Painting to Spread Some Love Around the World — IWS Canada

Art has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. It brings people together and IWS Canada’s mission is to do just that – to unify those who live to create and also those who live to love art. ❤ Help us to spread some love around our world today ❤ I […]

via Painting to Spread Some Love Around the World — IWS Canada

The thing about being busy with lots of activities you could be blogging about is that you don’t have time to actually write about them on your own blog!   :).  Well, here is an easy one – I’m sharing this not just because I’m in the video but also because I do believe in the idea of spreading peace and love around the world as much as possible.  I hope you enjoy this lovely video that Ona Kingdon put together.

I will get to writing about some of my other recent activities soon…


A Symphony in Watercolour begins tomorrow! — IWS Canada

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International Artists Gather For Cultural Event in Richmond Hill.

Tomorrow, watercolour artists from all over the globe will gather in Richmond Hill, Ontario, just north of Toronto, to celebrate the opening of ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’. All art enthusiasts are invited to attend the opening event at 12 noon on Friday, September 28, at Boynton […]

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Please click the link above to see the rest of the article…

I’m so excited to attend this event I’ve been doing my best to publicize over the last 9 months or so, and see my painting (below) hanging alongside the other finalists’ beautiful work.  I hope many of you will also be there if you can.  Peace and Love to all of you!

Last Light Near Goat Rock

Last Light Near Goat Rock. Watercolour on Gessoed Paper. 15×22″. Artist Lianne Todd

Exhibit, demos, and more!

I am so looking forward to this Friday and Saturday!

Opening of ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’ International Art Exhibit:

Friday Sept. 28.  Boynton House, 1300 Elgin Mills Rd. E., Richmond Hill.

(see map on home page of IWS Canada)

Official Schedule:

Booths and exhibition will be open from noon until 5:00 pm within the garden area of Boynton House.
12:00 – 12:15 pm: Welcome speeches and official ribbon cutting ceremony by the Presidents of IWS Canada, IWS Globe & CSPWC/SCPA on the porch of Boynton House
The following events will then take place in booths in the fenced garden area of Boynton House or on the main porch of Boynton House:
12:15-12:45 pm Demos of products/talks by QoR and Da Vinci
1:00-1:30 pm Demos of products/talks by Winsor & Newton and RockWell

1:45-2:45 pm Demos by IWS Master watercolour artists Ze Ze Lai (vice president of IWS Globe)


and Rainbow Tse (youth juror for our show)


2:30-3:00 pm Live music by the Hill Chamber Players on the porchway of Boynton House
3:00 pm Award presentations and speeches on the porch of Boynton House
3:45-4:00 pm More live music by the Hill Chamber Players
4:00-4:30 pm Demos/talks by Daniel Smith and DeSerres
4:30-5:00 pm Chance to talk to people at booths and see exhibition at your leisure.

Burr House Craft Gallery & Tea Room, 530 Carville Road, Richmond Hill.

6:00-8:00 pm: An informal gathering of artists and art lovers; a time to relax, socialize and see the rest of the exhibition. Watch the Burr House spinners, weavers and potters at work. Tea and scones will also be available at a small charge.

Saturday, Sept. 29.

Richmond Hill Central Library, 1 Atkinson St., Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5

10:00- 3:00 pm 3rd floor of library: Try your hand at watercolour, an activity sponsored by DeSerres, where we can give back to the local community. Connect with people from Richmond Hill and experiment with simple techniques for painting in watercolour.
10:00-10:50 am Watercolour demo by Michael Solovyev, IWS Canada International Director. Watch him create a painting and ask questions.

10:55- 11:50 am Watercolour demo by Atanur Dogan, IWS Globe President and Founder. Watch a painting come to life before your eyes.





12:00-1:15 pm Take in David McEown’s presentation: ‘Water & Light, an Artist’s Journey from Antarctica to the North Pole”. David narrates an entertaining digital show that merges painting, video and photography inspired from travels in the Great Bear Rainforest, Africa, Antarctica and the North Pole. Stories of chance encounters with many creatures including polar bears and emperor penguins are woven together with reflections on the environment, and the inner creative process of painting with watercolour.
2:00- 3:00 pm Watercolour demo by Vera Bobson, CSPWC



As you can see, there is plenty to keep an artist interested. These watercolour artists that are demonstrating, are some of the best in the whole world.  Almost like attending a workshop only without the fee!  Both days are registered Canada-wide Culture Days events.

Those are just the first two days of the exhibition.  All information that you could possibly want, including maps, are on the home page of the website iwscanada.ca.

I will be there for sure.  Gather a friend or two and have a fun field trip!!  Say hi when you get here. 🙂

This post is pretty much copied from the iwscanada blog post but that’s okay because I wrote it too 🙂


One Month Until Opening of ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’!

via One Month Until Opening of ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’!

Hey everybody, please click on the link above to see the volunteer work I’ve been up to lately.  I’m the publicity director for IWS Canada so anything you can do to help spread the word about it will help me a great deal!

I’m getting pretty excited about this show – not only will I have a painting in it myself, I will get to meet a whole bunch of international artists I look up to that I’ve so far only met online.  I will be there for the full five days of festivities at the beginning.  It’s going to be so much fun!

You are all invited too – Richmond Hill is not that far away if you are in Southwestern Ontario – so why not get some friends together and take a field trip?

Local Exhibition

It is a pleasure for me to be a part of the local artistic culture of Norwich Township.  For the next six weeks or so, a few pieces of my work, both watercolour and digital and a combination of the two, will be on display at the Norwich Museum along with the work of 27 other artists from the area.  The show opens today at 5 pm.  Why not stop by if you are in the area?  You could also take a quieter day, perhaps with your kids or grandkids, and view both the exhibition and all of the other interesting things the museum has to offer!

Details below:

Art Exhibition Norwich Museum

Art in the Park today!

I promised more information about this event – and here it is!

Today in Woodstock, Ontario.  Click the link to get more information.


Square Foot Show 2018

I am a little late posting this – my apologies!  Sitting at a computer for any length of time has been a challenge this past few months due to some arm/shoulder issues (my right arm of course!), so while I’ve managed to keep up with the short posts of Facebook and Twitter, writing a whole blog post was daunting.  Happily, I think the worst of that is over, though it remains a bit of a daily struggle.  There were a couple of weeks where I couldn’t even lift a brush, let alone paint!!

The Westland Gallery in London holds a Square Foot Show every year.  I participated a couple of years ago with two fractal pieces, and this year I have three pieces in the show:  a fractal, an abstract watercolour on canvas, and a traditional watercolour.  The opening for the show was July 11, and it was packed with people!  The show continues until August 10.

Here are my entries in the show:

Frog Pond. Digital Fractal Art, HD printed on metal. 12×12″. $300.00 Artist Lianne Todd

World Views. Watercolour on Gold Absorbent Ground on Canvas. 12×12″. $300.00 Artist Lianne Todd

Kitchen Alcove, Il Convente dei Carmine. Watercolour on Paper. 6.25×6.25″. SOLD Artist Lianne Todd

If you would like to see what the whole show is about, you can visit their site, but I would suggest just going to the Westland Gallery on Wortley Road in London, Ontario.

This Saturday, I’ll be at the Art in the Park in Woodstock, Ontario.  More on that tomorrow!