Posts filed under Paintings

Gallery Côté

From eastern Quebec, Gilles Côté is a self-taught artist who is constantly looking for colors and shapes that allow him to create atmospheric paintings full of warmth and tenderness. The essence of his artistic approach is to try, through time and a balance of emotions and intellect, to represent human nature in the space that surrounds it; to capture the fiery energy of forms and colors; to juxtapose shadow and light and create a vibrant atmosphere.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Therese Boisclair

Native of Trois Rivières, international award winning artist Therese Boisclair found expression in the fragility of the tissue paper and the boldness of the acrylics on canvas. She creates paintings that depict the unique atmosphere reminiscent of abstract landscapes that inspire us in the maze of our own imagination.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Tanya McCormick

Jewellery designer Tanya McCormick's passion is working with copper, brass and silver to creating unique wearable pieces of art. Along with her handcrafted copper and gemstone jewellery, Tanya will be showing pieces of her mixed media art.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Colburn Art

When illness forced Glenburnie resident, Heidi Colburn, to give up her career, she turned her creative talents to painting. Self-taught, Heidi's abstract canvases pulse with an appreciation for nature, gardening and sailing.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Patricia Thompson

Patricia Thompson's beautiful impressionistic and abstract works in acrylic on canvas or clayboard.

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All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Paintings to Order

Paintings to Order is the business of international muralist and artist, Carrie Keller. Currently living in Winchester, Carrie creates oil paintings framed in barn board, prints, decorative plaques and children's books.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Libby Osmond Guy

Libby Osmond Guy creates oil paintings of landscape, seascape and other objects that catch her interest - sometimes a cup with a lipstick mark or an hour glass. She works with a vibrant colour palette and a loose brush stroke; the painting technique is as important as the subject itself.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Joslyn Wilson Fine Art and Design

Kingston artist Joslyn Wilson creates colourful acrylic paintings that will light up any room they are in.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Artfest Toronto 2018 Painters @ the Distillery Historic District

Looking for a new painting for your home?  There is something for everyone at Artfest Toronto! 

Stroll the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District this labour day long weekend where you'll find Canada's top artists featuring paintings from all artistic styles imaginable at one of Canada's best art and craft events ever at Artfest Toronto.  

From abstract paintings to memorizing alcohol ink use, and various watercolour techniques, Canadian landscape and wildlife paintings to abstract expressionism, pop art, and surrealism, bring home an original art piece ~ YOU deserve it!  

You'll find a unique selection of carefully chosen artists at our last Artfest show of the year.  You won't want to miss out on a memorable experience and a chance to choose the perfect art piece to hang in your home or office. We have an astonishing selection of Canadian artists and painters at all of our Artfest Ontario shows.  Their works incorporate many genres and are breathtakingly beautiful - to say the least!  We invite you at come out to our Artfest Toronto show this Aug 31 - Sept 3, 2018 and see for yourself!

Artfest Toronto runs from 11-6pm, daily for Labour Day long weekend at the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto.  Our jury selection is a difficult task for our Artfest shows as we have many talented Canadian painters to choose from.  So... our final selection features top Canadian fine art painters from across Canada.

Here's a list of our Artfest Toronto painters:

Gary Barnett

Dan Brambilla

Lawrence Morton

Christopher Duffy

Maggie McInnis

Debbie Axiak

Douglas Zest

Emebet Belete

Janet J Jardine

Jennifer Elliotson

Jibola Fagbamiye

John Y Lynch

Lady Cottontail

Hoda Nicholas

Rick Trottier

 

 

 

Posted on August 20, 2018 and filed under Paintings.

Jennifer Elliotson

Jennifer Elliotson: a Canadian artist living and working in Niagara’s Wine Country near Jordan, Ontario, is exhibiting her detailed paintings at our upcoming Artfest Toronto show.  Located downtown Toronto at the Distillery District, Jennifer is just one of many extremely talented painters that we give tribute to.  Jennifer's work is bright and vivid and often depicts travelling on the road, enjoying the many wonders life has to offer us!  Her work lifts your spirits instantly and almost makes you want to book that well deserved trip, grab an ice-cream cone and hit the road!  

Jennifer paints on stretched cotton canvas and also carries a selection of prints on cradled wooden panels.  Featuring a theme of vintage campers in natural settings, many of her paintings are inspired from her own travels. 

Come say hi to Jennifer at Artfest Toronto - ask her about her favourite trip and spark a conversation about her paintings - who knows, maybe you'll add a piece of her vibrant artwork to your home decor.  Artfest Toronto runs from Aug 31 - Sept 3 this labour day long weekend!  

