Saturday, December 31, 2011

Transition: 2012 Exciting Year For Art

Happy New Year ! Wishing you all  health, happiness and prosperity in 2012.

I'm off and running for 2012. I have a new collage called "Enlightened, Halifax" at a juried group show, "City Seen" , at SWOON Gallery at 1410 Hammond's Plains Rd. Show dates are January 7th-28th. The Opening Reception is Saturday, Jan. 7th, 2-5 p.m. and there are so many great artists I admire in the show. Definitely a show worth checking out!

I'm working on a collage series as yet untitled for a show all about Mahone Bay. It will run for the month of June at the Amber Rose Gallery in Mahone Bay. I'm really excited about it and am putting a sneak peek here on my page called "I'm Banking On It" .There are so many beautiful buildings and viewplanes traveling through on the narrow winding road and I've captured many in what I hope is a warm and unique style. I'll post more details about the show when I have them.

Mahone Bay Collage Series
Amber Rose Gallery June 2012
I'm Banking On It
16 x 16 

Following that I have a show called "Fun in The Sun" for the month of July at Art Sales and Rental, Hollis Street, Halifax. This is  another series of collage with fun and vibrant colours and sometimes a little cheek.

I've got other works on the go as well as I'm preparing to get some paintings ready for Jo Beale's Gallery in Peggy's Cove and for Seaside Gallery at Shaw's Landing in West Dover. And I've started another series for the fall.

So my resolution for 2012 is to work hard, and create, create create! This year is a transition for me and I embrace it. I am blessed and I hope that it  will show in my work.

For my passion to paint, 2011 has been a rewarding year for me and I must acknowledge my followers and supporters. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the many ways you have helped me in 2011. Whether in the form of encouragement, advice or patronage, you have been with me. Thank you also to Art Sales and Rental Society, Halifax, Jo Beale Gallery, Peggy's Cove, Shaw's Landing, West Dover, The Amber Rose Gallery in Mahone Bay and Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS). Also to The Halifax Art Map and The Studio Rally. Your support and promotion of Nova Scotian Artists is commendable. I am always in your debt, Thank you.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

More Collages....

Staying with the collage methods, I have new ideas to work on, old ideas to continue and MUST take a few days to make collage paper..the collage are proving to be popular and have packaged one up to ship to a gentleman in Boston. He found me on the web and he and his wife love the girls in the hammock...all for now,  am working on a show of Mahone Bay for Amber Rose Gallery in the spring and finishing up a series for Art Sales and Rental for a show in July 2012...and and and I still have another series  planned...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Off The Beaten Path 2011

After a successful show at Jo Beale Gallery in Peggy's Cove this summer and an exhibit in October at the Amber Rose Gallery in Mahone Bay, I'm now excited to be preparing for my second Open House Show and Sale 2011 of over 150 new and old acrylic and mixed-media paintings showcasing a very eclectic body of work. This year I’m also featuring a “sale” room with reduced prices on some pieces.

I've been creating acrylic collage pieces for the past year and they seem to have become my signature. After a series of playful pieces and then my show, "Flocking to Peggy's Cove", I've been working on an old buildling/homestead series and also one I call "Where the Light Gets In", which focuses on the landscape around in the form of trees, leaves, light and spirituality.

I'm hoping to have a good crowd again this year and hope the weather is sunny and warm!

I have a lot to look forward to in 2012 so this winter I have a lot of work to do!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Flocking to Peggy's Cove, Jo Beale Gallery July 10-22, 2011

July 10th was a beautiful day to have a show opening in Peggy's Cove. It was sunny, breezy, warm and very, very, busy. So many friends showed up and I want you all to know how much I appreciated you being there.

What started as 12 pieces has grown to 19 pieces due to sales but not all pieces are there for the duration on the show. It will be running until July 22nd.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Welcome Summer

I have been very busy all winter and spring preparing multiple series of collage work.

The first of these to be showcased is called, "Flocking to Peggy's Cove", where I will be a featured artist at Jo Beale Gallery in Peggy's Cove. It will run during the first ever Peggy's Cove Arts Festival and is to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Peggy's Cove. The opening reception is on Sunday July 10th and the show runs through July 22nd.

Each Piece is created with collage paper made with acrylic paints. The resulting works are meant to be fun. With many angles of the iconic lighthouse and seagulls and tourists, the focal pieces are two 24 x 30 pieces representing the village. In these two, I've made the lighthouse become a small beacon in the background and instead showcased many of the important features of Peggy's Cove so to establish a colourful community that can stand well on it's own.

I have a series completed for July 2012 where I will be the Featured Artist at Art Sales and Rental Society on Hollis Street.

The final series is in progress and is tentatively called "Where The Light Gets In". It is a spiritual journey into the Nova Scotia woodlands.

On top of that, my studio is now in the Halifax Art Map. This is a fantastic publication and reference and I am so fortunate to find a place in it. To showcase some of the artists featured on the map, I have work at Fred, 5606 Agricola Street, Halifax from May 2nd-June 26th. (and YAY!!! one of the pieces is already sold.

Last but certainly not least, I have over 15 pieces for show and sale at Seaside Gallery, Shaw's Landing, West Dover, where I share the space with my artist friends Joan Crothers, Diane Fralich, Carol Ann McNeil and Wendy Pritchard-Madore. Shaw's Landing is owned and operated by Rosie and Cecil Herrit who have kindly given us space for what is now our 5th season!

I gotta get back to work! Thank you for reading.