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Faces and Places Online Exhibition

Welcome to our Faces and Places Online Exhibition:

We hope you enjoy our first ever online exhibition. Please take the time to explore our show and vote for your favourite piece by clicking here: People's Choice Award.

To support our artists by purchasing their artwork email us at gallery@bellevillelibrary.ca 

Maria Moreno - Rostros

www.kamoarte.com

Facebook & Instagram: @kamoarte

24” x 24” mixed media on canvas $550.00

Empty faces… uncertainty, fear of the unknown, a new culture, a new language, a new everything.

The place… a homeland, not yours, someone else’s.

Maria Moreno - Rostros

www.kamoarte.com

Facebook & Instagram: @kamoarte

24” x 24” mixed media on canvas $550.00

Empty faces… uncertainty, fear of the unknown, a new culture, a new language, a new everything.

The place… a homeland, not yours, someone else’s.

Maria Moreno - Rostro sin rostro

www.kamoarte.com  

Facebook & Instagram: @kamoarte

10" x 8" (framed) acrylic on paper $140.00

Empty faces… uncertainty, fear of the unknown, a new culture, a new language, a new everything.

The place… a homeland, not yours, someone else’s.

Joanne Rich - Sloth

www.sculptedlight.ca

45” x 13” x 21” branches, handmade milkweed paper $200.00

As a Chinese born Canadian, making lanterns helps me connect with my culture, people, and places. Lanterns are dominant in all Chinese festivals and celebrations, such as Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival, the Harvest Moon Festival, weddings, and even at funerals. As I make lanterns, it evokes childhood memories of traditions and stories shared from my parents and teachers. Red lanterns represent happiness, reunion, best wishes, and prosperity. White lanterns represent death and mourning. In my works, lanterns are used to celebrate and bring attention to the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Creating with natural materials is my way of side stepping mass consumption, mass production, and corporate greed; while at the same time, discovering more about our overlooked natural environment. Fallen branches sourced locally and sustainably, are arranged into a unique form. Cotton strings are wrapped around the joints to fasten the structure together. I make my own paper from plants, and attach it to the frame using wheat paste. 

 

Joanne Rich - Cocoon

www.sculptedlight.ca

24” x 24” x 12” branches, handmade milkweed paper NFS

As a Chinese born Canadian, making lanterns helps me connect with my culture, people, and places. Lanterns are dominant in all Chinese festivals and celebrations, such as Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival, the Harvest Moon Festival, weddings, and even at funerals. As I make lanterns, it evokes childhood memories of traditions and stories shared from my parents and teachers. Red lanterns represent happiness, reunion, best wishes, and prosperity. White lanterns represent death and mourning. In my works, lanterns are used to celebrate and bring attention to the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Creating with natural materials is my way of side stepping mass consumption, mass production, and corporate greed; while at the same time, discovering more about our overlooked natural environment. Fallen branches sourced locally and sustainably, are arranged into a unique form. Cotton strings are wrapped around the joints to fasten the structure together. I make my own paper from plants, and attach it to the frame using wheat paste. 

 

Josh Connell - Separation

FB and Instagram: @joshconnellart

16.25” x 15.75” graphite and black pencil crayon NFS

I have been working on five self portraits over the last 3 years. Separation was the first one I completed in 2017 and Buffering is the fourth one completed in 2019. They are all part of a theme I have titled "Reflections Beyond My Control". Each portrait is a meditation on elements of who I have become through the experience of growing up surrounded by certain societal norms paired with my psychological response to these norms. I believe this relationship has resulted in​ ways of being that I have little to no control over. I am living and behaving as simply a reflection of the unchallenged "norms” that have always surrounded me. How does an authentic self exist? What is free will?

Josh Connell - Buffering

FB and Instagram: @joshconnellart

20” x 27” charcoal and graphite NFS

I have been working on five self portraits over the last 3 years. Separation was the first one I completed in 2017 and Buffering is the fourth one completed in 2019. They are all part of a theme I have titled "Reflections Beyond My Control". Each portrait is a meditation on elements of who I have become through the experience of growing up surrounded by certain societal norms paired with my psychological response to these norms. I believe this relationship has resulted in ​ways of being that I have little to no control over. I am living and behaving as simply a reflection of the unchallenged "norms” that have always surrounded me. How does an authentic self exist? What is free will?

Rosanne Duke - My Snow Angel (Kawartha Forest 2020)

rosanneduke.ca

14”x11” relief print on textured paper $150.00

These are different, stressful and hard times, within the pandemic crisis though community has become stronger; creativity has allowed us all to move forward in different and meaningful ways. A global shared experience. My content choices for this show were made back in January, before the pandemic was announced. Indeed I had begun the compositions.

I have remained with these ideas, as they do express people, ‘faces’ in different ‘places’. One is close to home and close to my heart, from New Years Day 2020, and the other is from a great travelling experience, the colour and sound of Mexico, January 2020.

Rosanne Duke - Festival Dancers, Quintana Roo, Mexico

rosanneduke.ca

13” x 10.5" graphite and coloured pencil on paper $125.00

These are different, stressful and hard times, within the pandemic crisis though community has become stronger; creativity has allowed us all to move forward in different and meaningful ways. A global shared experience. My content choices for this show were made back in January, before the pandemic was announced. Indeed I had begun the compositions.

