Thursday, October 29, 2009

Profile: Susan Garrington

Susan, although primarily self taught, has studied with many local artists and attended workshops given by various regional artists offered by The Gallery Painting Group, The Lambeth Art Association and The Brush and Palette Club. Susan has also attended courses in plein air painting at Southampton Art School and Killarney and courses offered by the University of Western Ontario Continuing Studies Department. She has served on the executive of both The Gallery Painting Group and the Brush and Palette Club. She is a member of The Central Ontario Art Association.

I work in primarily in watercolour. My goal is to express the spirit of the place I am painting and, while I am influenced by local colour, colours are changed, exaggerated or subdued in order to accomplish my goal. Light and shadow and the values they create are also used as vehicles to intensify my interpretation of the spirit of the place. Many of my paintings are done plein air, or are inspired by plein air sessions.

Painting provides me with an excuse to play outside all day, to travel with friends, to make new ones, and to share my love of nature with those who see my work.

Website: Susan Garrington
Blog: An Artist's Journey

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sunset Arts

An opportunity to buy local unique gifts for Christmas: original art in water color, pastel, oil and acrylic, as well as prints, cards, jewellery and one of a kind glass art.

Enjoy a cup of hot apple cider and home made cookies.

Bill Neuwland, Catherine Weber, Christopher Grims, Debra Bailey, Fran Roelands, Helga Otton, Judy M Roth, Linda Rupp, Marie Boom, Mary Venners and Susan Garrington

Saturday, October 3, 2009

London's New Art Magazine

London has a new arts magazine and launched the first issue October 2009. The Beat’s online publication, is dedicated to timely reviews of local arts events, including music, theatre, dance and festivals. Check it out.