The Artist’s Mark, Burlington Fine Art Association Juried Show

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.

McMichael Canadian Art En Plein Air Competition

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 October 30, 2021 to April 3, 2022. See this exhibit and purchase timed tickets as they become available at

Heart of the Country

Heart of the Country, Recent Landscapes features landscapes by Burlington Fine Art Association artists Cathy Lorraway, Jake Bouwman and Gerda Wolker. This exhibition will feature many plein air ie. painted on location, as well as larger original Ontario landscapes at the Hub gallery, located in the Burlington Centre Mall, 777 Guelph Line, Burlington Ontario. Heart of the Country: Recent Landscapes exhibition will take place November 15 to 21, 2021 . Come meet the artists Saturday Nov. 20 from 11-4pm.

This show had to be postponed from last year due to Covid.

Oakville Culture Days at Sovereign House

“Out and About En Plein Air”

As part of Oakville Culture Days 2021 Out and About En Plein Air, an exhibition of plein air paintings beginning Sept 18 to Sept 29, 2021 by Cathy Lorraway, Callie Archer, Jake Bouwman, Lois Crawford, Ann Oakley, Colleen Patrick, Carol Sanders, Zara Liaghat, Joanna Zakrzewski and Thomas Young will be featured at Sovereign House, 7 River Rd West, Oakville, Ontario. L5L3B3 905-825-5522. Open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm.

International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Paint Out

International Plein Air Painters has always had as its purpose to unite artists who have a love of painting outdoors from life without the regional restrictions of borders.This year International Plein Air Painters celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The International Paint Out this year is Sept 10, 11 and 12. I will be painting in Kleinberg at the McMichael Canadian collection and in the town. See this link to register for the Paint Out or to become a member for $25.00 US.

My Painting window onto fields of Goldenrod.

McMichael Canadian Art Collection En Plein Air Competition

I am honoured to join 80 other plein air artists from Saturday, August 28 to Sunday, September 26 in McMichael’s En Plein Air Competition. Artists will celebrate the legacy of the Humber River by responding to the natural and cultural heritage through art in two distinct mediums: canvas/panel and/or paper. Successful applicants for the 2021 En Plein Air Competition will be able to return to the grounds over the course of a month to capture and share their unique vision of the Humber River Valley, village of Kleinberg and McMichael’s grounds. The final group of 15 shortlisted artists will be selected to display their works in-gallery as well as online. The in-gallery and online exhibitions will be on view from October 30, 2021 to April 3, 2022 and will feature short artist statements.

Colour my World: Pastels for the Beginner Artist II Level 1-2 – Fall 2021

Explore the potential of pastels to portray the colours and light of different seasons. By experimenting with different colour schemes and underpaintings and exploring layering of colours, we will discover how to create dramatic nocturnal paintings as well as mood and depth in fall and winter scenes. We will also build on pastel techniques using still life. Although this course is meant to build on skills developed in Colour My World part one, artists new to pastel are also welcome and encouraged to discover the potential of this wonderful medium. The instructor will provide photographic references, but students are encouraged to work from their own more meaningful landscape photographs. Class demonstrations and individual instruction provided throughout in a fun, supportive environment.

8 weeks in person starting Thursdays October 7 – November 25, 2021, 1pm to 4pm

Course S2-124: Fee: $250   Members: $220 Oakville Art Society, 560 Bronte Road. Oakville, Ontario, L6L 6S1

To register click here and scroll to S2-124 Colour my World: Pastels for the Beginner Artist II

Paint Ontario Art Exhibition and Sale

Paint Ontario is Ontario’s Foremost Show and Sale for Representational Painters at the Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend. A production of the Grand Bend Art Centre
Inspiring Creativity in the Community, the show attracts visitors from all over Southern Ontario and beyond. All monies raised in commission go directly back into the community to support arts initiatives through the Grand Bend Art Centre.

Held from September 3 to September 26, 2021, “Snow Dogs” and “Fields of Goldenrod” will be on display at this year’s show and sale.

Click here to book your visit at the Lambton Heritage Museum.

Snow Dogs
Fields of Goldenrod

Burlington Artscape “A Leaf for Life”

Happy to donate my “Leaf For Life” painted aluminum leaf, “Summer Fun at Spencer Smith Park” for the fundraising initiative in support of Joseph Brant Hospital.

Art will be sold to businesses and residents in Burlington for $750, with all proceeds going directly to Joseph Brant Hospital.

There will be a public display of the work of the 50 chosen artists on August 8, 15, 22 on the property of Grace United Church, 2111 Walkers Line, Burlington at 10 to 4pm..

My painting “Summer Fun at Spencer Smith Park” portrays the fun that children and their parents were having on a hot summer day.  Spencer Smith Park’s waterfront playground is a welcome respite, especially after a year of the restrictions of Covid.  The children are having fun: playing and socializing outdoors, enjoying the playground equipment, riding their bikes and scooters and meeting new people, including those who are disabled.  The two Moms enjoy the park as a safe outing for their young children as well as a way for much needed conversation.  

“Summer Fun at Spencer Smith Park"
Starting off with the primed template
Scale of finished art work
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