Monday, June 11, 2012

Super Sally and The Gallery at the Porch Door

Some of my paintings displayed
In the white frames from top to
bottom: Full Tank,
Full Serve and Self Serve
--all are watercolour on watercolour
paper -- Barbara Muir © 2011
Photo by: Sally Chupick

If you're ever driving through Kingston, Ontario
Canada on the 401 you're going to want to make a tiny
detour and give yourself a treat.  Head for The Gallery
at the Porch Door, and meet the owner/curator Sally Chupick.
She is without a doubt one of the sunniest people
I've ever met, and the gallery, in the lovely porch of
her century old stone farmhouse is an absolute
delight.  Sally has wonderful taste and displays the
art and many smaller and perfect gift items with a
designer's eye.
Sally Chupick and me in my kitchen last November.
Have lunch in one of the super restaurants in Kingston,
then head west again, and turn up exit 613 to
Elginburg. At the light in Elginburg turn left
and a short ways down the highway you'll see Sally's
beautiful home on your left.  A warmer reception
would be hard to imagine, and you will quickly
realize that you've come upon a find that you'll
want to revisit again and again.
The Gallery at the Porch Door is the star on the Map
Map courtesy the Gallery.
Oh and incidentally as you can see above I have
several paintings in that gallery expertly displayed
by my good friend,  a superb artist herself, Sally Chupick.

10 comments:

Melinda said...

How exciting!

Congratulations, Barbara!

This looks so wonderful and your paintings do look fabulous there.

How I wish I could write that I will be driving there...!!

And, oh, how I love your watercolours!

Wishing you every success!

painterchum said...

Thank you Barbara for the glowing review! Your work is beautiful.

Kim Rempel said...

The picture looks great! I'll tuck that info away... : )

Belinda Del Pesco said...

Wow, they look wonderful in the gallery, and I love the white frames and the float-mount! Bravo to you, my friend! Beautiful art in a lovely setting of small gems. Congrats!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

Thank you so much. I wish you were driving there too -- but you're going in the opposite direction I'm afraid.

One day we'll have to fly you up here, and show you around.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much. I love your gallery and your work. You deserve all praise.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks so much. It is a lovely spot to visit, if you're heading up the big highway to Ottawa or Montreal and need a treat on the trip.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Belinda,

Thanks so much. I love the frames too. Sally has a wonderful touch with designing the display. I love what she's done with my work.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Nicki said...

What a delightful description you have given of this little gallery Barbara! I'd love to visit it one day. And your paintings look so fresh and bright in those gorgeous white frames. Lovely! Thank you for sharing this with us!

XO Nicki

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Thanks so much. You would love the gallery, and Sally, and I'm sure she'd love you too. You are both positive and great artists.

XO Barbara

Portrait Artist

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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: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
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!