Shows in 2015

15-m22Last week, I was part of Blossom & Bloom in Markham, an outdoor market that showcases Canadian creative businesses, local florists & artists. I was there as part of Artrepreneur, a program sponsored by the York Region Arts Council. I am halfway through the Artrepreneur program & not only am I learning how to equip myself with business skills to help my creative process, but I am meeting, sharing and collaborating with some extraordinary people. I decided to showcase this new mixed-media canvas, my biggest to date, a 15″ by 30″ mermaid — and she sold!

June is always incredibly busy, and this one is no exception. Both my kids are graduating next week -The Juicer is getting ready for high school, and Miss Know-It-All is graduating from high school! When you are young and you hear people talk about time flying, you never believe them, but boy are they right!

I am very happy to  announce that I will once again be an exhibitor during the first 5 days at the One of a Kind Show in Toronto this Christmas — yes, I know you don’t want to here that word right now, just place it in your iCalendar and forget about it.

But until then, I will be doing 2 summers shows, a small art show this Sunday in Vaughan, and during the PAN AM Games at Markham GlobalFest in July. I then do a few shows in the fall leading up to my 4th beyondCRAFT SHOW in November. All the details are located under the, “EVENTS & LOCATIONS” section of the website.

with gratitude…nadya

Purple Turtle Art Festival

I can’t believe that we are already mid-way through July! I have been a little computer & camera lazy lately, but that does not mean I have not been creating!

Here is a peek at some of my new canvases that will be at the Purple Turtle Art Festival this weekend, July 13-14.

Home

home 8×10

I love making these “home” canvases. I am really into making sure I put a bird on it & adding lollipop trees.

NEA_9688 (m12)

mermaid 16×20

My mermaid on the rock was a canvas I experimented with right before the OOAK Art Show in the spring, and they all sold out right away. So I have made 2 more, but they are pretty labour intensive. I have decided to also offer these as 8×10 prints.

NEA_9631 (b11)

buddha 8×10

This is a pretty funky buddha. I have been experimenting with paint and I was inspired by artist Juliette Crane when I created this background.

lotus flower 16x20

lotus flower 16×20

The lotus is a symbolic flower that seems to lend itself to many of the phrases that I chose for canvases.

This looks like it’s going to be a great weekend. If you are looking for something to do or you are in the area, drop by this awesome event located on the fabulous grounds of The Briar’s Resort, Jackson’s Point.  Come see amazing artwork by over 35 local artists, and enjoy a lunchtime BBQ by The Briar’s. Saturday 11am-6pm & Sunday 11am-4pm. Free Admission.

with gratitude…nadya