News from the Studio
It's been a busy month here in the Studio. I have several paintings on the go all at once. Yes, that really is my process. I often swap the canvas from one to the other and it keeps things fresh in my creative mind. There are a couple of commission paintings well underway and a few more paintings just waiting for their finishing touches. Perhaps they will be posted in my next newsletter? I've also written a new blog post discussing some of the Group of Seven, Tom Thomson and Emily Carr paintings that I saw last month at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. It took me a while to collect my thoughts about the paintings as they were pretty overwhelming. To read my recent post, you can find it here!
I was recently honoured to be a judge for the International Naturally Autistic People Awards, Convention & Festival. This is a great festival taking place this fall in Vancouver with delegates and diplomats from around the world in attendance. For me it was a thrill to be able to judge entries from people with autism who are doing incredible work around the world! If you know anyone with Autism I would highly recommend they attend this conference. Information can be found here: www.naturallyautistic.com
Another exciting project that I am involved with is the "Totem in the Forest" project in Haida Gwaii. The Haida Community of Old Massett is fundraising and applying for grants to carve a replica of the Hiellen totem pole that was originally located in the Heillen village and was painted by Emily Carr in her painting called "Totem in the Forest".
"Totem in the Forest" by Emily Carr, Vancouver Art Gallery
The new totem will be carved by a Haida Master Carver along with four at-risk youth who will be assisting him on the work. I am truly excited about this project and would like to go to Haida Gwaii to paint the totem once it is erected, as Emily once did! To aid this project I would like to donate the profits from my painting called "Cedars". Go to my website for more information on how you can purchase this painting and help out a good cause! It's a win-win situation, you purchase a painting for your home or office and the money goes to charity! If you would like to make a donation to the project on your own or would like more information, please contact Glenys SnowDymond at email@example.com .
'Cedars', oil on canvas, 14"X11", available for sale from www.capriceartstudio.com. All profits to be donated to the "Totem in the Forest" Project! No charge for shipping in North America.
I've been working on some smaller pieces to take down to the summer markets. What do you think of this little one?
'Into the Forest', oil on canvas, 8"X6", available for sale from www.capriceartstudio.com No charge for shipping in North America!
Paintings from the Vault!
'Vevey, Switzerland', oil on canvas, 20"X24", private collection, Rennie, Man. www.capriceartstudio.com
Every year at this time of year, I think back to when I spent three weeks in Switzerland. Hard for me to believe that it happened 21 years ago, but it was the trip of a lifetime, the kind of trip I will never forget. My only regret was that I wasn't painting at the time. No surprise though that one of my earliest paintings was a memory from that trip painted in 1995.
The Studio Gallery is now open daily from 11:30-9pm. Please call ahead or email as there are rare occasions like market days when the Studio will be closed and I do not want to miss your visit! The garden is now in full bloom and I hope you will take the time to stop by, enjoy some original art and take a stroll through the garden.
Here is a current view of the garden at Caprice Fine Art & Co Studio Gallery!
Speaking of market days, I will be in the Platzl in my usual location in front of the Downtown Deli this Saturday, July 4 from noon-4pm for the "1st Saturday's Art Market". I will have my original oil paintings on display and will be doing a painting demonstration. Please come down to say hello!
I hope you are having a wonderful summer. Thank you to everyone who has written. I do love to hear from you so please stay in touch. If you have family or friends who would enjoy this newsletter, please do share!