I am very happy to be part of the 2018 Art in the Garden show in North Vancouver, organized by the North Vancouver community arts council.

This year, the tour will take place

Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th 

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gardener(s): Donna Oseen  

Garden Address: 443 East Windsor Road

Fellow Artist(s): Guy Hollington & Elfi Redpath

Just to be in the mood, this is a video from last year’s Art in the Garden in Christine Hood’s garden with the jazz band Blue Bird Day

 

2 artists walk into a bar podcast

 

Two artists walk into a bar is the podcast produced by artist Carol McQuaid. In that case it was two artists walk into a Greek restaurant ?
You can listen to the podcast on iTunes, Carol is a great interviewer and this is episode number 4 of the series

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/two-artists-walk-into-a-bar/id1353584540?mt=2&i=1000406473639

Our Guest Artist: Sandrine Pelissier

Our Host Artist: Carol McQuaid

Our Bar: Anatoli’s on Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver

Originally from France, North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier has built a thriving career around creating art, initiating awesome community projects and finding innovative ways to share her knowledge with artists and art students around the world.

In this episode we’ll talk about:

* The realities of pursuing a career in art

* the benefits of sharing studio space, and how that community inspired Sandrine, together with artists Norman Vipond, to start the North Shore Art Crawl

* Organizing and hosting life drawing sessions in her studio. Watch for the group’s annual show each June

* Sandrine’s online art classes

* The Big Picture Art Project – started by Sandrine and Sophie Babeanu as part of North Vancouver’s annual Culture Days, where artists from around the world collaborate on a giant interactive digital mosaic

* Working on “balancing being an introvert working by myself in the studio with reaching out to the community. Social Media makes it easier for people like me”.

* Creating a rounded art career that combines creating art with various passive streams of income, such as her classes, books, licensing images, selling downloadable prints

* Falling in love with relief printmaking “Basically everything I like to do is condensed into this one art form”.

It was great to meet with visitors last weekend for the North Shore Art Crawl and let them see my working space, new art works and ask questions about my process.

sandrine pelissier studio in North Vancouver

I had a little hand-son activity set up for the crawl where you could make a 8 pages booklet from one sheet of paper.

visitors in my North Vancouver studio

Earlier this month, I also had the pleasure of showing a large group of home-schoolers how to make a no-phone selfie  for the Big Picture Art Project.

visitors to my North Vancouver studio for the Big Picture Art Project

visitors to my North Vancouver studio for the Big Picture Art Project

visitors to my North Vancouver studio for the Big Picture Art Project

Finally this week I had the pleasure of giving a studio tour to  a group registered to the: Exploring the North Vancouver Art Scene tour from the West Vancouver community arts council. They also visited : Lorn Curry, Susanna Blunt and Marcus Bowcott

Congratulations Muriel !!

You can see Muriel’s testimonial here.

Muriel wins a $50 gift certificate

 

let your subconscious do the workClick here to read more about the subconscious drawing technique.

This technique has been developed with The Big Picture Art Project in mind. The Big Picture Art Project is a collective art work where artists from all over the world are sharing stories in drawings.

the big picture art project

Here are some other posts that can give you some ideas and inspiration to participate in this one of a kind art project:

 

 

 

This is a new video shot for the television of Radio Canada British Columbia by Monia Blanchet Radio-Canada, in French. This video is about The Big Picture Collective Art Project, the collective art project we designed with Sophie Babeanu. Anyone can participate from anywhere in the world and share the stories that are important to them.

Une nouvelle video en Français pour la television de Radio Canada par Monia Blanchet Radio-Canada, a propos de The Big Picture Collective Art Project. C’est un project d’art collectif organise en collaboration avec Sophie Babeanu. Vous pouvez participer de partout dans le monde dans n’importe quel langage et partager les histoires qui sont importantes pour vous.

To translate in English:

Click on CC

Then Click on the wheel and select subtitles

Select “auto-translate”

Then “English”

 

Monia Blanchet came last week to my studio to shoot a short video for CBC Radio Canada. It is in French but you can see the studio and some of my paintings 

To translate in English:

Click on CC

Then Click on the wheel and select subtitles

Select “auto-translate”

Then “English”

 

New gift certificates are now available on my website. They can be used to gift original art or my online classes.
To make a gift you only need a recipient name, email and the date when you want me to send the gift card.

 

I have been re-working some of my favourite life drawings recently for a new series of drawings made available on my online store.
Some drawings are heavily patterned:
life drawing with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

You can see a video of the making of that drawing here:

I also worked with fluid acrylic on a series of life drawings: