October 24, 2016

Join me for this very special vernissage!

It's all stormy outside, big wind gusts are blowing colourful leaves all over the place, yes, fall is definitely in full swing! My studio feels a bit stormy too but instead of leaves the floor is littered in newly prepped panels and piles of prints. It feels good to be busy! 

I'm working on about 16 new pieces in my studio at the moment, and I have quite a few additional ones planned after these ones as well, it is going to be a busy winter. I am really looking forward to being tucked away in my studio with my new pieces, I just finished a 48"x60" and I have about 5 pieces lined up to transfer and to hopefully start painting the week! 

I always get super excited when it is finally time to transfer my newest pieces to their panels, that's the moment when they go from an idea to being an actual piece, it makes me happy!

Photo by Susan Porter & Karen Hosker

Oh and this upcoming Wednesday is going to be especially exciting! On October 26th there will be a very special vernissage to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated art space at the Mission Old Brewery in Montreal! If you are in the neighbourhood please come and join us from 1:30-3:00pm! The Mission Old Brewery is located on 904 Boul. St Laurent, I really hope to see you there! 

October 18, 2016

My Solo exhibition at The Merchant in Toronto!

I spent yesterday (Monday) morning hanging my solo exhibition at The Merchant in Toronto. This awesome restaurant in Toronto's busy financial district is such a perfect fit for my work! Their space is absolutely beautiful and with them being Toronto's travellers Tavern their philosophy matches up with my 'Traveling the World' series perfectly.

The Merchant is the perfect place to unwind after a day of hard work or to have a relaxing break for lunch. They have truly amazing food that is really affordable too! Yesterday we had a beautiful fresh salad, an amazing curry, the best gnocchi and an epic Belgian chocolate cheesecake for lunch. I can tell you, this awesome food break really made hanging the rest of the show a breeze! 

Of course the restaurant was open for lunch while we were hanging he show which was really fun because lot's of people were of course curious what we were doing which lead to some awesome conversations! We had decided to hang one of my large 48"x72" pieces in the stairwell which was a bit of a challenge. It involved 4 people, two high ladders, a broom and a bit of a traffic jam on the stairs to the washrooms but the result is stunning! 

After a day of show hanging fun I am now back in my studio and ready to get back to work. Some much needed work too! I brought 23 pieces to Toronto for my show at the Merchant and with the two additional galleries that I started working with over the summer my studio is now eerily empty. Luckily I am currently working on 16 new pieces so soon my studio will start filling up again. A good thing too with two more solo exhibitions coming up in November! 

My solo exhibition at The Merchant is open to the public and will be up until November 13th.
The Merchant is located on 181 University Ave. (at Adelaide St.) Toronto, Ontario M5H 3M7 you can reach them at: (416) 363-1944 or at  TheMerchantToronto@gmail.com and their opening hours are: M-Th 11 am - 12 am • F 11 am - 1 am • Sa 10am - 12 am • Su 4pm - 12 am.

October 15, 2016

Important date change and vernissage announcement!

Heads up people! Our Art, Craft Beer and Awesome Food celebration at The Merchant in Toronto is now on November 9th!

Due to the possibility of the Blue Jays playing a home game on Wednesday October 19th we have decided to change the date of our special party at 
The Merchant

The new date will be Wednesday November 9th from 5pm-8pm so mark your calendars! This is going to be an awesome party!

My solo show will still run from October 18th-November 13th, you are welcome to step into the restaurant at any time (during opening hours of course) to view the art. 
The Merchant Taps &Tavern is located at 181 University Ave. (at Adelaide St.) in Toronto. I am looking forward to seeing you on November 9th!

For all my friends here in MontrĂ©al, I'd like to invite you to a very special event! On Wednesday October 26 from 1.30-3.00pm there will be a vernissage to celebrate the re-opening of the newly renovated art space at the Mission Old Brewery in downtown. They're starting the new art space off with a beautiful groups show to give you a taste of what's to come in the near future. 

This event is open to the public so everyone is invited to join us in celebrating this very special event in this beautiful and meaningful location. I really hope to see you all there!

October 06, 2016

3 Solo Exhibitions and a New Gallery!

Hello there! It feels like forever ago since I last posted something! Summer has come and gone and fall is gearing up to be amazing!

First of all I am super happy to announce that my work is now also represented by Wallack Galleries in Ottawa! They're located on 225 bank street. 

Wallack Galleries is one of Canada’s oldest commercial art galleries. Gallery director John Wallack, who assumed directorship of the gallery in 1965, changed the gallery format to include a stable of contemporary artists rather than exclusively buying and selling works of deceased artists. The artists represented by the Wallack Galleries include both figurative and abstract. Throughout the years the reputation of the gallery has been known and respected widely by both collectors and artists.

I am very excited about this opportunity, John has been very welcoming and excited to introduse the work to his collectors. They have 6 of my pieces at the moment and I have some exciting new pieces in the works in my studio that will be going to the gallery in the next few weeks!

But a new gallery is only the beginning. In the next two months I will be doing 3 solo exhibitions and one group exhibition! Crazy right? It feels that way anyway (not that I'm complaining!) So my first solo will be at The Merchant Taps and Tavernlocated on 181 University Ave.  in Toronto from October 18-November 13th

There will be an awesome gala event on Wednesday November 9th from 5pm-8pm to celebrate the coming together of Art, Craft Beer and Amazing Food! For more information on this amazing event you can check the news page on my website! 

From November 25-December 9th my second solo exhibition of the season will be held at the Viva Vida Art Gallery! Nedia El Khouri and I have been hard at work preparing for this amazing show and yes, more new artwork is currently in the works in my studio for this amazing event!

Third (and fourth) I will be exhibiting work at the Mission Old Brewery in downtown Montreal. This amazing homeless shelter has a 125 year history of “helping Montreal’s most vulnerable men and women transform their lives”. Located in the cafeteria they have created an amazing gallery space, the idea being to improve the environment for the clients, while also providing an exhibition opportunity for local artists.

They have recently renovated the space and it will soon reopen with an awesome group exhibition (one of my pieces are included in that one as well!). There will be a vernissage for this show on Wednesday October 26th from 1.30-3.00pm so come join us for some awesome art in this amazing and meaningful space! 

In the second half of November until early 2017 (exact dates will follow) my work will be featured in a solo exhibition as well. I have put together a series of bright and colourful pieces which I hope will bring a little joy to everyone visiting the space. 

So lots of cool stuff coming up in the next few month! Keep an eye on this blog and my website and social media pages for more updates!