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At A Distance

Members' Exhibition 2021

Sue Archibald

Island Retreat - Respite Between the Waves

acrylic and charcoal

30"H x 36"W

$2100       for sale

Island Retreat – Between the Waves” is an image from the summer, living on the island where it felt like Covid couldn’t reach us. It allowed us a sense of relief before the second wave was upon us.

Sue Archibald

Enclosed

acrylic on canvas

28"H x 30"W

$975      for sale

Enclosed” is a space without windows with only a tiny door to allow the outside in. It speaks to the Provincial stay at home order...the feeling that our freedoms have been shrunken and we are now existing within our own personal spaces.

Alice Berloni

Winter By The Lake

acrylic

30"H x 24"W

not for sale


I have enjoyed working on this small series of landscape paintings exploring a muted palette. A peaceful morning by the lake. The beauty of naked trees amidst the silence and stillness of a frozen lake, both bare and strong in one. 

 

Alice Berloni

Twilights

acrylic

24"H x 24"W

not for sale

In this landscape with rockeries and waterfalls, I amplified the vibrant colours of nature in Autumn. This painting evokes the long walks in Muskoka during the Fall when trees and their burning colours are glorious.

Vera Bobson

Tension

watercolour on paper

30"H x 22"W

$1200  for sale    

Vera Bobson

White Triangle

watercolour on paper

30"H x 22"W

$1200    for sale    

Susan Dain

Patio Door

oil

36"H x 36"W

$1200   for sale

Susan Dain

Backyard

oil

20"H x 36"W

not for sale

Sue Eckenwalder

Illusive Land

acrylic on canvas

12"H x16"W

$80   for sale    

Carol Essex

Comes the Rain

watercolour

10"H x 14"W

$180  for sale

In my evolving practice of artistic expression, moving from realism to abstract work, I most often find myself between these poles. I gravitate to expressive colour combinations and a free flowing sense of motion in much of my work, inviting the viewer's emotion and imagination to complete the picture. Painting the natural world that we all love, I want to send the message that it is not enough to love the earth and all its incredible biodiversity. We need to change our relationship from ravagers and destroyers of the earth to become the champions and protectors of our fragile planet on which humanity and all other life depends.


 

Carol Essex

Power of Attraction

watercolour and acrylic Ink

10"H x 14"W

$180   for sale 

Ma Juanita Estacio

Epilepsy Sea

acrylic

16" H x 20"W

$400    for sale

She had seizures when she was a kid

And I was over protective of her that she will not drown in the ocean.

She is adventurous. At the age of 25 she conquered her fears 

And she is Sea Sure to glide with the big waves. Safety first. She earned our trust to let go and give her passion a try.

Joanne Feely DeGraaf

Grief -  Harris, Emerald Lake

acrylic on canvas

16"H x 20"W

$1000    for sale

When I view paintings created by the Group of Seven, I let the forms inspire new contexts and I paint what I see.  My resulting fantasy landscapes aim to capture universal human experiences.   My painting Grief (Harris, Emerald Lake) depicts some of the diverse and personal responses that people experience when losing a loved one.  

Bev Funnell

Swaying Grass

mixed media, ink and pastel on paper

12"H x 16"W

$80    for sale

The fall of 2020 was a time of observation of everything close to home. Mesmerizing to me was the swaying Pampas Grass in my front window. I captured the feeling of movement by mark making with that grass. Blades of grass dipped in ink were applied with a whiplash gesture. Warm colour was used in the foreground, cooler hues in the background to create a feeling of distance.

 

Bev Funnell

Shagbark Shadows

mixed media, ink and pastels on watercolourpaper

24"H x 18"W

$150    for sale

Shagbark Hickory trees are in both the yard and the parkland behind my home. The texture of the bark, shaggy, and shedding is always a fascination to me. I achieved the texture of the bark by drawing using one of the branches dipped in ink. Cool blues, and warm oranges, enhances the shadows. 

V. Jane Geard 

Ancient Scrolls

solar etching

5"H x 7"W

not for sale

 

ANCIENT SCROLLS is a relief print originating from a solar etching image.   Often letting play enter the printmaking process produces the most intriguing results that are not predictable.This past year has offered much time to push the limits. I use environmentally friendly inks and materials and have printed this image using a manual printing press. 

