Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
I am excited to announce that I will be teaching a week long workshop at Sunbury Shores in St. Andrews, NB in August 2017. As I am one of the instructors I was also invited to exhibit my work in the Sunbury Shores Instructors Showcase. The show is a big success and is exhibiting talent from over 30 artists. The exhibition runs from October 7th until November 4th in the Sunbury Shores exhibition space. and the exhibit comprises of a wide range of creative artwork from all forms of painting, drawing, printmaking and pottery to metalwork. It also provides a golden opportunity for everyone to see the wonderful expertise coming to teach at Sunbury Shores in 2017 and register for their courses before they start to fill up!
Featured Artists Include:
Jessie Babin, Poppy Balser, Brigitte Clavette, Kristyn Cooper, Sheryl Crighton, Jay Dampf, Maria Doering, Barbara Dorey, Jackie Doucette, Ruth Dunfield, Grant Fuller, Chantal Gilbert, Martha Johnson, Victoria Moon Joyce, Susan Lapides, Melissa LeBlanc, Theresa MacKnight, Michael McEwing, Ted Michener, Geordie Miller, Rachael Morouney, Claudia Munro-Kerr, Maja Padrov, Susan Patterson, Cathy Ross, Kath Rutherford, Helen Stanley, Alan Syliboy, Robert Van de Peer, Morag Walsh, Matt Watkins.
I have a variety of pieces in this exhibition and was delighted to hear that a few of them have already sold, including my Lithograph "peaceful II".
Friday, October 14, 2016
This workshop had four participants and as always, was a lot of experimental fun.
After lunch workshop Participant Hannah Hicks was surprised by a pretty little birthday cake made by Nuri.
Hannah was by far the most experimental and prolific participant. She wanted to try everything and her excitement was contagious. Here she is carefully pressing a leaf into the ink to get a more subtle and delicate impression.
Hannah is very pleased with her experiment.
But that just means much fun was had and many print where made.
Thank you of course to Nuri at Visual Voice Gallery for hosting this workshop.
Carving took almost a full day. Sometimes I forget that I can heat the linoleum to make it easier to carve, instead I end up with a bruised dent in my finger from the tool and the pressure.
Detail of the inked block, the light areas show where all I carved out more.
First proof pulled of the print. This block I carved in a way that I could edition this final layer as well as separate prints.
When walking between Shipston Designs Studio and the house, the cows across the street keep an eye on you.
I used up some old left over ink for the christmas cards. It's fun to see this block inked in a unexpected color.
Between the big prints and all the christmas card I quickly filled up the clothes line and every surface in Julie's Studio. Her husband put up another clothes line for me downstairs.