Boynton House, Richmond Hill

Boynton House is an art exhibition space in Richmond Hill with four display rooms. The house is an historic site under the Ontario Heritage Act and dates back to about 1875.  It is an example of the classic Ontario farmhouse, with unique details of its era.

Our Opening Day event begins at 12 noon and is open to the public. After the formal ribbon cutting this part of the exhibition will be available to view here at your leisure and it may be possible to have photographs taken with visiting master artists.  Representatives from Winsor & Newton, QoR Watercolours, Daniel Smith, DeSerres Art Store, Da Vinci paints and RockWell Art Supplies will be in tent booths in the fenced garden area of Boynton House where they will demo products. Several will also have free samples for visiting artists.

Throughout the afternoon there will be opportunities for Plein Air painting with the masters at various locations around Richmond Green.  Our Official Opening and Awards Presentation will be at 3pm, either on the main porch/garden area or within Boynton House, depending on the weather.

Refreshments and cold beverages will be available throughout the afternoon. There will also be live music by a chamber ensemble from the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra.

The opening day will continue with tea in the evening at the second venue – more on that later!  (Or, you can find more information here)

Daniel Smith Awards!

DANIEL SMITH: Artists’ Materials have very kindly donated 3 awards for our Symphony in Watercolour Exhibition. The awards will be announced at our opening event on September 28th at Boynton House on Richmond Green. Katherine Taylor will also be there to demo Daniel Smith products to our visitors.

Awards for specially selected ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’ finalists

Thank you Daniel Smith from all of us at IWS Canada and CSPWC/SCPA.

For more information about our 5 day event please navigate to the link by clicking on the picture below.

The painting in this graphic, Colour of Music, is by one of our jurors, Anne McCartney CSPWC, AWS, TWSA

Your Invitation to our Festivities

IWS Canada and CSPWC/SCPA Invite you to a 5 Day Celebration Event  –  September 28 to October 3, 2018

(Exact times and details may change due to weather conditions or events beyond our control).

This event is a celebration of not only watercolour but of how diverse cultures, by working together, can strengthen and enhance a community.

During these five days we will unite to celebrate our history, our differences and our common interests.

A community such as Richmond Hill, with its mosaic of residents from diverse cultures, its combination of urban and rural environment and its strong historical roots is an ideal venue for our Symphony in Watercolour Event.

Use the info-graphic below for an outline of the five day celebration, and visit this link for details.  Bring your sketchbook and some plein air painting supplies if you like – there will be several opportunities to create!

The painting in this graphic, Colour of Music, is by one of our jurors, Anne McCartney CSPWC, AWS, TWSA

Finalists announced for A Symphony in Watercolour!

Our jurors Peter Marsh CSPWC, OSA, SCA, TWS, Anne McCartney CSPWC, AWS, TWSA and Rainbow Ze (youth juror) have completed their task in choosing the paintings that will be exhibited during our ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’ exhibition this fall, September 28th to October 27th, in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.  A huge thank you to them – it must have been really hard to choose from all of the great entries we had – a total of 320 from 32 countries!

These paintings are listed on the page entitled ‘A Symphony in Watercolour‘, which can also be viewed at the bottom of our home page.  Congratulations to all finalists!!

Also listed are paintings by the invited artists such as those who won our ‘150 Ways to Celebrate’ online contest last year, and the jurors and the presidents of our cooperating societies.

In addition to finalist paintings, there were many the jurors felt merited special mention.  These will not be physically exhibited, but will also be posted on the website during the exhibition.  They are listed below the finalist paintings.

Thank you to everyone around the world who entered our exhibition!  Your enthusiasm and talent for watercolour, and your contributions to our understanding of your perspective through art, are why we exist.  We couldn’t do this without you.

Peace and love through art!

Featured Member – Tony Cook

Meet Tony Cook!

“I was born in England and worked as a newspaper reporter before serving in the Royal Artillery for my national service. I wanted to go to Korea with my unit – I mean, free travel and all – but wiser heads prevailed and I was given a War Office job testing new recruits. I emigrated to Canada in 1956 and entered the photographic business, intending to make a career out of my hobby. Surprisingly, I spent the following 40 years in the photographic and audiovisual industry in various senior marketing positions. Eventually tiring of the corporate environment, and foolishly forgoing the satisfaction of a regular paycheque, I started my own digital imaging and creative production house in Toronto, where I still live. I am married with three lovely daughters and three grandchildren.