V. Jane Geard

Bloom Burst

solar etching and relief print

6"H x 15"W

not for sale

I am intrigued by pattern. As a printmaker who enjoys the process of drawing. etching and then printing by hand or press my work evolves using several techniques. BLOOM BURST combines relief printmaking and solar plate etching which is when the sun rays transfer the image to the metal plate. making it a non- toxic process.

 

Kathleen Haushalter

Variations on Blue

collage on canvas

36"H x 60"W

not for sale

This is a monochromatic collage of painted paper on canvas. Torn pieces are layered, edges protrude past the sides of the canvas, bits stand up from the surface. After the wonderful freedom of painting a variety of values on the papers, the brush moving freely making large strokes, comes the challenge of discovering the best way to tear the paper and make use of those brushstrokes. 

 

Barbara Kendrick

Equanimity

acrylic on canvas

36"H x 36"W

not for sale

Barbara Kendrick is an original printmaker and painter. She creates paintings in oils, acrylics and mixed media and her original printmaking focuses on collagraph, relief and drypoint techniques. Barbara divides her time between Nottawasaga Bay and the more northern shores of Georgian Bay drawing her inspiration from nature..

Website

www.flickr.com/photos/northern-heart

 

Winnie Larsen

Abstraction on Blue 1

mixed media

16"H x 12"W

$175   for sale

With a love for abstraction, I want to play with contrasts in rich colours and unexpected form. This piece is one in a diptych. Exploring my materials to create movement and playfulness, I used acrylic paints, graphite, charcoal and pastels, on paper, finished with polymer w/UVLS varnish mounted on board. Inquiries about the other part of the diptych are welcomed. 

 

Winnie Larsen

Floral Dance

mixed media

24"H x 20"W

$375    for sale

Experimenting with materials, shapes and a limited palette, this piece emerged from the flow. Haunting and elegant, I am excited by its creation. It again teaches me to trust the process and discernment as to when it’s enough. Mixed media on paper, mounted on board, polymer varnish w/UVLS. 

 

Jane Laster-Gordon

Learning

collage

21.5"H x 12"W

$100      for sale

There’s no doubt Covid-19 left us all living in tormented times, all of us having to make adjustments in our lives we’ve never had to do before.  Thus also an opportunity to explore and develop creative endeavours one normally might not consider. I often found myself being more resourceful with what was on hand and thus embellishing with my own design.

 

Jane Laster-Gordon

Not the Same

collage

21.5"H x 12"W

$100    for sale

 

Renée Makino

Canal Life

acrylic on canvas

24"H x 30"W

$850    for sale

This painting is an abstracted view of the special character of an Amsterdam canal where people live. I wanted to capture the lines, shapes, perspectives and colours of the structures and of the trees, sky and water, with special attention to shadows and light. Based on a 2017 visit to Holland, where I am originally from.

 

Renée Makino

Raclette

acrylic on canvas

24"H x 30"W

$850    for sale

Raclette is a cheese dish, most authentic when prepared on a special fire. The warm rustic elements and colours, the cheese, the fire, and the special light and shadows in this traditional specialty restaurant in the French Alps at Christmas 2018, made me want to paint them, in my usual semi-abstract expressionist style.

 

Mira Martinez

Brigette

paper collage

16.5"H x 11.5"W

$120   for sale

Collage portrait done with the inside of recycled mail envelopes.   The delicate designs and soft grey prints became a challenge with rewarding  results.

 

Mira Martinez

Reclaimed

gelli print collage

12"H x 9"W

Not for sale

Gelli prints collaged with simple shapes with  vintage feeling.

 

Helen McCusker

Abra With a Red Headdress

pastel

12"H x 11"W

not for sale

My regular practice of Figure Drawing was put on hiatus when the Pandemic hit. This January I joined an online Drawing group. Abra was our first model but I felt like I couldn't draw anymore – everything was a struggle. In the last pose she donned an amazing headdress. The portrait drew itself and felt like a blessing and an affirmation. 

 

Helen McCusker

Alien Landscape

paper sculpture/acrylic

4"H x 8"W x 3/4"D

not for sale

On Friday, March 13, 2020, the Pandemic sent the country into lockdown. Imminent plans were left high and dry. No one was sure how to behave, we couldn't see family or friends, and the streets and roads were as empty as my schedule.

