"Ashiko" is the name of a drum and the name of a song performed by jazz great Hugh Masekela ... and now a painting in my upcoming solo exhibit "The Art of Jazz." I couldn't resist showing you one of the paintings as a sneak preview! I first heard the song as performed by Masekela and his fantastic band during Halifax's Jazz Festival several years ago. The evening was magical and the air was static with the very best of jazz. I bought the CD and the song became the inspiration for the painting now posted here on my Home page. Each of the paintings in the new show were inspired by a particular jazz song. I am so thrilled to be hosting the show at the wonderful Craig Gallery in downtown Dartmouth on the waterfront. Hope to see you there on June 29th!
Anna Horsnell SCA
Canadian painter of contemporary abstract art