I have remained with these ideas, as they do express people, ‘faces’ in different ‘places’. One is close to home and close to my heart, from New Years Day 2020, and the other is from a great travelling experience, the colour and sound of Mexico, January 2020.

Dona Knudsen - In the Heart Wood

gallery121artists.com

11.5” x 7.5” (unframed) watercolour $200.00

I work primarily in watercolours. I find my subject matter in nature and in particular my garden. I love colour but texture and line are also strong components of any piece I create. I consider my work to be impressionistic in style, as I am more concerned with the impact than the details. I find my work has become more abstract in the past year as it gives me more opportunity to express my emotions and inner life. However, the work still contains representational elements that I hope engage the viewer.

Dona Knudsen - Stone Walls... Amherst Island

gallery121artists.com

11.5” x 7.5” (unframed) watercolour $200.00

I work primarily in watercolours. I find my subject matter in nature and in particular my garden. I love colour but texture and line are also strong components of any piece I create. I consider my work to be impressionistic in style, as I am more concerned with the impact than the details. I find my work has become more abstract in the past year as it gives me more opportunity to express my emotions and inner life. However, the work still contains representational elements that I hope engage the viewer.

Elizabeth Coxwell Eby - Stirling's Sentinel

30” x 24” mixed media  $700.00

My subjects are most often impressionistic or abstract. I love working with mixed media and collage and unusual tools and materials. Faces and places can emerge as if appearing in a dream.

Squeegees, pot scrapers, sticks, kitchen gadgets and brayers allow a painting to begin with an uncontrived looseness. Then I can work freely with what happens on the canvas or board. 

Elizabeth Coxwell Eby - Her Postscript

24” x 18” mixed media $400.00

My subjects are most often impressionistic or abstract. I love working with mixed media and collage and unusual tools and materials. Faces and places can emerge as if appearing in a dream.

Squeegees, pot scrapers, sticks, kitchen gadgets and brayers allow a painting to begin with an uncontrived looseness. Then I can work freely with what happens on the canvas or board. 

Kathy Keenan - Daughter and her Dog
watercolour
Caitlyn Mary – Aurora

etsy.com/ca/shop/caitlynmaryart

24” x 18” oil on canvas $575.00

I work in many mediums and focus on the subjects of abstract florals and ballerinas. For this particular juried show, I am submitting two ballerina portrait oil paintings. I grew up as a dancer myself, and have always loved photographing, painting and working with other dancers.

Recently I had decided to create an entire oil painting collection of ballerinas inspired by my own photography, making for completely authentic and original work. Both of my paintings represent the theme “Faces and Places”, as they are portrait paintings of local ballerinas photographed here in Belleville, Ontario.

Caitlyn Mary – Violet

etsy.com/ca/shop/caitlynmaryart

24” x 18” oil on canvas NFS

I work in many mediums and focus on the subjects of abstract florals and ballerinas. For this particular juried show, I am submitting two ballerina portrait oil paintings. I grew up as a dancer myself, and have always loved photographing, painting and working with other dancers.

Recently I had decided to create an entire oil painting collection of ballerinas inspired by my own photography, making for completely authentic and original work. Both of my paintings represent the theme “Faces and Places”, as they are portrait paintings of local ballerinas photographed here in Belleville, Ontario.

Catherine Joyce - Ghost Face, Bay of Quinte

14” x 28” acrylic pour on canvas $150.00

There is a magical visual beauty in the motion of colour. Paint has a mind of its own. Artists experience this frustrating fact about the medium all too often. Sometimes it's hard to blend; sometimes it decides to dry into a different colour. It's a sneaky element of the artistic process. I specialize in a technique called acrylic pour; my artwork is all about the unpredictable path my paints take. I think it is fun and a different way of engaging with paint and art. Artists never know what's going to come out of the process because there is always an element of surprise in how the paint, medium and canvas will react together.

The idea is to think outside the box and come up with new or inventive ways to manipulate the acrylic paint on the canvas. Some techniques include tilting the canvas in multiple directions, spinning the canvas or pulling chains through the poured paint. I use tools such as palette knives to swipe over the paint, creating dynamic shapes and unusual new colours.

It is an adventure, an exploration of colour and texture. The expectations of creating a perfectly specific work are gone. Each acrylic pour is truly one of a kind.

Catherine Joyce - Invisible Faces, Tyendinaga Caverns

14” x 28” acrylic pour on canvas $150.00

There is a magical visual beauty in the motion of colour. Paint has a mind of its own. Artists experience this frustrating fact about the medium all too often. Sometimes it's hard to blend; sometimes it decides to dry into a different colour. It's a sneaky element of the artistic process. I specialize in a technique called acrylic pour; my artwork is all about the unpredictable path my paints take. I think it is fun and a different way of engaging with paint and art. Artists never know what's going to come out of the process because there is always an element of surprise in how the paint, medium and canvas will react together.

The idea is to think outside the box and come up with new or inventive ways to manipulate the acrylic paint on the canvas. Some techniques include tilting the canvas in multiple directions, spinning the canvas or pulling chains through the poured paint. I use tools such as palette knives to swipe over the paint, creating dynamic shapes and unusual new colours.

