Thursday, April 10, 2008
Inspiration is everywhere
A former colleague of mine at Lever Ponds,Lorraine Roussel, took private art lessons from me a few years
ago. She had been very sick, and painting lifted her spirits. We had a great time as she took my Introduction to Acrylics, and then The Advanced Acrylics course.
She has since been going to a small arts atelier school
that's part of Centennial College. My friend Suzanne and
I went to an opening for the school at the Hang Man
Gallery tonight -- I would absolutely
love to teach art at this school. And Lorraine? Her
work is stunning -- rich, mature, intelligent, masterful,
filled with meaning and insight, and just wonderful.
I was completely blown away. If you're in the area
while the show is on, check it out.
I am going to be at Seneca all day tomorrow
conducting interviews, so these are my thoughts
on art for the day.
Crocuses are poking up in gardens all over my
area. Spring seems to be on the gallop, though
there is still snow on the crests of some hills, and
tangled in pockets in the wood. But in Toronto
spring will transform into summer -- hot and
heavy before we know it.
Have an expectant day
- Barbara Muir
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!