Tuesday, 14 August 2012

I'm invited to exhibit with Noodweer in Holland

Today I got the shock of my life - this email was sitting in my inbox:
Hello Gillian, I hereby would like to inform you that we would like to exhibit your work at our gallery Noodweer in Leiden. Please let us know when you will be able to come to Europe with your work so we can start making arrangements. .... Accommodation can be arranged. Kind regards, Tyler Snoek, art director.
When you get an email like this from an extremely talented artist who is one of the co-founders of Noodweer there is only one thing that comes to mind - Holy xxx !!! This was so out of the blue that I am still grinning from ear to ear and doing a mental happy happy dance !

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

My Exhibition - Sentiers - August 25th

The vernissage of my exhibition - Sentiers - is taking place at Kai Design Studios on Thursday, August 25th from 17h to 19h30.

The exhibition will include a selection of my works which are all acrylic and mixed media. Many of them evoke my vision of Montreal and the countries I've worked and travelled in.

KAI Design & Communications studio, 969 St-Timothée, unit 102. H2L 3N2 (Corner Viger)

To ssign up: http://sentiers2011.eventbrite.com/

Sunday, 27 July 2008


TTP are a series of paintings applying little dabs of acrylic to canvas. They were my first excursion back into painting after years away from paintbrushes.

Nepalese Women

Several years ago I was in Nepal on a day when all the women dressed in their red wedding clothes. The streets were full of various shades of red and of course a lot of gold jewellry. I tried to convey my memory of this in this painting which is mixed media on canvas. In size its about 3 foot by 2 foot. The white parts represent the Himalayas which are an almost constant backdrop.

Water Song

This is supposed to be a waterfall. I used mixed media on canvas.

Black Splash

These are a series of paintings using arcylics mixed with pumice which has been applied to canvas with a palette knife.

White Art

When I worked in Paris I went to see a play called Art by Yasmina Reza and later saw it in English translation at a theatre in London. It's a sort of comedy but raises questions about art and esĂȘcially about friendship. Three long time friends Serge, Marc, and Yvan get together to view Serge's latest art acquisition - a piece of modern art. It is a large, expensive canvas - completely white. Marc totally hates it. The relationship between these two friends is strained by their diveregnt opinions on what constitutes art and Yvan, caught in the middle of the conflict, tries to please and mollify both of them.
So, one day I decided to paint some pictures using only white paint but using a lot of texture. To my surprise these turned out to be the paintings that everyone liked.