Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dinner with the artists

The Last Stand
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
From the Back to the Land exhibition in
Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, in July
Norene Smiley © 2019

We were so delighted to have dinner tonight at
Norene and Greg Smiley's house.  The artist
Louise Cloutier, and poet Richard Dittami came
for dinner too, and we had great conversations
over a delicious meal.

Norene's work has inspired me since I first saw it
at the Chatterbox Café in Pugwash, Nova Scotia.
I first saw Louise's work last year in a show in Oxford,
Nova Scotia that combined her work with poetry
by Richard.  It was a wonderful exhibition and
collaborative venture.

Riders on the storm
 Acrylic on Canvas
Louise Cloutier © 2019
Louise has added a huge spark of life to the arts
community in Pugwash with her ArtQuarters
Pugwash art school.  And Norene will be teaching
a watercolour workshop there tomorrow.

Have a talking to the artists you love day.


laura said...

There is nothing like spending time with painters! Wish I could be there for the workshop!

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks Laura,

True these are two wonderful women and wonderful artists. And you are an amazing artist.


Anonymous said...

What a treat to have had two visits with you and your husband on this short trip of yours to Nova Scotia. Such a bonus to see that you are sharing Norene and my image on your blog. You are a true champion for artists and art enthusiasts.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Louise,

It was so good to see you again tonight at the dinner at the Lobster factory. The memory
of that delicious meal with wonderful company will last in my mind and heart as one of
the most fantastic times of this amazing year!


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