April 1, 2018

Golf Season Starts

Sketchbook ~ The Players Course at Wyboo, Front 9
Sketchbook ~ The Players Course at Wyboo, Back 9
Sketchbook ~ Santee Cooper, Front 9
Sketchbook ~ Santee Cooper, Back 9
New year, new golf sketches. Golf vacation in Santee, South Carolina. Santee Cooper was one of the four courses we played. The Players Course at Wyboo was another of the courses. 

Spring officially begins March 20, but for me the month of April says spring. It also says golf season, our annual golf vacation is in April. For the next 6 months or so, I play golf when I can and I sketch golf holes. I started in Spring of 2016 and am now in my third dedicated golf sketchbook. I am going to continue with this obsession of sketching every golf hole I play. By the end of 2017 golf season I had reached 720 golf holes, ranging from Ontario to Arizona. These quick sketches, some completed on location, most completed from photo reference later, are so loose and free. I like them better than most finished pieces of artwork that I do!

183 King Street, Save Me

183 King Street, Save Me, india ink and watercolour, 6 x 8.5 inches, ©2017
So you ask, why save an old building? When I look at historic architecture, I see the authentic craftsmanship, the beautiful fa├žades, the character, culture and charm from days gone by. I imagine the stories of the people who lived and worked there. I feel the creative energy within the walls. I believe each and every old building has a soul and she deserves to be saved. Once an old building is destroyed, she is lost forever.

This is my submission to this year’s New Canvas of Life in support of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at London Health Sciences Centre. New Canvas of Life, from May 29 to June 7, at the Grand Theatre-Spriet Stage & Art with Panache Gallery, London.Opening night is May 29, 2018 for New Canvas of Life, presented by The Tricar Group and will feature an intimate performance by Juno Award-winner, singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith. During the reception, you can view the artwork All artwork will be sold via online auction May 29 to June 7, 2018.

March 1, 2018

Winter

Museum London Winter, (ink, watercolour & gouche), 4x6", ©2018
March 1, winter is far from over, but the last couple of days have felt like spring! I have been walking the dog wearing a light jacket. I keep reminding myself winter is not over, keep your winter coat, hat, and mitts close at hand. I like winter, seriously, I like how clean a blanket of snow looks, a light snow falling is beautiful, I like the change of seasons, the contrast of white with the blue of the sky, etc When there is snow outside, I enjoy painting snow, but as soon as there is the slightest hint of spring, I want no part of snow in my illustrations. I did this illustration ‘Museum London Winter’ last week, to be used as the title page in a presentation to the Museum London Tour Guides. Then Monday when we make our presentation, its 12 degrees and sunny! Now that I have tasted spring weather, I am ready for golf season and no more snow.

May 31, 2017

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May 21, 2017

Heron Point Golf


Sketchbook ~ Heron Point, Front 9
Sketchbook ~ Heron Point, Back 9

May 11, 2017

Visual Fringe

The London Fringe Festival from May 30 to June 10 is unique theatre, film, and visual art. Fringe is dramatic, magical, camaraderie, comedic, musical and so much more.

VisualFringe features the work of 25 local and area visual artists. Meet and mingle with the artists and be the first to purchase great artwork. The exhibit will run throughout the entire Fringe Festival, closing on Saturday, June 10. Join us at our VisualFringe opening on Wednesday,
May 31st! at The ARTS Project.

April 19, 2017

London Studio Artist Tour

The London Artist Studio Tour is this weekend. The tour includes 37 individual artists plus some guest artists. Come on over to Studio #30 (The ARTS Project, 203 Dundas Street) and see some of Joanna Mozdzen’s beautiful sculptures. I am honoured to be guest artist at her studio. Hope to see you on the weekend!