Featured Artist: Shannon Wood

Written by Shannon My approach to painting comes from deep within. When painting I tap into memory, lived experiences and a vivid imagination to create beautiful impressionistic images. My work is inspired by  my love of horses and the beautiful, messy nature of life. The connection between my paint brush, textured acrylic’s and canvas is groundingContinue reading “Featured Artist: Shannon Wood”

8 Small Art Exhibitions

Before the Ontario Provincial lockdown, the Northumberland Arts Gallery & Shop had planned on hosting two art shows in the New Year. Each of the shows were to include 4 artists, and run for one month each. The lockdown changed those plans; and the gallery did an incredible job accommodating all the artists so noContinue reading “8 Small Art Exhibitions”

2021 Featured Artists!

Are you a Northumberland County visual artist, writer, or musician that would like an extra boost this year? I am offering a free monthly feature on my art blog, but I will only have room for 12 artists, so if you want a spot (or a specific month) send me, Jenni, an email to gentle_hatha@live.com.Continue reading “2021 Featured Artists!”

2020 In Review

A COVID STYLE CHRISTMAS Thank you to everyone who joined me on ZOOM for my first (and hopefully last?) virtual art show! I still have a few pieces for sale, if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for the Canada-Lover in your life! Thank you to artist Jennifer Trefiak who trusted me enough, to letContinue reading “2020 In Review”

Holiday Art Show & Sale

“A Covid-Style Chistmas” Art Show & Sale Hosted on zoom Sunday, December 6th @ 1pm You can register for this art show by emailing me (Jenni) at gentle_hatha@live.com. It is a very casual event, I will send out a link before 1pm on the 6th. Curl up with a warm drink, and enjoy the show!Continue reading “Holiday Art Show & Sale”

Make Life Your Masterpiece

Since September I’ve been exploring creativity with Jessica Outram and her “Creativity Coaching Canada” business. She has offered so much insight and content for me over the last three months; but the most valuable lesson I have gained is understanding that art really is my life work. Not just painting, but writing too, and expressingContinue reading “Make Life Your Masterpiece”

Forty-One is Fun

August 25, 2020, I turned 41 years old; and I must say, despite this pandemic, it has already started off better than last years 40th! I felt like 40 was going to be a turning point for me, but instead of it being the positive one I envisioned, it turned out to be a mildlyContinue reading “Forty-One is Fun”

Keep On Truckin’

  What a strange time, in the calm before a potential storm, of this covid-19 pandemic. How are you spending your time, as the world around us (at least in Canada) slows down? I am trying to do as little as possible, and avoid as many people as possible. A lot of this is beyondContinue reading “Keep On Truckin’”

How Five Years Fly By

In 2015 I took a trip to Jasper, Alberta, that changed the direction of my life and art. I started painting the Rocky Mountains, and selling my work. I started hosting 2 shows a year, doing custom paintings, and planning trips and projects to help propel my art-career forward. In the last five years IContinue reading “How Five Years Fly By”

Pop-Up ART Show | Port Hope

Come say hello! Sunday, December 8th 11:30am – 3:30pm 249 Ridout Street, Port Hope ABOUT SHANNON WOOD Shannon Wood’s artistic view of the world emerges spontaneously and candidly from a fusion of her colourful imagination and her emotive experiences. You can follow her Facebook Page: Shannon Wood Art.   ABOUT ME, JENNIFER ANNE BURKE BrightContinue reading “Pop-Up ART Show | Port Hope”