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...Blue Mountain Artists, Annual Show and Sale

The Annual Show and Sale of artwork created to showcase The Blue Mountain- Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area. Featuring top artists from across Nova Scotia: Geoffrey Grantham, Ron Hazell, Ron Kuwahara, Joy Laking, Susan Paterson, Don Pentz, Thomas Rand, Bill Rogers and Gail Sutherland.  Artwork will be on display online and in the gallery November 7th to December 18th. Private viewings available upon request. Learn more about the wilderness area at www.bluemountainfriends.ca

  • Hobson's Brook, Joy Laking
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    Hobson's Brook, Joy Laking

    $1,700.00

    Joy Snihur Wyatt Laking

    Watercolour

    14" X 20" (Image size)

    25" x 31" (Framed size)

    ARTIST JOY LAKING

    Joy loves to paint. For forty-four years she has painted Nova Scotia and captured her view of the world on watercolour paper and in oil and acrylics. She is inspired by all of  the beauty that is Nova Scotia

    Joy's studio paintings are developed from on location paintings, photos and actual objects and flowers. Sometimes an idea is thought about for a number of years before a painting is started. The actual painting may take several weeks. In all cases the reality in the painting is Joy's. She happily changes or moves objects within a painting.  Strong compositions and a wide range of tonal values are a constant in all of Joy’s paintings.  Her watercolours make full use of the white of the paper and her oils and acrylics are full of rich colours. All of Joy's paintings "sing".

    In addition to her studio paintings and when ever possible Joy paints on location. It is an exhilarating challenge to set out, find a subject and complete an entire painting in four to seven hours. These paintings are loose, spontaneous and depict the tides, the lighting and the moment. Besides painting on location throughout the Maritimes, Joy also paints around the world, most recently in India, Ghana, Italy and Portugal.

     

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  • Suzie Lake, Joy Laking
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    Suzie Lake, Joy Laking

    $1,700.00

    Joy Snihur Wyatt Laking

    Watercolour

    14" X 20" (Image size)

    25" x 31" (Framed size)

    ARTIST JOY LAKING

    Joy loves to paint. For forty-four years she has painted Nova Scotia and captured her view of the world on watercolour paper and in oil and acrylics. She is inspired by all of  the beauty that is Nova Scotia

    Joy's studio paintings are developed from on location paintings, photos and actual objects and flowers. Sometimes an idea is thought about for a number of years before a painting is started. The actual painting may take several weeks. In all cases the reality in the painting is Joy's. She happily changes or moves objects within a painting.  Strong compositions and a wide range of tonal values are a constant in all of Joy’s paintings.  Her watercolours make full use of the white of the paper and her oils and acrylics are full of rich colours. All of Joy's paintings "sing".

    In addition to her studio paintings and when ever possible Joy paints on location. It is an exhilarating challenge to set out, find a subject and complete an entire painting in four to seven hours. These paintings are loose, spontaneous and depict the tides, the lighting and the moment. Besides painting on location throughout the Maritimes, Joy also paints around the world, most recently in India, Ghana, Italy and Portugal.

     

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  • September Trickle, Don Pentz
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    September Trickle, Don Pentz

    $1,400.00

    Don Pentz

    Acrylic

    20" X 24"

    ARTIST DON PENTZ 

     Don Pentz studied at Mt. Allison University (BFA _ '66), the Univ. of Regina (MFA _ '79) and the Banff School of Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited throughout Canada and in the United States, England, Japan, France, and Cuba. In 1976 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy (RCA) and to the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) in 2002. In 2007 he was inducted into the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Honour Roll. He is a member of the Canadian Artists' Representation (CAR) and is a founding member of VANS and of the Peer Gallery in Lunenburg, N.S. As well as being a painter of abstract images, Pentz also enjoys doing small watercolour sketches on location.

     

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  • Blue Mountain Pine, Don Pentz
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    Blue Mountain Pine, Don Pentz

    $1,400.00

    Don Pentz

    Acrylic

    20" X 24"

    ARTIST DON PENTZ 

     Don Pentz studied at Mt. Allison University (BFA _ '66), the Univ. of Regina (MFA _ '79) and the Banff School of Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited throughout Canada and in the United States, England, Japan, France, and Cuba. In 1976 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy (RCA) and to the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) in 2002. In 2007 he was inducted into the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Honour Roll. He is a member of the Canadian Artists' Representation (CAR) and is a founding member of VANS and of the Peer Gallery in Lunenburg, N.S. As well as being a painter of abstract images, Pentz also enjoys doing small watercolour sketches on location.

     

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  • Back For Lunch, Ron Hazell
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    Back For Lunch, Ron Hazell

    $1,400.00

    Ron Hazell, CSPWC, SCA

    Watercolour

    14" X 21" (Image size)

    23" x 30" (Framed size)

    ARTIST RON HAZELL

    Ron Hazell, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is an internationally known artist and
    painting instructor. In 1997 he was elected to the prestigious Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC), which was founded in 1925 “to cultivate and encourage excellence in the medium of watercolour”. In 2012, he was elected to the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), which was founded in 1972 “to foster and celebrate the visual arts in Canada”. He is the author of the North Light book “The Artist’s Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor”, published worldwide in 2015.

