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Workshops and Events Calendar

Summer 2022

Fall 2022

ART LESSONS*

We've rented gallery space for the entire summer!

Colleen will be running lessons throughout the summer, along with an upcoming Art Talk about Indigenous spirituality in art.

The full art collection is hanging and available for purchase and viewing until Sept 15th, 2022.

Location:

SMART Studio– 50 Bennett Street, Unit 1, Carleton Place, ON K7C 4J9

ART LESSONS* ...at SMART STUDIO

August 7th 12 - 4 PM and 9th 12 - 4 PM - Watercolour on synthetic paper*

ART TALK ...at SMART STUDIO

August 18th 6:30 - 7:30+ Art Talk – Indigenous Art and Spirituality Q&A. This is a free art talk and refreshments are provided.

SMART Studio50 Bennett Street, Unit 1, Carleton Place, ON K7C 4J9

ART LESSONS* ...at SMART STUDIO

September 9th 5 - 9 PM - Watercolour and alcohol inks on synthetic paper* at the SMART Studio

September 10th12 - 4 PM –Watercolour and alcohol inks on synthetic paper* at the SMART Studio

SMART Studio50 Bennett Street, Unit 1, Carleton Place, ON K7C 4J9

*Lessons are $75.00 each and all materials are supplied. Participants are invited to bring 2 large pieces of cardboard (approx. 11x14 - 16x20) to protect their work and take it home with them. Also bring along a blow dryer if you have one. If you need to dry up some water pools before the lessons ends, this is very helpful.
Registration is payable by e-transfer at colleengrayart@gmail.com (use “watercolour” as the password) or you can pay in person when you arrive. I will have synthetic paper available for sale along with Level 1 paint kits for those who wish to continue working at home. We accept Visa and Mastercard using a Square transaction machine.

Photo of Indigenous Artist Colleen Gray

September 21st - December 20th, 2022

TBD

Kwey kwey! Hello!

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.

About the Artist

My Contemporary Art Portfolio / Instagram Feed

To view the full portfolio on Instagram click on an image and select “colleengrayart”

In the spotlight

Featured Services

From Artists Against Racism, YouTube Channel

Interview

with Colleen Gray

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What speaks to you? Commission a piece of art / custom work.

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.

Contact Form

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

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