Saturday, September 5, 2020

A Soft Opening

 A bit of almost normalcy in these strange times, Brigite has decided to re-open Galerie Art Plus. A soft opening with social distancing, hand sanitizer and facemasks required. It felt good to pack up and deliver work to the gallery, so if you are in Sutton please drop by and see some of my newest works.

Just to note, the gallery will be open from Thursday to Saturday, 1 to 5 pm and by appointment 450.521.3189.

Galerie Art Plus is located at 8, rue Maple, Sutton, Québec

Blue Study 8, 2020. Oil on canvas, 14 in. H x 18 in. W.
Blue Study 8, 2020. Oil on canvas, 14 in. H x 18 in. W.

Blue Study 9, 2020. Oil on canvas, 30.5 in. H x 25 in. W.

Blue Study 5, 2020. Oil on panel, 24 in. H x 48in. W.

Blue Study 6, 2020. Oil on panel, 24 in. H x 24 in. W.

Song in 4 parts, 2020, Oil on panel, each panel  is 12 in. H x 12 in. W.

And I will be exhibiting some of my accordion style books that I have been working during these covid times.

So if you are out for a drive during our beautiful fall weather drop in and don't forget to respect social distancing and wear a mask. Hand sanitizer is available at the gallery. Stay well everyone.

Monday, October 7, 2019

An Upcoming Show at Galerie Art Plus

I'm really happy to be part of this group and wish to invite you to Galerie Art Plus Group Show A+

Come and meet the artists : Pierre Bourbonnais, Éric Cayla, François X Chamberland,
Isabelle Chartrand, Liz Davidson, Monique Dupras, Muriel Faille, Jocelyn Guilbault, Marie-Claude Lord, Denis Malo,  Mari Mari,  Normand Moffat, Patrick Morency, Sean O’Riordain, Akycha Surette, Suzanne Vié and Brigite Normandin.

Vernissage :  Saturday October 12th at 2pm.

8, rue Maple, Sutton, Québec

I've been working on a series of small works of graphite on panel; again there is no proper orientation and works can be combined forming new relationships, almost sentences. Each panel is 12 x 16 in. 2019

one of the combinations, 2 panels 16 in x 24 in in total, graphite on panel, 2019

or maybe this way, 2 panels 12 in x 32 in in total, graphite on panel, 2019

2 panels 16 in x 24 in in total, graphite on panel, 2019

and looking down into the the studio as the series The Dance Between Dark and Light grows. 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Some Studio News

 So pleased to announce my upcoming show "A Silent Trust" at Galerie Art Plus, opening July 4 and on 'till August 4. The vernissage is Saturday July 6 from 2 - 5pm and it would be a pleasure to see you.
 Started 3 years ago [2016], these paintings have had a more than a few lives. I've put on paint, scrapped and sanded off paint, added more paint, added thinner layers of paint, all the while trying to find the why that these works needed to be paint and not some other material. I had a sense of why but I kept loosing it, but as they say "she persisted" and here I am.

Here are  few detail shots of works in "A Silent Trust" at Galerie Art Plus, 8 rue Maple, QC

Detail from "Summer Sky Memory," 2019

Detail "From Field to Sky And In-between" 2019

Detail "Blue At Th Centre", 2019

From July 13 to 21st  Gallery Art Plus will be open from 10 am to 5 pm during the Tour Des Arts. There will be concerts at the gallery 2 nights during this time so check out the flyer for more details. Link here.

And if you are in Europe, a group show of The Drawing Collective and invited artists are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus with a show at hase29, Osnabrük, Germany. Four of my drawings will be in the show which ends August 3. A link to hase29 website.

#2 + 11, oil on paper

#10 + 12, oil on paper

And I have finally updated my website so most of the last 3 years work is in one place. And it links back to the older work. [Yes, you just heard a huge sigh of relief that it works] So here is the link

I've decided to take the summer off, clean up the studio, work in the garden, swim and finish reading the Mueller Report, so a joyous summer everyone and all the best!

Monday, December 31, 2018

Wishing You All Deep Peace for 2019

Wishing you a Very Happy New Year 
and my favourite Gaelic Blessing from our house /studio to yours.

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace of the Light of the world to you.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Some Photos From The Opening

It's been a busy time in the studio and I just realized that I hadn't posted any photos from the opening of the Dark Drawings at the Centre culturel de l'Université de Sherbrooke. They did a beautiful job hanging and lighting the show, a huge thanks to Suzanne and all her team. I'm in the space called Espace Invitational, just outside the main gallery and there is a glorious show of Suzelle Levasseur,  Succession d'e`clats, in the main gallery; all works on paper and graphite with a stunning work, approximately 10 x 30 feet. Photos below. If you have a chance check it out. Opening hours and directions are here

Hanging the show, 2018

Dark Drawings, all works are charcoal on paper, 2016 - 2018

Dark Drawings, all works are charcoal on paper, 2016 - 2018

Artist talk with Sylvain Dodier

Suzelle Levasseur, Succession d'e`clats

Friday, February 9, 2018

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

It's White World Out There Today.

It's snowing and blowing here today, often approaching whiteout conditions while last week I came upon this store in the midst of renovation.

A white world, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Just Because

So it's November and the day is wet and gloomy; the leaves are gone, the snow stayed on the ground for a week, the pond froze; yet there is a quiet stillness and beauty to the day.

snowflakes in the new ice, 2017

the gleam of the sun, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

1st Taste

Yesterday we woke to a white world, today the pond was frozen over; a taste of what's to come but maybe not quite yet.

View from the dock, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Purging the Studio

In my determination to clean up the studio and free up working space and storage space, I tackled a pile of drawings that needed to be culled. So I started ripping and tearing with the intent of putting the pieces in the garbage; but then I noticed the torn edges of the paper and started to play. One step forward, 2 steps back for the studio clean up.

Torn 1, charcoal on paper, 2017

Torn 2, charcoal on paper, 2017

Torn 3, charcoal on paper, 2017