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ART SHOW & ART SALE
At Almonte Old Town Hall - 14 Bridge Stree, Almonte.
May 7 - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
May 8 - Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
*Art will be there Saturday and Sunday, but Colleen will be there only on Sunday.
We've rented gallery space for the entire summer!
Colleen will be running lessons throughout the summer, along with Art Talks about Indigenous spirituality in art. Watch this site and social media for upcoming dates.
August 22 & 23rd, 2022
Subject: Dynamic Synthetic
Workshop title “Ethereal Flow”
Watercolour on Synthetic Paper - Lessons at the
LESSON INFO: Pontiac Stone School
28 Rue Mill, Portage-du-Fort, QC J0X 2T0
That you’ve come here to view my work, means the world to me. I hope you enjoy what you see here. I work with several mediums in my creation process, all dictated by mood, moon and muse.
My primary work is done in ground mineral watercolour on synthetic paper. It's a fascinating journey into the unpredictable nature of earth minerals and water. I'm often in awe of the simple power of the interactions beneath my brush and have whiled away many hours without looking at the clock once.
When I want a different medium from the synthetic paper, I enjoy painting iconic historical plains scenes on Arches coldpress watercolour paper.
The fact that I am using water and minerals on the surface of an oil based paper is not lost on me; in fact, I enjoy the irony of it. Oil and water are not supposed to work well together...unless of course, you’re an artist.
My medium of choice is ground mineral watercolour paint on synthetic paper. I’m fascinated by this journey into the unpredictable nature of earth and water every time I create.
Each original work of art comes signed and includes a Certificate of Authenticity and the story behind the art image.
Your newly purchased artwork is carefully packaged, and is shipped via Canada Post - in most instances, by artist Colleen Gray.
Watch the calendar above for Adult Art Lessons & Workshop dates & registration.
- Art lessons and original artwork sales support the artist Colleen Gray.
- By-products (e.g. archival prints, cards etc.) of Colleen's artwork are sold on AFAP's fundraising site artforaidshop.ca, to help fund the Art for Aid Project.
Colleen Gray received: "The Governor General of Canada Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteering:
Colleen Gray - June 26, 2019 (presented with the medal in 2021 by the Governor General)
for Colleen's role in supporting art exploration through access to art supplies and creative art programs in Canadian remote Indigenous schools through The Art For Aid Project."
Do you want to recognize a special occasion or a special someone or event or building opening by commissioning a work of art? Contact me to discuss.
Do you have a favourite legend or animal? Do you have a specific size you need created? Special occasion or event to mark? Let's explore options. I am taking new bookings for commission work.
Questions? Would you like more info or to commission a piece of art? I am happy to respond to inquiries. Please fill out the contact form on the right. Thanks! Miigwetch, Colleen Gray