Posts tagged with: portrait painting

Birth of Venus

The show runs from July 9th – 29th at the Federation of Canadian Artists

241 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7

Phone:  604.681.2744

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

The “First Western Canadian Artists Portrait Exhibition (2017)”, exhibiting live portrait works by 28 artists ranging from 2006 to 2016, as well as portrait works by numerous renowned Canadian artists.​4th Feb.to 9th Feb at the International Arts Gallery in Vancouver.

What is great about this exhibition organized by Herman Zheng is that the accent is put on the models, without them, there would be no portrait paintings.

watercolor portrait painting by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

Sophie in front of her painting!

exhibition of Canadian portrait artists in International Arts Gallery in Vancouver

Some of the models with their paintings in the show

Mike Wakefield is a photography artist who also works for the North Shore News. He came last week to take a few pictures of the studio and share a bit of my art and process in the November 20th  edition of the paper.

Click here to see the gallery of pictures

North Shore News feature North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier and patterned portraits

Picture by Mike Wakefield
I finished it just in time so I could submit it for this show at the Federation of Canadian Artists in Granville Island, I just got the good news today that it has been accepted.

portrait with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

I was juried in that same show in 2015 and 2014 and won a price each year.
The show runs from November 29 to December 23 at the Federation of Canadian Artists gallery. The reception is on December 8th : 6 to 8 pm.

​February 4 o February 9, 2016
​Opening on February 4, with artists and models in attendance.

I am very happy to be part of this upcoming show at the International Arts Gallery in Vancouver.

portrait exhibition at the International Arts gallery in Vancouver

I will be exhibiting a portrait of my friend Sophie.

watercolor portrait painting by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

This year for Culture Days Sophie Babeanu and I did have a fun activity where participants were drawing a selfie, the old fashion way 🙂 That is without a cell phone.

And here are the self portraits:
​(Click on any picture to see a larger version)
And here is a video made by the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture, where you can see glimpses of our activity in the studio.

I received my copy of Splash 17, inspiring subjects yesterday and the book looks gorgeous. What I like about the Splash collection is the opportunity to see how so many different artists can express themselves in different styles and in different subjects with the same medium of watercolor.

watercolor portrait painting with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

I have one painting featured in the book, it is a portrait of my daughter Louise as she was taking a selfie in front of a mirror. The paradox is actually we can’t see her face in that selfie 🙂

splash 17 watercolor competition book Edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf

​A revealing gesture, a brilliant quality of light, a particularly perfect bloom… this volume of Splash is dedicated to those glorious sparks of inspiration, and the stories of how 129 artists fanned them into some of today’s greatest watercolor paintings. The emotional connection between subject and artist resonates in these pages, delivering the caliber of art and insight that has made Splash a perennial favorite.

  • 135 paintings, reproduced in large, juicy color
  • A diverse range of styles and subjects, including still lifes, portraits, city scenes, animals and landscapes
  • Commentary reveals the artists’ passion, approaches and techniques

The artists spotlighted inside found inspiration in even unlikely places. They spotted it in peeling paint, the faces of strangers, and the view from the kitchen window. They found beauty in places as poetic as Paris, and as seemingly pedestrian as a dilapidated shed. From a hawk proudly posed against a cloudless, cerulean sky to an everyday table setting transformed by light into a kaleidoscope of color, these are the moments that stopped artists in their tracks, to create the kind of paintings that do the same. “Whatever made you hold your breath or turn your head the first time you saw it, that is what you should paint!” –Kathleen Lanzoni

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watercolor portrait painting with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

“Now you see me” is part of the International watercolor Society biennale exhibition in Vancouver. It will be exhibited at the Cityscape Community Art space in North Vancouver.

Join us for the opening on July 7( 7-9 pm)
335 Lonsdale avenue, North VancouverThe whole exhibition is bringing over 160 artists from all around the globe and is hosted by 3 galleries in Vancouver. It is an unique opportunity to see the best artists working in this medium worldwide.

Openings:

    • July 5th at the Ferry building gallery, 6 to 9 pm
    • July 7th at Cityscape community Art space, 7 to 9 pm
    • July 9 at International Art Gallery, 2 pm

 

Exhibition dates:

  • July 5th to 24th at the Ferry building gallery
  • July 8th to 30th at Cityscape community Art space
  • July 9 to 25th at International Art Gallery