So it’s been awhile since I have blogged, and I have so much to say, but not all at once. I promise to try and write a bit more regularly. 🙂
I am now in my new studio , Studio 202, in the Alton Mill Arts Centre, 1402 Queen St. West, Alton, and I am sharing this beautiful space with two other wonderful artists…Robert Chisholm who favours acrylics, and Charlene Nickels, who enjoys water colours the most.
I LOVE it there…love the atmosphere, the ambiance, the community of artists…everything about it. Of course , I am not able to get there everyday because of other priorities , so some days I am painting in my studio at home, but I really look forward to the day, or days of the week, when the van heads northward.It’s mostly on the weekends that I’m able to get up there, but as the weather improves I will be there more often. Right now I am almost finished two smaller paintings that I’m trying to complete because the SOVA group has shows coming up. One is the “MacGregor Ice Cream Parlour” from Kleinberg, that I was originally going to show as a partner to the painting “Kleinberg Book Company “, but I have already sold that painting. The second is of a window that was part of a very old building in downtown Brampton, and just fascinated me, since I am really keen on aged architecture. I’ll post the new pieces as they are finished.In this photo of the inside of the studio, you can see a limited edition print in the foreground , titled “Alton Afternoon”, where the kids are skating on the pond. This was my first print, and it’s ironic that years later I’m now in a studio in the building on the right hand side. The beautiful old home is still there, and looks the same, almost as if I just did this painting.
In the SOVA group, we are preparing for an exhibit in the TWIST Gallery in Toronto for February, and all the artwork are of still life, so it’s a bit different for some of us.
January 24 and 25th is the Fire and Ice Festival at the Alton Mill and there are lots of activities for everyone in the family . Robert, Charlene and I will all be in the studio, and we look forward to showing you our work. I’ll be bringing the waterfall painting that I’m working on, and next week, I will update on that piece, explaining the stages I am working on . Hope to see you at the studio 🙂