It is an adventure, an exploration of colour and texture. The expectations of creating a perfectly specific work are gone. Each acrylic pour is truly one of a kind.

Julie Withrow - Rocks

12” x 8” (18 x 14 framed) oil stick on paper $350.00

I like to explore landscape painting from various levels of distance. Some paintings are of how this particular bit of the environment fits in with other bits, other paintings focus right into the distinctive nature of this or that bit of the world. In a way it’s a handling of nature as a kind of portrait.  It’s never particularly picturesque. I’m not interested in portraying a romantic view. I’m interested in exploring a bit of the natural world as it is at that precise time and place. My paintings explore a bit of the personality of the world.

Julie Withrow - Autumn River

8.5" x 12" (16 x 20 framed) oil stick on paper $350.00

I like to explore landscape painting from various levels of distance. Some paintings are of how this particular bit of the environment fits in with other bits, other paintings focus right into the distinctive nature of this or that bit of the world. In a way it’s a handling of nature as a kind of portrait.  It’s never particularly picturesque. I’m not interested in portraying a romantic view. I’m interested in exploring a bit of the natural world as it is at that precise time and place. My paintings explore a bit of the personality of the world.

Lola Reid Allin - Cloud Atlas 1 (Columbia)

lola-photography.com

13” x 19” photograph $195.00

A photograph can change our perception of other people in other countries and can change our idea about the larger world, a world that we may never be able to personally visit or experience.

My images introduce foreign cultures and exotic locations to our North American culture by relating the unknown - and therefore potentially frightening - realities of foreign cultures to the known and familiar in our own culture.

Although external realities differ, the internal realities between cultures are identical. All sentient beings, humans and animals, wish for happiness, health, safety and shelter, for ourselves, and for our children.

Lola Reid Allin - Ghost Ranch with dead tree (New Mexico)

lola-photography.com

13” x 19” photograph $195.00

A photograph can change our perception of other people in other countries and can change our idea about the larger world, a world that we may never be able to personally visit or experience.

My images introduce foreign cultures and exotic locations to our North American culture by relating the unknown - and therefore potentially frightening - realities of foreign cultures to the known and familiar in our own culture.

Although external realities differ, the internal realities between cultures are identical. All sentient beings, humans and animals, wish for happiness, health, safety and shelter, for ourselves, and for our children.

Marta Mouka - Narrow Passage

martamouka.com

21” x 17”(framed) needle felted silk, dyed, hand and machine embroidery $550.00

This work is part of a series called Mountain Range, which contemplates aspects of isolated mountains washed by the rugged ocean, with unique habitats living on the top. 

The collage was needle-felted into its final form and detailed with fused silk. The fabric was dyed with natural dyes and contact-printed with leaves, stems, flowers, and roots.

Marta Mouka - Ophelia

martamouka.com

27” x 21“(framed) needle felted silk, hand and machine embroidery $550.00

This fibre collage features Ophelia, a character in William Shakespeare's drama Hamlet. She ends up in a state of madness that ultimately leads to her drowning. Her face floating in the river, gently brushed by water plants, is the theme of this textile work.

The collage was needle-felted into its final form and detailed with hand-stitching and fused silk. The fabric was dyed with natural dyes and contact-printed with leaves, stems, flowers, and roots.

Alex Jack - Open Water, Late March

16” x 13” oil on board $750.00

These paintings, one done on location (Frontenac), the other in the studio (from on-location studies in north-east Ontario), could be from almost anywhere in the Canadian Shield, but are from very specific places where I have worked a lot over the years.

Alex Jack - Shoreline and Overcast, Spring

22” x 18” oil on board $950.00

These paintings, one done on location (Frontenac), the other in the studio (from on-location studies in north-east Ontario), could be from almost anywhere in the Canadian Shield, but are from very specific places where I have worked a lot over the years.

Candice Woodard - Wilbur's Sheep

8" x 10" pastel NFS

Candice Woodard is a pastel artist who finds inspiration in the quiet countryside.

Nature provides endless possibilities of textures and colours.

Candice strives to capture the beauty of these light-filled landscapes in a painterly style.

Wilbur Miller, who is in this image, is a lifetime resident of Prince Edward County.

Candice Woodard - Summer Friends

10" x 8" pastel NFS

Candice Woodard is a pastel artist who finds inspiration in the quiet countryside.

Nature provides endless possibilities of textures and colours.

Candice strives to capture the beauty of these light-filled landscapes in a painterly style.

This image is from a watering hole on Old Milford Road in Prince Edward County.

Fern Colson - Gentleman Farmer at Auction

28” x 20” chalk pastel NFS

This portrait was done after photographing this gentleman at a Picton auction.  His toothless smile captured my attention but then when I asked if I could photograph him, he smiled with his lips together.  I was still motivated to do this portrait as I liked the suspenders and the comfortable way he was sitting at the picnic table....plus he had a gentle and kind face.

Fern Colson - Town Crier, Al

34” x 34” chalk pastel NFS

I met Al Kelleher many years ago at city hall as we had pre-arranged to meet on a day when he was in his full regalia. Al was a larger-than-life character and I knew I would enjoy trying to capture his charismatic spirit.  I took many pictures that day and liked so many that I used three poses instead of just one.  Al gave me his 'brooch" and asked if I could use it in the portrait of him, which I did.  This portrait was given to Al's wife, Shirley, when Al died and it now hangs on a wall in his son, Lyle's home.

