously coloured in subtle purples and turquoises. The wonderous flotilla wanders aimlessly in and out of the bays. It amazes me how the harbour can be empty and a few hours later be full of ice pans. It is roulette… they might stay weeks – or not at all. The stakes for fishermen are treacherous if the ice pan movements are misjudged. The harbour creates a fairly safe haven for boats to wait them out. It takes a lot of optimism, prudence and patience to play out this game that the pans play. With any luck, fish wait too – on the other side of that risk.
Kathy Marlene Bailey
Kathy Marlene Bailey was raised in Toronto, ON. Both parents were artists – her, father, Jerry Kozen, was a leading Canadian restaurant designer and her mother, Marilyn Kozen, was a fine artist known for portraiture. Kathy started Fine Arts at Guelph University and continued on to graduate in1979 from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College with her B. Art Ed. Degree and Creative Arts Diploma.
At Guelph University, she learned the processes of indirect Renaissance oil painting. This game changer ignited an unstoppable passion for these glaze oil methods. Kathy is well known for her niche expertise and is founding president of the Canadian Glaze Oil Society.
She exhibits nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include: Harbour, Christina Parker Gallery, St. John’s, NL, Summer Reflections, Art@231 Gallery, Hamilton ON, My Haliburton Home, Agnes Jamieson Public Gallery, Minden, ON. and an upcoming solo public exhibition for Rails End Gallery, Haliburton, ON.