Weekly file: stormy weather

Liette Marcil, The Mimih Effect on Me Series, Stormy Weather, Oil & mixed media on canvas, 48x36 in, 2012. Courtesy the artist

Inspired by the iconography of the "Mimih Spirit" beings" from aboriginal folklore of  northern Australia , this artist, originally from Montreal, creates wonderful paintings experimenting with color and mixed media. In person the work is richly textured with layers and subtle transparencies evoking movement and song.  The title of this piece is Stormy Weather but the vibrant colors and patterns are a welcome break from the bleak depths of wintry ice and snow that we've been experiencing lately.