Blue Chauffeur Series 

Blue Chauffeur Series is a series of paintings carved out of a hectic schedule and a head space influenced by voices other than my own. It is a realization that despite all of these things I will still do what I love, pick myself up and paint what makes me happy.

Artist Statement

I used to be an artist, but now I find myself driving. Pick ups and drop offs have become a regular routine. Some days the monotony and dullness of repetition are accompanied by the voices of those who say I shouldn’t. They chip away at my soul. I am unable to break free. The days of deciding what I want to do with my time are over. Those decisions are made for me and I feel cheated. Defeated.

 

But then I snap out of it. I look over. The clouds are parting and I can see the beauty of what I am passing. That feeling of inspiration comes back. I can see clearly that I am fortunate to have these driving days- they are busy but limited. My passengers will soon be driving themselves. I remember that what I used to be is what I am. 

 

As I drive, I let the things I see sink in. I see the land go by as I saw it as a child driving with my parents. I stop the car, take a quick picture and make myself a promise to paint it later.

"What's the point of all this art stuff if you can't even add

12 plus 17?"

12x36"

Watercolour, birch frame

2019

SOLD

"Hey, that's pretty."

16x20"

Acrylic on canvas, birch frame

2019

$500 CAD

Available

"Edge of the Afternoon in Creighton"

12x36"

Acrylic on canvas, birch frame

2019

SOLD

"Best part of the drive."

17x10"

Acrylic on panel, birch frame

2019

SOLD

"Through the storm I can see the way home."

12x36"

Acrylic on canvas

2019

SOLD

2020 Catherine Joa

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