( I just see that I have been forgetting to post on this site! Sorry I resolve to do better in this new year of 2018!)
I hope you had a great Christmas Season and are having a wonderful start to the 2018 New Year. I spent a cold Christmas in Terrace with my Mother in her lovely home playing cribbage and eating far too well. Then yesterday was gifted some local lemons and enjoyed a musical evening with friends. Today a great walk in the forest. Not sure life can be much better. I hope yours is full of great moments too.
YES it is here. What you have been anticipating! WILD ANTICIPATION begins on Friday January 5th with the opening celebration on Saturday January 6, at 7 pm! (above is a sneak peak of my painting of St John's Point on Mayne Island- The Wind Blows from All Directions Here.)
The show runs from January 5 to February 1, Tuesday to Saturday 10 - 5 pm.
at the Martin Bachelor Gallery 712 Cormorant Street in Victoria.
(NOTE: daytime parking on the street can be difficult due to nearby construction, however, just across the street is Centennial Square and the City Parkade (and you can check out the murals in the stairwell!)
Join me for some special events:
Opening January 6th 7 -9 pm
Demonstrations Thursdays January 11, 18 and 25, 11 - 1pm
Talks Saturdays January 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2 - 4 pm
Walks Saturday mornings January 13 and 20, 9:30 and 1030 a walk about at Francis/King Park. Join me for a slow wander of discovery, meet at the Nature House.RSVP for January 13. RSVP for January 20.
Wild Anticipation is about the wild places that wise people recognized the need to preserve for those of us now on the planet, and those to come later. The paintings in this show are my experience of those beautiful wild places, some nearby and some far away. My hope is that the works will inspire you to an even deeper appreciation of wild places near and far and perhaps even become involved in preserving them.
During the exhibition there will be information displays from a number of great organizations I have worked with (HAT, VNHS, EFI-wildwood, St. John's Point, Wild BC and Nature Saskatchewan- the force behind the creation of Grasslands National Park!).
LESSONS AND WORKSHOPS
Winter Studio Classes. DAYTIME CLASSES ARE NOW FULL. $360.00 for 12 sessions.
Wednesday mornings: 10 am - 1 pm beginning January 10, 2018
Tuesday afternoons: 1230 - 3:30 pm beginning January 9, 2018
EVENING CLASS? I have had some interest in an evening class. If this interests you let me know. I could do a Monday or Wednesday evening class.
Watercolour for Beginners weekend workshop at UVic. February 2- 4, 2018 This is a great introduction to watercolour painting. It is a full weekend being Friday 7 - 9 pm, Saturday 9 - 4 pm and Sunday 1 - 5 pm. The weekend flies by as we move through activities and if reminded I will schedule coffee and lunch breaks too.
Not Quite A Beginner Weekend workshop at UVic. February 23 - 25, 2018. This is for watercolour painter who want to explore composition and style in greater depth. More one to one instruction than the Beginner workshop, with emphasis on challenges participants bring and want help with.
As always email me if you want more information about any of the above. firstname.lastname@example.org
PUZZLES: I don't have any puzzles left. They are available on line at Cobblehill Puzzles and it looks like shipping is free as I write this.
Where to find my artcards
South Shore Gallery in Sooke, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria gift shop, Sooke Regional Museum, Alcove Living in Qualicum Beach, The Tea Emporium on Saanich Road, Goldstream Nature House, Chemanus Theatre Gallery, South Hollow Gallery in Courtenay and from me through my online store! and at the Open House on December 9th.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Joanne Thomson is a watercolorist who works on paper and canvas. She is best known for her images of the BC forest and coast. These strong images are created with a gentle spiritual approach to art making. Thomson writes about the connections between Art and Spirituality as a regular contributor to the Times Colonist’s Spiritually Speaking Blog. Joanne has earned a Masters of Adult Education and as an instructor she brings enthusiasm and wisdom to her workshops encouraging students to explore the creative process through research and experimentation. www.joannethomson.com.