As you can see from the photo above I've been influenced by the season. It's a bit different from my usual work but I had so much fun doing it. Spring - 24 x 24 inches - acrylic on wood panel.
It's so wonderful to see the bulbs opening and feel some warmth in the sun. A whole re-awakening. I'm loving it.
Now for an update on current and upcoming shows. I recently submitted the piece below, "What Lies Beyond", in the Latcham Gallery Annual Juried Show which has a really great reputation. Out of 279 entries they only chose 27 pieces, one of which was mine. I felt very honoured. It's a lovely show and on until the end of April.
What Lies Beyond - 36 x 48 inches - Acrylic on panel.
In June I will be exhibiting at a fun show on Yonge St near to the Summerhill LCBO. I've done this show for three years and really enjoy it. They have great music playing outdoors on both days and it has a really good vibe. I usually show my Handpulled Collagraph prints at this but decided to show some paintings this time as well. Rosedale Art Fair - June 10 - 11, 2017.
I will also be at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. This is a competitive show to get into so I am really happy to be in it for the third year running. Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition - July 14 - 16, 2017.
I will send more details on these nearer the time. Meantime, here are a couple of small works I have been enjoying doing. I love to experiment and see where these experiments lead. They may not become the way I go in the future but all work feeds into the mix. Both are 12 x 12 and are $285.00. I love the idea of the key as a metaphor. I think we are all looking to unlock a part of ourselves in some way. Perhaps a secret desire that is awakening along with the plants :)