Latest series….halfway thru winter with lots of snow for inspiration…..
Proud to announce that my painting “In Flanders Fields” (acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 40″) was accepted as a donation to Veterans Affairs. This pic is of myself and Sharon Murray who is representing the Kemptville Legion Branch before the painting was shipped off to the Charlottetown headquarters of Veterans Affairs to hang in their atrium. Here is the full story to share from our local North Grenville Times newspaper. Such an honour!!
A couple of weeks ago my husband and I took a four day road trip thru Ontario/Quebec, Canada and Vermont/Maine, USA during peak fall foliage. Gorgeous countryside and colors inspired this latest series. Hope you enjoy the warmth and bright sunshine feel to these paintings as we all head into winter.
This spring we visited the Cape Cod area and absolutely fell in love with the fantastic coastlines and laid back lifestyle not to mention the fabulous food. If you have the opportunity to visit I strongly recommend “The Impudent Oyster” in Chatham…best seafood place! Can’t wait to go back.
This new seascape series is inspired by several beaches we enjoyed….especially Nauset Beach and Hardings Beach….the afternoon light was just perfectly shining thru some of the waves.
Tooting my horn here….one of my seascapes was used as part of the set of the show “Suits” which is filmed in Toronto, Canada. I love that show and recommend it as popcorn worthy!! This particular screen freeze pic is from Season 4 Episode 10. The pic is a bit blurry but thank you to Heather the owner from Oceanside Gallery who noticed and took the pic after pausing her tv. ( So I guess my painting has a face for tv lol).
Had a wonderful evening at Studio 87 celebrating a three person spring show with my two buddies Catharine Clarke and Lee Anne LaForge. Great food, wine and music (and of course art) put on by gallery owners Randa and Martin and the rest of the staff. Felt like a queen, much appreciated!!!
Even in grade 6 I knew I wanted to be an artist as pictured below. It didn’t hurt that I won two whole dollars as first prize that I could splurge on candy (don’t really remember what I spent it on but that is a good guess…that was a lot of candy in those days…many moons ago!!!).
Fast forward in time to the present time and I am so blessed to be able to paint everyday now (making a bit more than two dollars per painting). My inspirations are still nature in all it’s glory. I do tend to take lots of pics for reference material and some sketches on location. A few months ago my husband and I visited Acadia National Park in Maine, USA. There we found a treasure trove of mature birches on a lovely summer morning with light softly beaming thru the forest. If any of you know of great birch groves I should check out please let me know. I personally have never seen this many healthy large birches and will return to this spot in the future to capture various seasons. Let me share a pic of this particular day:
….and here is a painting that was inspired by this visit. Lots of texture and palette work.
Another favorite place to visit is along the Nova Scotia shorelines. Waves are like snowflakes in that each one is different depending on time of day and weather conditions. I return again and again to my favorite spots.
…..and here is one of my recent paintings inspired by the above photo shoot:
Thanks for reading this, hope you can relate in some way. Cheers, Carole.
Thrilled to have my work represented by The Stephen Lowe Art Gallery in downtown Calgary. My paintings are surrounded by amazing artwork, so colorful! Just in time for spring!!! Here are a few pics and a link to my page on their site for more information:
Like to share a new series of “Treescapes”…..have you ever stood in a forest of trees on a bright sunny day? They are so bright and fresh..I love the stark minimalist feel of these…will make more for sure.
Very happy to be represented by Lando Gallery in Edmonton. Shipped ten paintings for our first exhibit together, here is a pic of one of the walls there. For more info http://www.landogallery.com/index.html