Peter Bates - Codrington Spring

24” x 36” oil $400.00

Twenty years ago, I discovered my love of painting by redrawing a newspaper photograph. Starting with pastels, I have moved on and now work largely in oils, while still using pastels on occasion.

My love of colour and interest in mass and form has led me to work in a relaxed, expressionistic style.

 

Suzanne Hussey – Annie’s Cows

www.suzehusseyart.com

20” x 16” acrylic on canvas $800.00

Painting is a great passion of mine. My work reflects my deep love and respect for nature and explores the connection I feel with the natural world. I am inspired by the beauty and peace that surrounds me every day. In my paintings, I strive to capture the emotional effects that light and shadow play on the landscape. I am influenced by the Canadian modernist painters known for their strong and vibrant colours and rhythmic impressionistic technique. Their work challenges me to make my own work come alive with the movement of flowing lines, rhythm in perspective, and strong colours.

 

 

Suzanne Hussey - Little Engineers

www.suzehusseyart.com

8” x 10”  acrylic on wood  $400.00

Painting is a great passion of mine. My work reflects my deep love and respect for nature and explores the connection I feel with the natural world. I am inspired by the beauty and peace that surrounds me every day. In my paintings, I strive to capture the emotional effects that light and shadow play on the landscape. I am influenced by the Canadian modernist painters known for their strong and vibrant colours and rhythmic impressionistic technique. Their work challenges me to make my own work come alive with the movement of flowing lines, rhythm in perspective, and strong colours.

Karole Marois - Interconnected

www.karolem.com

11” x14” acrylic on wood $350.00

My current work explores our human-nature relationship and focuses on our physical, emotional and spiritual connection with water. In this time of self isolation and physical distancing, I feel that our connection to nature is ever more meaningful.

Water is a recurrent theme in my paintings. A few years ago, I decided to permanently move my home and studio to the shore of Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County. Observing the Great Lake everyday has increased my awareness of the issue of climate change and the importance of protecting the health of our waters.

Karole Marois - Blue Mind

www.karolem.com

11” x14” acrylic on wood $350.00

My current work explores our human-nature relationship and focuses on our physical, emotional and spiritual connection with water. In this time of self isolation and physical distancing, I feel that our connection to nature is ever more meaningful.

Water is a recurrent theme in my paintings. A few years ago, I decided to permanently move my home and studio to the shore of Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County. Observing the Great Lake everyday has increased my awareness of the issue of climate change and the importance of protecting the health of our waters.

Ron Plaizier - A Walk on the Beach

www.ronplaizier.com

10” x 20”  acrylic on canvas  $595.00

Mother Nature has certainly been one of the beneficiaries of Covid 19. With less air and noise pollution nature is enjoying a brief but much deserved renaissance. It is my hope that my work captures the faces of nature and the places we hope to visit once again with a renewed sense of appreciation when we emerge from our isolation.

Ron Plaizier - Morning Blue

www.ronplaizier.com

20” x 16”  acrylic on canvas  $1,190.00

Mother Nature has certainly been one of the beneficiaries of Covid 19. With less air and noise pollution nature is enjoying a brief but much deserved renaissance. It is my hope that my work captures the faces of nature and the places we hope to visit once again with a renewed sense of appreciation when we emerge from our isolation.

 

Chris Finkle - Sports Golfer

20” x 16” oil on canvas NFS

This image is a depiction of a Canadian golfer by the name of Cory Connors.

Chris Finkle - Upper Canada

18" x 24" oil on canvas $295.00

This piece is a reflection scene at Upper Canada Village.

 

Marianne Crozier - Algonquin Park

12" x 24" oil NFS

I am a retired nurse enjoying the creative side in me that I feel has always been there.
My camera is always with me capturing portraits of children in our family.
The shapes and colours in trees and rocks are especially intriguing to me.

Marianne Crozier - Forillon Park, Gaspe

24" x 12" acrylic NFS

I am a retired nurse enjoying the creative side in me that I feel has always been there.
My camera is always with me capturing portraits of children in our family.
The shapes and colours in trees and rocks are especially intriguing to me.

Bill Bickle – Mama Grizzly

billbickle.com

16” x 32” photograph on canvas $349.00

I was in the GBR (Great Bear Rainforest) with my friend Tom and his magnificent boat. This very large female Grizzly bear was known to me, from several years ago in the same area. I met up with her and her three cubs, resting on this very small island in the Khutze Inlet. I was in a zodiac boat and we were drifting with the tide when we came upon this family of Grizzlies. I spent about 1 hr. with them until the tide covered their island and then they wandered back into the forest.

A few years later in similar area I met up with her again. She again had three cubs with. She was a very gentle and large mother. The cubs would play together and return to mom, and swim around her as she fished the river for returning salmon. This image has her in deep water, with small spruce needles caught on her face. The eyes are gentle and showing great intelligence. One of my favorite bears!

