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
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
The official presentation of this Asahi painting was Friday, August 15, 2014, at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Kaye Kamanishi threw out the first pitch for the 1:05 Vancouver Canadians game. Wes Fung, who was instrumental in organizing the painting’s commission and installation at the Nat said: “After a road-trip lasting over 70 years it’s time to bring home those Asahi boys of long ago summers, back to the Nat, our Field of Dreams. Throwing out the first pitch is the last surviving member of those great Asahi teams, the indomitable Mr. Kaye Kamanishi.” Below is a photo of Mr. Kaye Kamanishi and his family at the Nat just before he threw out the first pitch.
Prints for sale include the following sizes: 20″ x 16″ x 1.375″ (edge width), $160; 20″ x 16″ x .75″ (edge width), $150; 11″ x 7.2″ x 1.375″ (edge width), $110; 11″ x 7.2″ x .75″ (edge width), $100. For more information about this presentation or to order Giclee prints of the Asahi painting, please contact me at 604-209-6074 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Iain MacIntrye for the wonderful article on our Vancouver Canadians player Seth Conner, my husband Max Weder and me, in the Vancouver Sun on Saturday, June 21:
This fall, I will be taking part in the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl on October 17, 18 and 19, 2014. There will be Friday opening and events and my studio hours will be Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
I am also pleased to announce that I will be part of the Purple Banner project hosted by the Coast Cultural Alliance. Having a Purple Banner on the end of my driveway means that I welcome people dropping in – having said that, to avoid disappointment when I may just be at the store, please contact me at 604-209-6074 and we will set up an appointment for you to tour my studio and art gallery at 990 Chaster Road, Gibsons, B.C., Canada.
On April 25, 2014, at 11:30, I am giving a talk on my baseball artwork in a session entitled “Baseball Warriors” as part of the Baseball History Course given by Gary Pennington at Capilano University Campus in Sechelt. For more information about the course, please contact Gary Pennington at 604-886-5746.
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?”
Jerry Malloy Negro Leagues Art Competition – I was honoured to be one of the judges for this amazing art competition for the fourth year. And, what a fantastic show of talent this year! Well done everyone, each one of you are winners!