From the AGO: “Behind the Portrait and Shawl”

Interested in the connections between art, history and fashion? Check out “Behind the Portrait and Shawl” at the Art Gallery of Ontario‘s website for a fascinating piece about ‘Portrait of Anna Maria Walton Beck Boulton’ by George Theodore Berthon. Isn’t art history the best?

“Portrait of Anna Maria Walton Beck Boulton’ by George Theodore Berthon

today’s thought

“If you let yourself be absorbed completely, if you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly in those moments.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Herringbone welcomes Nova Scotia’s Connie Publicover

It’s a given that artists pay attention to the little details so many of us miss, but then there are the artists – like Connie Publicover – who pay attention to the little details even most other artists miss. When, for example, is the last time you really paid attention to a drop of water?

‘Northern Lights’ by Connie Publicover

From her home beside the Atlantic Ocean, Connie turns her focus on individual drops and the reflections and refractions she can create within them. The shapes and colours she captures are fascinating.

‘Eagle Nest’ by Connie Publicover

We are delighted to welcome Connie to the Herringbone family!

‘Canadian Footprint’ by Connie Publicover

today’s thought

“I believe that the highest quality of life is full of art and creative expression and that all people deserve it.” – Frank X Walker

Herringbone welcomes Ontario’s Danielle Beaulieu

While some artists are drawn to big, dramatic scenes — sweeping vistas and moody skies and crashing waves — others, like Ottawa’s Danielle Beaulieu, seem to relish the tiny, often overlooked glimpses of beauty around us every day.

‘Chains’ by Danielle Beaulieu

Painstakingly worked in thin washes of watercolour paint, Danielle’s series of paintings of antiques gives the viewer the opportunity to slow down and really observe the shapes and colours and patterns in ordinary objects like teacups and bottles and quilts.

‘Stack of Quilts’ by Danielle Beaulieu

Danielle is a popular painting teacher and workshop leader and we couldn’t be happier to include her in the Herringbone family!

‘Chandelier’ by Danielle Beaulieu

Herringbone welcomes British Columbia’s Perry Haddock

Vibrant. Luscious. Exuberant. Describing the work of Vancouver-area painter (and retired fine arts teacher) Perry Haddock makes me sound like a thesaurus. I mean, look at this:

‘Heavenly Bamboo 3’ by Perry Haddock

Bold. Brilliant. Vivid. I could do this all day.

‘Up the Sound 3’ by Perry Haddock

Inspired by the natural beauty of his west coast surroundings, Perry approaches painting with an impressionist’s eye, seeking to capture a fleeting moment or mood. He does it gorgeously. Colourfully. Fearlessly. Okay, I’ll stop now.

‘Moraine Majesty’ by Perry Haddock

We couldn’t be happier to welcome Perry Haddock to the Herringbone family!

Herringbone welcomes Ontario’s Krystle Moore

In a quiet town just outside the wild bustle that is southern Ontario, painter Krystle Moore has her eyes on the skies.

‘Big Sky/Going Home’ by Krystle Moore

Dark and foreboding or pretty and cheerful, Krystle’s landscapes are a treat for anyone who needs a quick hit of uncluttered countryside.

‘Grateful’ by Krystle Moore

Like a true cloud aficionado, sometimes she even does away with the land completely. Dreamy, isn’t it?

‘Night and Day’ by Krystle Moore

We love Krystle’s light hand and beautiful palette and are delighted to welcome her to the Herringbone family!

today’s thought

“For goodness sake, don’t let temporary depression, isolation, or any other feeling interfere with your work…Remember, when discouraged, that there is a rhythm of elation and dejection; and that we stimulate it by creative endeavour.” – Lawren Harris, from Growing Pains: The Autobiography of Emily Carr

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