Posted on August 20, 2018 and filed under Paintings.

On the Road to Kingston- Artfest, for the love of art and craft.

Pam Burbidge,
Artfest Ontario

Ok folks are you following along? We have soared into Toronto with an amazing Distillery show, kept going the next weekend and flew into Port Credit and knocked some socks off with our quality artist and artisans. Now comes our big one… yup…  Get ready Kingston because here we come.  This is our flag ship show. Our Artist and Artisans will be seen hauling in from across the highways and bi-ways to converge on Kingston’s City Park this Canada Day Weekend. We have some from as far away as British Columbia, as near as Kingston herself, Northern Ontario, Quebec, Cape Breton and the GTA..

We are honoured to have the return of our First Nations and the beautiful art, culture, story telling, singing and traditional crafts. The Gikinoo'amaadiwag Project, led my Jay Redbird, offers indigenous artists a way to share their work and mentor young artists in the creation and exhibition of their work. Gikinoo'amaadiwag means “to teach each other”. Finding that perfect piece of art or craft from one or more of Our First Nations Artist is truly something special.

You will be welcomed at the park entrances by our friendly Greeters, given a program and map. Make a quick donation, (help keep Artfest Kingston free ), and don’t forget to enter the contest for $25 Artfest Dollars (hourly draw), and voila... you are now wondering down the pathways of Artfest Kingston, City Park.

There are two hundred artists waiting for you to visit. Plenty of art activities for children and families. Food venders...mmmmm ... Ice cream.....Ice cold Beer in the beer tent, gourmet food venders. Music all day, and oh the amazing treasures handcrafted by our Artist and Artisans.

Where can this art adventure be found next? Hold on, we are heading back to the Toronto Distillery for our Fine artist show in September. Then well, follow the Christmas trail to yes, Kingston. This will be our first annual Christmas show. Come shop and enjoy the excitement of picking out that perfect gift for your friend, family or my favourite person to shop for, yourself.

Artfest Ontario, for the love of art and craft. A feast of colour for your eyes, a spark for igniting your imagination and bringing creativity to your soul.
 

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Posted on June 27, 2018 and filed under Paintings.

Artfest Port Credit is back this weekend!

Artfest Port Credit launches the summer this upcoming weekend celebrating over 100 of Canada's top artists and artisans! Offering functional pottery, glass art, one-of-a-kind jewellery, paintings, woodcraft, gourmet foods, live music, children's art classes and much more, Artfest Port Credit is definitely the place to be! 

Artfest Port Credit features fine Canadian art painters from a variety of mediums and styles. Our selection of painters underwent a juried process and you'll be awed at the talent our Artfest Port Credit painters exhibit.  Check out some of our painters' work below:

Artfest Port Credit

When: May 25-27, 2018

Artfest Schedule: Friday 4pm-8:30pm, Saturday 10am-8:30pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

FREE children's art classes all weekend long! 

Where: Located in beautiful Memorial Park in the picturesque downtown of Port Credit.  Need directions?  Click here.  

There is something for everyone at Artfest!
— Lory MacDonald, Artfest Ontario Show Producer

FREE admission. 

View more of our talented exhibitors below and see you all at the show!  Not to worry if you miss out on this weekends Artfest event, there are two more following: one in Kingston (Canada Day long weekend) and one in the fall at the Distillery District!  So stay tuned!

http://www.artfestontario.com/kingston/

http://www.artfestontario.com/toronto/

 

Posted on May 24, 2018 and filed under Paintings.

Unique Painting Styles at Artfest Toronto

We have an astonishing selection of Canadian artists and painters at all of our Artfest Ontario shows.  Their works incorporate many genres and are breathtakingly beautiful - to say the least!  We invite you at come out to our Artfest Toronto show this May 19th to 21st 2018 and see for yourself!

Artfest Toronto runs from 11-6pm, daily for Victoria Day long weekend at the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto.  Our jury selection is a difficult task for our Artfest shows as we have many talented Canadian painters to choose from.  So... our final selection features top Canadian fine art painters from across Canada.

Looking for a new painting for your home?  There is something for everyone at Artfest Toronto!   The collection of fine art painters is vast so you are sure to find that perfect art-piece to hang on your wall and gravitate with your home decor.  From Canadian landscape paintings to abstract expressionism, pop art, and surrealism, wander the cobble stone streets and bring home an original art piece ~ YOU deserve it!  

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery

Artfest Toronto hosts 2 outdoor art and craft shows. Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada’s top artists. Set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto. FREE admission

When: May 19-21, 2018 (Victoria Day Weekend)

Date: 11am to 6pm, daily 

Artfest Kids: free art workshops all weekend!

