“One is never tired of painting because you have to set down not what you knew already, but what you have just discovered. There is a continual creation out of nothing going on.” – William Hazlitt
From the National Gallery of Canada’s awesome Virtual NGC site, a short video about Tom Thomson’s famous work, ‘The Jack Pine’:
“I believe that true identity is found in creative activity springing from within. It is found when one loses oneself.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
If you think you hear music when you look at the beautiful work of Ottawa’s Marianne H Neilsen, you aren’t alone.
Music is a significant source of inspiration to Marianne, who explains that as she paints, “I feel as though I’m dancing amongst the stars.”
Like dancing, painting is a physical process for Marianne. She pushes and pulls and scrapes and layers and works the canvas, using vibrant, juicy colours to express a wealth of emotions.
We are big fans of Marianne’s work and are delighted to welcome her to the Herringbone family!
“Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.” – John Cleese
Keep your tidy gardens and gently rolling fields – mixed media artist JudyBlue Anderson likes her landscapes rugged. Challenging. Off the beaten track. Think rocky shorelines and eroding cliffs and waterlogged swamps.
Armed with sketches produced en plein air, JudyBlue heads back to her studio in Hamilton and, using acrylic paint, ink and scraps of paper, channels her observations into vibrant, energetic pieces that immerse the viewer into the wildness of the scene. Bug spray not required.
JudyBlue has exhibited in countless solo and group shows and her work can be found in many private and corporate collections. We are delighted to welcome JudyBlue to the Herringbone family!
“Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.” – Gloria Steinem
Barbara Chapman may now be surrounded by the bright lights and big cities of southern Ontario, but her artistic heart remains on the east coast of Canada where she was born.
Barbara uses a soft, natural palette and sensitive brushwork to render the kinds of expansive views that speak to us all, regardless of our address.
Having studied art and art history at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto, Barbara now teaches painting to others as her “ongoing journey” in art continues. Barbara’s award-winning work features in many private and corporate collections and we are delighted to welcome her to the Herringbone family!
“There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.” – GK Chesterton
Considering the sheer exuberance of Julea Boswell’s paintings, it’s no surprise to discover she started her creative career as a professional dancer.
With a goal of making “joy-filled art,” Julea plays with colour and movement and energy to create works that are a like a blast of fresh air in a stuffy room.
Julea has participated in many juried group and solo shows and her work features in many private collections all over the world. We are delighted to welcome Julea Boswell to the Herringbone family!