So many things to tell you...

April 28, 2015

Well...2015 has been a busy year so far! There are lots of exciting things happening so let's get started.

We are having a little party to celebrate the new showroom space, and to kick off the Oxford Studio Tour. Everyone is welcome! The studio tour is on Saturday and Sunday all over Oxford County. You can find more info maps here. Follow the red signs to the numbered studio. Make sure to come see us at Location 16.

Which reminds me to tell you...we have a new showroom space! Since hiring our new assistant Amanda who helps me out with the art biz as well as our other business (Hawkins Electric), we decided to merge the two into the same space: electrical shop on the main level and office/showroom on the second level. So far it's working out pretty well and I'm thrilled to not have paintings taking over my studio anymore. More pics to come as we get everything in order for this weekend.

In March I took a little trip out to Ottawa (wow there's not much to see between here and there) to deliver my latest paintings to Koyman Galleries. It is a gorgeous gallery showcasing over 175 Canadian artists. Koyman is the largest art gallery in Canada and is celebrating 50 years this year. I am thrilled to be represented there with some amazing talent and artists I have looked up to for years. Spring is a great time to visit Ottawa...road trip anyone? I also discovered pod casts on the way...I thought my husband was super boring listening to people talk instead of music but there's actually some really interesting content on there! And it's free!

[caption id="attachment_1537" align="alignleft" width="254"] Koyman Galleries Ottawa, ON[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1538" align="alignright" width="270"] Koyman Galleries Ottawa, ON[/caption]

My work has taken a bit of a new direction, and I have started doing works on watercolour paper as well. It is a nice format that you could have framed or find a standard frame to suit. Framed art works well on its own or in a gallery wall.  Koyman Galleries is offering the works on paper custom framed.

[caption id="attachment_1528" align="alignleft" width="270"] 12x12 on paper[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1529" align="alignright" width="270"] 12x12 on paper[/caption]                   I also dropped off some new work at PWD Gallery in Waterloo recently. It's a beautiful space in the Bauer Marketplace, which if you've never been is a great place to spend all your money on fresh smoothies, vegan food, fresh groceries and other treats. It happens to me every time. [caption id="attachment_1535" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 'On My Own' 60x24 $1800 - PWD Gallery in Waterloo, ON[/caption]   THANK YOU to all of you who support me and I hope to see you this weekend! Julie  



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