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A Walk in Emily Carr´s Garden

Posted on: January 19, 2022

Emily Carr, The Indian Church, 1929

I have long admired the work of Canadian artist and writer, Emily Carr. She was known for her expressive paintings of British Columbia’s coastal forests and the First Nation tribes that lived there. Emily Carr herself was an interesting character and is considered a Canadian icon. I have been to her house in Victoria a few times and have always felt her spirit. I was delighted to see that blogger friend, Rebecca Budd, posted a video of Emily Carr’s garden, which I just had to share. Enjoy.

Emily Carr House, Victoria, B.C.

“Real art is religion, a search for the beauty of God deep in all things.” ~ Emily Carr

Check out some of Emily Carr’s artwork here

46 Responses to "A Walk in Emily Carr´s Garden"

Thanks for the introduction. I’ve not met Emily before. She sounds interesting!

Thanks, Jacqui. She was a woman who lived life on her own terms at a time when women didn’t do that.

Another excellent post from Rebecca! The Emily Carr painting you’ve featured is so striking!!

I love all her work but this is my favourite. I love her use of bold colours.

I can see why. Those greens!!

another reason to visit Victoria again! Thanks

Not that we need many reasons, it’s such a lovely place. I also like the bronze statue of Emily Carr in front of the Empress Hotel.

I look forward to checking it out. I am missing going on holidays. I would love to do a trip to the island.

I remember when I first saw this Emily Carr stature, I found the monkey very strange. It was only when I visited Emily Carr House did I realize that the monkey “Woo” was very important in Emily’s life.

I read “Emily Carr” in the title and the name rang a bell. Lo, and behold we did tour her house and gardens when we visited British Columbia on our 50th wedding anniversary. Of course, I blogged about this impressive artist! Here’s the post mingled with a few other authors: https://marianbeaman.com/2017/09/20/dark-light-where-do-you-write/

How wonderful that you visited Emily Carr´s house in Victoria. This must-have brought back some great memories. I remember that blog post too.

What a charming house. I could live there.

There is nothing like those old Victorian houses. This one has been well maintained.

Thank you for linking to Rebecca’s post and video. I love the work of Emily Carr. And her life was totally fascinating!

Her fascinating life is reflected in her work.

I’ve always been a fan of her work. Her paintings have a mystical quality that draws me in every time I see one.

There certainly is something about her work that reflects the raw beauty and passion of Canada and its people. I used to take my ESL students on a field trip to the Vancouver Art Gallery to see her work. They always loved it. The Indian Church is my favourite.

Very cool! Marvelous work! Victoria was our last trip before the pandemic. We’ve been out since, but that was the last one that felt like a real vacation

Victoria is such a lovely spot. I could never get enough of it. The fact that Emily Carr lived there made it even more special for me. We will all be travelling again soon.

Hi Darlene, I also enjoyed Rebecca’s post and video. It’s great to see you showcasing Emily Carr here.

Thanks, Robbie. These podcasts and videos are great as they enable us to travel outside our own country.

What a lovely house and garden. I’ve not come across Emily Carr before, so thanks for the intro, Darlene.

She is very well known in Canada but not so much internationally. She studied in England for a time when she was young. Glad I was able to introduce you to someone new.

Thank you for reblogging my post.

[…] A Walk in Emily Carr´s Garden […]

Many thanks for the walk in Emily’s Garden, Darlene. The more I learn about Emily Carr’s life, the more I realize that I need to explore fresh ideas and extend my vision beyond what is the status quo. One day, we must meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery to view the Emily Carr exhibition. https://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/exhibitions/emily-carr

A great idea. I love that exhibition. I also love all of her books. There have been some children’s books about her and her much loved Woo. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19537593-when-emily-carr-met-woo
Thanks for such a great video of her garden. Happy to share.

I’ve always been a fan of Emily Carr’s work as well. That’s neat that you’ve been to her house.

Her house has a good feel to it. Her paintings speak to many Canadians.

Thanks for educating us about Emily Carr. I didn’t know about her, but I DO know that I love the way she paints!

I’m pleased to have introduced this remarkable woman to you and many others. I love the way she paints as well.

Gorgeous! Paired with a intro to something I didn’t know. I love it!

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for visiting.

What a beautiful garden! I did not know of Emily Carr, so thank you for this, Darlene.

I guess she is more well known in Canada. Glad I introduced you to her. The garden is lovely and so her.

Art speaks to all mankind when language can’t. Thank you!

This is so true. Thanks.

I love that painting of the church – so many layers and depth of colour.

I love all her paintings but that one is my favourite. Thanks for stopping in, Jo.

beautiful house. I love the painting.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love that house too.

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