Yesterday, I was at the Oakville Outdoor Art Show. and Iwas showcasing my new painting “Distant Storm”. This painting showcases a distant storm that I saw while camping this summer. We could hear the thunder from this distant storm but it blew past us on the horizon and never rained on us.
Yesterday at the art show, I had the opposite experience. A storm rolled in, early in the afternoon and fully hit the art show. There was lightning, thunder and pouring rain. Me and many other artists had to hide in the doorway of a nearby banquet hall to avoid the constant lightning.
Algonquin Outfitters is holding a paddle art contest and auction. I thought Iwould give it a try. The proceeds from the auction go towards the Oxtongue Lake for Arts and Culture as well as the Town of Huntsville Fund for Future Acquisition of Public Art.
The Final day of the auction is Fri. Sept 29th. You should definitely check out my paddle (#144) as well as the other impressive paddles that people have created!
This holiday Monday, make a trip out to the Oakville Art Society’s 52nd Art in the Park show. Come visit my booth to check out my newest works and watch as I paint to pass the time! There are many interesting and talented artists to see at the show. Hope to meet you there.
When I am not painting and camping in the summer, I spend my time here at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School in Cambridge. I recently created this painting for a teaching colleague of mine that became the vice principal of the school. This painting now hangs in his office.
A few years back when I was first getting started with painting, I went to the McMichael Gallery to see the Group of Seven works on display. When I got there I was surprised to find there was an art sale in the lobby that weekend. I was inspired by the multitude of beautiful Ontario landscapes on display.
Ever since that day I have wanted to have my work shown in the McMichael show. I was impressed by the quality of the art I saw at that show and I figured that if I was ever good enough to have my art shown at this event, it would validate the work I put into my paintings; I could finally say that I made it.
This year, my paintings were accepted into the Autumn Art Show. I am excited to be in the show with other artists I respect and just down the hall from works by Tom Thompson, Franklin Carmichael and Lawren Harris. If you are free any time between Oct 23-25, you should definitely come by and check out the sale and gallery.
This long weekend, I will be exhibiting at the Oakville Art Society’s Art in the Park. The show starts at 10 AM in Bronte Waterfront Heritage Park, and the weather looks like an improvement on last year’s. Hope to see you there.
This is a video of a painting I created for an “art battle” at my school. All the artists had 30 min to create a work of art and at the end the art works were sold for charity.
I have never tried to create a painting in such a short amount of time. I usually think that if I finish a painting in a week I have done well. To prepare, I made a painting at home as fast as I could. Then the next day, I created the same painting at school. I found this was very helpful in getting the painting done quickly.
After the art battle, I went back to my practice painting and took some more time to finish it.
This weekend I will be showing my work at Art on the Street in Guelph. Come on out and support local artists and take a look at some of my new paintings. I have just finished this large painting of a lookout on Georgian Bay and it will be available for sale this weekend.
This is the view from the top of a lookout above a campsite on Philip Edward Island. You can see the mountains of Killarney Provincial Park on the horizon.