A NEW GALLERY IS BORN
In October of 2020, we made the leap and moved from Toronto to the forest, where we planted new seeds and watched as our new gardens came to life. While many doors closed, new ones opened and here we are two years later, celebrating the 1st year anniversary of my little art gallery adventure.
The Green Forest Gallery is my new space to connect and display my artwork and the work of artists who inspire me. This gallery is an inspiring place to try out new ideas, new art projects and new products. The first location was in Vankoughnet, deep in the forest of Outer Bracebridge. You can book a free tour by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit our new location at 345 Ecclestone Drive in Bracebridge, Ontario. We are currently open Tuesday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-3.
OTHER RECENT PROJECTS
THE COMPANY OF BIRDS
MARCH -DECEMBER 2020
Migrating birds gave me hope during a time of isolation.
Birds remind us that the natural world is constant and continues. They bring others joy as I paint them. They gave me purpose and reason to connect and collaborate with others during the pandemic lock down. They are a joy to create, so I keep going.
J. CLAVEAU IN HER TORONTO STUDIO
This photo was taken just before the pandemic changed everything.
WANDA'S PIE IN THE SKY
This scene comes from a photo I took in October of 2019. It depicts a space within my favourite place in Toronto, Kensington Market. Everyone in the scene is in their own world, together but isolated. It was a slice of normal before our lives were turned upside down by the pandemic. I hope we can return here again for a slice of pie soon. It is currently on the wall at Et al Cafe at York University. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36.
WIRE THE SKY TO THE STONE
This painting was featured at the Ontario Society of Artists Emerging Artist Show in January 2020. It was also featured at the York University Art Walk in February, where it was sold just before the pandemic hit.
Textures of a Toronto cityscape was my focus, the title comes from a lyric in an Ian North Song, "Mighty Fall". I used experimental techniques and ripped up painted canvas, assembled and rearranged for this composition which depicts the corner of Queen and Bathurst streets, facing west. I painted the sky and the wires directly onto the wood. Acrylic on wood, paint and canvas collage, 48x36.