Lots of happy news to share...
I received some unexpected and exciting news recently when Backstreets won the Best of Show award at the Society of Canadian Artists Be Square II Exhibition. Artists from across Canada are included in this show that runs from May 22–June 5 at the ArtSquare Gallery in Toronto (334 Dundas St W—right across the street from the AGO). I'm very honoured to have won this award and am thrilled to be part of this exhibition. I hope to see you at the closing reception on June 3.
There are a couple of magazine articles of note lately. I had a nice little mention in the April/May issue of Professional Artist magazine. Thank you to Renee Phillips for this! It was very appreciated. The second was in the April issue of The Artist magazine where they included a blog that I wrote on the creative benefits of travel. You can read the blog here. The Artist is a wonderful UK magazine with lots of practical advice for artists by artists.
This painting, His Name is Bill, was accepted into the HERstory online exhibition. Over 1,000 artworks were submitted by women artists from around the world with only 63 included in the show. I'm very grateful to be part of this show among so many fantastic women artists. Click here to have a look at all the wonderful work. On now until June 27, 2017.
The Q1 Art Competition by Artist Portfolio Magazine opened this month as well. There were 776 works of art submitted from around the world. I was very pleased to see they used my painting "Shine On" as one of their promotional images and so grateful to receive an honourable mention.