Thanks for a great show

So many thanks to the many of you who stopped by my booth at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair this past weekend! Sale were great and to those who purchased from me, my humble thanks and gratitude. I hope you enjoy your paintings for many years to come.

Wall Space “The Valley” Opening

Today is the day for my opening for the show The Valley at Wall Space Gallery in Ottawa! The most beautiful (in my humble opinion) gallery in the city is a fantastic place to showcase some of my new work and I’m looking forward to it! 358 Richmond Road in Westboro… everyone is cordially invited.  https://www.wallspacegallery.ca/

Riverdale show

Big thanks to all who came by the Riverdale Art Walk this past weekend! And a special thanks to those who bought paintings… I’m always grateful to you all, and lucky to do what I do!

Riverkeepers Gala 2018

Glad to participate in another wonderful evening at the Riverkeepers Gala… another beautiful venue, right on the Ottawa River at 100 Sussex. My painting, through Wall Space Gallery, “Hidden Beach” was donated and hopefully made some extra dollars for the ongoing cleanup of our beautiful Ottawa River (over family cottage is on the river, northwest of Ottawa in Quebec).

Volunteer Ottawa

Great night at Volunteer Ottawa last night!… This is an annual gala celebrating volunteers who make a huge difference by doing lots of good things for the community in Ottawa, and I was happy to donate a painting, River View, which was raffled off – all for a great cause.

As it happens, my wife is the Chairperson for Volunteer Ottawa and Nancy made a great speech, with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson in attendance (sitting at our table). Wish I’d had gotten His Worship to pose for a photo with me but he had to fly shortly after his excellent speech.

 

Open Studio

I’ve decided that for the time being, I’m going to forgo my annual Open Studio at my home in Ottawa… it’s been a good run but I have too many other things going on this late spring and early summer. I don’t want to spread myself too thin, and I may still want to get out and golf once in a while!

 

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Glad to hear I’ve been selected to show at this year’s Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in Toronto, July 6-8th, in Nathan Philips Square, City Hall. I did show there years ago… the hottest show on record. Glad to be back, hope the weather cooperates!… I have one busy spring and summer ahead and looking forward to it.

New People

Going to start in on a series of small figure studies for my spring shows… I’m back on with the Riverdale Art Walk in early June, turns out they made a small typo in the e-mail they sent me regarding my booth. Anyway all good. 

One I did last night, entitled “Castle”… 12 x 16” on canvas.

Happy Spring!

Still persistently cold in Ottawa!… Not a surprise but will be delighted to see the warmer temps move in, and the snow out. Picture below was Shirley’s Bay, on the Ottawa River, last week with my dog Piper.

 

 

Just heard from the Riverdale Art Walk, which I had slated for the first weekend in June on Queen St. East in Toronto… they okayed my entry into the show but I’ve been given an indoor space (over in the community centre)… told them I’m not interested and haven’t heard back. It was always a good show for me so it’s a shame but will update my calendar so I can be tracked down that month.