I met a writer/artist, Mario Dimain, at the AGS Spring show this past weekend. He was very interested in my paintings and asked me if he could included me in an article he planned to write about the show. Today he sent me the URL to his blog and the article he wrote and photographs he took that day.
To read the article and see his comments about the show, fellow artists and very kind comments about my work, please check out his blog at
This is another painting in my series of dancers in motion. The paintings are inspired by attending dance recitals that my great niece, Alysha, dances in. Alysha loves dancing and has been learning many types of dance techniques at "Traditions Academy of Dance" in Whitby, On. r They have an annual recital that Alysha has the opportunity to perform on stage.
The dancers at the recitals and competitions are beautifully dressed, at many different levels, and all trying hard to show their best dance. The colours are bright, the motions are swift and flowing.
I have been attempting to be more free and abstract with my paintings. On these paintings I use Sennelier oil pastels and tried to capture the feelings, movements and flow of the dancers, instead of concentrating on details and photo realism. I won a Special Merit - juror's award for this one.
There are more of these paintings shown on my blog further below on this blog.
I was fortunate enough today to win "Honourable Mention' award at the Art Guild of Scarborough Spring show for a painting I painted plein air at Edward's Gardens, (near entrance) this past summer. The show is on today and finishes tomorrow at 5:00 pm. I will be there again around 4:00 pm tomorrow.
ART SHOW - YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE ART GUILD OF SCARBOROUGH ART SHOW - MARCH 22 AND 23
Please see attached invitations for details.
I plan to be there for the opening (if I am lucky enough to receive an award)
and/or the last hour before closing. Hope to see you there.
CAROLER'S ART DIARY