Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Splash of Bold

We are very pleased to present Anne Siciliano this month as our guest artist. Anne comes to us from Northwestern Ontario.

Anne's first love is water colours which she started working with in the mid 1990's. In early 2000 Anne started teaching art. Later, she discovered mixed medium and acrylics which opened doors for her to become a much more creative and experiential artist.  Even though Anne loves traditional painting her favorite is mixed medium with an abstract flavor.

We will be showcasing selected works from April 1 to 30 with many more on display on April 29, from 7 to 9 pm at the artist reception. We hope to see you then!

Monday, 7 March 2016

A Myriad of Impressions

Flatland, 12" x 48" oil on canvas by Gregor Awang

We are pleased to present Gregor Awang as our guest artist in March. We have selected works on display from March 1 to 31 with an artist reception on March 18 from 7 to 9 pm. 

"I’m Gregor Awang, a Winnipeg Artist and Scientist. This dichotomy has influenced my development as an artist, with both analytical and classical influences, as well as experimental approaches. I was drawn to art since I first held a pencil and saw that white pristine wall in my parents’ home as the perfect “canvas”. Mom & Dad gently encouraged me to draw instead on the reams of paper they bought for me. Throughout my life, art has continued to be an irresistible passion that urges me to improve my technique. I’ve learned a lot from other artists over the years and enjoy the sense of sharing and understanding that comes with exchanging concepts and techniques with them.  I like to paint for purely aesthetic reasons or to portray cultural, philosophical, spiritual, natural or scientific ideas. Often my ideas are a blend of what I see around me and what that image can represent. Though some of my work looks like Impressionism, I’m more about using those images to portray an idea. My influences range broadly from the Marvel Comics drawing style to Impressionism to Modernism & Abstract, as well as a fascination with aboriginal art forms from all over the world. In particular Van Gogh, Monet and Gustav Klimt have been big inspirations. I also work in wood and I’m interested in developing myself in the broad area of multi-media techniques. My goal is to become a full time artist in the future when I retire from the world of science. This is me dipping my toes into the artistic ocean!"-- Gregor Awang, Ph.D.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

New in the Gallery

We have so many new pieces in the gallery...too many to mention...
you'll have to drop by to see for yourself. Here are just a few new items.
A Young Dutch Hero by Jordan Van Sewell * Party Animals by Laurene Myrvold

Chicken Clock by Judy Reardon Smith * Diamond Willow Diva by Angus Braid

Secret Adventures of Tiny Toba by Linda Szyszkowski & Daniel Clement

Tree of Life by Peter Dumans