My art career as such really began in 1992 when Jennifer
Hinrichs and I had our very first show in her house on
Governors Road. Before that I sold work, but
I produced drawings with pen and pencil crayon,
not paintings. Our first show of watercolours changed my
direction forever. We hadn't exhibited before, and
her house was the ideal space -- pretty, fairly
central with lots of white wall space. That
opening was great -- champagne flowed, lots of
people came, and we sold some work.
Plus it was an eye opener. We found out that
the most active interest in any show happens at
the opening -- which years later, we now know makes
every type of work from magazine illustration, to
watercolour, acrylic and oil, from landscape to the
figure. Her work is entirely original, entirely hers,
rich, glorious with a mysterious emotional depth.
After that initial exposure our careers as artists
took off. We've had many shows together and
with other artists since then. Jennifer opened
her own gallery at the Distillery with her husband
Michael and other artists.
One thing has remained constant -- my admiration
for everything she creates. She deserves to be
recognized as one of Canada's top artists.
Have a celebrate-your-friends'-talents 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: email@example.com
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!