Since hosting my private art show “Two Days In Jasper” in December 2015, my passion for painting has exploded. I started this website, became a member of “Spirit of the Hills” and 2016 has been an incredible year (and it isn’t even over yet); I completed four large custom paintings, I co-hosted a successful art show “Earth & Sky” with fellow artist Jennifer Trefiak, my last painting from the original Jasper series is in a small show at our local Cobourg hospital until end of December, and currently two pieces from the second Jasper series are hanging in a one-month show in Port Hope (the show comes down at end of September).
SPIRIT OF THE HILLS
This art community has been a blessing with so many opportunities for artists of all levels to showcase their work. I consider myself an amateur; aiming towards becoming a more professional artist. Nothing motivates me more then OTHER SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS. Motivated business people. People with ambition and vision. This community has given me that: motivation, vision and inspiration. I look forward to learning and growing with them in the future. Both showings of my work (at the hospital and at Ganaraska Art) were through this organization.
Northumberland Hills Hospital
When you enter the hospital in Cobourg, you stay to the right and see a sign “Sumac Street.” When you enter the gallery hall my piece “Earth Energy” is displayed on the left.
It is a large painting (30″x30″) priced at $400, Acrylic on Gallery Canvas. It is also the last one for sale from my original “Two Days in Jasper” series.
I consider this my “community piece” as 50% of proceeds goes back into the community.
This will be on display until December, and a new show goes up in January 2017. If this art speaks to you feel free to contact me directly for purchase (email@example.com). This would be a great investment in your local community- towards art and wellness!
Ganaraska Art and Framing
Located at 93 Walton Street in Port Hope, this little art shop is always jam packed with a variety of local artists. During the month of September they are hosting “All That Jazz” with art on display from the members of Spirit of The Hills.
I have two pieces for sale there (one previously not for sale), both are from the second Jasper series.
Both paintings are 16″x19″ priced at $200 each. Both are Acrylic on Gallery Canvas.
The top image is “Gateway” and image to left is “Earth Bones and Sky Spirits.”
December 2016 Art Show
I have been very fortunate to have ventured north twice in the last month. Mid August I did a camping trip to Lake Superior, and at the beginning of September I re-visited a friend at French River and we did a small, but inspiring, hike through Killarney (Georgian Bay).
These trips have inspired the next series of paintings, which will all be Northern Ontario themed. Although we do not have a name or date set in stone – Jennifer Trefiak and I are planning on co-hosting our second show this December. Stay tuned for the details!
At the end of October I’m doing the long-dreamed-of-drive-across-Canada! The plan is to finally check out the Badlands, and do the full drive through the Rocky Mountains to Vancouver (then fly home). No doubt this will set the tone for 2017 art series! Plus there are plans for a trip to Paris in the fall 2017… Life just gets better and better.
Sending gratitude to all my muses!