Everything moves very quickly in our artist world. Most people envision artists as just sitting at their easel painting, but that is only part of it. You spend long hours , usually alone, working on your artwork, but there is so much more… travelling and searching out your subjects, planning the painting (which can take hours sometimes), interacting with galleries, doing up art proposals for a space you are interested in exhibiting in (takes days sometimes), setting up an exhibition, competitions, doing advertising , and on and on, and of course spending hours trying to keep the website up to date so the public knows what you are doing.
Will try and bring you up to speed here.
STEVE WILSON OSA,SCA,CFS,SOVA
Congratulations are in order for Steve Wilson who has opened a beautiful new gallery in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and is now finding that not only is he having visitors from other provinces stopping in to see his gallery, but because of the proximity to the United States on the other side of the Falls, he is also greeting American buyers , and tourists from other parts of the world who have come to see Niagara Falls.
Steve has space to work on his own paintings while tending to the gallery, and there is also room for individual artists to leave paintings on consignment, or rent the gallery for individual exhibitions.
SOVA has rented the gallery for September 2019, and we are looking forward to it.
All of the SOVA artists participate in other exhibitions throughout the year, not just the Southern Ontario Visual Artists shows. Here you see an overall view of the different booths, and of Steve’s booth at the Pelham Arts Festival, May, 2019.
MARGARET PARDY SCA,OSA,CFS,SOVA
Congratulations are also in order for SOVA artist Margaret Pardy who was recently elected to membership in the prestigious Society of Canadian Artists group.
Recently Margaret was also involved in an Ontario Society’s New Members exhibition at Neilson Park Creative Centre and you can see below Three’s Company on display.
Currently two pieces titled The Pack and Birds Eye View are showing until June 4th at the Steve Wilson Studios and The Gallery in Niagara Falls.
Margaret has also been involved in the SOVA show at the Assembly Hall April 3rd to May 9th, and has been working hard to accomplish new work for up coming shows.
This is the most recent artwork done by Margaret, beautiful scratch boards, titled What’s Your Point and Out of the Darkness are presently exhibited at the Alton Mill Arts Centre.
Margaret will be giving a talk on Scratchboard at the Don Valley Arts Club on May 24th.
What’s Your Point by Margaret.
Out of The Darkness by Margaret
Margaret is also available on Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram.
LYNDEN COWAN SCA,CFS,SOVA
Congratulations are also in order for SOVA artist Lynden Cowan, who was also elected to membership in the prestigious Society of Canadian Artists, and is looking forward to exhibiting with them in their next exhibition in Quebec.
This busy artist also is now aligned with the Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona who have been in their location since 2001 and are now opening a second gallery in Pinetop, Arizona.
As well, Lynden was just published again by the Circle Foundation, this time is Spotlight 12. This international publication out of France. . This is the section from the magazine where the artists are shown, and you can find this artist on page 24. https://circle-arts.com/spotlight-12/
From the Magazine….We present a unique selection of 95 remarkable fine artists that should be collected. We examine works in photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media, collage, illustration, drawing and installation that are curated together to tell the story of what art looks like today. Each unique page is an introduction to the artist’s practice and their ideas on art-making and the magazine functions as a who-is-who in fine art today. Enjoy leafing through this magazine, visit each artist’s website to see more about their art and inquire with us or them directly to acquire a piece, hire the artist, or collaborate with them.
As well as her website, you can find this artist on Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram under Lynden Cowan Visual Artist.
CHARLENE NICKELS NBWS, SOVA
Charlene has just completed a special workshop in Cambridge using water colours and silk. This is an amazing technique that Charlene is able to quickly master because of her control with watercolours. As well as frequently working in her studio in the Alton Mill Arts Centre, this artist has also been involved in the SOVA show in Etobicoke at the Assembly Hall.
Here you see Charlene working on her beautiful artwork using silk.
Charlene has also been working hard to perfect her technique of free flowing inks in her paintings. Two of them are shared here.
JOANNE LOMAS BFA, SOVA
We are sad to see Joanne move out of the Alton Mill Arts Centre , but she does plan on returning after completing exciting family adventures. Before she left , she held a workshop on Gelli Printing , instructing both several members of the public and a few fellow artists.
Presently Joanne is exhibiting at the Gibson Centre in Alliston in the PRNT Collective’s Woodblock Exhibition.
Show is on from April 24th to June 9th.
Joanne is also exhibiting in the Headwaters Show "Art Squared". Running from April 24 to May 26.
HELEN DUPLASSIE NBWS,SOVA
As well as being busy with the recent SOVA exhibitions in the Holcim Gallery in Milton and the Assembly Hall in Toronto, Helen also donated two paintings to Wellspring Cancer Fundraiser Fashion Show, raffle, and auction held Sunday April 28th at T.J. Red’s at Main and Vodden, in Brampton.
Canadian artists try to support one or two charities a year.
Above is the beautiful artwork donated by Helen. Deeply appreciated .
ROBERT CHISHOLM SOVA
Robert has also been busy exhibiting with the rest of the SOVA artists, and is spending more time in his studio at the Alton Mill Arts Centre. Visitors will find him painting about 4 days a week there.
Robert has several new pieces available for art appreciators, and below are two of them.
Beautiful acrylic, 24 by 24 inches titled On the Web
Spirit Tree, 24 by 24 inch acrylic
JANICE YKEMA OSA,CFS,SOVA
Janice has exhibited with the rest of the SOVA artists in our two recent shows, but has also been been extremely busy with a hectic number of other exhibitions.
One of the recent shows was the Arts on the Credit, and you see below Janice with her booth in the exhibition, and one of her recent pieces..
A new painting by Janice titled Snapseed.
We hope you will have the chance to meet with your favourite artist. The summer is coming soon and all artists are involved in multiple shows so we will try and keep you up to date as to who is where, and when.
Back to the Easel,