Thursday, December 17, 2015

Bill Schwarz

Roof Tops, 36 x 40, oil on canvas

This wonderful Bill Schwarz oil painting, which is the focal point of our Christmas window, is an interesting jumble of houses and roof tops. Like most of Bill's paintings it makes us smile whenever we look at it.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Bonnie Steinman

October, coloured pencil on stained paper. 

Stratford artist, Bonnie Steinman's picture October, is a beautifully layered work of art. Bonnie began the work by staining her paper with fall leaves, a process that involved steaming the leaves and paper. After her paper was stained she drew the berries and twigs with attached leaves on top of the stained leaves.  

Monday, November 16, 2015

Matthew Tarini Small Works

 Above Lake Louise, 12" x 12", oil on board
High Park, 6" x 6", oil on board
 On Saturday November 21, 2015 we are opening Small Works - new paintings and drawings by Matthew Tarini and Leslie Watts. Matthew moved to Edmonton, Alberta in September and many of his new paintings reflect his new surroundings.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Matthew Tarini & Leslie Watts Small Works

We are pleased to be having a show of small works by Leslie Watts & Matt Tarini from November 21 - December 4, 2015. We will have ten new oil paintings by Matt, work that he has done since his recent move to Edmonton and twenty eight drawings by Leslie using a new process she has developed. 

 "I've turned to a new technique recently.  These pieces are made with graphite and conservator's wax, an acid free paste wax normally used for cleaning and polishing. The process involves not only scraping back to the bare Claybord, but adding more layers of graphite and wax, then scraping again.  Although I've mainly used a mini box cutter for the scraping, some of these effects are achieved with a waxy rag, cotton swabs, sandpaper, and steel wool.  In order to add traces of colour, I've also used touches of egg tempera, pigment mixed with wax, and brown shoe polish."

 The work will be available for sale at 9:30 on Saturday morning November 21 and Leslie will be in the gallery on the Saturday afternoon from 2:00 - 4:00 to meet with people and discuss her new work.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

David Sharpe

Ridgelines, 30" x 40", oil on canvas

Just one of the many new paintings for the David Sharpe show opening on Saturday October 31 at 7:00. Please join us Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon to meet the artist and see all of David's new work.

Monday, October 26, 2015

David Sharpe Opening

Catching The Light, a show of new work by David Sharpe, will be opening on Saturday evening, October 31, 2015. Join us on Saturday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 or Sunday afternoon from 12:00 - 3:00 to meet David and see his wonderful new work inspired by the countryside around Stratford. The show will continue until November 14, 2015.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Alan Dhingra

Smoke Lake Moose, Collage & Acrylic

Lake Rosseau Moose, Collage & Acrylic

Details of two wonderful new paintings by St. Mary's artist, Alan Dhingra. For Muskoka cottagers and Algonquin Park enthusiasts these are the perfect pictures for home or cottage. Alan will also take commissions.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

New Work Leslie Watts

 Visitors, acrylic on muslin laid on birch panel, 16" x 12"
 Carousel,  acrylic on muslin laid on birch panel, 12" x 12"
Still life with Strawberries, egg tempera on claybord, 8 3/4" x 16"

We are pleased to have three new paintings by Leslie Watts. Visitors and Carousel are both acrylic on panel while Still Life with Strawberries is a a beautifully painted egg tempera on claybord.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Kathy Robertson

 Spring Bleeding Heart, (detail) 24" x 48", acrylic on canvas 
Polka Dot Orchid, 18" x 18", acrylic on canvas

We have several new pictures by Stratford artist, Kathy Roberston. Her large canvas painting of Spring Bleeding Hearts is spectacular and her lovely small rendering of a Polka Dot Orchid is equally exquisite.  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Matthew Tarini

Congratulations to Matthew Tarini for being one of the thirty Kingston Prize finalists this year with his oil on masonite, Self Portrait. The Kingston Prize is a biennial Canada wide competition for contemporary  portraits. Village Studios artist Leslie Watts also will have one of her portraits included in the exhibition. The show opens on October 9 at The Firehall Theatre in Gananoque and runs until October 25. It will then travel to New Brunswick and Quebec. For more details go to the Kingston Prize website or Facebook page.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Matthew Tarini

 Grapes,  6" x 8" oil
 Gourds,  8" x 10" oil
 Blue Mountain,  6" x 9" oil
Grey Road 40,  12" x 24" oil

We are pleased to have more work by Matthew Tarini, now residing in Edmonton, Alberta. Matthew's skill is evident in both his still life work and his landscape paintings. Join us for Culture Days on Friday September 25, Saturday September 26 and Sunday September 27 when we will showcase new work by most of our gallery artists including Matthew. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Leslie Watts Artist Talk and Demonstration

Thirteen Apples (detail)
egg tempera on paper, 9 1/2" x 22 1/4" 

We have a special event planned for Culture Days this year. Join us and meet the artist Leslie Watts on Saturday evening September 26 at 7:00 pm for an artist talk and egg tempera demonstration. Leslie will be speaking about her artistic practice as well as giving a demonstration of the intricate process of egg tempera painting.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Bill Schwarz

