The 11th annual Square Foot Show At Westland Gallery in London.
Grand Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 6th, 3 – 9 pm.
Show runs: December 6, 2023 - December 30, 2023.
LONDON FREE PRESS | WESTLAND GALLERY
470 works of original works of art by 250 local artists hang in a beautiful mosaic from floor to ceiling.
This exhibition is a must-see for new and experienced collectors, artists, and art enthusiasts.
"Dundas Streetscape with Figure" (India ink & watercolour & Gouache, mounted on birch panel) 12” x 12”
" Figure and Ferns" (India ink & watercolour, mounted on birch panel) 12” x 12”
"Catching a fly ball is a pleasure, but knowing what to do with it after you catch it is a business." - Tommy Henrich
Recently completed this new illustration of a "baseball glove with ball". Sometimes when you decide to draw/paint/sketch/ a subject, you think "oh this will be easy" You don't realize how much detail there is OR how complicated the subject is. There was a lot more detail in this glove than I thought, it took a really long time to complete this one! I kept thinking I was finished, only to realize, another section was not complete. But finally done and I am happy with it. Brings back memories from playing baseball (slowpitch) to going to see baseball games. This year I saw MLB baseball in both Cincinnati and Pittsburg, with both ballparks in the heart of the downtown. From that image comes a new greeting card.
I look forward to continuing with the sports theme... next up golf, then hockey, then curling...
MINIATURE SHOW at St. Thomas Elgin Public Art Center
Location: 301 Talbot St, St Thomas, ON
Dates: November 14 to December 23, 2023
My five entries are:
All illustrations are ink and watercolour, mounted on birch panel and are for sale. The miniature show and sale is at the St. Thomas Public Art Center, in St. Thomas, Ontario.
Dates: September 11 - September 29, 2023
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 13 from 2 to 4pm
Location: Art with Panache in the Talbot Centre (465 Richmond St, London)
My three entries are:
life study: from pose to page: a life drawing exhibition @ TAP Centre for Creativity
Exhibition Dates: August 9 to September 2, 2023
Opening Reception: August 19 from 1pm to 4pm
Figure drawing is hard for many artists but rewarding when mastered; it requires focus, and hours of practice, and demands respect for the model and the other students studying the human form. The works in this exhibit range from gestures to more detailed renderings to capture the likeness or movement of the subject.
TAP provides Life Drawing sessions to participants at all skill levels every Monday night and Tuesday afternoon all year long, along with monthly Costumed Life Drawing Sessions. These sessions would not be possible without the talented and dedicated life models who have posed for countless hours; their professionalism and support for this program are outstanding.
We hope you enjoy the works created by our instructors, session coordinators, and dedicated attendees –these are the individuals who make us passionate about delivering this program.
So pleased to have 6 of my figure drawings in this show!
The beauty of the exhibition lies in the fact that there are no restrictions on the subject matter or style of the artwork. Artists are free to explore and express their unique vision in whatever way they choose. This means that visitors to the exhibition can expect to see a wide variety of works that reflect the diversity of artistic expression.
Ultimately, the "In View of the Artist Annual Juried Exhibition" celebrates the power of art to capture and communicate the individual perspective of the artist."
So pleased that "Cincy, Saving Me" has been juried into this exhibition.
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." – Roger Caras
"Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong." – W.R. Purche
"The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog." - M.K. Clinton
Being a dog owner/lover, I understand how important all pets are. The loss of any pet is challenging. I have created a couple of sympathy greeting cards, one for cats and one for dogs. They are blank inside, so you can write your personal message.
Our dog Buddy is getting a little older and even thou he loves his walks, he sometimes needs a rest break. So instead of letting him decide where to lay down (which could be halfway across a bridge or a road), I now choose a spot that gives me a place to sit. Buddy gets a rest and I get to sketch. Sketches are quick, done in a micron pen and water brush filled with distilled water and india ink, resulting in a nice grey tone.
Our book is available at various locations across London. And excited to announce that our book will soon (before Father's Day, in case you are looking for a unique gift for your father) be available at Chapter Indigo North London!! (Richmond Centre, 86 Fanshawe, London, Ontario)