May 6 & 7 is only two weeks away! Some of you may have taken the opportunity to drive around the countryside of Oxford County, Ontario in previous years, so you know what a fantastic selection of original art can be found. You also know how much fun a daytrip or weekend jaunt like this can be if you pair up with a friend or family member, or gather a carload of them. We have 18 locations featuring 38 artists, and our brochures are available all over the county in libraries, tourist offices, and businesses, as well as at each studio. Admission is absolutely free, and all you do is follow the maps and the red signs to get to each studio. Then you just wander in! The artists will be there to answer any questions you have (we love when you ask questions), and will leave you alone if all you want to do is enjoy the feast for your eyes.
Below is a small sampling of my own art, in case you are new to it. I paint traditional subject matter with watercolours and I also do fractal art, all on various surfaces. Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll stop by my open studio/gallery, at the back of my home which is Location #3. I’m in Otterville, which is a little off the beaten track for many travelers but it’s worth the drive. I’m easy to find, on Main Street near the historic mill and waterfall. And my good friends Sue Goossens and Rhonda Franks, whose work I admire very much, are nearby at Location #4, along with Ashley Beecraft. I’ve never met her but she makes really cool looking ‘misfit beasts’.
See you soon!