The theme of my latest show is “Four Season Retreat: Quiet Beauty on Oakville’s Trails” is how the local Oakville forests, trails and wetlands that have helped us recharge both physically and spiritually during these challenging times. The show is on display until May 2, 2022 at the Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Road in Oakville, Ontario. Click here to see it virtually.
“Celebrating the History of Hamilton” is an exhibition marking the 125 years of art in Hamilton. “Winter Skate at Princess Point 2020” is a 12 x 24′ acrylic painting, I portray families during Covid teaching their children how to skate on Hamilton’s Princess Point. At that time, everyone was craving exercise and social engagement and the outdoors were the only available option. The exhibition at The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave N., Hamilton, Ontario, runs from Dec 4, 2021 to January 29, 2022. Opening reception, Jan 22, 2-4pm.
Happy to be part of the Monday Painters, 7th Annual Exhibition of plein air paintings at the Dundas Museum and Archives, 139 Part St, W. Dundas, Ontario. The show opened Nov 8, 2021 and continues until Jan 8, 2022. My pastel, “Summer Pond Plein Air” and acrylic, “Courtcliffe Park Plein Air” are featured in this show.
“The Magic of Pastels” a Burlington Fine Art Association pastel group exhibition, Feb 22, 2022 – March 10, 2022 at the Fireside Lounge Gallery at the Art Gallery of Burlington, Ontario. This group exhibition and sale will feature work from Cathy Lorraway, David Chapman, Jake Bouwman, Jesse Grant, Susan Garofolo, Sue Dzida and Renata Bradshaw.
I am delighted to have my pastel painting “Summer Reflections”, 19 x 27″, accepted into BFAA’s The Artist’s Mark Juried show. Thank you to the Artists Mark Committee and sponsors for the tremendous effort put into this project to support local artists. Thank you to jurors Jennifer Heine and Clarence A Porter who had the challenging task of choosing forty pieces from a large number of outstanding diverse submissions. It was helpful to hear the rationale behind your insightful choices. We are all looking forward to seeing this show in person at the Hub Gallery, Burlington Centre mall in Burlington from Jan 21 -31, 2022.
Grateful and honoured to have my pastel “Sunny Day on the Humber Trail Bridge” a part of this year’s McMichael Plein Air Competition 30 artist short list. With 77 artists and over 150 submissions this year the competition was extremely high and I am very grateful to be in the company of such wonderful plein air artists. The exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Collection Community gallery in Kleinberg will be on display from Dec 10, 2021 to April 3, 2022. See this exhibit and purchase timed tickets as they become available at https://mcmichael.com/upcoming-events/