Fresh Air

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

New work from 2012

"The Back Door to Heathers Cottage"
  24"x 18"
This is a painting of an old Antique door up at my cousins cottage. I chose to concentrate mainly on the handle, as I wondered just how many times this door has opened and family and friends have been invited in.
Available for Purchase.
"Autumn Reverie"
20" x 16" Acrylic on Canvas.
This is another version of the view from my Sisters bathroom window, I have painted this vista 5 times!
This painting has been SOLD, but I recently just finished another version!
"Waiting to See Inside"
20"x 16" Acrylic on Canvas
I have passed this store front many times over the years, but the gift shop business that was there has been long gone.  I always wondered though what kind of treasures may have been waiting inside.
This painting has been SOLD, Private collection.
"Opening Up to A New Day"
24"x 18" Acrylic on Canvas
Once again my favourite Red door theme has been used for this painting! 
This painting has been SOLD, Private Collection
"Looking Through Great Grammy Byrne's Window"
20"x 16" Acrylic on Canvas
This painting was inspired by some old windows that I have that belonged to My Great Grandmother. They were actually the doors from a china cabinet, that is long gone. I have one hanging in front of my kitchen, and look out through it everyday, several times. I changed the design a bit, but the inspiration from the view is wonderful.
This Painting is available for purchase.
"Yellow Velvet Chair"
20' x 16" Acrylic on Canvas
Lot's of colour!
This painting has been SOLD, Private collection.
"The Stairs from the Front Hall"
24"x18" Acrylic on Canvas.
Continuing my stairways and doorway theme.
This painting has been SOLD, Private Collection.
"Red Geraniums"
20" x 16" Acrylic on Canvas
One of my favourite colours, RED!
This painting has been SOLD, Private Collection.
"Green Doors"
16" x 20"
Acrylic on Canvas
Currently on display  until November 2013, in the McMaster
Innovation Park Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
"The Stairs to the Third Floor"
24" x 18" Acrylic on Canvas
I love the way the light comes in through the window in this painting.
It is available for purchase.
"Stained Glass"
24" x 18" Acrylic on Canvas
This is a painting for a window from St.George Church, out on one of the country roads close to my home. I have since re-worked it a bit and added some vines climbing up and around the one side of the window. After living with it for a few months on my wall, I decided it needed something....I will post the new photo of it shortly.
It is available for purchase.

Paintings inspired by Bon Echo Park

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These paintings have all been SOLD.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Northern Lights series

Pelham, Bon Echo, and Oakville, oh my!

    Over the course of the last three weeks, I have been an exhibitor in 3 big shows. The first was The Pelham Summerfest, a four day show in the picturesque town of Fonthill. It was the first year that they have done this show, and it was wonderful.The volunteers and artists involved with the organizing and running of this event went above and beyond to ensure that this show was a huge success, and it was! There was great entertainment, wonderful food and wine available, and of course some very spectacular artwork being showcased.
    The next show was in Bon Echo Provincial Park. This is my fourth year participating in this event, and it was a great show. I couldn't go last year due to some scheduling conflicts, and I forgot how stunningly beautiful this park is. Towering pine trees, beautiful beaches, warm water, and incredible blue skies that turn to a dark indigo full of a million stars. This park does wonders for the soul. It was so great to see old artist friends and meet new ones too, and to have past customers come by and welcome me back to the park. Especially one in particular (and she knows who she is!)and made a point of stopping by with kind words and encouragement. Mother Nature was clearly on our side and gave us an amazing weekend, and I am so thankful for being able to go and be part of it again!
    The last show was on the holiday Monday, in Oakville. Traditionally this show always seems to fall on the HOTTEST day of the summer (last year was like being in a blast furnace it was so hot) but this year was really quite pleasant. It was a beautiful day with great music, amazing artists showing their work and it was so nice to be back down by the lake.
  I would just like to say a quick thank you to all the volunteers at all the shows. They worked so hard and gave of their time some generously to make sure that we had everything we needed and kept these shows running smoothly and without all their efforts and hard work, none of these shows would be possible.I am truly grateful to you all. A thank you also has to be offered to all the patrons that took time out of their busy summers to come and visit these shows, purchase artwork, and/or took a moment to stop and chat and offer such kind words of encouragement and best wishes. I am so very grateful to you all.
 I now have a few weeks to catch my breath, and play catch-up around here a bit before I am off and running again! I have so many ideas that I want to develop and turn into paintings, that I am getting excited about already.I am looking forward to an exciting fall season!
Thank you!

*****Information on Upcoming shows is listed just a little further down the blog.... :) If they are not visible when you scroll down, if you hit the "older Posts" prompt, the list will come up for viewing.