While painting at the hotel, I love to hear where people are from & what they are doing in Edmonton, what they do for work. etc. “It’s our son’s wedding!”, “Our daughter just had a baby”, “I just got a new job here”, “We’re on a group tour from Australia & we’ve taken the train all across Canada.” Working at the Hotel is exciting because you never know who you’re going to meet. Painting at the hotel has provided a place for strangers to connect. We probably wouldn’t have spoken if I had not been there painting. Art provides the gateway to communicate to these travellers. I’ve had offers to be in a movie, marriage proposals, made new friends & others who have emailed & called me from around the globe. One man couldn’t tell me what he did. It sounded like he was a spy & I thought that was pretty cool. People from all walks of life enter these doors. It’s a privilege to be here as a connection vessel.
Acrylics on canvas
Painting and all art images © Giselle Denis Fine Artist