Many contemporary painters are working with an expansive vocabulary of paint, or a distinctly contemporary language, using (and pushing) the properties of the paint, and its application, in varied and unexpected ways.
Their paintings can really surprise us, offering us rich tactile experiences, a vivid sense of the artist’s hand as well as fascinating optical effects.
See lots of examples from artists working today – many of them Canadian! – focusing in on their painterly vocabulary and unique ways of working with paint.
Kim-Lee Kho teaches regularly at Neilson Park Creative Centre. She’s an actively exhibiting multidisciplinary Canadian artist and recovering graphic designer/art director. As a teacher, speaker and consultant, she leads people on adventures in art.
This presentation relates closely to her own approach to painting and she has taught numerous popular courses and workshops on related topics.
Her upcoming weekend workshop at Neilson Park, Contemporary Painting: Transparent Glazes in Acrylics, will focus on creating the gorgeous depth, lustre and complexity of layered transparent glazes. It will look at mediums: suitability and how to choose, mixing and dilution, applying and layering, the very different nature of transparent colour and how to combine it with other approaches.
Experienced glaze painters can also benefit from working on their own projects in consultation with Kim.
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The Ontario Society of Artists has a long history – almost 150 years of it. Their Open Juried Exhibition is always an event, and this year, I’m happy to report, that event includes my work! The large print of Tangled Heart, No Blood Left made it in.
This was a very tough show to get into, I know a number of artists who didn’t make the cut, so I count myself lucky. I was initially drawn to submit my work largely because of the two (out of three) jurors I knew of, regardless of whether I got in or not. One of the jurors, Richard Rhodes, I know in-person; he was the longtime editor of Canadian Art magazine, and we met properly at the gallery he started after leaving Canadian Art, Richard Rhodes Dupont Projects, which had some wonderful shows, though it’s since closed I’m sad to say.
If you can make the reception on Thursday, April 12, 6–8pm, please say hi; otherwise I hope you can visit the show which is sure to be interesting and worth seeing.
Show runs April 10 through May 4, 2018.
Location information including a map is below. Hope to see you there!
On January 8 Kal Honey and I delivered our work for the instructors' exhibition at Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke (Toronto’s west end), Ontario. The centre has numerous skilled and talented instructors, many of whom have work in the show.
Kal Honey and I are working hard to prepare for a special event for Visual Arts Mississauga members, 'Drawing from Life' which combines talk, visuals, film clips and discussion. Co-presented by the two of us, we will focus on the influence and importance of an artist's life in relation to their work, the sometimes surprising pathways and results.
Monday, January 15 (2018), at 7 PM - 10 PM
The most important thing we bring
to our work as artists is our unique selves.
Free for members. Register in advance: 905-277-4313. Map below.
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