Thursday, November 09, 2017

Emergence & Rebirth @ TWIST Gallery


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Emergence & Rebirth
TWIST Gallery
Art & Design District 
Queen West, Toronto
February 2nd - 24th 2017
Opening Reception: February 02 2017



Taking part in this group exhibition was a really exciting achievement for me. TWIST Gallery is around the corner from my home and studio so I see it very often. I think it's pretty obvious but I'll say it anyways, it's GORGEOUS! I always got the impression it exhibited more established artists and it was a dream of mine to have my work on their walls. And what a dream come true it was! I felt so honoured to hang alongside the works of some of Toronto's most talented artists. It was truly a night to remember. :) 


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Monday, November 06, 2017

How To Make Oil Paint From Scratch




This video is pieced together from a LIVE Facebook Stream (www.FB.com/MalindaPrudhomme) where I attempted to make oil paint from scratch for the very FIRST time using gold pigments I bought in Cannes, France. :)

It was a great first experience but I can imagine things would have turned out better with different tools and more practice. If you happen to have any kind suggestions feel free to leave them in the comments. :)





BIG ART BOOK 2017 - I Got The COVER! :D


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BIG ART BOOK 2017
Scarborough Arts
Todmorden Mills Gallery
January 26 - February 05 2017
Opening Reception January 26 2017


It's been around 9 months since this happened and I'm still over-the-moon thrilled about it. I had been published in Scarborough Arts' BIG ART BOOK before back in 2014 and was even honoured with a Juror's Choice Award; a moment I still cherish. So getting three artworks into the 2017 publication was a delight ... but I was not prepared for the very great honour of being chosen for the cover. The theme for this issue was "Spectacular Celebrations" and they felt my piece embodied that well. Holding this beautiful book in my hands, with my bright beautiful painting "Cheeky Beauties" featuring the lovely Alyestal Hamilton on it, was an incredibly proud and happy moment. Another memory to cherish thanks to Scarborough Arts! :) 

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Friday, November 03, 2017

Restless Mind ~ Beautiful Spirit


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"Restless Mind ~ Beautiful Spirit"
November 2016
Acrylic Paint on Bamboo Board
6.7" x 11.7"
SOLD


8" x 10" Prints

Larger Prints



This stunning portrait painting on a bamboo board is actually a revival and re-imagination of one of my older styles. Back in 2012 I created a series on bamboo board entitled "Restless In Wonderment". Two of the three pieces were damaged in a storm during an outdoor art show but the most beloved one remained perfectly intact. Over the years it was published in magazines and was even on a cover! But for some reason it never sold. Then during my Solo Exhibition in November 2016 it sold TWICE. A gentleman from out of town purchased it at the gallery as a gift for his niece's wedding; while I had taken a payment from a long time supporters father. It turned out the daughter had always loved the piece. I decided to create her one from scratch using my new techniques and skills. The piece depicts her as one of my Restless Beauties, being filled with an abundance of thoughts. I wanted the painting to exude a calm beauty while expressing her restless mind using colour and design in the background. It's our thoughts and our feelings that makes us the truly beautiful and unique beings we are. 



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Santa Commission


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"Santa"
December 2016
Acrylic and Oil Paint on Canvas
11" x 14"
COMMISSION



It has been almost a year since I worked on this beautiful heartwarming piece and it's meaning still makes me misty eyed. Diane contacted me a couple of years ago asking if I could take a photo of her deceased father and create a portrait of him as Santa. She explained that it was a cherished family memory, him dressing  up every year for the holidays. I knew in my heart I had to take on the challenge. So much detail went into this cheerful Santa and I am beyond thrilled with the results. Diane ordered many prints for family members so it truly warms my heart knowing my artwork will bring so much joy to so many this holiday season and many more to come. :) 

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