Sunday, March 20, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
OOOh-la-la....there are some talented artist in this group...Uptown is coming Downtown...and you won't be disappointed!!!!
My work that's in the show........
The works were juried by Denis Cliff....a well know Canadian Abstract Artist and Professor of Art at the Toronto School of Arts, Flemming College and currently Haliburton School of Arts. Denis took 2 hours to jury the show...and then another 2 hours to provide specific and indepth feedback on all rejected and selected works of art.
For mine....his comments were...."these landscapes are very different.....what they have is an emotional content....a feeling about a place - the colour and everything about it is dissolving, it's all very mysterious and airy - you just want to go to these places....like an Eden...a place where you want to spend all your time." - Denis Cliffe
Although I didn't spend a single second with the man....he nailed the objective of my work in an instant....and selected it for the show......I'M SOOOOOOOOOO EXCIIIIIIIIIIIIITED!!!!
For more details about the show Breaking Boundaries, go to:
Preview the show here:
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
A childhood memory has sparked my latest painting spree.........when I was in Grade 6 my school went to the AGO and we were asked to select a painting, study it and write an essay. I choose a Mark Rothko and stunned my teacher with an indepth interpretation. Since then I've been a big fan...and of Ad Reinhardt too...another great Colour Field artist. Simplified colour palettes, elimination of all associations and references are the hallmarks of this style.
"Art is Art. Everything else is everything else.".... Ad Reinhardt