For more information, contact Lory MacDonald (Show Producer):

2 Townley Street, Nottawa, ON L0M 1P0

Phone Lory - 705-293-2787

Email Lory - artfestontario@gmail.com

 

 

Posted on May 8, 2018 and filed under Paintings, Wall Art.

Visual Artist Celebrates Canada 150 with a themed Collection!

Andrew Stelmack is a Canadian Abstract Visual Artist who will be featuring his new line of Canadian themed paintings at our upcoming Artfest Kingston show celebrating Canada 150

As a visual artist, I like to use bold and conflicting colours, shapes and textures as I explore an obsession of finding “the calm within chaos”.
— Andrew Stelmack
Posted on June 5, 2017 and filed under Paintings.

Brianna Mulvale features her folk art paintings at Artfest Port Credit!

Brianna Mulvale is a young full time Canadian artist and designer from Georgetown, Ontario. Her love for art and creating began in early childhood and is one of her main inspirations in life. Creating and painting is her everyday pleasure and commitment. Brianna creates folk art that is fun and whimsical, with a little bit of funk.

I try as an artist to present a reflection of the beauty in life with inspirations drawn from the otherwise mundane and inspired by what connects us all, even if not seen in the moment of time. 
Life is a series of ups and downs. Art should reflect this and be able to move you. I prefer to cheer people up. The thought is: we could all use a little extra happiness in our lives wherever we can get it. If I can make someone smile with my art, then I have succeeded.”
— Brianna Mulvale

Brianna works with acrylic on canvas and her themes are based on folk art.. Her paintings depict sweet characters inhabiting a charming hilly land. Her paintings are full of a collection of houses, hills, hot air balloons, scarecrows, horses, dogs, cows and cats, kites, kids, and snowmen.

Her use of vibrant colours creates an enchanting world that draws you in. Brianna also creates giclée archival prints and blank greeting card reproductions of her work. All of the imaging is completed by her and the prints are produced in Halton, Ontario.

Check out Brainna's Artwork here.  Her funky, folk artwork will be showcased at Artfest Port Credit, from May 26 - 28th!  See you at the show! 

Posted on May 16, 2017 and filed under Paintings.

SORiaN ArT delves deep into the surreal!

As a painter, Sorin Cretu’s focus is into the abstract, the conceptual, the surreal......
— Sorin, Sorian Art

As a surrealist painter (and a philosophical poet), Sorin Cretu's focus is into the abstract, the conceptual, the surreal, the archetypes, the ideas, and the metaphors of this world. All combined with the vastness of the soul.  These are the seeds and the pillars of the stories that Sorin portrays in his vibrant artwork. His paintings clearly demand the participation of the observer, to dive inside them, and to embrace them in order to eyewitness this emerging new world. 

Sorin's artwork represents  is the living into the state of getting closer to the finality of our questions, it is the act of not walking away and turning the back to our battles, our turmoil and our dreams. Sorin's art has the power to bring you back to life. "You are all invited to fully participate into this new realization of our cosmos," shares Sorin.  View his work at our upcoming Artfest Port Credit show and check out his website here: SORiaN ArT.

Look again at this world through my art like through a magical crystal and find a new connection with your own intimacy, your prejudices, your shame and guilt, your safe zones and your dark demons lurking behind our precious convenience.
— Sorin

Sorin's background in art and philosophy gives to this attempt a distinctive perspective. Through his paintings and his poems he is able to guide you into this new world. Look again at this world through his  art like through a magical crystal and find a new connection with your own intimacy, your prejudices, your shame and guilt, your safe zones and your dark demons lurking behind our precious convenience.

ARTIST STATEMENT: 

"My artist name is SORiaN, I am surrealist artist painter and my favorite medium is oil on canvas. As a painter, my focus is into the abstract, the conceptual, and the surreal.

Archetypes, ideas, metaphors of this world and the vastness of the soul are the seeds and the pillars of the stories that I am telling in my paintings. They demand the presence, the attention and the participation of the observer, to dive inside them, to embrace them in order to eyewitness this emerging new world.

The various philosophical, historical, social, psychological concepts are woven together into compositions which are telling stories along with them, inviting the beholder to understand them, to decrypt them, to re-evaluate one`s own vantage point, to give expression to the meaning of each one’s paradise or torment. My background in art and philosophy gives to this attempt a distinctive perspective.

My art looks for the liberated seeker, with the depth, tension and sharpness of un-imprisoned thought; it is about what seems to be in our sight, but mostly hides at the edge of our eye, it is about the truth in our un-admitted lies and the freedom we silently crave for in the shadow of our defeats. My art is about the presence, about the now and here in everything and the endurance to walk this path. "

 Forest of Gods ~ SORiaN ArT

Forest of Gods ~ SORiaN ArT

 

 

Posted on August 24, 2016 and filed under Paintings.