Joan Levy Earle - The Me I Used To Be

joanlevyearle.com

20” x 24” oil $950.00

Artist and author, Joan Levy Earle likens her artistic approach to that of Emily Carr, choosing to reflect a spirituality into her tree-filled landscapes.  Joan says: "A search for the spiritual connection - a desire to touch the soul of the observer with colour thrust upon the canvas, even at times in abandonment, allows me to be attentive to the direction of my heart."

 

Joan Levy Earle - Spirit of Agawa Canyon

joanlevyearle.com

24” x 30” oil on canvas (framed) $850.00

Artist and author, Joan Levy Earle likens her artistic approach to that of Emily Carr, choosing to reflect a spirituality into her tree-filled landscapes.  Joan says: "A search for the spiritual connection - a desire to touch the soul of the observer with colour thrust upon the canvas, even at times in abandonment, allows me to be attentive to the direction of my heart."

 

Sandy Randle - Yoho

www.500px.com/sandra-lee-randle

16” x 20” Photography $300.00

I am...

Sustained by the land

Humbled by the mountains

In awe of mother nature...her force and her beauty

Swept away by the oceans

Lost in the Heavens

Rejuvenated by the sun ...connected to the earth.

My photography is an emotional outlet for me; one that is constantly evolving as I discover who I am and how I fit into the universe. I feel connected to my surroundings when photographing landscapes and waterscapes, barns and farms, lighthouses, and other buildings and structures that are past their prime, as well as nature and wildlife.

The images I am submitting are of places that made me feel completely connected to the universe and reminded me that I am only a small part of it. I was both humbled by and grateful for the experience.

Sandy Randle - Humbled

www.500px.com/sandra-lee-randle

18” x 36” photograph, framed, $360.00

I am...

Sustained by the land

Humbled by the mountains

In awe of mother nature...her force and her beauty

Swept away by the oceans

Lost in the Heavens

Rejuvenated by the sun ...connected to the earth.

My photography is an emotional outlet for me; one that is constantly evolving as I discover who I am and how I fit into the universe. I feel connected to my surroundings when photographing landscapes and waterscapes, barns and farms, lighthouses, and other buildings and structures that are past their prime, as well as nature and wildlife.

The images I am submitting are of places that made me feel completely connected to the universe and reminded me that I am only a small part of it. I was both humbled by and grateful for the experience.

Janet Phillips - My Place

artbyjannette.com

20” x 16” watercolour $435.00

This is one of my favorite places, from my memories. On occasion places in our lives become dear to us.

A walk through the woods, a glance at the trees, the sound of birds and a breath of fresh air. My Backwoods is that place for me.

Janet Phillips - The Northern Cardinal

artbyjannette.com

12” x 16” watercolour on 100% cotton canvas NFS

These birds are very striking not only with the colours that they bear, but also with their masked faces. They take me back to my childhood, of masked bandits and super heroes.

Sam Sakr - Gothum

samsakrstudio.blogspot.com

27” x 21“ mixed media $1200.00

Sam creates art as an emotional expression weaving memories and fantasies.  His art is a personal narrative that reflects a shared human experience.

Sam Sakr - Memories of Egypt

samsakrstudio.blogspot.com

37” x 23” mixed media $850

Sam creates art as an emotional expression weaving memories and fantasies.  His art is a personal narrative that reflects a shared human experience.

Sarah Winn -Touchdown

Instagram: @likemypaintings

31.5” x 23.5” acrylic on gallery canvas $350.00

In this unparalleled time of isolation and social distancing it is important to remind of simple things like travelling to visit family and friends and activities like fishing.

Art helps to bridge the gap between familiar faces, places and our new reality.

Sarah Winn - Gone Fishing

Instagram: @likemypaintings

31.5” x 23.5” acrylic on gallery canvas $350.00

In this unparalleled time of isolation and social distancing it is important to remind of simple things like travelling to visit family and friends and activities like fishing.

Art helps to bridge the gap between familiar faces, places and our new reality.

Renee Hiltz - Window View

Instagram: @renehiltzart

 20” x 20” mixed media $375.00

It is the surprises that emerge from the canvas that fill me with joy as unexpected images suddenly appear and colours, shapes and shadows make themselves known. In response to the infinite possibilities the painting process reveals, renewed creative impulses continue to be a source of amazement. They are in fact, fodder for ongoing painting discoveries and future painting adventures.

Renee Hiltz - Together Apart

Instagram: @renehiltzart

32” x 24” mixed media $800.00

It is the surprises that emerge from the canvas that fill me with joy as unexpected images suddenly appear and colours, shapes and shadows make themselves known. In response to the infinite possibilities the painting process reveals, renewed creative impulses continue to be a source of amazement. They are in fact, fodder for ongoing painting discoveries and future painting adventures.

Nadine Goulet - Memories of Cairo Bazaar

30” x 24” acrylic $450.00

For me, painting is an emotional response to one’s life experiences.  When I create, I am responding to something that has moved me to express my feelings with paint. I use texture, colour, and composition to express this and the finished piece is often a surprise.

When a viewer looks at my work, I want them to have an instant unexpected response to it, positive or otherwise.  I hope there is always a question or two to be asked.

Pushing paint around on a large canvas searching for the next abstract, gives me the most satisfaction and joy.