Over the years, I’ve enjoyed working in various art forms, in addition to photography and computer graphics. In the late 1970s, I expanded a childhood love of scratching initials on school desks and assorted trees, and began wood carving. I joined the Ontario Wood Carvers Association (OWCA), studied with famed carving teachers Joe Dampf, Benoit Deschenes and Wayne Barton, and somehow developed my own style of interpretive carving. I probably wasn’t paying attention. I was President of the OWCA during the 1980s, and edited their newsletter and website for several years. I showed my carvings in OWCA competitions and at the Canadian National Exhibition, and was completely ignored by the jurors.

I studied drawing at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2004 and subsequently took up watercolour painting. Being a Brit, I figured this was the proper medium for me. I credit teacher Ruth Hayes with giving me assurance that I could handle this medium and Barry Coombs for introducing me to the finer points of brush handling, design and simplification. I have tried to pay attention. I have enjoyed workshops with Art Cunanan, Hi-Sook Barker, Doug Mays and Marc Gagnon, each of whom has been very patient.

More recently, I have begun to work with Acrylics, studying with Lila Lewis Irving and DiDi Gadjanski.

I am very fortunate to have discovered a friendly and supportive environment within the art clubs that have accepted me as a member.”

Below is an example of Tony’s work – “A Winter Walk”.  For more about Tony Cook, please visit his website.

Featured Member – Esmie Gayo McLaren

As mentioned in our previous post, in the coming months we will be featuring the new full members of IWS Canada. The order in which they are featured is a simple reflection of their promptness in responding to our suggestion that they allow us to do so.

Vancouver-based artist Esmie Gayo McLaren , our second featured member, approaches art as an extension of her experiences. Her love for gardens, dance, people, and travel provides infinite inspiration, translating to paintings filled with sensitivity and movement. Each painting is a combination of instinctive and calculated interaction between her and the image.
McLaren is based in Vancouver, Canada, a metropolis of varied cultures. The lines are often blurred between her art and community work as she enjoys bridging cultures through her art.

Below is an example of Esmie’s work.  You may view more at her website.

‘Practice’
Watercolour on Paper
18×12″

Call to Artists – Prospectus for our 2018 Biennale!

IWS Canada /CSPWC
Symphony in Watercolour Juried Exhibition 2018
Prospectus

(Faites défiler vers le bas pour le français)

Exhibition Jurors:
Peter Marsh CSPWC
Anne McCartney CSPWC
Rainbow Ze (Youth Juror)

Entry Rules and Guidelines:
Who is eligible to enter
Open to all artists 15 years of age and older.
Artists from any country are welcome to enter.

How much is the entry fee
$40 (Canadian) for IWS Canada or CSPWC Members/Associates, and $50 for non- members. This enables you to submit 2 paintings.
For an extra $5 all entrants may submit a third painting.  The fees are non-refundable.

What subject or genre can I paint
There is no specific theme for this exhibit; the choice of subject is your own.

What reference material can I use
Your artwork must not be a copy or likeness of another’s work (i.e. painting, drawing, photograph, digital image or print). Only your own original artwork is accepted.
Artwork painted in a workshop or under instruction by another artist will be disqualified.
Your reference photo MUST be your own.
PLEASE NOTE: If an artist breaches copyright of another artist’s work, or uses any image from the internet as a reference, they will be ineligible to enter an IWS Canada or CSPWC exhibition for 5 years.

What size do my paintings need to be
All paintings must be either 11 inches by 15 inches (28cm by 38cm) or 15 inches by 22 inches (38cm by 56cm) in size.

What materials can I use to create my painting
All paintings must be 90% watercolour and should be painted in a transparent manner.
The use of Gouache is accepted if used in a transparent manner. Acrylic, egg tempera, casein is not accepted.
Works on paper, watercolour canvas, aquaboard, gesso coated paper, or yupo are all acceptable.
Computer generated work will not be accepted.

Pricing the paintings
Paintings for sale must be priced in Canadian dollars. The amount cannot be changed after the entry is processed.
Artists have the option of having a work “not for sale”.
In the event of a sale, IWS Canada/CSPWC will charge a 30% commission fee.

