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SWITCH PLATE PAINTING LESSON
Location 1 - Smart Studio and Gallery - 50 Bennett Street, Carleton Place, Unit 1, Ontario Canada
Date: December 18 from 12:00-2:00 pm
Location 2 - The Arts Hub- 14 Main St W, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 1M5
Date: January 14, 2023 (time to be determined)
Inks and brushes are supplied. Bring clean switch plates (maximum of 3). Don't forget the screws so we can paint them to match.
I will give you a step-by-step process to turn your old plates into new works of art.
(Note: ink stains the fingers. Bring latex gloves if you want to avoid this, but the paint does come off with alcohol)
Plates MUST be plastic for the ink to adhere. We will spray seal the finished plate so you can display it immediately.
Cost: $35.00 per person.
To register, e-transfer payment to firstname.lastname@example.org using the word “switchplate” as the password.
Perth Public Library Feature Artist
Nov 1, 2022 – Feb 1, 2023
A large collection of work will be on display and for sale with many pieces at a lowered price.
Artist’s Talk - Colleen Gray
November 17, 2022
Topic: Indigenous spirituality in contemporary art
Perth Public Library, 6 - 7pm
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.
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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.
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- 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.
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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."
A visual journey of 8 fires inspired by the 7th Fire Prophecy of the Anishinaabe people of Turtle Island.
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