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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October: Track & Tower Trail 20″ x 60″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel, available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth

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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 SOLD

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So I can find you in the forest 40″ x 40″ mixed media on wood panel, available at Paula White Diamond Gallery, Waterloo ON

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

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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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Kingsway-Lambton United Church Show & Sale April 1

I had a terrific show at the Kingsway-Lambton United Church. Thanks to all who came out to this fantastic event!IMG_20170401_150418163

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

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

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Red Canoe 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Cedar Lake Camp cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Steadfast cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

 

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Exhibit at Kidd Gallery, Kingston General Hospital: March & April 2017

I have thirteen paintings – some brand new, some from over the past year -on display in the busy Kidd Gallery at the Kingston General Hospital. The show is up until the end of April.

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The Trail Behind My House No. 2, 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel

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The Trail Behind My House No. 4, 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel

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New paintings for December

The winter is my favourite time to be in the studio. I’ve completed these three pieces over the last few weeks, cozy indoors with the wood stove crackling, while it blusters and blows and snows out my windows. I love it!

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Cadence (Spruce Bog) 20″ x 60″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel: available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth SOLD

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Forest Home No. 4, 60″ x 30″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel: available at Paula White Diamond Gallery, Waterloo SOLD

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Secret Cache: small works at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton

Earls Court Gallery is holding a small works show for the holidays, featuring new work by gallery artists, including these three pieces by me. If you’re in the Hamilton area I recommend checking it out. Earls Court is a beautiful gallery, and they represent some truly amazing artists! “Secret Cache” runs from November 26 to December 24 2016.

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Beaver Pond Trail 14″ x 14″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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The Land Holds Mysteries No. 6 12″ x 12″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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The Land Holds Mysteries No. 7 12″ x 16″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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New Paintings for Autumn 2016

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Enchantment 20″ x 70″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel: available at Black Spruce Art Works, Maynooth SOLD

The weather in Maynooth is getting chilly, but my wood stove is crackling warm and I’m happy and cozy in the studio! Even though the town has quietened down, The Black Spruce Gallery is still open. My regular hours are Friday thru Monday 10 to 5, and other times by appointment or by chance. Most days I’m in the studio painting, and my “Open” sign is up! Please feel free to email me if you expect to be in the area and would like to stop by: laura@lauraculic.com.

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The Land Holds Mysteries No. 5, 20″ x 20″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel: SOLD

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