Nicki Ault took this shot of me with
my paintings Water Image #2 (left)
and Water Image #1, which I brought to Ayr to
show her because she'd wanted to come to
my studio, but didn't have enough time.
A week ago I was a guest of Joyce Fournier, Studio Vogue
Gallery's Director at the The Artist Project Opening night
party and saw 200 artists in their booths displaying a fantastic
variety of art. Joyce is predominantly known as a figurative artist.
She featured both superb portraits and exuberant floral still life
work in her booth. Then the next day we drove to Ayr for the
International Women Celebrate show to meet the wonderful
women in the show. I felt such a connection with the other artists
and was thrilled to meet them. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet more
of the 107 people in the show, but I did meet and enjoyed talking
to quite a few.
The blogger friends meet one another in Ayr -- so much fun.
One of the bloggers who I have become friends with over more
than a year of commenting on one another's blogs, is Nicki
Ault from Saskatoon. Nicki got a lot of well deserved media
attention for her beautiful piece in the show, and was on TV,
in the paper, and featured in another online International Show.
Nicki Ault, with her self-portrait called
In My Aura Ayrspace, in Ayr Ontario
Acrylic and oil and collage on board
24 x 24 inches
Nicki Ault © 2011
Nicki sent me these photos of the event taken from her camera
(I'm sorry I don't know who took the shots), and said I could
share them with you.
Nicki took this shot of my painting
Ready for Joy as it was
displayed at Ayrspace with my fellow artists
So all in all it was a major art weekend, as I saw the work of
more than 300 artists. A big shout out to the women
who took part in the International Women Celebrate
show, and to Nicki Ault for sharing these wonderful
photos with me, and now with you.
Have a loving-your-friends-and-being-glad-you-do day.