Two of my paintings (see below) were accepted into the Acrylics in Action exhibition at the Federation Gallery on Vancouver's Granville Island and will be on show from Sept 26-Oct 8. Hope you get a chance to see the show!
My work will be visible in a variety of locations on the coast in the coming months...
I'll have a work in the Sechelt Public Library over the next few months.
My first large (30 x 60) oil (Merry and Bright) is in the Present Tense show at GPAG for the rest of this month.
I am pleased to also announce that fellow artist Charmaine Bayntun and I will be mounting a show of our work at the Gibsons Public Market next summer (July, August, September).
And, of course, the Art Crawl is coming up (Oct 20, 21, 22)! This year I'll have my large new oil paintings on display--I'm really excited about learning to work in this medium, at this scale, and happy with the results. Also, inspired by a demo I attended at this years IAPS pastel convention in New Mexico, I've recently been experimenting with a whole new technique and subject matter--bright contemporary renderings of Pacific Northwest birds that include the use of various printing techniques plus pastel. Great fun and an interesting next step to my exploration of bright colours and patterns in last year's Beach Bits series! Come and take a look!
I am happy to announce that I will be leading a 7-day painting workshop from April 1-7, 2019 in France's gorgeous Lot Valley (just north of Toulouse) at the beautiful Domaine du Haut Baran. This updated French chateau is run by William and Rosalie Haas, accomplished hosts who will take care of every detail and will transport us to many great painting locations in the area. This location has been the setting for dozens of highly-acclaimed painting workshop experiences with well-recognized artists. See their website for details about the site (http://www.hautbaran.com/).
The fee of $3000 US includes workshop tuition, double occupancy accommodation in luxuriously-appointed rooms, transportation to and from the airport and throughout the week, and most meals, prepared by accomplished chef Rosalie. The spring timing will mean cooler temperatures and fewer tourists, for a unique and enjoyable experience.
The week will be designed to review foundational painting principles and apply them to both studio and plein air painting. I will be demonstrating in pastel and acrylic, but painters in any medium are welcome. This session will be suitable for any level, beginner to advanced.
Spaces are limited, so contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your spot soon!
I am excited to announce that my small beach painting Touch the Stars received the Terry Ludwig Second Prize at last Saturday's opening reception of the Pastel Artists Canada exhibition at Vancouver's Granville Island Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery. Juror Richard McKinley mentioned that the piece 'transcended the cliche of kids at the beach, and exhibited the characteristics of good design and mark-making' even though it is small. I was thrilled, and then even happier when the piece sold by the end of the reception, as well.
Appropriately, the prize associated with the award was a 90-piece set of Terry Ludwig pastels, colours selected by Richard McKinley! I can't wait to try them out when I'm back in the studio.
The PAC show continues to June 4th. Two more of my pieces are available at the show--and of course there are still many 'beach bits' available at the studio--browse the 'figures' section to see what's still on offer.
I am delighted to announce that I have had three pieces juried into this annual national show. The show will take place at the Federation Gallery on Vancouver's Granville Island from May 22 through June 4, with the opening reception on Saturday May 27 from 2-4 pm.
It is especially gratifying to me that juror Richard McKinley, whom I consider to be perhaps the very best pastel artist working today, chose all three of my submitted images for this show.
Hope you'll come by and see them and all the other wonderful pastel pieces in the show!