This is so interesting! The artist here has been painting for a few weeks in public and this exhibit allows people to see how figurative art (oil on canvas and board) is actually made.
I saw some of the works yesterday in the reception area. This is an accomplished artist who is known locally in Canada. Great use of colours! And there is a personal touch here - art expressing emotion and experience. Her paintings of a vulnearable teenager are evokative of a time that passed. This is how art should be, authentic and beautiful. Hard not to love this kind of thing!
On exhibit were pieces from the drafting to the final stage - and tonight will be the exhibit where everythign comes together. This is a chance to see painting in a completely different way. Charming, neat hotel, small venue, should be lots of fun!
Tags: artist-in-residency; canada; NSCAD; Hotel California mixed-media figurative modern