Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Re-post: The Scenic Journey of Edgar Payne (1883-1947)

InCollect has done a great profile of Edgar Payne, the man and his works, aptly entitled, 'The Scenic Journey' (2013). When I discovered it, I loved it. So, I'm reposting that direct LINK .

I mean, really, LOOK at THIS. ....  It's bleedin' FANTASTIC! 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

'From Heart to Hand', Holcim Gallery, Milton, Ontario, Canada

A number of escarpment-based artists from North Burlington (myself included) will be 
exhibiting at the annual Fine Art Society of Milton's - 

 'From Heart to Hand'
Show & Sale at the Holcim Gallery
in the Milton Centre for the Arts, Milton, Ontario

Exhibition Reception - Thursday, May 21st, 6:30-8:30pm, 
 - runs until June 6th, 2015
Hours: M&F, 11:30-5pm, T&R, 11:30-9pm, Sat. 9:30-5pm.

Always a great variety of subject matter, technique, perspective - and diverse talent.  

Holcim Gallery at Milton Art Centre, 1010 Main St East, Milton, Ontario, Canada

 Come on UP to Escarpment Country!

'Spring Revelry' Niagara Escarpment, North Burlington, Ontario - Photo Credit: MLHolton

Friday, May 1, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

Legacy Mural at Velodrome in Milton, Ontario

This past weekend's unveiling of the LEGACY MURAL at the new Pan/Am Mattamy Cycling Centre in Milton did not disappoint. Eighty local artists spent months participated in this 'one-of-kind' wall mural project where each artist created ONE signature panel (12" x 12") to be incorporated into the larger line-drawing whole. Each panel had a basic colour code. Otherwise, artists were free to do what they wanted.

I wanted to do something very simple that would appeal to adults and children alike. 
I ended up using 'dollar store' rhinestones and butterflies to give it that whimsical twist ...
I was assigned block 'A8'.... 

Pieced altogether, here's the FINAL effect. 
Impressive, no? Can you find my contribution on the top there ?

 This mural is now 'publicly visible' on the THIRD floor of the The Mattamy National Cycling Centre. (it may not stay there permanently, but that's where it's at now.) This grand cycling venue provides a much needed 'cyclists home' in Southern Ontario, Canada, for amateurs and professional cyclists alike. Truly a legacy project for the larger community (unlike the CIty of Burlington's goofed-up money-grabbing 'legacy project' of installing tons of plastic grass into the nationally revered UNESCO Biosphere at City View Park.)

The Cycling Center is located at 2015 Pan Am Blvd, (At the Tremaine Road & Louis St.Laurent Blvd roundabout, circle around WEST to Pan Am Blvd ... South of Derry, North of Britannia.) Click on prior link for more info.

Also, a commemorative book about the LEGACY MURAL (including artists profiles) is soon available, HERE.

 (Justin, photog for Metroland, upper left, is such a photogenic cutie!)  CHCH TV was there too.

Fantastic launch - and equally impressive view of Rattlesnake Point from west side of Velodrome.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Woodland Deer - Painting

It's a kind of mini-miracle, when walking in the woods, to suddenly see a group of shy quiet deer. The sunlight shimmers through their translucent ears before their inevitable quick-bounce exit off into the dark cover of the trees.
Woodland Deer my M.L.Holton - Acrylic on canvas.

 ... I like this IDEA, and have run with it, zapping it a la mlh. 
If interested in purchase, please contact the artist for trim size &  price. .... Enjoy.

Friday, April 10, 2015

MLH Spring 2015 Newsletter & 'Early Bird' INVITATION

Dammit .... lousy weather still .... But, ***SPRiNG*** is coming ...
In mock defiance - and with Great Joy - I bring you the link to my latest Newsletter - 

Will post other 'new works' soon ...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Brick Books Celebrates 40 Years of Canadian Poetry

The esteemed Brick Books (of London Ontario) is celebrating 40 years of poetry publications. (No easy feat in Canada's publishing climate...). To commemorate this noteworthy event they have developed a retrospective overview of living (and dead) poets who have been re-interpreted by keen readers - and listeners - of poetry.

I am delighted to say I've been profiled in Week 13 of this wonderful project. The ever-gracious Dr. Carol Soucek King, a former fine furniture design colleague, and friend, has profiled several of my earlier poems in her engaging and flattering tribute. 

Sample words by Carol follows: 'I had written some decades ago about the expertly crafted warmth, charm and wit that Lindsay brought into her award-winning furniture designs. These qualities are so deeply inherent in her Self that it should be expected that they would be cornerstones for everything else she does, especially those items produced by her writing hand.'

It is an honor - and a privilege - to be represented amongst such august poetic Canadians.