Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lake Champlain as artists’ muse

The Art of Lake Champlain was profiled on North Country Public Radio! Click on the link below or simply visit the NCPR website to hear an eight minute conversation about the book which features two of my paintings made on location in the Lake Champlain area. The Art of Lake Champlain was published this year as part of the quadricentennial of the lake’s discovery. The book includes oils, watercolors, pastels, photos and poetry.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Barnes & Noble Celebrates The Art of Lake Champlain

Celebration launch for a gorgeous book that features two of my paintings of the Lake Champlain area. In the neighbourhood? Pop on by!

(Lake Champlain Islands/Rocky Shoreline (2005) by Brandy Gale --watercolour, copper leaf and pure pigment 9"x12" Arches CP. Collection of Barbara Lacombe )

Barnes & Noble Celebrates The Art of Lake Champlain

Join us in celebrating many talented artists who contributed their work to The Art of Lake Champlain. Several artists who are included will be in attendance and will speak about their work, and their source of creative inspiration. Poet Daniel Lusk will read several of his Lake Champlain poems, and designer Deborah Kehoe will speak about the book.

August 22nd, 2009, 1pm - 3pm
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
102 Dorset Street
South Burlington, Vermont

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Heart & Music: Raise the Curtain on Ovarian Cancer Awareness

To my great delight, I am an artist participant in the inaugural Heart & Music charity event in Toronto next month. Come enjoy an entertaining evening in support of a very worthy cause!

September 28th, 2009
at the Betty Oliphant Theatre
National Ballet School of Canada
400 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario
Doors open at 7 pm.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Marsh Painting in a Bikini

The day after Bon Echo, Mia and I stayed an extra day at her family's hunting camp to paint the fabulous marsh expanses at the back of the lodge. It was muggy. It was buggy!

Mia painting from the deck.

The will to paint, the obsession, takes many forms. For me that day, it meant donning something that allowed breeze and no bees:

Strike the pose! (pic by Mia Lane)

Enal Aim painting outside the rules with random abandon. Yippee!

Must have coffee. (Beagle mug by Mia Lane)

See? You need a bug suit in Canada. * nods *

The Bon Echo Experience, Part 2

Next day. I was getting stinky. But folks still looked.

Todd Tremeer and his setup across the way from me. Super talented artist and great to chat with.

I showered at the camp site that night before heading back to the hunt camp. Forgot my blowdryer so made do. Kids were coming in and laughing at us. Mia took pictures. Wheeeeeeee!

Bon Echo was a positive experience for me; I especially enjoyed the camaraderie of being outdoors with fellow artists and chatting with the visitors to the show. Hope to see you out there next year! (Pic by Robert Fowler)

The Bon Echo Experience

(^photo: Robert Fowler)

I participated in the Friends of Bon Echo 2009 juried Art Exhibition and Sale of Canadian Original Art last week. It was the first time I had ever done an outdoor show of this sort. I could not believe how long it took to get set up! Many thanks to my Uncle Kif for the gift of a canopy. Fortunately my friend Mia Lane was in the tent beside me and showed me the ropes. Other artists there were very forthcoming with their advice as well!

My set up: flying by the seat of my pants

To my great delight, I enjoyed several sales of originals, including the Algonquin piece pictured here at the centre.

Note the IPAP brochures! I am the Blog Admin and the Executive Ambassador for this organization of plein air painters worldwide.

Mia and I stayed at her family's hunting camp about 80kms away.

We arrived and it was getting dark...

This is the bathroom

Peeeeeewwwwww! ;-)
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