Congratulations to Stratford artist, Leslie Watts, on having the painting of her son, titled Stefan, 23, selected for exhibition in the BP Portrait Award exhibit, 2014. The juried competition received 2,377 entries from 71 countries, with 55 portraits being selected for the final exhibition. Leslie's portrait has been done in Egg Tempera on Clayboard and is 20"x16". The BP exhibition will be on at The National Portrait Gallery in London, England from June 26 - September 21, 2014 and will then tour to the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens for October and November when it will move to The Scottish National Portrait Gallery until April 2015.
Village Studios has been selling Canadian contemporary fine art and craft in Stratford, Ontario for over thirty years. We represent craftspeople from across Canada and artists from the immediate area. We also do custom picture framing.
The artist's work we show on this site is all available in the
store. Many of the artists have their own websites which
you can view by accessing the links. Please contact the
store for more information on any of our artisans or for
information on purchasing.
Part of our business is Custom Picture Framing. With over thirty years of experience as a Certified Custom Picture Framer I am able to help you with all your framing needs. All work is done on the premises with the exception of Plaque Mounting which we send out. A degree in Art History and a sound knowledge of conservation framing methods means that you can trust us with all of your artwork no matter what the requirements. We treat all of your pieces with the utmost care from the moment you come in for a free consultation to the time when you pick up your completed work. For more information visit us in the store or call 519 271-7231