Alien Landscape is one of several Pop Up Sculptures created in that weird time and space before we truly understood how our world had changed.

 

Paul McCusker

Facing the Dragon

digital - Clip Studio Paint

11"H x 17"W

not for sale

This is where one can find oneself facing the problems of Covid, Racial unrest and economic downturn happening in this time.

Facing the Dragon is a digital painting executed with an iMac, with a Wacom Cintiq display tablet and using the Clip Studio Pro EX application. I used a series of Sumi brushes, on an 11” x 17” size canvas with a texture layer. I have been exploring the features of digital art of late using tools that can replicate traditional materials and the drawing / painting process is similar to traditional but with the ability to undo errant strokes. 

Paul McCusker

Andrei Keeps It Loose

acrylic

18"H x 14"W

$350   for sale

Not much to say about this. A simple study done at a live session before COVID lockdown, when we could all still work from life in a group. How I miss it. Acrylic on Canvas board 14W by 18H.

John Ming Mark

From Life

quilt - screen-printed fabric with embroidery

32"H x 24"W

not for sale


This is a quilt containing 12 - 8" blocks. Using transparent inks for silk screen printing of each block, I was able to get colour blending and let the unpredictability of printmaking play out. A 4" white square in each of the 8" block allow the opportunity to add embroidery. The embroidery was placed only in the blue-green blocks to add interests.
This quilt was to go into the 2020 Etobicoke Quilters 'Quilt fever exhibition', but cancelled due to Covid. So here it is in our EAG 2021 Members'
ONLINE JURIED EXHIBITION.

 

John Ming Mark

Steve Inspired 1

fibre art: machine embroidery

5"H x 7"W

$175    for sale

This embroidery design I created during Steve Rose's Colour Play 3 workshop. The artist he featured that day
was 'Jason Anderson' who I admired very much. The focus that day was geometry, perspective, focal point and colour harmony.
What can I say? I just love all those things. This is a small design, 5x7, very intimate. The first curve shape draws you into the image, your eyes
peruse different area of the composition. What a great way to relax your mind and dream!

 

Karen Morgan

To See What He Could See

acrylic

36"H x 48"W

not for sale

Karen Morgan

Fifty Years - Our Story
acrylic

30"H x 48"W

not for sale

This is a commission I did for very dear friends who were celebrating their fiftieth anniversary. All the images represent their memories and stories. It was a joy to paint.

Marg O'Flanagan-Byerley

Blinded by Technology

gelli print collage

16.25"H x 11.5"W

$200    for sale

I have always viewed “Art” as a multiplicity of “rabbit holes” which I can enter and explore while trying new materials, mediums and technology. My entries represent two current fascinations, printmaking and collage. Photo Shop and Pro Create are right behind. Collage allows the use of old prints to make new works. Technology can combine them all. What’s next?

 

Marg O'Flanagan-Byerley

School Days

photo collage

9.25"H x 10.75"W

$90  for sale

Natalia Outkina

After the Rain

watercolour

16"H x 20"W

$200    for sale

I have always been passionate about art, painting in watercolors and acrylics. My favorite subject is - Canadian landscape. Wherever I am on the road, I will always stop at the place that attracted me and take a photo. When the weather allows I go for plein air...

We don't travel these days, due to pandemic. But I can travel in my dreams. I hope my feelings and dreams presented in my artwork will bring the joy to the viewers and potential buyers. More of my work can be seen at www.nataliaoutkina.com.

Natalia Outkina

Autumn

acrylic on canvas

24"H x 36"W

$1200    for sale

Rhoda Payne

I'm in a COVID State of Mind

acrylic and charcoal on canvas

42"H x 36"W

not for sale

Although a self-portrait, this expressionist painting represents what I believe has become our collective state of mind and the pervading ethos after fourteen months of Covid.

 

We are languishing and lonely - the spirit longing for possibilities but the body stuck on a sea of directionless, repetitious days as we perform meaningless activity enduring what feels like an endless winter.

Rhoda Payne

Moondog Tango

acrylic and chalk on canvas

48"H x36"W

not for sale

Moondog Tango is the most recent in my ongoing series of expressionist paintings exploring themes of communication and understanding within families.

