Fresh Air…..Fresh Art

“Fresh Air…Fresh Art” is an exhibition and sale by 13 artists in a lovely country setting just outside Ariss. Painting, sculpture, Found material, print and artistic blacksmithy will be on display Saturday, June 9, 10-5; Sunday, June 10, 10-3. We are only 15 minutes from Guelph at #5824 Sixth Line East. Head up the Elmira Road from Highway 7 (woodlawn rd) and turn right on #51 to Ariss and then continue on to the sixth line east. I will have abstract painting as well as landscape work, with the usual emphasis on colour and mark making! Hope to see you there.

Back to painting

The cold weather has set in and that is impetus to stay indoors and create. Looking to continually experiment with some new ideas for non-objective work…keeping loose and intuitive despite my tendency to make the same marks and shapes. Have to remember to paint differences and to edit more! Hopefully I can do that…

abstract acrylic painting on canvas, 30x30inches.

Busy with new paintings.

Now that the holidays are over I am happy to be back painting. I am preparing new work, both non-objective and abstract and experimenting as usual. A few submissions for shows are in the works! Here is “Setting Sun”, a new abstract. Hope you enjoy it!

Abstract acrylic painting on canvas; 30x30inches

Guelph Studio Tour

Getting ready for the Guelph Studio Tour which opens this weekend: Friday, Oct 13 7-9, Oct 14 10-6 and Oct 15 11-5. I will be at Dublin Church, corner of Suffolk and Dublin in Guelph downtown area. I will be joining several other must-see artists at this site. Lots of parking. See: www.guelphstudiotour.ca for complete info. Looking forward to seeing old and new friends.

MAST-MaryAllenStudioTour

I am looking forward to taking part in the Mary Allen Studio Tour (MAST) in Kitchener-Waterloo along with artist Susan Campbell. Dates are Friday, September 29 (7-10), Saturday September 30 (10-5) and Sunday October 1 (12-4). I will be showing painting and collage, all different sizes, and Susan will be showing her amazing hand-made billfolds, purses, bags and scarves. We are located at 130 Union Blvd right at the end of Belmont Village (where there are great places to eat lunch and dinner). Hope to see you there…come for a visit!

abstract acrylic landscape painting. 24×24 inches on board.

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

My next big event is participating in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE). I will be showing landscape painting that investigates climate change. Unpredictable weather and celestial omens in these paintings signal changes in the environment through strong colour, movement and shape. The TOAE runs July 14(10-7), 15(10-7) and 16(10-5) in Nathan Philips Square in downtown Toronto. See www.torontooutdoor.art for more information. I look forward to seeing old and new friends at my booth in the Plaza, Booth 60.

abstract acrylic landscape painting. 36×48 inches on canvas.

Stratford Studio Tour

I am pleased to be part of the new Stratford Studio Tour which opens on Friday, May 19, 7-9:30 PM and then continuing on through Saturday and Sunday, the 20th and 21st, from 10-5 PM. I will be showing at site #5, just around the corner from the ‘Soup Place’ in the atrium of the UofW Stratford Campus. Looking forward to meeting new friends and showing them both my landscape and abstract painting.

Stratford Studio Tour

I am pleased to be showing as a guest artist with the awesome artists at the Stratford Studio Tour. The opening is Friday, May 19 (7-9) and continues on through Saturday (May 20) and Sunday (May 21) from 10-5. I am at site #5 just around the corner from the ‘Soup Place’. www.stratfordstudiotour.ca for more info.