Faces of Canada

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Gallery LAC, Mississauga 2017

We all come from different backgrounds and carry different psychological loads.
As human beings it is natural to want to fit in, but on the other hand we want to preserve our heritage, hold on to our privacy, culture and customs.

My four painting are close ups of different, but in a way similar faces. Similar — as we are all Canadians. Different — as each has an individual personality. Each one wears a symbolic eye mask to protect their emotions.

The masks have pieces of gold and copper to symbolize heritage, past and history. One large translucent mask lays on the top of the four paintings symbolizing unity.

Julia’s Ristorante

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“A Long Way Off” was my first large solo show at Julia’s Ristorante in Oakville. It was a collection of painting about the journey of the human being as it breaks away from civilization and society in search of freedom, serenity, and stillness.

At the opening reception a lot of my friends showed up. It was fun. Thank you all.

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ArtWorks Juried Exhibit

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Jurors liked my painting. It received 3rd place.
I titled it Which Way, as during our journey through life we have to choose the path which in the moment seams to be the best for us.

Acrylic, mixed media on canvas, 40″ x 30″


Loft Gallery at Port Credit

4 years, 7 months ago News 0

The LOFT Gallery – Emporium at Port Credit, Mississauga, has a Group Show of Nude & Portraits. It was a part of Mississauga Art Walk and runs from Sept 27 till October 25. If you didn’t have a chance to see it, please come and visit the gallery.

Loft Gallery

The Art of Seven Women

4 years, 8 months ago News 0

I have recently joined the Heliconian Club, Canada’s oldest women-only arts club.  Its founding in 1909 was a response to women’s exclusion from the Toronto Arts and Letters Club (which only opened its doors to women in 1985).
Every year in September the Heliconian Club features the work of new Art Section members. And this year’s group of seven women brings together a show that is diverse in its use of media including paints, wood, photography and even music.

Great Seven
“Great Seven” — new members of the Heliconian Club. From left, Kye Marsjall,
Linda Briskin, Claudia Pisa, Margaret Stawicki (me) Marjut Nousiainen, Anya Orzechowska
and Lynda Pogue

Reception Presentation
Left, opening reception. Right me with President of the Heliconian Club, Janet Dea and Vice-President Mary Perdue

My paintings on display at the Heliconian Club

Haliburton School of The Arts — Fleming College

4 years, 9 months ago News 0

The last week of July I attended oil & cold wax Abstract Painting course with Janice Mason Steeves — great person and great artist. My grand kids, Chloe (7) and Elliot (6) and my niece from Poland came with me and each morning we were heading different directions. They took classes at the college as well.

Janice (right) and my fellow students discussing art.

Now me with my “kids” decorating the road — the main street in Haliburton.

Haliburton Drumming
Every Wednesday people gather for drumming at the Haliburton Gallery.Ellit, Kinga and Chloe were good addition to the group.

14th annual juried show, Oakville

5 years ago News 0

My painting “Who & When” received a Honorable Mention award at the open juried show in Oakville.
Juriors remarks: “Complex marks play against stripped-back composition to pose unanswered questions about absence, isolation and memory.”

This was my first painting done in mixed media; oil & cold wax. I titled it “Who & When” questioning to whom this chair belonged, what kind of person was sitting on it, who was the last person using it, and, when – many years ago, recently, is this person coming back.

Jurors were: Eileen Menzel OSA, she is a former visual arts teacher with the Toronto District School Board, an experienced juror and an award-winning mixed media artist many times over with 140 exhibitions since 2000.
Kal Honey, is an award-winning graduate of OCAD, a visual artist & instructor with many years experience as a graphic designer & art director. His work explores the potential of unorthodox methods and materials, often featuring text and graphic elements.
You can visit the exhibit from May 16 till June 5.

One of the jurors, Eileen Menzel.


2013 juried art show at Latcham gallery

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April 27, 2013.
Two of my paintings were selected for this annual open juried show. This year’s jurors were; Katerina Atanassova, curator at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Laura Millard, artist and professor at OCADU, and Sean McQuay, artist and professor at Durham College.
This show will be on display at the gallery till June 31st.

Latcham Gallery
At the opening, talking with W.W. Hung, sculptor.

Great sculpture by WW. Hung. Check his site, wwhung.com, to see more of his creations.

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Talking with one of the jurors, Laura Millard, and  Chai Duncan, curator of the Latcham Gallery.


Painting with my mom

5 years, 8 months ago News 0

My mom, with advanced dementia, enjoys  watching me paint. It is therapeutic for her, and for me, it makes it less stressful being with her.

Painting with mom


Tea with friends

5 years, 11 months ago News 0

Once every few month we meet for a tee and something little to eat, to chat about art. From left Brigitte, Tamara, myself, Lynda and Fanny.