How've you been? -- On the farm, spring is busy no matter if a pandemic is causing life -as we know it- to be on hold or not. Due to a bad concussion, however, I felt like May was passing by me without my participation as well. Lots of rest and contemplation dominated my days and though my brain didn't comply with using the computer screen, April and May were nevertheless busy months art wise.
A new chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists has formed in Toronto, and though an Ontario chapter had been a desire for many Ontario based artists belonging to the FCA for years, we probably wouldn't have succeeded for some more time without the determination and knowledge of our chapter founder, Alan Douglas Ray. I invite you to check out our new chapter at FCA Toronto. As a founding member myself, I'm proud to say, that Alan, Laura Dirk (our exhibition coordinator) and I are planning our very first Chapter Exhibition and Sale for August 2020. Stay tuned!
My painting, "Embden Geese," 10x10" (shellac based) ink on cradled birchwood panel, was featured in the FCA juried exhibition, "Animalis," in May, and though the exhibit is over, it still can be purchased through this website.
My painting, "Meadow in the Bay of Fundy," which is the featured image for this post, will be on display and for sale online in the next juried FCA exhibition, "Landscape." I will give you details on the link when it becomes available. The exhibit runs from June 15 to July 1, 2020. After the exhibit you might find it on my website as well.
The Goderich Co-op gallery, where you can normally view my artwork in person, remains closed until further notice, due to COVID-19 regulations and concerns. However, you can view its many talented members' artwork online here.
Finally, I have been invited to be the guest artist for the month of July - when the gallery is expected to re-open - at Victoria Park Gallery in Kincardine. I once was a director of this gallery and therefore it is dear to my heart still.
I haven't received news yet, whether my summer art classes planned for July and August will run in either Kincardine or Southampton due to COVID-19 concerns, but I will certainly keep you updated as soon as I will know.
And, you can always shoot me an email with your questions, inquiries or simply to say hello at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm as always happy to hear from you!