“I Frequently Go There…” at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton

My joint exhibition at Earls Court Gallery in Hamilton, with the amazing pastel artist Clarence Porter, continues until November 11. My body of work for the show consists of abstracted landscape-based work, filled with the textures and colours, and the play of light and shadow that I encounter daily on my walks, swims and paddles in the rugged and wild part of Ontario that I live.

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A Poem About a Dream 42″ x 48″ mixed media on wood panel, available at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton

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The Moon is Gold and Silvery 42″ x 48″ mixed media on wood panel, available at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton

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The Roots and the Shoots and the Flowers 42″ x 46″ mixed media on wood panel, available at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton

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Freshwater Biology 30″ x 30″ mixed media on wood panel, available at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton

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A Jumble of Roadside Wildflowers 24″ x 24″ mixed media on wood panel, available at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton

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Black River 24″ x 24″ mixed media on wood panel, available at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton

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Birdsong 24″ x 24″ mixed media on wood panel, available at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton

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Fire Camp 24″ x 24″ mixed media on wood panel, available at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton

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Nymphaea 24″ x 24″ mixed media on wood panel, available at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton

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Aerial Survey 60″ x 20″ mixed media on wood panel, available at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton

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Earls Court Gallery Installation shot No. 1

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Earls Court Gallery Installation shot No. 2

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Earls Court Gallery Installation shot No. 3

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Earls Court Gallery Installation shot No. 4

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New work for Autumn 2017

I have delivered many new abstract, landscape-based paintings to Earls Court Gallery for my dual-artist show,”I Frequently Go There…”, Oct 5 to Nov 11. I am thrilled that two of these pieces were sold even before I made my delivery! To see the rest of this new body of work, visit Earls Court Gallery in Hamilton!

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New Green Songs 42″ x 48″ mixed media on wood panel SOLD

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Shoreline Tangle 60″ x 20″ mixed media on wood panel SOLD

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“I Frequently Go There…” : dual exhibition at Earls Court Gallery, Oct 5 – Nov 11 2017

“I Frequently Go There…” is the title of the exhibition at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, of new work by myself and by landscape artist Clarence Porter. The show pairs work inspired by environments beloved by each – my organic, abstract cold wax paintings, lush with the colours, light and textures that surround me on the wild east side of Algonquin Park, and moody, poetic pastel landscapes of Cootes Paradise in Hamilton, by Clarence Porter.
Opening reception is Thursday, October 5, 7 – 9 pm, with both artists in attendance.

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Blackwaterwoods 42″ x 46″ mixed media on wood panel, available at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton

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Getting ready for Bancroft Studio Tour!

The Bancroft Studio Tour is coming up fast! Black Spruce Art Works is a destination on the tour on the weekends of September 16, 17 & 23, 24. My guest artist is the amazing, award winning painter Carol Westcott.
My own work continues to be very much inspired by the surrounding landscape here in Hastings Highlands, and is at times verging towards the abstract.

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Little Bog in the April Woods No. 2 40″ x 60″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel: available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth ON

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Work from Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition July 14 – 16

TOAE was lots of fun and a great success!! I had a wonderful time seeing many familiar faces and meeting lots of new ones. A huge thank you to all who came out, and to those who added one of my paintings to their collections!

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Tamarack Bog No. 3 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel. This painting is the winner of the David B Milne Award of Best in Show at the Art Gallery of Bancroft Annual Juried Show – as well as winner of the People’s Choice Award. Available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth

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Little Pond Deep in the Woods 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel. Available at Paula White Diamond Gallery, Waterloo

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Tamarack Bog No 2 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel. Available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth

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Paddle 30″ x 30″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth

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Waterlovesong No. 1 30″ x 30″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth

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Waterlovesong No. 2 30″ x 30″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth

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Waterlovesong No. 3 30″ x 30″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth

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Dwelling 30″ x 60″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Paula White Diamond Gallery, Waterloo SOLD

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The Kingfisher Waits 20″ x 70″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth

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The Trail Behind My House No. 1 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth

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Warm Rain 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth SOLD

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April Thaw No. 4 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Paula White Diamond Gallery, Waterloo SOLD

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April Thaw No. 5 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Paula White Diamond Gallery, Waterloo

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Little Bog in the April Woods 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth

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Nearly Silent 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Paula White Diamond Gallery, Waterloo

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Sparrow Song 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Paula White Diamond Gallery, Waterloo SOLD

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Still, Summer 2 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Still, Summer 1 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Still, Summer 3 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Southwood 40″ x 48″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Spring at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth!

My little gallery is all spruced up for spring, with fresh paint on the walls and many new paintings hanging – some from my Art Gallery of Bancroft show, some newer still – and lots more in progress in the studio. The weather is warming up and there seem to be more visitors every weekend here in the busy town of Maynooth!

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April Thaw No. 3 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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April Thaw No. 2 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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April Thaw No. 1 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Cedar Lake Camp No. 2 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel: available at Gallery 133, Toronto

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Cedar Lake Camp No. 3 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel: available at Gallery 133, Toronto

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October: Track & Tower Trail 20″ x 60″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Gallery 133, Toronto

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Egan Chutes 20″ x 60″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth ON SOLD

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The Trail Behind My House 20″ x 60″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Musicale 24″ x 50″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Paula White Diamond Gallery, Waterloo

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Little Clearing in the April Woods 40″ x 60″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Gallery 133, Toronto

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So I can find you in the forest 40″ x 40″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Gallery 133, Toronto

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Reflect 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth ON

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Whisper & Trill No. 2 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth ON

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Art Gallery of Bancroft April 5 to 29

Invocation is the title of my show at the Art Gallery of Bancroft.  I have sixteen large paintings – mostly brand new – which depict my feelings of intimacy and belonging to the northern environment where I now reside.
I am leading a workshop at the gallery on Sunday April 23 called “Liberate your Landscapes” about creating personal and painterly work from your photos.

This is my exhibition statement:

Invocation
[in-vuh-key-shuh n]
noun
1. the act of invoking or calling upon a deity, spirit, Muse, etc., for aid, protection, inspiration, or the like.
For all my painting life, I’ve been a painter of landscapes: big skies, open vistas, distant woods and evocative atmospheres. And all my life, I’ve lived in the city. That landscape was something I dreamed of, and longed to be in, and would head to at any opportunity.
And now I live here, in the place I’ve always painted. And there has been a subtle shift in what I paint – no longer are my landscapes dreamy, distant, idealized places, but real, rugged and textured. My muse lives in these woods, and I am feeling the roughness of the bark, I’m hearing the rustlings and chirrupings, and smelling the brackish water of the bog. I am now a part of the place I paint.

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Opening Reception on Friday April 7 was well attending and lots of fun!

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Lodge 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Still 36″ x 36″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

 

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Whisper & Trill 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Tamarack Bog No. 1 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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