I have been working away in my studio on new paintings from my Joy Series in preparation for a group show at Westland Gallery in London, Ontario, Nov 27th – Dec 22nd, 2018. This show is going to be gearing up for the holidays so my work will focus on Fall and Winter themed paintings. I have realized during this process that I adore painting snow! I can see so many colour shifts and reflections in the snow from pink to purple, teal, aquas and whites. I hope that you will be able to go to Westland Gallery for this winter exhibition. It truly is a beautiful art gallery in such a nice part of London, Ontario. Wortley Village is a destination in itself with the gallery and cafes, restaurants and beautiful century homes dotting the street.
I also have the privilege of being added as an artist to Hamilton’s modernfolk.ca! Allison of Modern Folk is a lovely woman who is bringing together a beautiful selection of art shipped across Canada. Modern Folk carries a selection of my landscapes and cityscapes. Do take a gander. You will not be disappointed!
I will also have some small works in Julia Veenstra’s Square Foot Show in December so mark that on your calendars!! December 12 to 15, 2018.
As always, I am having studio tours, private tours and completing commissions. So please do drop me a line if you would like to purchase a unique painting for your home. Original art can totally transform a space. It not only warms a room up but it adds personality and charm. I am ever grateful for your support as I continue my path as an artist. It is the less traveled road but it is worth it!
This summer is very exciting for me! I received some new commissions for both portraits and neighbourhood street scenes. I’ve been working hard to show the world my paintings and some lovely galleries have chosen to show my work.
I’m back at Canvas Gallery in Toronto! I took a hiatus for many years to raise my children but I’m back at Canvas, showing my Joy/Movement series! I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to send my work to Beaudry Gallery in Dallas! I can’t wait to see how the Texans respond to my “Dreamscapes”! I’m so thankful!
Next week there is the annual Square Foot at Westland Gallery in London, Ontario. Be sure to make it there. It’s a beautiful gallery in the lovely Wortley neighbourhood. I have 3 small works in the show and hope to show there again!
Currently I am in two shows in Hamilton. I have 3 works in the Summer painters show at You Me Gallery on James St. N. And a solo show at Central Library on the 4th floor. This show features some work I made last year of the Hamilton area called “HOME”. Starting July 15, if you’re in Aldershot, pop into Fit For Life where you will see a selection of my newest landscapes and still life works.
In May, Matilda Swason Gallery in Clarksburg, Ontario took 9 of my paintings. Thank you! A new boutique on Queen St. W. and Ossington in Toronto has taken on 3 of my water/beach landscapes. If you’re on Queen W. head over to The 6 Oceans Gallery. They sell a selection of boho themed Canadian made gifts and small art works.
As I continue to paint I feel another shift in my work. I am really enjoying painting the landscape as it is so varied all across the globe. I’ve spent some months painting a series of “Dreamscapes”. These are nautical landscapes that are windswept and beachy. I am drawn to beaches and dream of coastal living as I grew up visiting my Grandma in Tiny, Ontario where the beach is vast and unspoiled. I am starting to explore other Canadian landscapes for the famous rocky mounds and windy trees are so sculptural and fit into my Dreamscape series nicely. I see a tapestry effect coming into my new work that has an almost quilted quality as I explore the planes of the landscape.
As usual, texture, colour, atmosphere and movement are part of my work. I hope these paintings will bring a sense of peace and calm to the viewer.
As always, I am taking commissions. To enquire about that or the galleries and shows, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a happy and safe July!
If you’re in Hamilton this Friday be sure to head over to you me gallery. I’m in a group show called 8 Painters. 330 James St. North. Click here for directions.
I am working on some neighbourhood commissions these days. The historical homes in Hamilton are so beautiful. People take pride in their homes here. Some of them are so old with architectural details that stand out and add character. Not only do the homes have a personality in the way they are built but the lives inside them matter so much too. There are years, even decades of memories attached to a home and that is why I get so many house commissions I think. I love to paint houses too. There are a myriad of shapes and colours within these homes placed in our landscape. Not to mention the plant life and seasons surrounding them. You can get a dramatically different atmosphere from a painting of a summer season house to a winter or fall painting of a home. If you are interested in having a painting of your house. Send me an email. email@example.com