2017 News & Events

"4" Skins - Exhibition October 14 - November 11, 2017

CHAPEL GALLERY, Bracebridge, ON

When I think of skin as a thing, I picture our human skin, and then coverings like fur, scales, bark and various surfaces, both animate and inanimate. Skin may be coarse and considered ugly or smooth and considered to be beautiful. As a painter, I look at skin as colour and texture.

 

In the emotional sense, to me the word skin feels vulnerable and naked. It is open to damage and pain in its effort to protect what lays underneath it.  Like our feelings, it is reliable and healthy when cared for and suffers when neglected. Skin condition tells many stories.  All things are connected by this common factor on earth.  The earth and its inhabitants survive and thrive with strong, healthy skin.

 

When formulating the presentation of '4Skins' exhibition, the use of Acrylic paint in the form of a skin, is the main component to create pieces.  This wonderful medium allows the painter to stretch, build and layer, which in a sense reflects how our skin reacts with daily life.  By pushing our comfortable use of Acrylic paint, we add a new 'skin of knowledge' to our painterly toolbox. 

ART SHOW

Sept. 23, 24, 30 & Oct. 1, 2017

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1843 Muskoka Beach Road at my Studio - Gallery

Paintings in watercolour, acrylic and oil.

Regular hours - year round by Appointment

Thriving Oasis, 18" x 24", Acrylic & Acrylic Skins on Canvas

"Thriving Oasis" received "Best Use Of Media" Award- at the 40th Annual Muskoka Arts & Crafts Spring Member's Show, March 24-26, 2017