Nadine Goulet - I'll be seeing you

30” x 24” mixed media $450.00

For me, painting is an emotional response to one’s life experiences.  When I create, I am responding to something that has moved me to express my feelings with paint. I use texture, colour, and composition to express this and the finished piece is often a surprise.

When a viewer looks at my work, I want them to have an instant unexpected response to it, positive or otherwise.  I hope there is always a question or two to be asked.

Pushing paint around on a large canvas searching for the next abstract, gives me the most satisfaction and joy.

Tammy Pilon - Visitor in My Backyard

20 x 16 acrylic $300.00

I have often heard that a cardinal represents a loved one who has past....

 As I sit enjoying the quiet calm of a cold morning, I look into the pines and there she is, sitting there astute and courageous. She is absolutely stunning with her brilliant colours and defined mask. I admire her beauty and I wonder, "who is this soul I am looking upon?" Then gracefully and abruptly she is gone.

It was then I decided to create my first painting, the “Visitor in My Backyard”.

Cathy McComiskey - Hoping to See

12” x 10” oil on canvas $400.00

“Hoping to See” is a portrait of an African lady.  It shows her face filled with hope, anticipating the promise of sight.  Blind at this point in her life, she is anticipating cataract surgery. Her face reveals much of the hardships she has endured until this moment as a poor African village woman, yet, despite these challenges, her softness and hope radiates through.

Cathy McComiskey - I Can See You

24” x 16” oil on canvas sold

 “I Can See You” is a partial face of the African elephant peeking out from behind the tiny branches.  This piece reminds me of children playfully enticing someone to “see” them as they engage in the game of “peek-a-boo”. The elephant here is teasing us to not see it hidden behind the branch of an acacia tree.

Peter Sheppard - Machu Pichu '73

18” x 24” acrylic on canvas (framed) $450.00

The work offered for “Faces and Places” comes from experiences from a year long trip by road to Central and South America in 1972/73. The work is depicts places visited and people seen.

Why painting? I enjoy the right brain activity of immersion in attempting to create from an idea or picture that will bring to the viewer what I saw, felt and enjoyed in the scene. My work is primarily realistic but I also experiment with less conventional projects as they strike me.

Peter Sheppard - Market Ladies, Guatemala

20” x 24” acrylic on canvas (framed) $650.00

The work offered for “Faces and Places” comes from experiences from a year long trip by road to Central and South America in 1972/73. The work is depicts places visited and people seen.

Why painting? I enjoy the right brain activity of immersion in attempting to create from an idea or picture that will bring to the viewer what I saw, felt and enjoyed in the scene. My work is primarily realistic but I also experiment with less conventional projects as they strike me.

Judith Torrell - Peace

24" x 24" acrylic $300.00

I paint in both watercolours and acrylics and my basic painting is realistic but I’m trying my hand at abstract.

This painting is of a stream in the woods – a place of serenity and peace.

Judith Torrell - Enjoying Ice Cream

10” x 10” acrylic $150.00

I paint in both watercolours and acrylics and my basic painting is realistic but I’m trying my hand at abstract.

My great granddaughter Jaden enjoying an ice cream cone was the inspiration for Enjoying Ice Cream. This show Faces and Places was perfect for showing her beautiful face. I couldn't resist painting it.

Joyce Pond -Thomas with Cup

14” x 11-1/2” photograph NFS

A picture of our grandson Thomas. This picture was a lucky shot, I think, of Thomas when he must have been teething. He is holding an old enamel cup which tends to be cold at the best of times. 

Joyce Pond - Sadie and Findlay

11-1/2” x 14” photograph NFS

This is a picture of my grandson Findlay who is normally afraid of big dogs, but in this picture he seems to be talking to Sadie. 

Margaret Ruttan - Sorrow

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7” x 5” watercolour $75.00 (framed)

Both of my paintings were created as an expression of my feelings at the time.

This one called Sorrow, is my emotional response to the recent catastrophic events in Nova Scotia.

I chose to paint their faces, to express what words, at times, cannot.

Margaret Ruttan - Forgotten

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7” x 5” watercolour $75.00 (framed)

Both of my paintings were created as an expression of my feelings at the time.

This piece called Forgotten is a depiction of my feelings about some of the seniors in Long Term Care Facilities who lived and are still living in fear and loneliness during this challenging health crisis.

I chose to paint their faces, to express what words, at times, cannot.

Cynthia Solomon - Reverie

24” x 24” wooden substrate, acrylic $200.00

Art for me is a way to explore the world around me and to record my impressions on canvas (or other substrates). When I am viewing nature, people, textures and structures around me I am extracting more information when I am in an artistic period. I love to switch between areas of interest, sometimes painting people or animals, sometimes exploring abstract possibilities.

I love the interaction I experience when painting with groups of like-minded people and draw energy from and appreciation of them.

Cynthia Solomon - Balancing Act

18" x 24” acrylic $175.00

Art for me is a way to explore the world around me and to record my impressions on canvas (or other substrates). When I am viewing nature, people, textures and structures around me I am extracting more information when I am in an artistic period. I love to switch between areas of interest, sometimes painting people or animals, sometimes exploring abstract possibilities.

I love the interaction I experience when painting with groups of like-minded people and draw energy from and appreciation of them.

