Monday, December 5, 2011

'Tis the Season ...

ho ho
Very best to you ALL for the New Year. 

p.s. FINAL exhibit for this year:
@ McMaster Innovation Park
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
OPENS Dec 8th, 7-9pm,  
runs until March 2012
Drop in anytime. Free admission to Atrium.
Parking available at side of building.

'The Clearing', oil painting, signed & dated on reverse, by yours truly

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Two New Oil Paintings, Fall 2011

 'Ducks at Dawn', Lake Ontario
Signed & Dated on reverse, 24"W x 18"H (unframed)

'Laker on Lake Ontario' 
Signed & Dated on reverse, 24" xquare (unframed)

Both are available for purchase. 
Please contact the artist if interested.
Framing, S&H, and Tax are Extra.

Fall Walks, Fall Talks

Love this time of year, so much to see ...
Using a friends camera, we meandered back country, 
then I 'fritzed' with the images ... 
cropping, colour correction & a bit of mlh 'tweeking'.

Friday, October 7, 2011

New Oil - The Fox, October 2011

In the seven years that I've lived at the Lake House, I've seen the fox a grand total of THREE times. That's one wily creature considering that this is technically an 'urban' area! I know that it dens on the lakeside embankment twenty feet from the house - but other then that, not much to report. This oil painting is a homage to this beautiful critter. Elusive & magnificent. Signed & Dated on Reverse. Contact me, if interested in purchase. Framing, Shipping & Handling is extra.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Recent Oils by Margaret Lindsay Holton - Signed & Dated 2011

Water Lilies, Cootes Paradise
Northern Lake Light
Dusk at Cootes Paradise, Hamilton
Prince William in Alberta Canada: Blind to the Tarsands -  2011
All works are FOR SALE as 'original oils'.
All are titled, signed & dated on the back. 

 Avoid dealer/gallery 40-50% mark-up, 
buy DIRECT from the artist.
For size, price & availability, please contact: 

Kindly note, lakeside studio is open

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Video Tour of Saatchi Gallery, London.

Saatchi Gallery Newspeak II exhibition video tour
If anyone can identify the fabulous musical score to this promo piece, I'd appreciate it. Me thinks it's Glass, but need confirmation. Anyone?

And yes, I've been 'linked' to Saatchi-online for a number of years now ...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

RIP: Jack Layton

Wonderful illustration by Patrick Corrigan
in the Toronto Star this morning - 

Friday, August 19, 2011

'Finding Farley' NFB Film (62 min)

Stumbled across this beautiful little film at the National Film Board. It's a charming tale of one small family's determination to meet up with legendary Canadian author, Farley Mowat. The footage is excellent and the tale very moving. You'll be swept away by their amazing canoe trip ACROSS CANADA from Alberta to Nova Scotia.


Monday, August 1, 2011

'Women's Art Association of HAMILTON' opens at the Women's Art Association of CANADA, Toronto, August 6th, 2011 -

 23 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 1B2
More info, directions: 416-922-2060
(Video tour of the WAAC house/gallery )

Wonderful opportunity to see select works of members of the Women's Art Association of Hamilton at The Women's Art Association of Canada in Toronto. Located in the heart of the City at Bloor & Avenue Road, this charming converted house-to-gallery is easy walking distance to trendy Yorkville, the Royal Ontario Museum, Gardiner Museum & the architecturally complex University of Toronto campus. Many fine eateries & pubs in the area. LOTS to see, do & consider. 'Celebrate Summer' & the WAAC 125th Birthday: make a day of it! Exhibit opens Saturday, August 6th, 1:30-4:30 and runs until August 30th. Admission FREE.

  Busy Cumberland Avenue in Yorkville, stone's throw from gallery.
I have one older oil painting n this show: 'The Passage'. This work interprets my many good years of exploring the northern lake district of Georgian Bay, in Ontario, Canada.

'The Passage'
For Sale. Contact moi for details.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Royal Botanical Gardens - June 2011

 'Peace Rose' - Exquisite!
An evening stroll to a classical music interlude became a heady ricochet lurch from one intoxicating plant to another. Within the Royal Botanical Gardens in Southern Ontario is Hendrie Park, a delight for all senses: sight, smell, touch, and even taste, with a tribute to medicinal and herbal plants ...
 More then anything, attentive looking amplifies the incredible diversity.

 June is a time of FULL ON bloom. Cascades of colour and WALLS of delicious smells.

Classical Music on Tuesday evenings
Jazz & Blues on Wednesday evenings

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

McMaster Innovation Park, Exhibit 5: Art in the Workplace - CLOSING July 14th, 2011 - Don't miss it!

 'The Passage' by Margaret Lindsay Holton included in group show - 

'Exhibit 5: Art in the Workplace'
effective March 17th, 2011. 
Valeska Ramsay's Fine Art Collection  
Thurs, March 31st, 4:30pm - 7:00 pm. 
Running until July 14th, 2011
- one month left !! - 

175 Longwood Road South
West Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Sales Contact: - (905) 667-5500
Map & Directions, link here

Aftermath: Great party!

Valeska Ramsay surrounded by Mac art students

Participating artists - in the back holding up my book!

David Braden with my new fine art book

sample of works in exhibit

The Guest of Honor: Valeska Ramsay
... a Great Dame ...