Good Monday morning to all my friends here! Am scurrying off to my studio this morning to continue getting ready for my first art show of the Christmas season. It’s this Sunday, Nov 23 at Cochrane Arts Central. I’ll be joined by artists Marla Blackwell, Jane Romanishko, Ingrid Vincent and Edith Vanderkloot. We’ll be serving refreshments and appetizers and will all be in attendance to visit with you. Cochrane Arts Central is located at 115 – 4th Ave West in Cochrane, AB. We hope you can join us for the afternoon to kick off to the holiday art season.
I’ll have a brand new selection of landscapes to share with you at this show. I’ve been working hard in my studio to expand my skills and learn more about myself as an artist. And my collection this fall reflects that. I’ve got paintings that set the scene of summer and spring, fall and winter alike,all with light and composition that I’ve taken careful thought and consideration to develop. Come help me celebrate my new beginning as a full-time artist.
Cochrane Arts Central is easy to find – Head northwest out of Calgary on Crowchild Trail to Cochrane. Once you arrive in Cochrane, turn left at the second set of lights. We’re just half a block down on the right-hand side. We’ll have signs at the intersection to help show you the way.
I captured this beautiful scene on a trip to Mexico last spring. We were fortunate to get a private tour of Cozumel while we were there. Our tour guide drove us all around the island and stopped at a variety of beautiful spots. This was on the east side of the island, if my memory serves. It was amazing to have such solitude amongst the vastness of nature. So grateful for the experience. I’ll be showing this painting for the first time on Sun, Nov 23 at the Cochrane Arts Central group art sale. Join us from 11-4 to see more of my new work.
I’m delighted to announce that I’m joining the team of talented teachers at Cochrane Arts Central this fall! First classes began yesterday – what a great group of creative students we have! Everyone was willing to try out new ideas and got lots of fun paintings done! And thanks so much to everyone there for making me feel so welcome! I’m teaching two weekly classes there: Tues afternoon 1-4pm, and Tues evening from 7-9:30. If you’d like to join us, please call Marla or Tanya at 403-932-3773.
I was first introduced to the Cochrane Arts Central team on Aug 25, at the 1st Annual Plein Air Challenge at ‘The Crossing at Ghost River’. The Crossing is a stunning corporate and event center, nestled into the glorious landscape northwest of Cochrane. I felt instantly at home amongst the warm camaraderie of the other artists and our hosts, not to mention the chipmunks and birds. Much to my delight, Marla Blackwell, owner of Cochrane Arts Central and I were both awarded with prizes in the competition. Marla and I received 2nd & 3rd places respectively in the Professional Category!
Our paintings from the competition will both be available for purchase at Cochrane Arts Central’s Gallery Grand Opening this coming Sunday, Sept 15 from 12-4pm. I’m looking forward to being there. The Gallery artists will be in attendance – hope you can join us and celebrate this wonderful center for artists in Cochrane.
Thanks so much for continuing to join me on my artistic journey. Best, Cheryl.