Elaine Taranu - The Visitor: AKA the Mother-in-law

28” x 20”  acrylic on gallery canvas  $400.00

This painting is the depiction of a mother-in-law arriving unexpectedly at the house of her son and daughter-in-law: head and chin up - entering in a whirlwind - and expecting some reverence, she is the proverbial mother-in-law.

Elaine Taranu - Adam and Eve: Adam Offering the Apple to Eve

40” x 30” oil on canvas $500.00

While the Bible and religious teachings depict Eve as being the evil temptress and Adam being a victim I am challenging this concept in this painting. It is actually Adam who is offering the Apple to Eve -which is probably much more realistic than the contrary. Of course the rest is history because the snake is surrounding these two!

Sandra Kidd - Frank's Cottage Graycliffe

18” x 20” acrylic $300.00

“Faces and Places” is a great theme for me as I enjoy painting both portraits and landscapes. I feel that the task is the same as far as observing the light and colour of either a person or a scene.

This landscape is of a Frank Lloyd Wright designed cottage near Buffalo which I visited and found inspiring. I titled it “Frank’s Cottage” Graycliffe.

Sandra Kidd – Merry Jane

19.5” x 19.5” oil NFS

“Faces and Places” is a great theme for me as I enjoy painting both portraits and landscapes. I feel that the task is the same as far as observing the light and colour of either a person or a scene.

 I have been able to get a likeness in the painting of my favourite cousin who is a joyous fun-loving soul and have titled it “Merry Jane” as her given name is Mary Jane.

 

Tina Osborne - And She Dreamt of Celestial Universes

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24" x 12" mixed media $300

I am a mixed media artist who enjoys playing with colours and shapes, mixing the real with the unreal, wondering.

I see the mind as a place that is an infinite universe of immense possibilities and unlimited probabilities much like universes, ever exploding and contracting, transversing and multi-dimensional, igniting future galaxies.

In my painting “She Dreamt” I link to that place of the infinite. It is risky and dangerous but….what if? The potential could be extraordinary, unbelievable!

Joanne Chalmers - Virtual Hug

Instagram: @joey_art2018

48” x 24” oil on gallery wrapped canvas $550.00

I wanted to make you smile. I wanted the subject to be someone highly relatable. He wasn't consciously chosen based on our current world crisis situation, however as the work was completed I stood back and realized that he was reaching out to fulfill my subconscious desire to hug my friends and family once more! My love for painting and the emotions it evokes stirs my soul. I hope this wraps you in a virtual warm embrace until we can all experience the real thing.

Joanne Chalmers - Melancholy

Instagram: @joey_art2018

36” x 12” ink and oil on gallery wrapped canvas $380.00

These days are highly wrought with stress and so many negative emotions. Some days it’s nice to remember something deep within your soul that made you smile, a thought, a memory, or a feeling. Take some time to stare off into that place. It is my hope that this beauty will help you to start that stirring.

Vadim Vaskovsky - Gorge

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30” x 20” oil on canvas (framed) $430.00

"Gorge" is based on the preliminary sketches on the spot and finished in the studio. The height of the mountains in the background is emphasized. A couple of fishermen (father and son) are added to welcome a viewer and balance the composition.

I spent innumerable hours outdoors practicing the impressionistic method, being inspired by the works of the Group of Seven. I climbed the mountains with my portable easel, canvases, paint box, and lunch box. There I would find a spot and start painting in absolute silence and primeval purity of nature.

Vadim Vaskovsky - Corner Brook Stream

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18” x 24” oil on canvas (framed) $430.00

I was living in Corner Brook for five unforgettable years. It is located on the West Coast of Newfoundland by the mouth of the Humber River known by the best Atlantic salmon fishing around. There I fell in love with Plein air, painting landscapes on the spot. “Corner Brook Stream" is an example of Plein air painting.

I spent innumerable hours outdoors practicing the impressionistic method, being inspired by the works of the Group of Seven. I climbed the mountains with my portable easel, canvases, paint box, and lunch box. There I would find a spot and start painting in absolute silence and primeval purity of nature. I still hear the sound of the stream when looking at the picture.

Kathryn MacDonald - Dignity

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20” x 24” photograph on canvas $375.00

There’s an intimacy between people and the places where we live.  As travellers, we get to glimpse other cultures and land/cityscapes, as we attempt to understand something of this world we share.

On a recent trip to San Miguel de Allende, MX, I spent time in the central part and surrounding area where street merchants hawked their offerings: hats and mats or chocolates.  As my photos show – always with dignity and openness. 

These photos have been cropped, but otherwise are true “street photographs”.

Kathryn MacDonald - Hat Seller

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20” x 24” photograph on canvas $375.00

There’s an intimacy between people and the places where we live.  As travellers, we get to glimpse other cultures and land/cityscapes, as we attempt to understand something of this world we share.

On a recent trip to San Miguel de Allende, MX, I spent time in the central part and surrounding area where street merchants hawked their offerings: hats and mats or chocolates.  As my photos show – always with dignity and openness. 

These photos have been cropped, but otherwise are true “street photographs”.

Sabrina Jovic - Ukranian Dancer

10” x 8” mixed media and acrylic on wood canvas $75.00

My Faces and Places works represent my Slavic cultural heritage.

