Holiday Shows – the Excitement and the Decisions, and the more Decisions!

There are many busy artists out there this week furiously getting ready for the next seasonal art and craft show and I, for one, am feeling a mixture of excitement and frazzle.


The Holiday Spirit Craft Show together with the¬†Bear River Artworks Gallery combine creative talents on November 24 (that’s right – THIS Saturday) at the Oakdene Centre. The place will be hopping with great, creative vibes with over 30 art and craft makers.
Four days to go and I still haven’t figured out what to bring. Or let’s turn that around. I haven’t figured out what NOT to bring! ūüôā But here is a peek at possibilities. I will mix it up this year by offering a few matted reproductions for the first time ever as well as some small art that will fit everyone’s budget.

And if you can’t make it to Bear River, Larry and I are invited artists to the upcoming show at Lucky Rabbit House in Annapolis Royal. I am so touched and honoured to be asked by Deb Kuzyk to fill a small room with art. I will be in attendance for the entire show opening Friday Nov 30, 6 – 9 pm, and continuing Saturday Dec 1, 10 – 4 pm and Sunday Dec 2, 1 – 4 pm.¬† You can see¬†the work of all the creative artists here.

Finally, this is the last chance to see my summer paintings at Sissiboo Coffee in Annapolis. The show is up for 9 more days, coming down on Thursday Nov 29th.

On a personal note, the offspring are both coming home for Christmas which is a wonderful and rare event. We can all decompress together, make a little art, eat homemade food and together, take in these beautiful surroundings!

The backyard is so beyond beautiful, no matter the weather.

This is a fabulous time of year to get out and see what unique, one-of-a-kind items await. Have fun with it and please buy local.

 

Floral Awakening

My exhibition will include new, luscious flower paintings.

When I returned From Brier Island, I was delighted to see the gladiolus and zinnias in full bloom. It took my breath away as both are new additions to the garden.

I dragged one of my biggest canvases outside and set to work. Continue reading

REVOLUTION and RESISTANCE – Art Exhibition in Bear River & Annapolis Royal

REVOLUTION and RESISTANCE exhibition

“Every war already carries within it the war which will answer it. Every war is answered by a new war, until everything, everything is smashed… That is why I am so wholeheartedly for a radical end to this madness, and why my only hope is in a world socialism… Pacifism is not a matter of calmly looking on; it is work, hard work.” – K√•the Kollwitz, 1943. Continue reading

After the Abstract Painting Workshop – taking action

The process of learning to make art  is like that of learning to speak. You learn the language, the grammar, the idioms. But what you say with it is totally up to you.
– Jane Davies in Abstract Painting: the elements of visual language.

I am inspired by a recent painting workshop with abstract painter Leya Evelyn, and I want to tell you about it with this video to give you a peek at my new painting series. Continue reading

My Rural Landscape Paintings on Display in Nova Scotia

Here are images of my current exhibition of paintings at Bear River Artworks Gallery, 1913 Clementsvale Road, Bear River NS.
April 15 – 23, 2017. Daily 1 – 4pm

Paintings can be shipped.  Interest-free payment plans available. No HST.
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I painted this from the shadows of the vegetable garden. I was startled by the strong light cast on the distant lawn and how it silhouetted the tree. Continue reading