Tag Archives: digital art

A New Outlet for my Art!

Over on my other blog, at fractaliart.com, I posted yesterday about a new place my art can be purchased from.  Here’s a LINK to the post.  Please have a look!

Mama & Me, the Canadian Artisan Gift Boutique in Clinton, ON.

Meanwhile, don’t forget:  my exhibit ‘Discoveries in the Land of Discoverers’ is still on at Annandale House in Tillsonburg until September 10.

Algarve Coastline. Watercolour on Paper. 15×22″. Artist Lianne Todd.

 

New Eyes

We just held the 11th annual Oxford Studio Tour and I welcomed visitors from many places over the course of the weekend.  Thank you, everyone, for coming, it really means a lot that you used your free time to come and look at my art.   And welcome new blog subscribers!  I hope you’ll enjoy my posts – I don’t post on a daily or weekly basis but I do like to introduce my new work and announce upcoming events, as well as occasional helpful tips for other artists.  This is one of the best ways you can support me as an artist, even if you aren’t in the market to buy art for yourself.  As with all types of social media, your subscription, your visits here and around my site, your ‘likes’ and your comments will all drive more new traffic here, putting new eyes on my art and helping me reach those who would be interested in buying.

Dear readers, if you missed this weekend, please know I would welcome your visit on another day.  My gallery remains set up all year.  Right now there is plenty of art, but that can change over the course of the year as shows occur or new venues become available.  Actually, the best time to come and visit would be in the coming week, as my schedule this week is fairly open and my prices will all be increasing next weekend.  It has been some time since I raised my prices, but with rising costs of materials and general rising costs of living, I feel that I must do so now.  So, don’t delay if you were thinking of purchasing in the near future!

Here are a few photos of my gallery from Saturday morning, to give you an idea of what to expect if you’ve never been here.  I think there is something for everyone!

 

Our 20th Annual Studio Tour in Otterville

It is that time of year again, time for Welcome Back to Otterville! It’s our 20th year, so we may have some special things to celebrate the event… no firm plans as yet.  Personally, this is my 11th one, since we moved here in 2005.  I feel so lucky to have moved to an area that is so conducive to creating, showing and networking with other artists.

Hopefully you will all mark your calendars right now and plan for a nice day out.  If you’ve been here before, you’ll know we are a very compact tour – it might take you an hour or so to get here from where you are, but once you are here all of ours stops are pretty close to each other, so there will be no worries about covering a lot of territory in a limited time.

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Here is a map of our stops, and we have an extra one too (see our website), added after the map was made:

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Postcards with this information on them are now available at some businesses around our region.  If you would like one mailed to you, please let me know.

I’m happy to say that my gallery is a tiny bit more accessible than it was before:  we have installed new patio doors which are much easier to open, and both doors can open so a wheelchair can fit through.  (The sliding door we had previously had too narrow of an opening).  The deck has a ramp leading to it from the stone garden path.  It isn’t the proper slope for an accessibility ramp, but it is definitely an improvement over stairs, if you don’t mind the trek down the garden path!

 

Wearable Art!

I am now a designer of wearable art!  Please visit my other blog, fractaliart.com to see the details of this new part of my artistic career, or just click on the image below to start shopping!

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Past, current and future events

Summer’s over, and it was a good one.  Many sunny days were enjoyed, my garden flourished, and I did a little traveling (managed to finally get across the pond!).  I’ve got lots of inspiration tucked away in my brain and I hope to bring it to fruition over the next year.  It’s time for me to get back to the studio and paint, paint, paint!

The Off the Wall, Off the Vine art show in July had a good turnout and we were really lucky for most of the day as the storms avoided us.

At Off the Wall, and Off the Vine Art Show this summer

At Off the Wall, and Off the Vine Art Show this summer

 

Some of my paintings have been at the Ingersoll Public Library since the beginning of September – they come down tomorrrow.

Several of my fractal metal prints were up in the gallery at the Elm Hurst Inn over the summer, and they came down when I did another outdoor show this fall – a new one called Halls Creek Festival of Creativity.  It was in Ingersoll also, and this was its first year.  Here I am with them on September 12, 2015:

At Halls Creek Festival of Creativity with my fractal metal prints

At Halls Creek Festival of Creativity with my fractal metal prints

 

I’ve been juried in to an international watercolour show as well, which is very exciting!  It’s in Tirana, Albania.  A blog post from the IWS Philippines branch is very informative for anyone interested.  That show is in November, and my two paintings are already over there.

 

On a much more local note, we have, as usual, Welcome Back to Otterville coming up in November.  I hope you will mark your calendars and come out to our little town.  Postcards designed by moi.

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Pics of the current show

This will take you to today’s post on my other site.  Just a few Pics of the current show.  Hope you can make it out to see the show in person if you are in the area!  Thank you to those who those who did come to the opening on Friday, and to all those who came out to the original show in London last summer!

 

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Show Opens Tonight 7-9 pm

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A Fractal Universe coming to Tillsonburg

Hello everyone, I am back from a writing break to tell you about the show I have coming up at the Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre.  It will consist entirely of fractals – the same ones I had on display in London last summer, minus the ones that sold already.  The show will consist of 31 pieces of art: 16 watercolours, 14 pieces of original digital art printed on metal, and one photograph.  I’m excited that everyone in this area, who weren’t able to make it to the show at The ARTS Project in London, will have another chance to see these pieces together and come to a new understanding of how mathematics plays a role in the beauty of our universe.  The show opens March 6, and runs until April 7.  A reminder:  my other site Fractaliart.com will provide you with much more insight into this show.

Update to Fall News

Yesterday I hung twelve pieces of my fractal art at the Ingersoll Public Library.  It is so nice to have this new space to exhibit in – we (the Artists of Oxford) have in the past exhibited on the wall above the children’s books section, but now we’re over to the left side of the library in a nice space where people can read, study, or work on their laptops.  Thanks again to Oxford Creative Connections Inc. for providing the lovely new hanging system!

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My classes at the Station Arts Centre were cancelled, but if you’re interested in private lessons I do have the capacity to do that from my home gallery space.   I’ve done this off and on for the past few years.   For an individual private lesson, I charge $15/hour.   If two people come together, (haven’t tried this yet at my home gallery unless you count the 14 girl scouts who came that one time :)), it’s $12/hour each, and if three people come together, it’s $10/hour each.  I don’t  have space for any more than three adults at a time, though.

Just a note – and a painting (but please read the note!)

NOTE:

Hello dear blog followers and those who have happened by!  I would like to thank all of you for stopping here and showing an interest.  As you may already know, I have another blog which I started recently, to showcase just my work in fractals.  Some of them are watercolours, others are digital art, and others are photography.  From now on my posts in one blog will not necessarily be connected to my posts in the other, so I am hoping you will all follow both blogs, as they will be very different and I hope both will interest you.  Now that I have presented all of my fractal work (up to now) together in a live setting, I am excited to talk about the work and my ideas, and share it with those who have been unable to see it in person.  I will also have more time for my regular posts here, and more time to paint!


 

Here is a little painting I did earlier this spring.  It celebrates the awkwardness of youth.  And also cute foals in general.  It’s currently on display at the Lighthouse Theatre in Port Dover as part of the Oxford Studio Tour’s Arts Country Gallery Exhibit.  Thank you to Alison for providing the inspiration :).  My visits to her farm feed my farm-girl soul on a weekly basis during the summer!

Awkward Watercolour on Gessoed Paper 11x15" $280.00 framed

Awkward
Watercolour on Gessoed Paper
11×15″
$295.00 framed