Ukranian Dancer and Babushka are self portraits pertaining to my Ukrainian and Serbian ancestry.

Sabrina Jovic - Babushka

10” x 8” mixed media and acrylic on wood canvas $75.00

My Faces and Places works represent my Slavic cultural heritage.

Ukranian Dancer and Babushka are self portraits pertaining to my Ukrainian and Serbian ancestry.

Gary Barnett - Sunrise

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36” x 12” mixed media $395.00

My goal is to create art the way nature does. This technique is inspired by the way that nature uses energy and chemistry to create natural beauty, such as frost on a window, rock formations or under water life forms. I treat the paint as a living organism and like all forms of life it needs to be nurtured as it evolves, grows and changes into its own form. In essence, my goal is to create a natural event on the canvas, in a completely organic way, much the same way that nature creates.

Gary Barnett - Silver Moon

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30” x 24” mixed media $650.00

My goal is to create art the way nature does. This technique is inspired by the way that nature uses energy and chemistry to create natural beauty, such as frost on a window, rock formations or under water life forms. I treat the paint as a living organism and like all forms of life it needs to be nurtured as it evolves, grows and changes into its own form. In essence, my goal is to create a natural event on the canvas, in a completely organic way, much the same way that nature creates.

Janet Beare - In A Japanese Garden

22” x 15” acrylic on watercolour paper (unframed) $150.00

I believe that colour uplifts the spirit and simplicity of images calms the soul.  Inspired by works of Georgia O’Keeffe, Wolf Kahn, and the new Generation of Bay Area Figure Painters, I am working on creating abstracted figure shapes incorporating thoughtful use of colour in my figurative work.  The abstraction part is a work in progress.

I would like my art to share my enjoyment of colour and contrasts with the viewer.

Julie Eckert - All by Myself

10” x 14" mixed media $220.00

Julie Eckert - Crazy Beach

10” x 14” mixed media $220.00

Blas Villagomez - Approaching the Light

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18” x 36” procreate on iPad $350.00

Considering art reflects the times we live in, for sure this challenges the artists to understand reality and fantasy and the possibility to express these to our neighbours successfully, applying to the variety of medias. If God allows, there will be the greatest meeting, between: Faces and Places.

Blas Villagomez - Pura Vida

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36” x 18” procreate on iPad $350.00

Considering art reflects the times we live in, for sure this challenges the artists to understand reality and fantasy and the possibility to express these to our neighbours successfully, applying to the variety of medias. If God allows, there will be the greatest meeting, between: Faces and Places.

Stewart Hood - Zwick's Park Sunset

24” x 30” acrylic on canvas $1800.00

Even though I live in Trenton, as a Bay of Quinte resident I am fully aware of Zwick’s Park in Belleville. The park is a beautiful and important feature of the area attracting thousands of families and individuals every year to a long list of special events and recreational opportunities. Being on the Bay of Quinte, the park is surrounded by natural beauty and views inspiring artists. I stumbled on this image one day while visiting the Trenton studio of photographer Mike Gaudaur. He had been asked to make a print of an image of Zwick’s Park photographed by Rodney Harrison a noted Belleville photographer. I noticed the print parked on the studio’s sofa and Mike said the print had a mark on it and he was re-doing it. So impressed by the shot I asked Mike to ask Rodney if I could use it as reference for a painting and Mike got back to me to say Rodney was delighted that I was painting from one of his photos. Trying to capture the impact of this image on canvas was one of the most difficult paintings I have ever attempted and I only hope I have done God’s work justice.

 

Stewart Hood - Portrait of Kait

14” x 12.5” watercolour on arches NFS

This portrait is of Kait Shannon, Jeanette Arsenault’s daughter who sadly died from cancer in 2018 at only 23 years of age. Jeanette is a local singer, dear friend and musical soulmate.

Last year I decided that I wanted to paint Kait’s portrait as a gift and honour Kait’s life. Jeanette was so very appreciative and gave me photo reference to work from. I substituted an ethereal background of 
the sky and gulls over Lake Ontario as she grew up in Cressy, Prince Edward County. I also added Kait’s favourite flower, a Gerbera, to add a personal and soft youthful element to her flowing hair and beautiful features.

A challenging painting but so rewarding when I gave it to Jeanette and she was so impressed by the likeness and how I had captured Kait’s ‘look’, but more importantly for me was Jeanette’s show of
emotion and deepest heartfelt thanks.

Chris Alexander - Sunset Table

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18” x 36” photograph printed on aluminum panel (borderless) $525.00

Chris Alexander - High Water Damage

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20” x 30” photograph printed on aluminum panel (borderless) $450.00

Dawn Morin - Storm is Passing Over

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24” x 18” acrylic $250.00

The cold rain slashes down the window panes blurring the sodden winter landscape. For long months of isolation, the road to friends and family has been closed. Shadows of their faces catch in the branches of the scarred oak guarding the driveway.

Dawn Morin - Into the Light

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24” x 18” acrylic $250.00

The main streets of small-town Ontario are lined with old buildings from the turn of the last century. Then, gas lights lit the store fronts of butchers haberdasheries, and tobacconists. Now, our people are drawn like moths to the seductive establishments of gambling, pot shops, booze and too much to eat.