This weekend we are featuring the work of Cambridge lawyer and artist Bill Schwarz. In conjunction with The Stratford Festival's Forum," Hamlet's Appeal" (the appeal of Hamlet in the murder of Polonius) we will be paying tribute to the lawyer as artist with a number of Bill's paintings gracing our walls.
Bill has been practicing law for the past 47 years with Gardner, Roberts in Toronto and practices with PSH Lawyers in Cambridge.
His interest in art was kindled in 1997. Since then he has augmented his passion for the law with his passion for art.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Leslie Watts

Congratulations to Leslie Watts for being one of the thirty Kingston Prize finalists this year with her portrait, Stefan, 23. The Kingston Prize is a biennial Canada wide competition for contemporary  portraits. Village Studios artist Matthew Tarini also will have one of his portraits included in the exhibition. The show opens on October 9 at The Firehall Theatre in Gananoque and runs until October 25. It will then travel to New Brunswick and Quebec. For more details go to the Kingston Prize website or Facebook page.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

David Sharpe

 The West Road 6" x 6" oil
Breaking Over The Bay 9" x 12" oil

Two great new paintings by David Sharpe.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bill Schwarz New Work

Meet and Greet
Bill Schwarz
Saturday July 25, 2015
2:00 pm. - 4:00 pm.

"Three Eyes are better than two"
continuing to August 8, 2015

"Windblown" 36" x 36", oil on canvas 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tanya Zaryski

 White House - Acrylic on masonite
Cherry Blossoms - Acrylic on masonite

 Tanya Zaryski is a glass artist and a painter, who creates wonderful pictures of her beloved Beaver Valley using acrylic paint on masonite board. We have carried Tanya's glass for a number of years and we are now thrilled to be exhibiting her paintings too. 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Leslie Watts

Dingle Gardens completes the exhibit Pigs in Museums, new work by Leslie Watts. It is a 36" x 36" acrylic on muslin laid on birch panel. The exhibit opened last night and continues to June 12th.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Leslie Watts

Don't Miss our New Pimm's Cocktails - acrylic on birch panel
18" x 24"

An intriguing painting by Leslie Watts that will be part of the Pigs in Museums show. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Leslie Watts

 Chapel - acrylic on canvas, 30" x 30"
Fearful Symmetry - Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 30"
High Street - acrylic on panel, 24" x 24"

Three more paintings that will be in the Leslie Watts' Pigs in Museums show opening on Saturday May 30th ,  from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Sunday afternoon May 31st from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Leslie Watts

 Promenade - acrylic on birch panel, 16" x 20"
The Fallen - acrylic on birch panel, 24" x 24"

Promenade and The Fallen are two more pictures that will be in the Pigs in Museums exhibit at the end of May.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Leslie Watts Opening

Please join us to view all of Leslie's new work and visit with the artist on Saturday night or Sunday afternoon.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Leslie Watts

Drawing Room is another painting that is ready for the "Pigs in Museums" exhibit opening on May 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm. This painting, by Leslie Watts, is an acrylic on panel and is 24" x 30".

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Leslie Watts

 Cheap Thrills - acrylic on birch panel, 20" x 16'
 Escape - acrylic on birch panel, 16" x 16"
 Library - acrylic on birch panel, 24" x 30"
 Ten past Ten - acrylic on birch panel, 24" x 18"
A Day at Hever Castle - acrylic on birch panel, 18" x 24"

Five more pictures that will be in Leslie Watts exhibit opening on May 30th at 7:00 pm.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Leslie Watts " Pigs in Museums"

 The Grand Staircase - acrylic on birch panel, 30" x 24"
 Study in Black and Pink - acrylic on birch panel, 24" x 18"
Waiting at the Wallace - acrylic on birch panel, 24" x 18"

On Saturday May 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm we will be opening Leslie Watts' new exhibit, "Pigs in Museums". This year we are giving everyone a chance to have a peek at the sixteen works before the opening, although nothing is available for sale before 7:00 pm on the 30th. Keep watching as we add pictures over the next few weeks. For more information please contact the gallery.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Leslie Watts

 "Charlotte and Emily"
 Detail Charlotte
Detail Emily

CONGRATULATIONS to Stratford artist, Leslie Watts, on having her painting "Charlotte and Emily" selected for exhibition in the BP Portrait Award exhibit, 2015. Leslie's portrait has been done in Egg Tempera on Claybord and is 20"x16". The BP exhibition will be on at The National Portrait Gallery in London, England from June 18 - September 20, 2015 and will then go on tour. This is the third year in a row that Leslie's entry has been juried into the exhibit. This year her work was selected from a record 2,748 entries from 92 countries around the world.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Danielle O'Connor

Sterling Silver and Moonstone necklace with Sterling, Moonstone and Labradorite earrings.
Sterling Silver, Crystal and Labradorite necklace with Sterling and Labradorite earrings.

We have a whole new collection of beautiful jewellery from Thamesford, Ontario jeweller, Danielle O'Connor. What a great way to start off our spring season.