Art Battle: my first time!
Commission a painting? Why, yes!
I am often asked if I paint custom work, such as commissioned paintings. My answer is a resounding “yes”. To many people, however, the idea of commissioning a painting is overwhelming: where to start? How does it work? I answer those questions in my web site’s Frequently Asked Question section (FAQ): click here, to view them.
To give an idea of what I shipped out in 2014, here is a small selection of artworks that I was commissioned to paint, in the past year. As you can see, I receive requests for all sizes, from around the world.
Inspired? Let me know what you have in mind.
TYPE competition & Art Battle #228: I’m in!
I decided to embrace as many opportunities as I can, that are being offered by The Artist Project (I’m at BOOTH #123), which I am going to be in, Feb. 19 to 22nd, 2015, in Toronto. As such, I have entered myself into their TYPE competition, as well as Art Battle #228!
As for the Art Battle, it will be my first! 20 minutes to complete a painting, along with 15 other selected artists. I’m excited to have this opportunity, though a bit nervous about being able to produce quality work, so quickly, and in front of a crowd! If you are in the area, please come and cheer me on!
Art Battle date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Venue: Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON
Tickets: $15 (included in Artist Project admission)
For those who are interested, there are a number entertaining activities planned around The Artist Project:
Please stop by my booth and say hi, if you’re in the area!
Shared studio space: new for 2015!
I am not afraid of change– or rather, I should say, I have learned to anticipate and accept change, with only a moderate level of apprehension.
I have been quite spoiled, in recent years, as I have luxuriated in my glorious, light-filled, 600 square foot studio space, all by myself, in the company of my two furry canine friends, Lily and Rosie, for the past couple of years. If there were paint brushes left soaking overnight, they were mine. If there were dishes left in the sick, they were also mine. It’s been a lovely time, but like everything, this marvellous experience has run its course, and I am ready to do things a bit differently.
Since the beginning of 2015, I have been sharing my studio space with three other women artists, all painters. The reason for the change, is that I am in the process of setting up my very own studio space, in the country, and having two full-time studios, all to myself, seems a bit extravagant, not to mention unnecessary.
And so, the adventure begins: I moved furniture out of the way, before I left on vacation, to make room for my new studio-mates. I managed to clean it up enough, so that they would have enough room to spread out, and let their creativity flow. My new studio mates spent time in here, while I’ve been on vacation, and seeing their creativity upon my return, was a thrill!