April 13, 2016

In the thick of it - a studio update.

I've been working in my studio like a mad woman so I wanted to give you a little update on all the new pieces that are in the pipeline. But first I have some awesome news!

I have recently heard that my work has been accepted into both the Riverdale Art Walk as well as the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition!

The Riverdale Art Walk is a two-day (June 4 and 5, 2016), public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Jimmie Simpson Park in Toronto’s flourishing Queen East arts district. The first outdoor art show of Toronto’s season, it has consistently been rated by local artists as one of the best organized shows in Toronto. Now in its 18th year in the Riverdale/Leslieville area of Toronto, the festival has grown to reach an audience of over 10,000 art enthusiasts and supporters. I am super excited to be a part of this amazing show!

I exhibited at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in 2014 and I am super excited to be back on Nathan Phillips Square on July 8-10 this year! The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is Toronto’s first, largest, and longest running outdoor art fair – providing fresh art, fresh faces, in the fresh air since 1961. Attracting an audience of over 100,000 people annually, and showcasing the work of over 350 artists, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition prides itself on creating an environment which gives artists the chance to interact directly with the public in an informal setting – removing the barriers to access, and dispelling the formality of a traditional gallery or art fair experience.

Now that I know that I'll be doing these two shows over the summer I will have to create some new pieces to show off to my Toronto audience, because I love them and they deserve something new! I was already working on 5 new pieces of New York and I recently finished 15 new compositions. I am super excited to be showing you to places like San Diego, LA and The Hague in the near future! 

Over the weekend I took a trip to the art supply store to make some preparations for the next couple of months, some new panels, paints and mediums are waiting in my studio right now! Exciting!

For those of you interested in getting creative while enjoying some wine and being surrounded by art. Viva Vida Art Gallery is hosting a 'transfer & wine' tomorrow evening (Thursday April 14) from 7-9:30 pm. While enjoying a glass of wine, I will show you the magic of acrylic photo transfer. You will be guided through the transfer process step by step. Combine photographs, text, and paints to create your own unique piece mixed media art. The speed of the process will amaze you! Come join us for an evening of fun and relaxation and let your creativity flow at Viva Vida Art Gallery!