Do I need to frame my work
You have two options:
You can mail your painting rolled in a tube:
For this option there will be an additional fee of $90.00 CAD$. The festival committee will mat and frame your work for the exhibition, then return the piece to you unframed.
If you wish to provide your own framing:
We are requesting that all frames are made of metal and are silver in colour.
Mats need to be white or off white and of archival quality.
Use foam core backing board. No cardboard.
No saw-tooth hangers. Please use D hooks and wires.
Do not use glass if you intend to ship your painting. Use Plexiglas or Varnish to protect your work.

Shipping Information
Shipping paintings to and from the exhibition is the responsibility of the artist. This includes shipping costs, brokerage fees, and any taxes or duties payable.
A prepaid return shipping label, or credit card details for direct payment of return shipping, must be sent to IWS Canada at the beginning of the exhibition.
Any painting mailed to the exhibition without prepaid return shipping or credit card information will be treated as donations to IWS Canada/CSPWC.
Paintings will be returned in the same packaging/materials in which they were sent/shipped. This includes those packaged in mailing tubes.

Insurance
IWS Canada/CSPWC does not accept responsibility for loss or damage to paintings or frames during shipping or during the exhibition at the gallery.
Artists should carry their own insurance.

Removing an entry or painting from the Exhibition

Paintings should be regarded as ‘on hold’ once they have been submitted.  Paintings, even those not accepted yet, are subject to the 30% commission outlined in our entry information from the time they have been processed.
If an accepted artist withdraws their work after entry, they will be not allowed to enter an IWS Canada or CSPWC exhibition for 2 years.
Accepted entries must remain on display until October 29th, 2018.

IWS Canada/CSPWC Rights
IWS Canada/CSPWC reserves the right to reproduce entered work for promotional material.
IWS Canada/CSPWC reserves the right not to hang any painting which does not conform to all the rules of the competition. This includes framing instructions and the medium used.
No substitutions of accepted work allowed.
The jurors’ decisions are final.
Prizes must be accepted as awarded.

How to Enter:

Artists may submit up to 3 entries.
Please prepare good quality photographs of your paintings. Each should be 1920 pixels on the long side at a resolution of 300dpi. File size for each image no larger than 2MB. Photographs of work should include the painting image ONLY.
Label each jpg with your first name_lastname_name of painting_year produced
e.g. John_Smith_ Garden in Fall_2016.jpg
Please email iwscanada@gmail.com with the following information:
1.  Your name
2.  Your age (15-25, or over 25, exact age is not needed)
3.  Painting title
4.  Price of painting in Canadian Dollars
5.  Country of residence
6.  Size of painting in cm or inches (height x length)
7.  Your email
Don’t forget to attach your photos before you send the email.

When we have received your entry by email and checked all the information is correct, you will be sent an invoice for your entry fee. Your entry will only be processed once payment has been received. Payment to be made by Paypal which accepts most major credit cards.

Important Dates:

  • Open for submissions January 15, 2018.
  • Last submissions by 6pm EST, March 20, 2018 (late entries will not be accepted).
  • Accepted artists will be notified by email by May 15th. 2018.
  • Accepted artists’ names will be posted on IWS Canada website on May 16, 2018.
  • All artists who entered will receive a courtesy email by May 20th, 2018.

Accepted Artists’ Deadlines (detailed information to follow upon acceptance)

  • Deadline for paintings that need framing to be received by August 1, 2018.
  • Deadline for shipping of already framed paintings by August 31st, 2018.
  • Drop off for hand-delivered paintings September 26th, 2018; 10am-12 midday.
  • Exhibition Opening and Awards Presentation September 28th, 2018.
  • 5 day Celebration of Watercolour Event:September 28th-October 3rd 2018.
  • Last day of full exhibition at Boynton House 14th October, 2018.
  • Winners and invited masters’ paintings to move to Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts October 15th, 2018 and will remain until October 29th, 2018.
  • October 27th A Symphony in Watercolour performance by the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Paintings not sold will be taken to the courier or mailed by November 16th, 2018.

IWS CANADA/CSPWC
Symphonie a l’aquarelle
EXPOSITION JURÉE
2018

Les Jurés:

Peter Marsh CSPWC

Anne McCartney CSPWC

Rainbow Ze ( juré de la jeunesse)

Règles d’entrée et lignes directrices

Eligibilité
Ouvert à tous les artistes 15 ans ou plus vieux et de n’importe quel pays.

