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Brian Smith's workshop in Warkworth

The attached is a collage that I made on the weekend.  It was in Warkwarth at Brian Smith's workshop on  PORTRAITURE - Representation to Abstraction.  See the face? We started with a sketch of a live model (below) and abstracted it as a collage (above).  I am still experimenting with the painting... I will post it when its done. I highly suggest taking a workshop run by Brian. This is the 3rd workshop that I have attended. There are also books and DVDs by him available. He is an excellent artist, he is funny and entertaining and you will learn a lot. Check out his web site See Brian at work below :) A very special thanks to Spirit of the Hills, all the volunteers and, specifically,  Diane Arsenault for a great weekend :)

Its the Last Weekend...

...and these pieces are SOLD!


There is only  1 weekend left  to visit the Kent Farndale Gallery in Port Perry! Why not make plans to visit this weekend and see  if your favourite painting is still available?  The show  runs until the end of April.  "Relaxed" SOLD!

Read on!!

Variety the spice of life for Clarington artist Nancy Moore showing in Port Perry in April Moments and Destinations Jason Liebregts / Metroland NEWTONVILLE -- Newtonville artist Nancy Moore has a solo show, Moments and Destinations, at The Kent Farndale Gallery in Port Perry. It runs April 5 to May 1 and there's an opening reception April 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. March 30, 2014 By    Mike Ruta DURHAM -- Nancy Moore lives on the edge -- of Durham, that is. The artist and designer lives in Newtonville, at the eastern end of the region in Clarington. For the most part, she has naturally looked east and north in terms of her involvement in the arts, including taking part in the Northumberland studio tour. But she wants to start showing her art in Durham and you can see her work at Moore's Moments and Destinations show, running from April 5 to May 1 at the Kent Farndale Gallery in Port Perry. A look at her website reveals that Moore likes variety. She works

Sneak Peak

Port Perry is a beautiful place and worth the drive to ... say ...  have lunch ... or walk down by the water  ... or visit the Kent Farndale Gallery!  Moments & Destinations is going to be there for the entire month of April.  Why not visit and see if your favourite painting is still available? This is one of the pieces still for sale: Looking Up Through the Trees 30" x 40" Acrylic on Canvas

Thank you for coming!

MOMENTS AND DESTINATIONS - April 5th, 2014 Thank you for all your support on the weekend, we had a great turn out. Remember that the show runs for the whole month of April and ends May 1st.  Don't forget to sign the guest book and share your thoughts.  Please leave your comments and email address if you are interested in receiving personal invitations to future shows. See attached photos that were taken at the show by Kristine St. Louis - Thanks Kris!

A Great Day :)

This is a photo of one of my niece, Danna.  After the show on Saturday she decided  to pick up a paint brush and get to work!  I'm proud to be a positive influence for young artists. Hopefully we will be able to see her creations in a gallery in the near future. 

Red Shoes - SOLD!

Last night the painting Red Shoes was picked up from El Camino by her new owner, Doug. Therefore, Red Shoes will not be at Moments & Destinations Art Show on Saturday.  Steven Sherman (owner of El Camino), Me, Doug Auer (New owner of Red Shoes), Carrie Severn (Inspiration for Red Shoes)