Feel the soft air of a rainy day, the breeze blowing as waves break on the shore or the quiet of a northern lake. Moira Burke is drawn to subjects that trigger an emotion, a sense of place or a memory. Working from plein air studies, sketches and other references, her goal is to capture the atmosphere of a moment. Visitors will see how Moira explores the same subject through different possibilities of colour, tone, medium and approach. Water – the sea, lakes, marshes and rivers – is a constant inspiration. Primarily an oil painter, her new works include a series of smaller pieces using palette knife to create loosely rendered textural work. Moira shares a large and light-filled studio with fellow Studio Tour artists, Catherine Eichstedt and Ingrid Connidis.