Frais d’entrée
$40 canadiens pour les membres ou associés de IWS Canada et de CSPWC et, $50 canadiens pour non membres. Ça vous donne l’opportunité de soumettre deux peintures.
$5 de plus vous pouvez soumettre une troisième peinture.  Les frais sont non-remboursables.

Sujet /genre
Il n’y a pas de thème pour cette exposition: le choix et le vôtre.

Material de référence
Le comité n’acceptera que les peintures originales.
Les oeuvrages d’art qui ont été peinturées dans un atelier ou en construction par un autre artiste seront disqualifies.
La photo de reference doit être le vôtre.
N.B. Si un artiste transgresse les droits d’un autre auteur or emploie des images de l’internet comme référence, cet artiste sera ineligible de participer dans une exposition de IWS ou CSPWC pour 5 ans.

Taille de peintures
11 pouce x 15 pouces ( 28cmsx38cms) ou 15 pouce x 22 pouces ( 38cmsx56cms).

Les Matériaux
Chaque peinture ne doit pas être moins de 90% aquarelle et doit être peinteuer dans un matérial transparent.
Un artiste peut employer “Gouache” si dans une manière transparente. La comité n’acceptera pas acrilique, tempera à l’oeuf ou caséine.
Les peintures sur papier, aquarelle de toile, aquaboard, papier couché gesso ou yupo sont tous acceptables.
Les peintures générés par ordinateur ne seront pas acceptées.

Prix des peintures
Si un artiste désire vendre son oeuvre, le prix doit être en dollars canadiens. Après que la peinture est traitée ( acceptée) le prix ne peut pas être modifiée.
L’artiste peut avoir l’option de “pas à vendre” pour une ( ou plus) peinture.
Dans le cas où un artiste vend une ( ou plus) peinture(s) IWS/CSPWC Canada vous charger un frais de commission de 30%.

Encadrement des peintures
Il y a deux options:
Envoyer la peinture roulée dans un tube et la comité peut la tapisser et encadrer pour un frais de $90. La peinture sera retourner, après la competition,sans cadre.
Encadrer la peinture vour même:
1. cadre – fait de métal et argenté en couleur.
2. les mats doivent être blanc et de qualité archive.
3.non papier carton
4. ni hangars de scie, et les crochets de fils doivent être “D”.
5. si vous envoyerez vos peintures – s’il vous plait utilisez plexiglass ou vernis pour proteger la peinture.

La( les) peinture(s) sera(seront) retournée(s) avec le même emballage, mêmes celles emballées en tube.

Informations sur la livraison

● C’est la responsabilité de l’artiste d’envoyer les peintures à et de l’exposition . Ceci comprend les frais de livraison, frais de courtage at toutes les taxes ou droits payables.
● L’artiste doit envoyer (au début de l’exposition) une étiquette d’éxposition de retour prépayée, ou détails de la carte crédit à IWS Canada.
● Si IWS Canada reçoit une peinture sans étiquette de retour ou détails de carte crédit, cette peinture sera considerée comme don à IWS Canada/CSPWC
● Les peintures seront retournées dans le même emballage dans lequel elles ont été expédiées. Ceci compred celles qui étaitaient envoyer dans les tubes d’expédition.

Insurance
IWS/CSPWC n’acceptera pas responsabilité pour la pert ou les dégâts ( des peintures ou cadres) pendant l’exposition ou à la galérie.

Enlèvement d’une peinture

Les peintures doivent être considérées comme «en attente» une fois qu’elles ont été soumises. Les peintures, même celles qui ne sont pas encore acceptées, sont sujettes à la commission de 30% indiquée dans nos informations d’entrée à partir du moment où elles ont été traitées.
Si un artiste veut retirer une peinture après la date de clôture il y aura une interdiction de leur peintures pour 2 ans.

Droits de IWSCanada/CSPWC
IWS Canada réserve le droit de réproduire les peintures entrées dans la competition pour materiel promotionnel.
IWS Canada réserve le droit de non accrocher pas une peinture qui ne conforme pas à les règles de la competition, ou comprenant les instructions pour le cadrement et le moyen employé.
Aucun substitution sera accepté
La décision des jurists est finale.
Les prix doivent être accepter comme attribués.

