ArtSpin and Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

I’m very proud to be taking part in the 51st Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, July 6, 7, 8 at Nathan Phillips Square — six short weeks away!! I am knee deep in wax and paper scraps — wading through wooden panels in various stages of completion — on my way to creating lots of brand new encaustic work for the show.

Spring Migration 24″ x 48″ encaustic, oil and paper, available at MJG Gallery, Toronto

In other news, for iPad users, the first volume of the exclusive iPad app, ArtSpin is now available on the iTunes Store:
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/artspin.01/id523775428?mt=11

Volume One of ArtSpin features 15 wonderful artists — including me! About 15 pieces of artwork can be viewed for each artist, along with an insightful interview. I think ArtSpin is a really neat concept — it provides a way for art lovers to discover exciting new art and connect directly with the artists.

New work

Road trip to the black hills, 16″ x 16″ encaustic, paper and oil on panel SOLD
Trail Map 16″ x 16″ encaustic, paper and oil on panel SOLD

Manitoulin Island

Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island

I just made a quick, three day road trip to Manitoulin Island. I love that place!
It is not far — yet so peaceful and refreshing. And at this time of year especially, before tourist season, the island is almost deserted — a terrific opportunity to indulge and immerse in the atmosphere of grass, water, trees and clean, bright air.

At the Auberge Inn, Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island

My friend Beverley and I stayed at the Auberge Inn, in Providence Bay — which I recommend highly! Hosts Nathalie and Alain were warm and friendly — and great cooks! — and the house and our room so cozy and comfortable.
Now I’m back in the studio, and totally inspired by my mini‐adventure!