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Fall 2022/Winter 2023

Switch plate painting lessons by Indigenous Artist Colleen Gray, Carleton Place and Smiths Falls, Ontario.

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 colleengrayart@gmail.com 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

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”

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Featured Services

From Artists Against Racism, YouTube Channel

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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.

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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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