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Tuesday’s smARTists Bragging Rights

Congratulations to Lucinda O’Connell on being featured in this months Coastal Living Magazine.

Coastal Living Magazine contacted Lucinda in the spring and asked if they could include her in their “Coastal Artists” segment.

The segment highlights 9 artists from varied coastal areas and their different artistic works.

Make sure to check out Lucinda’s “Down Bunker Hill” is featured on page 30.

Congratulations Linda!

Lucinda O’Connell
the island painter

Using van Gogh and Henri Matisse as inspiration,
Lucinda paints tranquil island scenes from gorgeous
St. Thomas, USVI.

She sells wallet-friendly, limited-edition prints
of her original oil paintings, too, so you can
pick up an image you love for less

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Tuesday’s Bragging Rights

Georgia MansurCongratulations to smARTist Alumni, Georgia Mansur, on her article “Communicating Mood: An Atmospheric Process”. Her article was featured in the July 2011 edition of the Australian Artist Magazine.

For more information on the magazine click here.

You can read the full article on Georgia’s website: www.GeorgiaMansur.com

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Tuesday’s Bragging Rights

Congratulations to smARTist Alumni Georgia Mansur on her upcoming workshops in Italy!

Workshop #1:
Painting the Landscape en Plein Air in Cortona
Cortona, Italy
May 16-23, 2012

Come and paint en plein air in the warmth of the Tuscan sun in Cortona, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Tuscany!

This intensive workshop is designed to teach the fundamental skills necessary for successful landscape oil painting in the open air [en plein air]. Workshop participants will focus on the basic techniques of plein air painting, and learn skills to simplify and organize their compositions from the wealth of material that nature provides.

Click here for more information on this workshop

Workshop #2:
Plein Air Painting in Posara
Posara, Italy
May 26 to 2 June 2012

Georgia is well versed in all media and has a particular passion for painting en plein air (outdoors). A talented and versatile artist, she is a gifted communicator and highly sought after tutor, and makes every student comfortable, from raw beginner to seasoned professional artist. Her ability to teach to each individual’s level within a group is a rare combination of skill and experience that is hard to find amongst workshop instructors.

Georgia’s positive approach and friendly manner is appreciated by students that have spent time painting under her guidance, producing beautiful work that is only possible with solid teaching and an understanding of the foundations and concepts necessary to achieve painting success. Learning to see ‘as an artist sees’ and simplifying the complexity of subjects will increase your painting skills and understanding in a way that will improve your work exponentially. Georgia will demonstrate daily and tailor her teaching for those using watercolour techniques as well as impasto acrylics and oils.

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Tuesday’s Bragging Rights

Harbinger Gallery

Harbinger Gallery is pleased to present the inaugural exhibition, Growth Charting by new gallery artist, Phil Irish. This series of work by Phil Irish marks a new development in his work, trading the storied maps for another kind of diagram. These works combine organic, floral imagery with bold geometric structures. On close examination, the rhythmic lines and diagrammatic forms are revealed from deeper layers within the painting. Buried colours slice through the realistic images, creating a tension between the organic and the synthetic, the natural and the constructed.

Phil Irish, currently pursuing his Masters of Fine Arts at York University, received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and English Literature from the University of Guelph, in 1995. His contribution to the Francophonie International Painting Competition was exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada in 2001. Exhibitions at public museums, artist-run-centres, and commercial galleries include the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Angell Gallery, and AKA Artist Run Centre. Group exhibitions across Canada and the United States have featured his work.

He has developed new work during residencies at the Pouch Cove Artists Residency in Newfoundland, at the Symposium in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, and as the City of Kitchener’s Artist in Residence. Irish applied his painterly vision to a web-based artwork commissioned by Oakville Galleries in 2005. The interactive project, titled “Whereabouts,” address issues of personal mapping and hidden histories.

Irish is also the principle curator at the Minarovich Gallery, in the Elora Centre for the Arts. He has developed thematic and solo projects with artists such as John Kissick, Ed Burtynsky, Sara Angelucci, and Janet Morton.

All are welcome to meet with the artist during the opening reception of Growth Charting on Saturday, June 11, 2 – 4pm.

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