SOLD! It begins just like that with a Pre-show sale and I couldn’t be more grateful. When your in studio painting new paintings the artist never knows how they will be received, it is about the process of making a painting. What I do in my life has been filled with good hearted people who show kindness and support for my paintings. This weekend is the final Art Event of 2022 showcasing my paintings in Art in the Garden as Venue 4 in the Bayview Art Tour.
There are 21 new paintings hung in the art tent, curated for an uplifting experience of Art in the Garden. On this Saturday and Sunday running from 11-5 daily. Come join Fionny & Dolores, Brandon in the Art Tent and me socially distanced from the studio patio. There is a free draw for an original painting.
What I Paint
Enchanting moments of time with the natural beauty of the garden, the feeling from this moment captured through thoughtful layered colourful brushstrokes. Observation of colour, form and natural light explored, ever changing from moment to moment often captured through photography. The allure and enchantment of the garden intrigues me, draws me in close with anticipation to explore what is revealed to the eye. Simply, time is slowed down in the natural world which happens to be the natural pace of my own life with chronic illness and disability. As an artist living housebound from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis the garden is how I see the world, my sole connection to the outside and natural world. My uplifting original paintings are a visual representation of authentic moments of time my world. I would like to thank all of my art collectors to date, your ongoing patronage and support is both heartwarming and appreciated.
My garden is my main connection to the outside and natural world I experience, as I live housebound from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E) & disability. Although I live with disability effecting my daily energy, I remain positive. When my body allows me to, I paint. I love painting. My garden paintings are cheerful and full of vibrant energy achieved through the use of layering colour. Captivated by colour beginning in childhood with a hot pink and bright electric green daisy 60’s wallpaper pattern. It was when I happily opened my first big box of 64 colourful Crayola Crayons that my love of creating with colour began. I adore mixing vivid colours of paint, painting with bold colour on birch panels and the feeling of dipping my brush through thick bright paint. My life since childhood has always been coloured by art in some way, for many years I practiced as an Art Teacher with the TDSB. I live with my artist husband Brandon Steen and our English Bull Terriers Fionny and Dolores in Toronto.