Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Instant Bliss - by Margaret Lindsay Holton

Instant Bliss by MLH - acrylic on canvas
Sorry, not the best photo repro ... This item is 5 feet wide, 30" high, (I lost the light on the right.) Overall though, it should give you a  good sense of that moment when you just LOOK UP through cherry tree limbs to find INSTANT BLISS. -- Yes, SPRING is finally here. Contact artist for better photos (!)- and/or purchase particulars. - See you on the outside peeps! It's glorious out there. - mlh

Monday, May 30, 2016

Paint Poem to Lola Donoghue

Periodically I come across a painter whose work, for a variety of emotional and intellectual reasons, appeals a great deal to me. One such is a contemporary Irish painter, Lola Donoghue. I find her work to be equally titillating, nuanced and evocative. Subtle palettes are suddenly punched with boldness, suggestive shapes work magic in the imagination and the seeming simplicity cleverly masquerades a medley of masks ...

I've painted one of my 'Paint Poems', in gratitude, for the inspiration - and skill - she shares. The two images below show, first, her 'Flamingo': the inspiration for my work, then mine - an mlh Paint Poem Tribute.

Kindly note, my aim is never to slavishly 'copy' another artist's work. Rather, I prefer to 'explore' painterly processes within their preferred palettes. I find it very instructive, rewarding and, as mentioned, inspiring ...  ----  Lola - I just LOVE your work! Thank you.

Flamingo by Lola Donoghue - Prints available via Lola's link above. 

'Paint Poem to Lola Donoghue, 2016' - with gratitude, mlh

Thursday, May 5, 2016

ARTWORKS OAKVILLE - Annual Juried Show

Thrilled to be included in the 16th Annual Juried Show for Artworks Oakville. 
77 items entries were submitted, 39 were chosen by the judges. I'm IN.. - Honored!!

Opening Reception: 
Thursday, May 26th
At the Queen Elizabeth Park Community Cultural Centre
23012 Bridge Road, Oakville  (map below) 


Hours of the QE Cultural Centre: 
Mon-Thurs, 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Fri, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat and Sun, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

 23012 Bridge Road, Oakville 
Easy access via the QEW from Toronto or Hamilton/Buffalo 

 Great & Busy Reception - plenty of old, young and new faces! 
(also delighted to meet the very talented portait painter, Martha Southwell)
Lower Right: Geoffrey Nawn, Juror takes in my painting
'Woodland Deer' - a crowd favourite. :)