Friday, July 18th is the opening reception for the "Below Forty" show at the Norfolk Arts Centre. I have completed this new painting for the show.
After today I will have new paintings exhibiting at Nossa Casa Bistro in Port Rowan. Here is a preview of one of my paintings:
This past week I had two of my woodland paintings in the juried Norfolk Artsco Art Competition at the Norfolk County Fair. While I didn't place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd with the judges, I did win the "People's Choice Award" (everyone who passes through this building has the opportunity to vote on their favourite piece of art). I found this very encouraging and affirming. While I do not choose my subjects or style based on what I think would 'please the viewer', it's nice to know that people in general appreciate what I enjoy painting. So if you are one of those people that voted for me, thanks!!
I'm excited to tell you about the upcoming group show I'm a part of. It's called "Visions of Faith", and will be taking place on Saturday, July 13th from 6-10pm. It will be held at the Port Rowan MB Church on the 1st Concession in Messiah's Corners (just 5 minutes out of Port Rowan).
The other artists showing their work include my dad, Al Klassen, Ian Kutz, and world-wide award winning wildfowl carver Cam Merkle. Cam is flying here from Saskatchewan just for this event, and we are so fortunate to have someone with his talent showing at Visions of Faith. Cam will be giving a presentation at 7pm. There will also be refreshments and some finger foods. Admission is free.
The painting shown above is one of four new 'woodland' paintings I have been working on for this show. Come drop in on July 13th to see the rest of my woodland paintings, and to enjoy the rest of the artists work!
I live in Southern Ontario on a farm with my husband, Dennis, and our two daughters. Painting out of my studio on our farm allows me to stay close to my family and to be surrounded by the natural landscape that continues to influence my work.