Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Paint Ontario 2017

If you follow my posts, you will know it takes a lot to pry me from home. I quite enjoy spending my time paddling, painting and enhancing the location natural world. Friends encouraged me to enter the Paint Ontario Show. Being the 150 Anniversary of Canada and the unfortunate centennial of the passing of Tom Thomson also prompted me to venture forth. I submitted three pieces and all were accepted - maybe I am doing something right as a Hermit...I know I continue to paint up a storm. Life is good at the lake... very good...
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I will keep you posted...

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Southampton Arts Centre and Art School

I started my happy association with Southampton in 2016... this will be eleven years and it coincides with the 60th Anniversay of the School. The Southampton Art School started in 1957 under the Directorship of Bert Henderson and an advisory board of such renowned artists as A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, Alex Colville and Lawren P. Harris - famous artists you might remember. Forty-nine years later, I was the first artist in residence in 2006 and looking back, I am still driving the same car... it is getting to be my signature paint-mobile.

 Here are my two Southampton Paint-Outs for 2017. They will be fun. Come and paint with us.

The Southampton Art School and Group of Seven share a lot of history. The Group also share a lot of history with Killarney. A.Y. Jackson was instrumental in the creation of Killarney Provincial Park. Franklin Carmichael, Arthur Lismer and A. J. Casson also painted in Killarney. Now it is an annual event for the Southampton Art School and Phil the Forecaster to paint in the park in early October. Life is very good!
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