Getting ready for Bancroft Studio Tour Sept 17, 18 & 24, 25

I’m ramping up for the Bancroft Studio Tour here in the gallery. Here are two new paintings inspired by canoe trips in Algonquin Park that are now available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth. The Bancroft Studio Tour takes place the weekends of September 17, 18 and 24, 25, with lots of great artist and artisan studios to visit! My good friend and amazing artist Carol Westcott is my guest artist for the tour.

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Poetic 30″ x 42″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel

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Moonrise over Tim River 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on panel

 

 

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“Summer-scapes” at Arta Gallery, Toronto

I am thrilled to have been invited to exhibit at Arta Gallery, in the Distillery District of Toronto, for their landscape show “Summer-Scapes”. I love this quote from Arta which perfectly sets the context for the show: “This group exhibition celebrates the beauty and sublimity of the Canadian landscape, as it is conveyed through the languages of Realism and Abstraction.”
Summer-Scapes runs August 2 to 16

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Wanderlust 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil and dry pigment on wood panel: available at Arta Gallery, Toronto

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Grace 18″ x 18″ cold wax, oil and dry pigment on wood panel: available at Arta Gallery, Toronto

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Paintings from Summer 2016 and TOAE

 

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April Spruce Bog 40″ x 60″ cold wax, oil and dry pigment on wood panel: available at Art Gallery of Hamilton Sales & Rental

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Northern Light 40″ x 60″ cold wax, oil and dry pigment on wood panel: available at Gallery 133, Toronto

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Regenerate 36″ x 70″ beeswax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel: available at Arta Gallery, Toronto

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Bright April 42″ x 46″ cold wax, oil and dry pigment on wood panel: available at Gallery 133, Toronto

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Journey 30″ x 30″ cold wax, oil and dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Gloaming 20″ x 30″ cold wax, oil and dry pigment on wood panel: available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth

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Dark Storm 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil and dry pigment on wood panel: available at Arta Gallery, Toronto

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GreenWood 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil and dry pigment on wood panel: available at Gallery 133, Toronto

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Off Peterson Road 30″ x 30″ cold wax, oil and dry pigment on wood panel: available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth SOLD

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Spruce Bog 2 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil and dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Spruce Bog 1 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil and dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Spruce Bog 3 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil and dry pigment on wood panel: available at The Potter’s Studio, Huntsville

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Southwood 40″ x 48″ cold wax, oil and dry pigment on wood panel: available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth

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Eel’s Creek 1 36″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel: available at Art Gallery of Hamilton Sales & Rental

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“Elemental” two artist show at Paula White Diamond Gallery opening June 15

I’m super excited about my upcoming show at Paula White Diamond Gallery in Waterloo! “Elemental” is a two artist show, teaming my landscapes with the luscious and textural abstracts of Laurie Skantzos.
Our show runs June 15 to July 2. Laurie and I will be present for the opening reception Wednesday June 15 5:30 to 8. I hope to see you there!

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Birdsong wakes me 20″ x 60″ beeswax, oil & pigment on panel available at Paula White-Diamond Gallery, Waterloo

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Across a swamp inlet at the tip of a bay 20″ x 60″ beeswax, oil & pigment on panel available at Paula White-Diamond Gallery, Waterloo

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Wander 30″ x 36″ beeswax, oil & pigment on panel available at Paula White-Diamond Gallery, Waterloo

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Gallery 133: 25th Anniversary!

Gratitude is the painting I offered to Gallery 133 for their 25th Anniversary celebration show in May.

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Gratitude, 30″ x 42″ beeswax, oil and pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Grand Opening of Black Spruce Art Works May 21 – 23

My big exciting news is that I have recently moved my studio three hours north of Toronto to the small town of Maynooth — an intensely creative, lively community near Algonquin Park, just 20 minutes north of Bancroft.

I have a lovely little century home, which serves as my residence, my studio and a small gallery featuring my own work, and select work of some well recognized artists who are also inspired by Algonquin and Northern Ontario.

My new venture is called Black Spruce Art Works. I open for business starting this weekend. It’s easy to find — you can’t miss it, I’m the first house in the south end of Maynooth, right on Highway 62.

The Hastings Highlands area has much to offer in the way of galleries, antique and up-cycling shops, cafes, B & B’s and inns, breathtaking landscape and close proximity to Algonquin Park with loads of camping and hiking opportunities. In time, I will offer painting workshops as well.  I hope that you will consider a road trip or stay-cation to the area, including a visit to Black Spruce Art Works!

I will continue with my GTA galleries and shows, and I’m looking forward to an exciting and busy summer, I hope to see you soon!

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My lovely little studio gallery. Sure it looks like only a model in this pic, but it is really life size, with REALLY amazing artwork inside!

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Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Gala

The Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Gala took place Thursday April 21 at the CBC Building in Toronto. This amazing event involves a live and silent auction of incredible artwork donated by artists to raise funds for this significant and worthy cause. My donation “Our Island” sold for nearly double its listed value!! I had a terrific evening, met lots of incredible people who are striving to protect the Great Lakes, and feel honoured to have contributed to such an important initiative. Please visit the Waterkeeper site to learn more.

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Me and “Our Island” 36″ x 36″ beeswax, oil and dry pigment on panel

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