"Jeffrey-Sweet Time" a magical effervescent presence! By Kathleen Katon Tonnesen. Acrylic, Canvas, 36" x 48"
His poignant lyrics woven into his dreads inspired this portrait. "Sweet Time" by Jeffrey. "This in life is for living, but life is really for giving, to the ones, to the ones that you love, that you really, really love. This life is so short, so when you give it straight from the heart, to the ones that you love; don't come see me when I'm dying, come see me when I'm living, so I can spend sweet time with you. Don't come see me when I'm dying, because at the end, I'll be just passing through . . ."
By Kathleen Katon Tonnesen Canvas, Acrylic, 36" x 30"
Rise! Reach. Grasp. Extend. Feel. Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Dykes, a snow globe of spectacular sky upon sky; a seamless kaleidoscope of colour. Rise! Feel the light caress your skin, breathe the enthusiasm of nature's bounty. Rise! - Katon 2011
Gypsy Jazz King Nirvana
By Kathleen Katon Tonnesen Canvas, Acrylic 36" x 48"
Royal Oak Michigan, December 2006, I was treated to the impassioned performance by Gino Enrico Fanelli - Romantic guitar instrumentals, inspired by the solo recordings of the great Django Reinhardt, Gypsy-style guitar with a touch of Classical. "To witness and capture a musician in flow; a resonating entity at one with his world, is an entrancing suspension of time" - Katon 2001
By Kathleen Katon Tonnesen Canvas, Acrylic, 40" x 30"
A Wildfire has to come in order for certain seeds to grow, without it they will never have the right conditions to become themselves, their most wonderful selves! Other forms of nature, although hurt by the heat, rebirth and begin anew. Such as life, where others may see ones devastation as the end, we reroot, breathe, sucking up every ounce of energy from the elements; process, assess, and create a new life. - Katon 2009
Canvas, Acrylic, 30" x 40"
Swept ashore upon a Cranberry Tide, Mt. Baker stands resplendent in the golden light of a Winters goodbye. Cranberry Tide, Harris Road Dykes, Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows - Katon 2011