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”
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:
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.
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)
A little bit of the history of the Library. To see the complete history see: www.mywpl.ca/library-history.
1904 - City of Woodstock passes a by-law for the establishment of a public library and donates land at northeast corner of Hunter and Graham Streets for a library building
1905 - Carnegie Foundation awards City of Woodstock a grant of $24,000 for the construction of a library
1909 - Carnegie funded library building opened
1935 - Membership 3,341
1976 - City of Woodstock designates Carnegie library a historic building
1984 - Membership 8,100
The Woodstock Public Library, plus Theatre Woodstock and Woodstock Market are all available as greeting cards at the Woodstock Art Gallery (WAG) gift shop. Reproduced from original illustrations, which are also available at the WAG gift shop.
It's been a long time since the release of the books "Barhopping into History, London Ontario" and "Hopping into History, London's Old East Village" by my author friend Kym Wolfe, and myself. It has to be the right project. There are so many craft breweries here in London ON and they each have history and character and awesome craft beer. We are systematically making our way to all of them: testing, talking, observing, taking photos, and interviewing owners and brewmasters.
Excited to be part of the "Meet the Artist" Series at the London Public Library. Kym Wolfe and I will be discussing the history and architecture of significant London buildings.
Location: London Public Library
Branch: Central Location
Date: Saturday, November 19
Time: 2:30 to 3:30 pm
No registration required, 2 hours free parking at Citi Plaza, cost: Free
Holiday Market at London Brewing Coop - I'm a Vendor!
Location: London Brewing Coop
Address: 521 Burbrook Pl, London
Date: Saturday, November 26
Time: Noon to 7pm
Stop by, check out the holiday market, and enjoy a truly local beer! It’s not just great-tasting beer and it’s not just brewed there. Their beer is as local and as organic as possible.
I am pleased to say that the Woodstock Art Gallery Gift Shop, now carries my artwork and art cards. Last Friday, I delivered nine pieces of artwork, some framed, some matted plus 8 of my greeting cards. Framed pieces include the architectural illustrations: Woodstock Streetscape with Capitol Theatre, Theatre Woodstock, and Woodstock Market. All these pieces of art were completed in 2022. And working on some more. And Woodstock architectural greeting cards to come.
The Woodstock Art Gallery Gift Shop features unique items crafted by local artists (and your purchase supports both artists and programming at the Gallery), including pottery, glass, jewellery, fabric arts, paintings, prints, art cards and more. If you become a member of the Woodstock Art Gallery you receive a 10% discount.
A video of the creation of a "Woodstock Streetscape with Capitol Theatre" a section of Dundas Street in the City of Woodstock. (Note to Self: My video creation and editing skills could use some improvement!)
The love and appreciation of built history started after a trip to France in 2007. As an avid walker, living in the Blackfriars Heritage District in downtown London, I started to take notice of the visually-interesting buildings right here at home. I have been documenting the rich tapestry of buildings in Southwestern Ontario ever since.
After a little more research and I found some images of the Capitol Theatre, before it met the wrecking ball. I think this was the most beautiful building on this block. My final illustration captures todays streetscape with a black and white drawing of the demolished building, using a little imagination and guess work to complete the image. You will notice some history on the marque and you will also find "YOU DID NOT SAVE ME" strategically placed on the façade.