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!