Comment entrer
un artiste peut entrer 3 peintures
il faut preparer des photos de bonne qualité de vos peintures
chaque photo doit être 1920 pixels sur la côté longue à une résolution de 300dpi.
la taille du fichier pour chaque image ne doit pas être plus grand que 2MB.
les photos doivent incluire seulement l’image de la peinture.
chaque jpeg doit être étiquetté avec ton nom( complète), nom de la peinture, et l’année produite.
Eg John_Smith_ Garden in Fall_ 2016 jpg

S’il vous plaît envoyer un courriel à:
iwscanada@gmail.com avec le suivant:
1.  Votre nom
2.  Votre âge (15-25 ans ou plus de 25 ans, l’âge exact n’est pas nécessaire)
3.  Le titre de la peinture
4.  Le prix de la peinture ($ canadien)
5.  Pays de résidence
6.  La taille de la peinture ( cms ou pouces – taille et longeur)

N’oubliez pas d’attacher vos photos au courriel.

Quand on a reçu votre entrée par courriel avec toute l’information nécessaire, on vous envoyera une facture pour le frais d’inscription. Votre entrée ne sera traité avant que votre paiement ne soit reçu. On acceptera votre paiement avec Pay Pal (qui accepte la majorité de cartes de credit.)

Dates Importantes

  • 1 janvier, 2018 – premier jour pour soumissions
  • 20 mars, 2018 – dernier jour pour soumissions ( 6PM) On n’acceptera pas des soumissions tardives
  • 15 mai, 2018 – les artistes qui sont acceptés seront notifies (par courriel)
  • 16 mai, 2018 les noms des artistes seront affichés sur le site internet de IWS Canada
  • 20 mai, 2018 on envoyera un e mail de courtoisie à chaque artiste

Délais pour artistes acceptés

  • 1 août 2018 réception des peintures qui doivent être cadrées
  • 31 août 2018 date limite d’expédition des peintures qui sont dejà cadrées
  • 26 septembre 2018 peintures delivrées en personne ( 10AM – 12 midi)
  • 28 septembre 2018 ouverture de l’exposition et presentation des prix
  • Célébration de 5 jours de l’aquarelle: du 28 septembre au 3 octobre 2018.
  • 14 octobre 2018 dernier jour de l’exposition complète à Boynton House
  • 15 octobre 2018 les gagnants et les maîtres invités seront transporter au Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts jusqu’à le 29 octobre 2018
  • 27 octobre 2018 une performance de “A Symphony in Watercolour” par l’orchestre philharmonique de Richmond Hill
  • Les peintures qui n’ont pas été vendues seront pris au courier ou envoyées par poste par le 16 novembre 2018

Greetings from our President – and some news!

Greetings to all our Friends of IWS Canada,

As vice-president and president of IWS Canada, Elizabeth and I would like to thank you all for being part of an exceptionally exciting 2017. Elizabeth and I would also like to thank our hard working IWS Canada Directors Helen Shideler, Anne McCartney, Lianne Todd, Tiina Price and Rose Butler without whose time and effort we would not have had such a successful year.

Our ‘150 Ways to Celebrate’ online competition, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, was a huge success with over 1,400 entries worldwide and 150 finalists selected from all corners of the world. This definitely embraces our mission of love, peace, tolerance and acceptance of all cultures. A colourful and inspiring video was produced which has been viewed over 43,000 times on social media plus another 34,000 times on our website! If you haven’t already seen it be sure to check it out!

We are now looking forward to next year and are busily planning our 2018 Symphony in Watercolour Festival! We will be inviting you all to a week of celebration in Richmond Hill, Ontario, from September 28th- October 3rd, SO SAVE THE DATES!!!

Being part of IWS Canada has been rewarding and exciting. If you are interested in being more involved you can now become, not just a Friend of IWS Canada, but a full Member. For only $25 CDN ($15 for youth) Our new full members will be entitled to many benefits. Visit our membership page for complete information on how to apply.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best of the Holiday Season, that you have peace, joy, love and acceptance in your everyday life and that your 2018 is happy, healthy, prosperous and successful.

Happy Holidays
Ona Kingdon President of IWS Canada and Elizabeth Franchetto Irvine Vice President of IWS Canada

Honourable Mentions Given to…

Our IWS Canada ‘150 Ways to Celebrate’ online watercolour contest had 8 winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd National, 1st, 2nd and 3rd International, National Youth, and International Youth) which have all been featured in our previous blog posts.  The jurors felt that several other entries, however, deserved honourable mention.

