Bonnie Brooks Jane Colden Liz Devries Grace George Jordan Hicks Harold Kaufmann Maureen Sheridan Evelyn Rapin Lori Richards Rita Thivierge Gerry Wright
Upcoming Events and Showings
Thursday, May 23. 7PM to 10PM
Wine and Cheese
Gallery Raymond is proud to present a new exhibition by Kingston artists Bonnie Brooks and, new to the gallery, encaustic artist Sarah Hunter. Their love of the interplay of light and landscape show in Bonnie’s watercolour/acrylics and Sarah’s encaustics.
Past and present experiences influence Bonnie Brooks' paintings. Raised on a farm in Adolphustown, Ontario, she was encouraged by her mother, who was also an accomplished artist. Following a Fine Arts degree at University of Guelph, Bonnie was able to study under Carl Schaefer in his later years. A trip to Portugal was pivotal in her appreciating the role of sunlight within her watercolours. In 1999, Bonnie was accepted into the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. In August 2000, Bonnie was one of fifteen artists selected to be included in H.M. The Queen's Royal Collection of Drawings and Watercolours, Windsor Castle. Bonnie continues to evolve in her artistic expression of nature images. Her new medium of choice is acrylic, watercolour, and mixed media.
Sarah Hunter moved to Kingston seven years ago from Oxfordshire, England where she worked for over twenty years as a graphic designer and illustrator. Sarah now works with encaustic, a medium of wax mixed with oil which, when fused together by heat, have a wonderful luminous and textural quality. Her latest paintings try to capture the essence and atmosphere of the Ontario landscape which provides her with endless inspiration.
“Having a sense of place is very important to me, and painting the Ontario landscape has grounded me. The landscape views that inspire me may be an atmospheric sky, the placement of trees across a field, the light on a snowy plain, and always the horizon. Because the physical wax surface of encaustic has both immediacy and spontaneity, my paintings develop a life of their own.”
The Opening is Thursday, May 23th, from 7 to 10 p.m. and part of Downtown Kingston’s ART AFTER DARK. Come and meet the artists and chat about their work. Wine and cheese will be served. The show will continue until June 17th. The Warehouse Gallery around the block will also be open for viewing!
Hope to see you all there!