Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Upcoming Exhibition

When Corinne from The Old School House Arts Centre, (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach, approached me last August and asked me if I wanted an exhibition there in October, my first reaction was major panic. I said "This October?!!" "No", she said, "October 2011". "Oh, next year.", I said. Well needless to say, I was over the moon with excitement about being asked to exhibit my work. What an honour!

My second reaction was, 'oh my gosh, that's only a year away!

First I felt that I needed a place to work. After the Island Arts Expo in November 2010, I approached a friend of mine and asked if I could rent some space in her studio. I knew that it had been vacant for couple of years and would be a perfect place to work.

I started moving myself (along with car loads of art supplies) into the studio. I spent the first few weeks just having fun - experimenting with new materials, playing around with texture, etc. Even doing a few abstracts, which I had never done before. I got many old projects out of the way. It was great!

After the new year I decided that I better get to some more serious work.

Fast forward several months... and NOW we are only a few weeks away. Oh my gosh! My paintings are ready and they look great! I need to work on the marketing. But that's another story!

"Scapes - Seascapes, Moutainscapes, Landscapes
October 11th - November 4th

Till Next Time ...

From the Prairies, to the West Coast and Beyond...


Monday, August 29, 2011

Online Gallery

I spent most of today updating my Online Gallery. There I can give the viewer a tour of my artwork. Before uploading the images, I had to make sure they were the correct file type and size. I took a break from the computer to drive down to the studio to take a few more photographs of some of my latest work, so they too could be included.

For the moment - it is up to date!

I have split it into three albums ... From the Prairies ... To the West Coast ... and Beyond. (just like my tag line)

I find all of my paintings fall into one of those categories. Within those categories there can be different mediums; such as acrylic, watercolour or mixed.

As an avid photographer (who never leaves home without her camera), I have decided to add another category for professional photography. That one I will work on later.

Please go to the gallery and have a tour, then let me know what you think.

Till Next Time ...

From the Prairies, to the West Coast and Beyond...