This weekend at the Tradex in Abbotsford, awesome jeweller Leslie Van Gils and myself are sharing booth 527. Leslie does fine jewelry: custom jewellery design, redesigning old jewellery, and a complete selection of gemstones and jewelry repairs. Her contact number is: 604-613-6360.
I will be showing a selection of animal paintings (Burrowing Owl, The Herd, Babe the French Bulldog), animal-imaged Purses (including horses, dogs and birds) and a variety of coasters featuring beloved pet images. This event runs for three days so come on out and see Leslie and myself at booth 527 – enter to win fabulous prizes!
And, check out my new postcard, designed by the awesome Max Weder:
Available free of charge in my gallery at 990 Chaster Road, Gibsons, B.C., V0N 1V4 and at the Pet Expo in Abbotsford February 27, 28 and March 1, 2015!
Looking for something a little different for dog lovers and baseball fans young and old? My newly introduced black purse with a print of a select number of paintings (themes include: baseball, animals, flowers and details of abstracts: please see photo insert) were a big success on the 2014 Sunshine Coast Art Crawl! To see an awesome video made by the singer Katherine Penfold on my art and gallery and images of some of the purses available, please check out Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVFMAstvSLY
Black Purse Description: 12” x 9” approx.., Ettinger’s image on detachable front panel for easy cleaning, four zippered sections with zippered edge to expand overall size, adjustable shoulder/arm strap, card pocket inside largest section. Price: $50, plus taxes.
“Indie”, commissioned Portrait, image chosen for 1 of the 100 postcards in Art Dogs: 100 Postcards
To all dog fans, one of my dog paintings is included in “Art Dogs: 100 Postcards” (http://www.amazon.ca/Art-Dogs-Postcards-Robynne-Raye/dp/1631590197). A treasure to keep or mail and share 100 postcards featuring all your favorite pups from Robynne Raye’s 1,000 Dog Portraits (http://www.amazon.ca/000-Dog-Portraits-From-People/dp/1592539017 , Rockport Publishers). Various breeds portrayed in all sorts of poses, presented through the diverse range of artistic talent of 100 artists. A fun gift for those dog-lovers in the family!
Mark your calendars: Saturday, January 24, the 2015 Grow the Garden Gala Dinner and Auction by the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society, Sechelt, will be held. I am honoured to be asked to donate my painting, “Blue Flowers”, 28” x 22”, acrylic, to this worthy cause. I hope to see you there! For more information: www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
“Blue Flowers”, 28” x 22”, acrylic, $750 value
“Allison’s Brain“, by Robert McMechan and Allison Woyiwada
September 24, 2014, in Ottawa, Ontario:
I am very honoured that the commissioned portrait I painted of Allison (below) is being used for the book cover of “Allison’s Brain“.
“Allison“, 22″ x 18″, oil, 2012
For dog lovers: Check out “1,000 Dog Portraits: From the People Who Love Them (1000 Series)” Paperback by Robynne Raye. Eleven of my dog portraits are included in this book – five are of Beagles showcased in the section, “How Many Ways Can you Draw A Beagle?”