In collaboration with
The New Killarney Community Centre
July 27th & 28th, 2013
10am to 5pm
2013 Art Show will feature the following artists:
I first heard about the breathtaking landscapes of Killarney 35 years ago and have since made the Park my "must-get-there" destination now to further inspire and rejuvenate my soul. A graphic designer by trade and primarily a self taught artist, I tried my hand at many different mediums (selling my first pencil drawing at the age of 10). I've since dabbled with pencil crayons, markers then made the leap to the digital world learning computer rendering, all this in an effort to bring colour to my work. Then 8 years ago I was introduced to oil painting, finally the perfect outlet to capture this awesome scenery Killarney has to offer. Always looking for those dazzling nuances of light and shadow as they dance and play across this beautifully rugged landscape, the next painting is always waiting for me just around the corner!
Margaret graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1955. Landscape and still life are her favourite subjects. Margaret paints in watercolour and oil on location. She has won many awards at exhibitions in Ontario.
Barb's artistic journey began with the strong influence of works by leading realist Master artists of the 90's. Today, Barb composes scenes of landscapes and wildlife from onsite sketches and reference photos as her starting point. In the studio and on the canvas, Barb applies fine brush techniques to produce visual dimension and high realism in her paintings. Barb studied with artists Lorraine Tunley(watercolorist), Bruce St. Clair(one of Canada's foremost realist artist) and Robert Bateman(world renowned naturalist/artist). Barb is proud to be a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation.
With the idea that photography is a creative art, not just a medium for communication of reality i am able to have control over all my images. My first love is to hike and canoe into wilderness locations to enjoy the pristine beauty of and peacefulness that can be found in our vast wilderness. While I am there I am able to capture many of the scenic views that I have in my expanding portfolio.
As an art teacher and artist, I have painted scenes of Killarney, studying visual textures and incorporating them into a concentrated study of both en plein air works and in studio. The works I have put into this show are from the last few years. My focus has been to incorporate an iconic tree into window shaped paintings, so that the viewer can look upon the scene from their home on an extended half wall to a natural space. Golden Acrylic on linen on hand built stretchers, the majority of the pieces are 7" x 4'. The pieces can be framed out in the molding of the house or left with their black finished edge. These windows onto landscape, look great hanging together or as stand alone pieces.
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