Special thanks to the amazing poet Bill Waters for finding inspiration in my collage paintings.
If you haven't discovered The Ekphrastic Review, venture over to enjoy reading some poetry and essays inspired by art.
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Saucy new pin up girl piece- had fun with this one, using lots of bright colours, flowers, and assorted motifs from comic book and vintage cheesecake era.
Do Not Touch the Art
12x12", mixed media on canvas.
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Found these pics on my phone from a show at Artusiasm Gallery in Toronto, at my solo exhibition Eclectic Curiosity in January. The curators made my square foot works look great, thought I'd share.
It was an awesome weekend at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. I'm overwhelmed at the outpouring of love, kindness, generosity, and support from my friends, followers, and total strangers.
So many people came out to see me- thanks to all of you for the chance to catch up on what's happening in your corner of the world. I also had a number of people from Facebook and Instagram come to my booth to meet me in person and it's always terrific to connect in real time outside of the virtual world. Some favourite square foot pieces found new homes!
I am forever indebted to Ralph Martin and Karen Joy Martin who seem to chauffeur my cargo of paintings to so many shows and events, and tirelessly help me to set up and take down at various venues year after year. They also have a house full of my paintings from the earliest years until the present. I could never thank you guys enough, you are truly the best friends anyone could have.
Thank you to my sweetie Moshe Sakal for a weekend of love and laughter- it would have been impossible to hang my work each morning without you and not nearly as funny. Thank you to my dear friend Paulo Henrickson who came every day to spread his sparkle and glow on everyone who stopped by.
Finally, it was a joy to meet Tiffany Pratt, and receive her "loved by Tiffany" endorsement. Tiffany is a very colourful TV personality in style, decor and fashion and she was giving a talk at the fair at the Partial Lounge with Partial Art Toronto, where my painting was also featured on Saturday. Tiffany just happened to match my work perfectly!
Congratulations to all the artists for a great weekend. It is always a joy to see Mark Jeremy Gleberzon and Loretta Kaltenhauser, to name a few familiar faces. These kinds of fairs are an unbelieveable amount of work, cost a lot to participate in, and take a lot of energy and endurance. I'm grateful to all of them for sharing their creativity with the world.
I love it when just the right person connects with the artwork that was made for them! One of my favourite pieces, a collage painting "Soft and Hard," features a matador with wings, all in beige and pastel pink and gold tones with white. It found its person at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair this weekend at Nathan Philips Square.
Ava is my youngest collector! She is already the owner of one of my Marilyn Monroe inspired works and several works on paper. I was delighted to see her beautiful smile pull up in her pram at my booth at TOAF, the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.