Here they are, for your appreciation:

Galuh Tajimalela (Indonesia), My Everlasting Book:

O344
Honourable Mention: Galuh Tajimalela Indonesia My Everlasting Book 175×175 cm

David L. Stickel (USA), Room with a View – Duomo of Milan:

O28
Honourable Mention: David L. Stickel USA Room with a View – Duomo of Milan 54×38 cm

Anna Ivanova (Russia), Flowers:

O133
Honourable Mention: Anna Ivanova Russia Flowers 40×56 cm

Nanasaheb B. Yeole (India), Rainy Evening of Mumbai:

O844
Honourable Mention: Nanasaheb B Yeole India Rainy Evening of Mumbai 76×56 cm

Phyllis Tseng (USA), The Little Dreamer:

O704
Honourable Mention: Phyllis Tseng USA The Little Dreamer 12×16″

Sutee Kaenyuk (Thailand), Happy Baby:

O545
Honourable Mention: Sutee Kaenyuk Thailand Happy Baby 56×76 cm

Suresh Dhondiba Bhosale (India), Golden Mumbai:

O783
Honourable Mention: Suresh Dhondiba Bhosale India Golden Mumbai 30×43″

Fan Junrang (China), In the Mood for Love:

O757
Honourable Mention: Fan Junrang China In the Mood for Love 55×75 cm

Eudes Correia (Brazil), Life:

O386
Honourable Mention: Eudes Correia Brazil Life 29×38 cm

Marney Ward (Canada), Butchart’s Begonias:

C53
Honourable Mention: Marney Ward Canada Butchart’s Begonias 21×29″

Rene Thibault (Canada), Above the Rockies #27:

C10
Honourable Mention: Rene Thibault Canada Above the Rockies #27 18×12″

Margaret Roseman (Canada), Sisters:

C75
Honourable Mention: Margaret Roseman Canada Sisters 22×15″

Angelina Bloshchitsyna (youth) (Belarus) Still Life:

OY75
Angelina Bloshchitsyna Belarus (Youth) Still Life 70×50 cm

Rose Butler (youth) (Canada) Brown and Storey Square:

CY2
Honourable Mention: Rose Butler Canada Brown and Storey Square 55×55 cm

Featured: 1st Place National Winner

‘Lake Superior Shoreline #3’

From Antarctica to the North Pole and with great emphasis on the Canadian wilderness, artist David McEown celebrates some of the most beautiful, yet fragile, natural heritage of our planet through the creative act of painting.

After graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1992, David spent his last 2 years off campus pursuing independent studies at the Algoma School of Landscape Arts based in the remote wilderness of Northern Ontario.  After completing these studies he stayed several more years teaching and wilderness guiding.  For his body of work done in this Lake Superior region steeped in indigenous culture and Canadian landscape painting history, David was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Grant in 1994 and again in 1999.

Also in 1999, he was elected a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour for which he served as a director from 2002 to 2007.

David’s work has received national and international awards, in various juried shows.  His most prestigious award came in 2005 with the A.J. Casson Medal from the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.

Since then he has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s most accomplished and travelled landscape watercolourists, represented with paintings in many public and corporate collections worldwide as well as articles published in numerous magazines.

From 2005, David has focused his art on the polar regions, a journey that led him to circumnavigate both the Arctic and Antarctica.  On board research vessels and polar class icebreakers, hiking, and even skiing to the North Pole, he continues to work on a project witnessing and recording the beauty of a world that is rapidly changing and disappearing.

Through the spontaneity of watercolour and letting the forces of nature participate in the painting process, his paintings emphasize the sense of impermanence and change.

David loves to paint on location, a way to meditate and connect with the landscape, but he also loves to share his art in the studio by teaching.  Since 2002, he has been leading workshops at the Royal Ontario Museum, and is sought after by prestigious art clubs in Canada.  Internationally, as part of various artist-in-residence programs, he has been sharing his enthusiasm and unique way of seeing with participants from all over the world.

A talented speaker and performer, David is also very keen to share his passionate multi-media presentations and watercolour demos, hoping to communicate and bring an awareness of the wonders of our planet.

To view his paintings and journeys visit his website

www.davidmceown.com

David is also on social media ,

Facebook at davidmceown

Instagram at  davidmceown