Grace Hall in Sydenham, just north of where I live, has become a bit of a gathering spot for local artists. They have talks every so often, and display art too. Bonnie Brooks asked me if I'd be interested in showing work with her there May 16 to July 30th...so of course, I agreed! I love Bonnie's work, she's a kindred art spirit. And I think our work will show well together. The show is going to be a retrospective variety, in that we are showing work from different era's of our art development. For Bonnie and I, that includes some watercolours from the 90's as well as other works from mid career to recent. We also said yes to doing a talk on May 31st, which will discuss the process's and evolution of our art.
This week has been full of prep for opening my Gallery at the Porch Door for it's 4th summer season...Thurs May 1st is opening day. I have a studio tour group booked to come visit on that day too, so it should be fun. There's cupcakes and iced tea for gallery visitors that day:) You can see the groovy new shade of blue I painted the gallery door...I was aiming for duck egg blue, but its a little brighter than I had anticipated. no worries finding the door, that's for sure!
In the studio I'm finding my way with several paintings, the one on the easel used to have a kite and islands in it, but I painted over that because it wasn't working for me, too much confusion at the focal point...so here's where I am now...it will slowly come to fruition. I'm also working my way through a commission, which is getting near to completion.