I will have signed art prints of various plates from both volumes available for sale, along with some recent landscape paintings. Gathering is on Saturday, June 3rd, and I will be located at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Wortley Street; I hope you will come by.
Another new colouring page for the up-coming Wortley Village book I am working on. I love this old house, and this corner sports two more fantastic old homes that I would like to draw. I need to wait until the leaves fall to get good pictures of them to work from, though.
Westley-Knox United Church on Askin Street
On the Corner of Askin and Teresa stands this beautiful old yellow brick church. Here is the illustration I have made of it for inclusion in the upcoming Wortley Village colouring book. More images to come.
Also, I am looking for a (local) publishing partner as this project moves forward; can anyone recommend a good printer?
LONDON's LARGEST LOCAL HANDMADE FAIR! 130+ LOCAL ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS & CRAFTERS
I will be out on the Green with many other local artists and crafts people along side the 10th annual Wortley Jazz and Blues Fest in the village. Check out the incredible creative talents living in your midst.
Music, Arts, Eats and Community ... don't miss out.
Come down and see us, from 11:00 am until 5:00
I have been so busy getting the Raw Paint Show up at Art With Panache I haven't been able to complete too many new pages for my upcoming Wortley colouring book. But, here is a new page I did of a very cool house on Cathcart St. that I did finish (sort of; I still want to make some minor corrections). Enjoy.
Art With Panache Gallery presents:
THE RAW PAINT ART SHOW
featuring: Nic DeGroot + Joe Newman
August 22 - September 5
Artist Reception: Thurs. Aug. 25th from 4:00 until 8:30 pm
I invite you to join us, experience our art and mingle at the reception on Thursday. If you have any questions or would like to talk about commissioning a painting this would be a perfect time. I hope I see you there. Thanks for your support.
I am excited to say I am beginning a new art project; a Wortley Village colouring book. I was asked to apply to be a contributing artist for the up-coming Arts Council London colouring book ... and because I got so excited about the idea, I didn't read as carefully as I should. I, mistakenly, assumed they were calling for submissions. I quickly got to work and this Wortley landmark was the subject I chose to draw. Needless to say, they have a list of London landmarks already chosen, and were merely asking artists to submit their qualifications to be accepted to be involved in the project.
Long story short; I was so moved by the public response to my pic that I will begin working towards my own Wortley Village book in celebration of the neighbourhood I love. I am eager to hear any suggestions of subjects that should be included, either present day or historical. I will be highlighting businesses and homes that make our community so distinct. Some expected, some not.
What is up with Nic and his paintings? Where can I check his art out? What does Nic think about stuff? This is the spot to find out the answers.