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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Paint Ontario Art Exhibition and Sale

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.

Snow Dogs
Fields of Goldenrod

Magic of Pastels Exhibition

Stay tuned for an announcement for the revised date for ‘The Magic of Pastels’ a Burlington Fine Art Association pastel group exhibition, to be located at the Fireside Lounge Gallery at the Art Gallery of Burlington, Ontario. This group exhibition and sale will feature work from Cathy Lorraway, Jake Bouwman, Susan Garofolo, Meru Parmar, Renata Bradshaw, Sue Dzida and Jesse Grant.

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. The original date for the Heart of the Country: Recent Landscapes exhibition of November 2020 had to be postponed due to Covid but an online version of this show can be seen on the Burlington Fine Art Association website by clicking here.

We look forward to the live and in person show in 2021.

Colour My World: Pastels for the Beginner Artist Workshop – Spring 2021

Warm and Cool Colour Blending Still Life

8 week course was held from April 29, 2021 to June 17, 2021 on Thursdays 10am to 12pm

In this beginner pastel course, students fell in love with the colours of pastel. Students learned a variety of pastel techniques to draw and mix colours to portray form, light, texture and depth in still life and landscape paintings. Class demonstrations and individual instruction were provided throughout in a fun, supportive environment.

30th Annual Purely Pastel Open Juried Show

Snow Shadows

Honoured to have “Snow Shadows” part of the 30th Annual Pastel Artists Canada “Purely Pastel” Juried Show.

On display from May 3 to May 16, 2021 at the Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC and on-line at the Pastel Artists Canada website.

Also, as a result of this being my third juried acceptance with Pastel Artists Canada, I achieved my PAC Signature Status.

Show and Tell Virtual Art Exhibition

Show and Tell Art Exhibition

Artists featured in this exhibition included Catherine Lorraway, Sumita Pal, Bridget Poole, Lisa Smith, Gunta Sturis and Rose Ann Vita. They broke new ground by reflecting on the scope of their work and their unique concepts. They explored new territory in the virtual space and underscored the importance of the exhibition space as a site to exchange, connect and advance an artist’s career trajectory.

During their time together in an online class, they dissected every aspect of exhibiting art from formulating a theme, promotional material, layout design and how to follow up after closing. This show is the realization of what they learned and discovered; it marks a new viewpoint as they continue to show and tell.

Colour My World: Pastels for the Beginner Artist Workshop – Winter 2021

Students joined me on an 8 week course from Feb 25, 2021 to June 17, 2021 from 10am to midday.

In this beginner pastel course students fell in love with the colours of pastel. Class demonstrations and individual instruction were provided throughout in a fun, supportive environment. Students learned a variety of pastel techniques to draw and mix colours to portray form, light, texture and depth in still life and landscape paintings. Students learned not only from my feedback along the way but also from critiquing each other in class critiques.

See examples of my students work in the gallery below.