Friday, October 31, 2014

Curry's Da Vinci Award CSPWC 89th Open Water International Exhibition

It's certainly been a week of good news. I had a phone call on Wednesday evening to say  'A Penny for your Thoughts' had won the Curry's Da Vinci Award in the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour 89th Open Water International Exhibition. WOW!!!!!!! The award presentation was yesterday evening. Luckily it was in Toronto so not far to go this time.


In the photo I am standing with my winning painting beside Doug Mays who was one of the jurors for the exhibition. 

The other jurors were Joanne Lucas Warren and Barbara Mitchell.  In the last photo  vice president Rayne Tunley is presenting my award.


Thank you to Curry's Art Store for sponsoring the award and to the board members of CSPWC for organising such a lovely evening. The exhibition is open until November 21st at the John B Aird Gallery, 900 Bay St. Toronto, Ontario.

Ona

Monday, October 27, 2014

'Heart Strings' wins NFWS 12th National Exhibition

Yesterday we went to the NFWS 12th National Exhibition  opening and award presentation. My painting Heart Strings was awarded 1st place. I am so thrilled.

Here are just a few photo's that we took. My painting is hanging right next to the grand piano. Its a perfect position don't you think?


James took this photo as I was receiving my award


and after my painting got its 1st place ribbon


 Pat Fortunato who won 2nd place and I posed for a photo.


It was a wonderful reception. A huge congratulations to all the artists with paintings in the exhibition which is at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust Street, Lockport, NY. The exhibition will be open until November 16th.

Ona

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Photo's from the Richmond Hill Studio Tour and Art Sale

It was so nice to see so many people at the Studio Tour this last weekend. Thank you to everyone that stopped by to see my work.  Here are a few photo's for those of you that live too far away to have visited and asked to see the exhibition.


 Boynton House is a beautiful old farmhouse on Richmond Green that has been renovated by the Town and fitted with a hanging system and lighting. Its a beautiful venue to display my work.
The local newspaper Snap Richmond Hill visited to take some photos.

They also posed for a photo themselves with the director of On Richmond Hill Marj Andre who purchased one of my Caffeinate-Ted mugs.


Hope you enjoyed the photo's. If you are interested in any of the paintings or drawings in the photographs please e mail.

For those of you that did visit and entered my competition, the winner  that was drawn at the end of the weekend was Mimi Chan. Congratulations Mimi.  I hope you enjoy your matted print.

Ona

Thursday, October 16, 2014

California Watercolor Association 45th National Exhibition Acceptance

Really happy to receive notification that my painting 'Coded Thoughts'  has been juried into the 45th California Watercolor Association National Exhibition. The exhibition will take place at The Harrington Gallery, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton, CA early next year.


Ona

Monday, October 13, 2014

An invitation from Ona

There are only 4 days now until the Richmond Hill Studio Tour and Art Sale. I hope you will be able to visit if you are within travelling distance. Enjoy  this short slideshow of just a small portion of what Chris and I will have on display during the weekend.



Boynton House will be open on Friday evening between 5pm-9pm and then both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Hope to see you during one of these times.

Ona

Monday, October 6, 2014

Strokes of Genius 6


My very special labrador Harry is now in print on page 7 of the new Strokes of Genius 6: The Best of Drawing published by North Light Books. You can now order or download your copy of Strokes of Genius 6 from North Light books. It will be available in bookstores 10/23/14. The original drawing will be on display at the Richmond Hill Studio Tour & Art Sale on the 17th, 18th and 19th of October.

 Ona