People from all over the world are evolving with Darwin’s Paradox…. Artists, construction workers, teachers, students, healers, entrepreneurs, councillors, and shop-keepers … all journeying together toward the singularity. Look who’s here today:
“It was amazing scenery, but I JUST COULDN’T PUT NINA’S BOOK DOWN!” says Anne Moody, plant ecologist working as senior reclamation scientist for the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas in Victoria, British Columbia.
Besides her work as a plant ecologist, Anne is an accomplished fine artist. She has been drawing and painting since childhood and won her first award at a “Painting in the Parks Program” when she was nine.
I met Anne years ago while we both worked as environmental scientists for a west coast firm in Vancouver. We went our separate ways and years later found ourselves collaborating again on cool projects; this time as artists. Anne created the evocative images for two of my books, “Natural Selection” and “The Journal Writer: Finding Your Voice”, both due spring/summer of 2013.
Anne is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), Canada’s oldest artistic organization. The Federation of Canadian Artists is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and professional development of artists, and services for art collectors. Leaders of the organization have included Group of Seven painter, Lawren Harris. The FCA, established in 1941, is dedicated to raising artistic standards by stimulating participants to greater heights of achievement via juried exhibitions and art education programs.
About her art work, Anne says, “I consider myself a realist, strongly tempted by abstract elements wrapped in a story. The images that speak to me are scenes that convey meaning beyond superficial beauty. My compulsion to paint takes charge when an image embedded in my memory will not allow me to rest until I promote it to canvas. My choice of medium, watercolor, acrylics or oil, is dictated by the nature of the image.”
“Study the science of art and the art of science” –Leonardo da Vinci
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