Save the date!
On June 13, 2013 I will be holding the Grand Opening of my new studio space at 167 James Street North, Hamilton Ontario!
My husband and I bought a building and renovated the street level space to be a new gallery and working studio.
Please come and celebrate with me! June 13, 2013 at 7 pm-10 pm. The James Street North Art Crawl happens the next night, so take advantage of all that Hamilton has to offer in the Arts. Art is the New Steel!
Stewart Jones will be joining me and showing his amazing oils!
Whew! The Artist Project 2013 at the Better Living Center in Toronto is over! Thank you so much to those who visited me and purchased work.
I had a very interesting experience with a particular client. Jennifer and her husband Bill bought a piece called “The Red Door”. It was the story as well as the image that caught their attention. I had painted the image from a photo I had taken of a home in Cambridge, Massachusetts while visiting my son who attended MIT. Just outside of Harvard University, the light, the day and the house caught my imagination and are forever imbedded in my mind! Jennifer and Bill have their own relationship with Boston as Jennifer’s dad had attended Harvard and she has qualified for the Boston Marathon several times.
All that being so, the painting was too tall for the desired location in their gorgeous house. ( I got to check it out when I picked up the too tall painting) They have commissioned another version of the beautiful Cambridge home and they found a link to a blog that had photos and told the history of the place! Go to the bottom of the blog page to view and read. Fun eh?
Wild Hope Artisan Project had the privilege of being featured in Canadian Living Magazine. I am very grateful for this amazing opportunity for national exposure! Purchases of Wild Hope products provide so much for the ladies I work with out to Tanzania. Funds provide clean water, school fees, medicine, goats and cows and so much more! www.wildhope.ca
The summer has been great! In June my eldest daughter married a wonderful man and at the end of June my son married a wonderful woman! It was a busy June!
I participated in the monthly Art Crawls, they happen every month on the second Friday. My Studio is located at 195 James Street North and is studio 213. Drop in in August and of course come for the Supercrawl in September.
In August, the civic holiday will find me at the Oakville Art in the Park one day show. This show is wonderful and has quality artists.
I hope to see you soon!
Some times I am asked what my technique entails. I thought I would show you through the stages of a painting!
Stage one is the preparation of a canvas. I usually paint the canvas red, although lately I am experimenting with hot pink, yellow and orange.
I then draw on with chalk my image and then “ink” it in with a paynes grey or purple paint.
Stage two is colour blocking. I start to fill in the positive, or “foreground” first and then work in the back ground. I find this technique gives a life of its own to the image and movement.
Stage three is the finishing and developing of texture and the final varnish. I will upload a pic of that when I am done.
It is now available!
Thanks for your interest!
The West Hamilton Artist Tour is coming up on Mother’s Day weekend in Hamilton, Ontario.
Check out the link above to see the talented artists in this years line up!
I will be in Studio 4 on Cottage Avenue. A lovely old home that is worth the drive to see! I have been preparing for you! The image is a painting called Twisted that I will have finished and ready for the show!
I am in the midst of preparing for 2012 art shows! Planning, applying and of course painting away. In the next few months there are several shows that I will be involved with.
Of course there is the Art Crawl monthly on James Street North. February 10th, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, 2012. You will find me at my studio at 195 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, Studio 213. For a map of studios see “HMag” for a rundown.
In February a piece of mine will be Auctioned off at the “Burlington Art Centre”. February 10 at 8 pm. Get your tickets!
In March there is “The Artist Project” March 1-4 at the Queen Elizabeth building at Exhibition Place in Toronto. It is fabulous!
April 14, 2012, I will be donating a piece to the “Dundas Valley School of Art Auction”. A great school and cause. Get your tickets and enjoy an evening out.
May 12 -13, 2012, Mother’s Day weekend, I will be participating in the WHAT, “West Hamilton Artist Tour” A beautiful tour with amazing fellow artists. Well worth the day out.
June, 2012, I have two children getting married this month….I am taking a break!
July – December to be announced.
The James street North Art Crawl happens the second Friday of EVERY month!