 

Each Tango painting tells the story of a specific event that emotionally impacted my own family. Through this series, I seek to make sense of the dance that each we do to accommodate that impact on those we love.

Marie Prospero

Marina Glow

15"H x 22"W

watercolour

$400     for sale

The sunset is so different at times but watching it from a boat in a marina and seeing the light reflected in the water and on the other boats opposite can be magical. Memories like this bring peace to the heart even in these special times.

Marie Prospero

Seas Aglow

watercolour

15"H x 22"W

$400    for sale

The sea has its siren call . This is a deserted beach down south at  sunset.   There is a mysterious feeling with the buildings in the distance calling one to take a walk.

Donna Saull

Time Warp

acrylic and pastel on watercolour paper

30"H x 22"W

$300   for sale

The colours and fluid shapes are the vehicles used to express the impression of time stagnating then warping, bending and curving until it seems to flow at a normal pace again.  This is my representation of the passing of time -  2020 and 2021.   

 

Donna Saull

Together While Apart

acrylic on canvas

20"H x 16"W

$300    for sale

This piece intends to show how we are emotionally joined together while physically separated, both with those present and past.  We remember and appreciate our ancestors and the values and customs we have inherited from them.  These are the bonds that tie us together now and for future generations.
 

 

Rena Sava

Figure With Dog

print/collage

15"H x 11"W

$150  unframed

$250 framed     for sale

My printmaking is a visual expression of line, light, colour and form, as I see them in my subjects.

Reduction Prints are made by a process of carving away on the same plate after each colour is printed, After the initial print I collage various papers or drawings to my prints.

 

Rena Sava

Figure

print/collage

15"H x 11"W

$150 unframed

$250 framed    for sale

Margaret Stawicki

Moment of Being

oil

30"H x 30"W

$960   for sale

Looking into deep water below me, what do I dream about? 

Maybe this enchanted moment, brings me calmness, awakes ideas of creation and uncovers mystery of wisdom.

In my dreamy state I envision a magical wand concealing all nasty feelings and releasing all ethical and optimistic free into a blue sky, making the beauty of rising sun comforting everyone.

 

Margaret Stawicki

A Way Off

oil

30"H x 30"W

$1100   for sale

Away, Apart, Afar — they are all similar moments of being we want to be in, when need to relax, meditate, reconsider or question ourselves. During our journey through life, we are always in the liminal stage, behind, is our past, in front of us is our future when new becomes by fading the old.

Quan Steele

Neighbours

mixed media

24"H x 24"W

not for sale

Quan Steele

City vs Back Alley

mixed media

24"H x 26"W

not for sale

Rosemary VanderBreggan

Zoomed Woman

collage

12"H x 9"W

$100   for sale

In the past year, working alone from home. I have been connecting to several different groups via Zoom online life drawing. A very new experience that has allowed me much experimentation. From drawing to no drawing, free hand cutting figures and shadows. Discovering limited papers due to decreased availability. A whole new world of models, familiar and new. Artists from all over the world. My life has been enriched by the most unusual circumstances. Just work, something will happen! 

Rosemary VanderBreggan

Figured Shadow

collage

12"H x 9"W

$100    for sale

Wendy Weaver

Summer 2020, When a Storm Blew In

mixed media

24"H x 30"W

$500    for sale

My paintings reflect how life is messy, inscrutable, and always multi-layered. Everything is impermanent, and unpredictable so joys (colours, textures, weird shapes in paintings) need to be seized and enjoyed whenever possible.

Wendy Weaver

And Confusion Rains

mixed media with collage on board

16"H x 16"W

$200   for sale

Gerda Wekerle

Up Yonge Towards Bloor

acrylic

24"H x 24"W

$1500    for sale

This is part of series on construction cranes. Standing on Yonge Street looking north, there is a sharp contrast between the 19th century brick hotel, a new tall tower at Bloor and the construction crane that made it possible. A common Toronto landscape.

Gerda Wekerle

Seeding (Ceding) Cranes

acrylic

24"H x 24"W

$1500   for sale

The view from the Brick Works in the Don Valley is bucolic but far off cranes herald the modernist landscape that awaits when you step outside the protected valley.

Purchase inquiries may be sent to etobicokeartgroupb@gmail.com