Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Open House, Art Sale November 12 - 13

It was a great experience preparing for this Open House. It took several days to select paintings that were appropriate for the event. Since we are close to the Holidays, I created smaller pieces and framed them. My husband and daughters helped to put final touches to the preparation. Friends and colleagues attended on Saturday and Sunday. I have included a photo of Ana with one of the paintings she took home.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Falling Leaves Members Choice Exhibiton at NPCC

I have entered two of my paintings in the Falling Leaves Exhibition at NPCC. The show runs fron October 17th until November 13th. At the present time I am working on these two bodies of work with the intention that one of them will be shown in my Spring exhibit at NPCC

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Falling Leaves Members Choice Art Exhibitin at NPCC

From October 17th to November 13th you will be able to enjoy this show that exhibits great work from manyof the NPCC members. Since I am working on two very different themes and palette, I have decided to enter one painting from each group. I had great feed back from my fellows painters at the centre. Collage was a lot of fun. In prepaation for my 2012 shows,I will be working during the rest of the year on these two projects.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

La Boca Paintings at Malbec Restaurant in Downtown Toronto

Six of my paintings from the LA BOCA SERIES are displayed at Malbec Restaurant during the months of August and September. Francisco Bogado, owner of this argentine restaurant in Davisville, has invited me to display my work evoking the city of Buenos Aires. In addition to my exhibit the restaurant features a tango show on Saturdays. We have visited Malbec with friends last Saturday. We have really enjoyed the food, the singing and dancing!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Impact 2011 - 19th Annual Juried Exhibition

My painting La Boca – Caminito: A Magical Street was accepted into this exhibition. Jurors: Cole Swanson, curator at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga and George Earl Wale, Director of Programs at the Burlington Art Centre.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New photos from the ARD event ....

Many thanks to Consul General of Argentina, Ambassador Julio Miller and wife, and Deputy Consul and Trade Commissioner German Dominguez and wife for attending the event. It was a pleasure and honour to share the evening with them.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Buenos Aires - La Boca Series at the ARD Annual Trade Event

The ARD event gather under one roof over a thousand guests to enjoy food , wine music and dance from Buenos Aires. A great opportunity to show, once again, my series Buenos Aires La Boca, with the addition of three new paintings. The largest piece of the serie is a 60" x 24" painting titled Caminito: a magical street
I want to thank Andrew Richard, ownwer of ARD for allowing me to exhibit at his event; Anna Dicarlo, Director of Events for inviting me to participate with my paintings; my collectors for their kindness in attending my shows and my family for the continued support.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Secreto de Verano (Summer Secret)

I was invited by Andrew Richard Designs, an upscale patio and garden furniture showroom located in Downtown Toronto, to participate as the guest artist for their event called SECRETO DE VERANO. The theme for this event is the city of Buenos Aires,its music, dance, food and wines....
I will be showing six paintings of my LA BOCA SERIES. This time I have decided to work on a large canvas (24"x 60") to show the Caminito Street in La Boca.

This neigbourhood of the old port of Buenos Aires was born at the end of the
1800's. Houses were built combining stucco and tin walls which give the area a distinctive character. This quarter was originally populated by italian fishermen that moved to Argentina from Northern Italy. They coloured their houses with left over paint they used on their fishing boats.

By the mid 1900's La Boca became a tourist attraction and to date remains one of the most visited districts of Buenos Aires.

Inspired by the colourful palette of La Boca, I have decided to honour Buenos Aires, my native city, by painting it my way.... With 12 paintings in the body of work, of which several were sold in my May exhibit, I have enjoyed this creative venture and satisfied with the end result.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

FROM MY WINDOW at Neilson Park Creative Centre

As you know, I have exhibited many times in the past eight years. However this event was very special to me because it was my first solo show. Creating twenty five paintings, evoking emotions and memories of two cities I love, New York and Buenos Aires, required significant effort on my part. I truly gave it my all!

Thanks to all the guests that attended the reception and special thanks to those of you that purchased six paintings on May 15th. It is a great feeling seeing a red dot on the label. Knowing that my work will be in your homes makes my very happy.

My gratitude to my family for their continued support, you are my inspiration and the wind beneath my wings.

I have included here some photos of the installation day on May 9th and some pics from the reception held on May 15th.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

2011 - Spring Shows

At Neilson Park Creative Centre

May 9 to May 29. Reception: Sunday, May 15, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.
Join us for lots of fun, good music and food.

I will be showing with my fellow artists from Beyond Picasso group.

AT Neilson Park Creative Centre

FROM MY WINDOW May 9 to May 29
Sunday, May 15, 1:30 PM to 3:30PM

This is my first solo exhibit. I will be showing my two most recent bodies of work.
I will be attending the shows on Sunday May 15 to answer any questions you may have about my paintings

Winter 2011

I have entered again into the EAG Winter Artists' Choice Exhibit at Neilson Park Creative Centre. The show was from March 7th to March 27th.

During my time in Argentina, I was able to explore working on unframed canvas as bringing large paintings back to Canada would not be easy. Looking back now I am greatful I made that decision seeing as the Air Canada clerk (upon checking in) advised me that I would have needed a letter from the Secretary of Fine Arts stating that I was not smuggling a Picasso out of the country! Here are a few of the paintings I completed during my time down South.