Oil & Soft Pastel Landscape Paintings ~ Maria Iva

Artists Biography:

Maria is a visual artist who works in the media of oil and soft pastel. She started as a still life photographer and focused on exploring light brush technique which allowed her to create interesting light in her images.

Later, she moved to painting to overcome the limitation of the camera and to produce more expressive artwork. Today she focuses more on landscape painting. The subjects of her paintings are trees, grass, water and sand.

As a landscape painter she tries to do most of her work on location. She loves nature and painting outside gives her a lot of joy. She calls herself a colourist. She is inspired by sun lit scenes with vibrant colours and she tries to pass on this excitement to her viewers.

She has found that she gets the best results when she uses the pure pigment of soft pastels or paint with a palette knife in oil. Both techniques allow her to keep her colours clean and bright.

Visit Maria's Website - Maria Iva

Posted on August 21, 2016 and filed under Paintings.

Olena & Vladimir work together to create their art in their Stouffville Studio

Olena and Vladamir create together and are inspired by the beauty of Canadian landscape. See them at Artfest Toronto at the Distillery District coming up on Labour Day weekend in booth E14 & 15 on Gristmill Lane.

Olena Lopatina was born in Ukraine and graduated from the Academy of Art and Design with a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree. She moved to Canada in 1997 and now lives in Stouffville, Ontario. After moving to Canada, she attained a degree in Computer Graphic Design and Multimedia Web Design. She then became an active artist in the community. Her love of art came at an early age. The inspiration of nature – landscapes, waterscapes, and floral became the themes of her paintings. As an intuitive painter, she finds beauty in her surroundings and enjoys painting what inspires her; using oils to portray that beauty.

Vladimir Lopatin was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He attained a Bachelor of Arts degree at the Academy of Art and Design in Kharkov, Ukraine. He moved to Canada in 1997 and now lives in Stouffville, Ontario. His interest and love of art began during childhood and became a lifelong passion. He likes to work using different materials like oil, pastel, and watercolor, but he finds oil paint and wood sculptures to be the ideal mediums to express his passion for art. He paints and sculpts the world he lives in. Nature gives him an endless supply of forms and patterns for inspiration. His inspiration comes from the shadowing, curvature, shape, color, and texture of the wood itself. His art is stylized fantasy rather than realism.

Sorin Creto ~ at Artfest at the Distillery

Thoughts from the artist:

"As a painter, my focus is into the abstract, the conceptual, the surreal. Archetypes, ideas, metaphors of this world and the vastness of the soul are the seeds and the pillars of the stories that I am telling in my paintings. They demand the participation of the observer, to dive inside them, to embrace them in order to eyewitness this emerging new world.

My art is the guiding path into this higher and more, it is the living into the state of getting closer to the finality of our questions, it is the act of not walking away and turning the back to our battles, our turmoil and our dreams. My art has the power to bring you back to life. You are all invited to fully participate into this new realization of our cosmos.

My background in art and philosophy gives to this attempt a distinctive perspective. Through my paintings and my poems I will be your guide in this new world. Look again at this world through my art like through a magical crystal and find a new connection with your own intimacy, your prejudices, your shame and guilt, your safe zones and your dark demons lurking behind our precious convenience.

Thank you,

Sorian

View Sorin's 2016 Art Collection - here.

Photorealistic Watercolour Paintings featured at Artfest Toronto!

Brent McGillivray and Maureen Bennett combine their unique styles to form the Times Gone By Studio. They offer beautiful, original art works, and high quality prints as well as fused/slumped glass.

Brent McGillivray was born in 1954 in Wakefield, Quebec. A graduate of Architectural Technology at Algonquin College in Ottawa; Fine Arts at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto; and printmaking at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary.

As a member of the Directors Guild of Canada, Brent has worked as a set designer and art director in the film industry in Toronto since 1993. He is fascinated by many vanishing historic sites and graphics, which have inspired him to create paintings and prints of disappearing urban and rural artifacts. By using a photo-realistic style with water colours, gouache and acrylics, the viewer is intrigued and drawn to the image for a closer study.

Maureen Bennett believes that it’s all about being unafraid of colour. She is fascinated by how the "bold lines" of different colours create depth and vibrancy. Maureen loves the simplicity of expressing in colour what cannot be spoken with words. Her expertise and love for painting continues to grow on a daily basis as she creates, designs and experiments with acrylic.