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Garden Glories on Canvas has moved online!
Join Jacintha Krish @jkrish54 over Zoom to learn to paint our glorious florals in their natural environment as well as mixed bunches of colourful bouquets. You will learn to create spring and summer floral paintings using an impressionistic and more loosely styled approach to your artwork. Experiment with different techniques and tools as you broaden your horizons using unusual and vibrant colour palettes. Be it floral fields or garden flowers this will be the beginning of a wonderful journey as you step into the world of painting the world around you!
To register and to learn more, visit our website!
New staff announcement! 🌺
We are also so pleased to welcome Arts Administrative Assistant, Annie Buckton to the team!
Annie Buckton is a theatre major at York University with a passion for visual arts and all things creative. Annie grew up in Newmarket, attending a performing arts school, but has always spent her summers in Sauble beach where she took art classes at Southampton Art School. She moved to Owen Sound for high school and was a valued member of the local theatre community. Annie loves to create art in many forms, but especially enjoys realism and portraiture. She is thrilled to spend her summer surrounded by new styles of art to inspire her. As the arts Administrative Assistant, Annie will be assisting with social media, sales in the gallery, engaging with customers, and ensuring the summer camps run smoothly.
Join us in welcoming Annie!
On May 19 from 7-9PM, join Lisa Murzin for this *FREE* beginner’s workshop on photographing your 2d artwork with your phone camera. 🤳
She will cover the importance of good representation of your artwork, challenges, using the tools of your phone camera, natural lighting and saving your images. Bring along your phone (as this will be a virtual hands-on workshop) and your questions!
Participants who would like feedback on photographs of their work can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two days prior to the talk. Lisa will share your photos with the group and discuss.
Visit our website to register!
Presented by Bruce Power.
Southampton Arts is delighted to welcome new staff to our small, but mighty team! Everyone, please welcome Retail Gallery Manager, Chelsea Campbell!
A part of Southampton Arts as a Youth Arts Instructor for the past seven years; Chelsea has also been involved with the Elora Centre for the Arts – running their Youth Arts and Entertainment Council, Rural Youth Arts Project, Tutu in You with Steph Toohill, and much more.
Chelsea believes that having a space where people of all ages can gather, learn, and access art is essential to the hearts and minds of a community. Art is a means of expression, and exposing people – especially youth – to expression that moves them can have an impact on the mind that stays with them for the rest of their lives.
Her relationship with the arts began at a young age when she remembers sitting at her kitchen table, watching in silence as her mother sketched for hours. It wasn’t until years later when Chelsea picked up a pencil and found that she had absorbed a knack for drawing as well. Though Chelsea has always held a passion for the visual arts, she is particularly drawn to language and creative writing.
Studying administration at Algonquin College, as well as continuing to take courses in museum engagement, and art history; Chelsea’s real-world experience comes from her 4 years as Gallery Manager of Styll Gallery in Elora, and her time as a Project Administrator at the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women in Ottawa.
“Art is the way that you see things”
We are so happy to have Chelsea working with us in this new capacity!
Shall we get to know new Permanent Member, @WillKrisza a bit better?
Will lives in Paisley, Ontario with his wife and pets. He is a self-taught artist who’s been painting for over 30 years. In that time, Will has developed some interesting techniques. He likes to use spray paints and acrylic mediums to create thin coats of colour, producing an almost luminescent effect on the canvas. The end result gives his paintings an otherworldly glow. 💫
Will is inspired by science and the natural world. His paintings feature animals as exotic as giraffes and as everyday as the family dog, Molly. He likes to think of his work as “Surrealist Sci-Fi” because it often incorporates alien or celestial themes. He also takes inspiration from plants and biological structures, like cells and DNA strands.
In his spare time, Will enjoys gardening and watching science fiction movies. He’s currently in the process of converting his garage into a dedicated studio. He’s looking forward to painting in a new space.
Thank you for sharing, Will!
Our final new addition to our new Permanent Artists is artist, Will Krisza!
Will is an artist based in Paisley, who works in acrylic on canvas. 🌝
Born in Hamilton, ON, Will made the move to Paisley in search for a quieter life. In addition to acrylic, Will also uses spray paint in their creations. As we get to know Will better, we’ll be sharing more info here on this exciting new member to the Gallery! Stay tuned for more.
Announcing new Permanent Artist, @taniaklimaskohoffman
Tania is an artist who works in watercolor and acrylic. After a fulfilling career at WRDSB teaching art, Tania continues her passion. She paints florals, landscapes and portraits and loves plein aire painting in the Canadian north. She paints intuitively, spontaneously and sensitively, striving to capture emotion. Her work is infused with bright, bold color in an impressionistic style.
Tania is a lifelong learner who has travelled worldwide and studied with many respected artists, including Jura Bedic, Charles Reid, Fabio Cembranelli , Art Cunanan, Brian Smith, Doug Mays and (Southampton Arts instructor) Hi Sook Barker. She has studied at the Florence Academy of Art, Loyalist College, Ringling College, Southampton Art school, La Cloche County Art School as well as DVSA, Cambridge Centre and the Button Factory.
Meet new Permanent Member, acrylic artist @leonakennedy7 🎨
Leona Kennedy describes herself as a visual keeper of moments. Working in acrylics, she uses rich, bold colour to express the moments of everyday life that surround her. She draws inspiration from the landscape of Grey and Bruce Counties, and sees inspiration in the objects, places and experiences that make up our everyday.
Leona discovered the possibilities of a career as an artist later in life. While working as an accountant she began to feel the pull to experience a more creative existence. So, she commandeered a space in her house, stocked up on supplies and began to explore colour, light, texture and energy through paint.
“I look for opportunities to tell the stories of the landscape that surrounds us, capture the energy of forgotten objects or places and give the viewer the opportunity to create their own story about the images that I have captured.”
Leona feels that every day is an opportunity to discover something new, and the creative path is full of new insights and new people, all lending a voice to how one sees things. Her current path has led her to a more impressionistic view point, to learn to be more suggestive in her brush strokes and allow the viewer a broader scope to experience the images she has collected on the canvas. This allows for her to begin the story for the viewer but to give them room to see the story their own way.
See more of her work at kennedyhousestudios.com