It Was A Battle!

Once again, the folks at The Museum in KW put on a great event! 26 artists competed in live round painting competition with each artist having 30 minutes to complete a piece. Once done, spectators got to vote on their faves and then bid on pieces to take home. All proceeds go to the artist and The Museum.

Competition was fierce and the crowd truly seemed to enjoy it. At max capacity, over 600 people came to feast their eyes on what the artists came up with. The end products were definitely diverse, with artists using a phenomenal range of techniques and styles.

It’s an interesting process. I got half way through this one, had the water completed, mostly through the forest part and hated the way the colours looked. Checked the clock and with 17 minutes left, took a deep breath and scrapped the whole upper half of the painting. Had to answer a few spectator questions regarding whether or not that was intentionally part of my “process”, and some preferred the forest over the snow capped mountains, but it is what it is and how I felt at the time ūüôā

Kudos to The Museum for arranging the event, the artists for participating and all the fans who come out to support the artists and the arts!

A few pics to give you an idea of what we were doing…

Something is happening

Something is happening

Second phase-knife work

Second phase-knife work

Add the forest

Add the forest

Scrap the forest, add some mountains

Scrap the forest, add some mountains

15 minutes left concentration

15 minutes left concentration

Crowds

Crowds

Crowds

Crowds

Crowds

Crowds

The Ice Mountains and Ice Flows

The Ice Mountains and Ice Flows

Off to the Fall Show it Goes

“Compartmentalizing” is heading to the fall group show at the fabulous TAG Art Gallery in St Catherine’s. If you are ever in the Niagara area, I highly recommend that you pop in on your way through. Located¬†in a quaint redesigned older building that still retains its architectural charm from yesteryear, Tom Goldspink¬†has put together an intriguing¬†and diverse collection of fabulous artists, not to mention the collection of historical prints. If you do get to go, the effusively warm and knowledgable Frank will guide you through the gallery, his passion and acumen¬†for art clearly evident as you tour room after room of beautiful pieces in such a lovely range of styles and sizes, that you are sure to fall in love with one of them. Put some art and wine tours on your fall calendar…a perfectly scrumptious¬†way to ease yourself from summer into the crisp notes of fall.

Studio Downsizing Sale!

Right now, I am in the midst of reorganizing my studio. I am in the midst or putting together some inspiring outdoor venue painting workshops for this summer where everyone can be¬†inspired and play without boundaries. Since I’ve decided to bring in some huge canvases to play with new ideas and techniques, that means making some room. For a limited time, any piece not currently¬†associated with a gallery will be offered at a “downsizing” price. Shipping and handling fees are extra. Scroll through your favourites, and send me an email when you’ve chosen the ones you would like. First come-first served. No holds please. Have fun! Annie

The Brush Off 2014 !

 

 

 

It’s back! On January 25, at KW’s THE MUSEUM, join 20 artists, about 4 or 5 hundred guests for an exhilarating evening of live art. You vote for your favourites after every round, and each piece of art is up for auction immediately after each round. It’s a fun evening with amazing art and electrifying energy. Get your tickets soon as this event has sold out every year!

Brush Off 2014 Poster

Live Your Life in Colour 2014 Sale

New ideas, new colours, new works and it’s time to refresh. For a limited time, selected works will be offered¬†at a reduced price. Gallery credited works are not included in the promotion. Please send a message to inquire about your favourite work and starting living your life in colour this year. Regards and best wishes in the new year! Annie

Happy New Year SALE

” Treasures” at Patrick International Fine Art, Yorkville

Opening next week, “Treasures” at Patrick International Fine Art in the Yorkville district of Toronto promises to be a pre-Christmas delight.

Just in time to place some beautiful pieces of art on your Christmas wish list, or snag something phenomenal and one of a kind for that special person, the show opens next week with the vernissage on Thursday, December 5th from 7-9 pm. Meet the artists behind the creations (including this one), and spend the evening in an exciting, dynamic atmosphere soaking in the beautiful results of some very talented minds. Click on the link below to view the full list of artists, directions and gallery hours.

Come see “Narrative of the Universe” and others live and in person! See you next week.

Annie

http://www.patrickinternationalfineart.com/

 

 

The latest and greatest…and experimental fun stuff

Things have been crazy busy around here lately, and unfortunately that means less time to hop on the computer and update everyone. Yes, yes, I heard the complaints about not enough pics of the news works, so, because I always listen and try to please, here they are. I hope you enjoy some of the new series! A few are on a Christmas House tour as the guest of honor and others may be slated for upcoming shows. If you are interested, please let me know as this series is going as quick as I can paint them as often as not. Enjoy! Annie.

Oil On Canvas 24 by 36

Believe
Oil On Canvas
24 by 36

Oil on Canvas 12 by 12

Just More Words
Oil on Canvas
12 by 12

Oil on Canvas 24 by 48

Deeper-almost complete
Oil on Canvas
24 by 48

Mixed Media on Board

From The Heavens
Mixed Media on Board

Oil on Canvas 24 by 36

Narrative with the Universe
Oil on Canvas
24 by 36