It is finally there!
My Book, Painting Imaginary Flowers: Beautiful Blooms and Abstract Patterns in Mixed Media is now available online.
Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting! With its friendly step-by-step format, Painting Imaginary Flowers features a simple, three-stage approach to creating flowers only you can make …
Ten demonstrations show the versatility of this approach—from large-format pieces, to work in a series and even Zen doodle landscapes. Never again will you be stuck for ideas or dependent on a photo. Every flower you paint will be unique, personal, and fresh from your imagination!
Let your imagination blossom!
Wondering how painting from imagination look like? Check this time lapse video and see the process from start to finish.
We are passionate about making art accessible. We believe that if you can write, you can draw.
Every year we organize a Culture Days event that will reveal the artist in you in a fun and relaxed environment.
We truly believe that art is for everyone and we designed a fun activity that will have you make a unique picture, easily and in no time. All you have to do is relax and let your imagination do all the work.
This activity is suitable for kids all ages as well as for adults, even the adults who could not draw to save their life.
If you like the picture you made, Sophie and Sandrine will help you upload it to the Big Picture Art Project, and online collective art project where artists from everywhere in the world are sharing drawings and stories.
Sunday Sept 30 : 10 am to 4 pm
The show runs from July 9th – 29th at the Federation of Canadian Artists
241 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7
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
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.
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.
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
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
For Culture Days Sophie Babeanu (art therapist in North Vancouver) and I have arranged a few drawing stations in the studio with simple instructions.
At each station, you could try a different drawing technique.
Like drawing with your non- dominant hand
Or finding a drawing from random scribbles on paper
Or drawing a self portrait with a mirror monoprint easy technique.
Once the drawings were made, participants had the opportunity to have their drawings scanned and to upload them to the Big Picture Art Project
We had some awesome participations to the big picture from our Culture Days visitors. Here are a few:
See you next year !