     

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  • A Sacred Trust, Ron Hazell
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    A Sacred Trust, Ron Hazell

    $1,400.00

    Ron Hazell, CSPWC, SCA

    Watercolour

    14" X 21" (Image size)

    23" x 30" (Framed size)

    ARTIST RON HAZELL

    Ron Hazell, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is an internationally known artist and
    painting instructor. In 1997 he was elected to the prestigious Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC), which was founded in 1925 “to cultivate and encourage excellence in the medium of watercolour”. In 2012, he was elected to the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), which was founded in 1972 “to foster and celebrate the visual arts in Canada”. He is the author of the North Light book “The Artist’s Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor”, published worldwide in 2015.

     

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  • On the Edge, BMBC Wilderness Area, Gail Sutherland
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    On the Edge, BMBC Wilderness Area, Gail Sutherland

    $1,200.00

    Gail Sutherland, CSPWC

    Watercolour

    14" X 21" (Image size)

    20" x 29" (Framed size)


    ARTIST GAIL SUTHERLAND

    “I have always been drawn to the arts and the outdoors. My background is in 
    Commercial Art as well as Fine Art. I am familiar with most mediums, but am especially drawn to watercolour and chalk pastel. I find both mediums to be extremely versatile and often unpredictable. This keeps me present and open to creative possibilities that may present themselves as I paint and interpret my subject. My inspiration comes from the variety and natural beauty of the Maritimes and the close relationship people have with this environment. Art and the act of its creation have provided me with numerous gifts and insights, which have enriched my life immeasurably. My hope is that by sharing my work and passion, it will do the same for others.”

    “ To simplify, to focus, 
    to balance the seen with the unseen,
    to capture the spirit, heart & soul
    the painting’s reason for being. ”


    Gail Sutherland is originally from Montreal and has a Fine Arts degree from John Abbott College and completed her BFA at Concordia University, with a specialization in graphic design. Following University, Gail worked primarily as a graphic designer, eventually managing a small studio in Montreal which specialized in packaging and design for pharmaceutical companies. Gail moved to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia with her husband in 1990. She was immediately inspired by the rugged beauty of the landscape that now surrounded her and began to paint professionally and exhibit locally. In 2011, Gail became an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour and in 2018 she was delighted to be featured in the prestigious International magazine, “The Art of Watercolour”. The article highlighted her painting process, the landscape of Nova Scotia, and her winning painting entitled “Tumble”, which won 3rd place national in the IWS Canada 150 online exhibition, “150 Ways to Celebrate”. Gail currently resides in Bedford, Nova Scotia and her work can be found in many private and corporate collections worldwide.

     

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  • Big Rocks: Suzies Lake, Ron Kuwahara
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    Big Rocks: Suzies Lake, Ron Kuwahara

    $1,150.00

    Ron Kuwahara

    Acrylic

    24" X 30"

    ARTIST RON KUWAHARA

     I preceded my artistic vocation with a rewarding career as a physicist. My artistic compulsion to draw and paint, led me to leave scientific life and to study at NSCAD University. I completed a BFA with a major in painting in 2011. My scientific background complements my artistic aspirations.

    The wilderness regions of Nova Scotia appeal to both the scientist and artist in me.
    As a physicist I am always highly respectful of the forces of nature. I am compelled to learn about the geophysical, biological and evolutionary processes that have interacted over eons to create the planet earth, the continents and the biodiversity of the world we live in. Visits to a nature preserve allow me to re-discover firsthand how balanced, complex and harmonious ecosystems have evolved without human or divine intervention. I am reminded that I am only one of many species entitled to life of this
    planet. As an artist I see of the beauty and harmony of the natural world. Most living things are preoccupied with the necessities of life. How lucky we are to be sentient beings who can appreciate the grandeur of the forest, the sunrise over the ocean, or the colourful leaves of autumn. Such beauty, created by patterns of light and shadow, inspires my paintings. I mix and splash paint into abstracted colour patches that form recognizable images from afar. We Canadians often take the wildness for granted. I am grateful to be living in Nova Scotia where nature is close at hand. However, these nature areas are becoming scarcer as industry and urban development continually expand around our cities and communities. I appreciate all those citizens who are working to preserve Nova Scotia’s wilderness.

     

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  • Blue Mountain Hike, William Rogers
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    Blue Mountain Hike, William Rogers

    $1,100.00

    William Rogers, CSPWC, AWC, TWSA, SCA, ASMA

    Watercolour

    11.5" X 18" (Image size)

    20" x 26" (Framed size)

     ARTIST WILLIAM ROGERS

    William (Bill) Rogers is an Elected Member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) of which he is currently a Past President. He is also a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) and the Societe Canadienne de l’Aquarelle (SCA) and the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA).  He is an avid Plein air Painter in both oil and watercolor and has been juried into top Plein air festivals in the USA and abroad where he has been the recipient of large number of awards.  In May 2014, Bill served as the Royal Tour Artist for the 2014 Royal Tour of Canada by HRH Prince Charles and HRH Duchess of Cornwall. It was the experience of a lifetime. A number of the works completed from the tour are now in Prince Charles’ Personal Royal Collection.

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  • Charlie's Lake, Ron Kuwahara
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    Charlie's Lake, Ron Kuwahara

    $1,000.00

    Ron Kuwahara

    Acrylic

    24" X 30"

    ARTIST RON KUWAHARA

     I preceded my artistic vocation with a rewarding career as a physicist. My artistic compulsion to draw and paint, led me to leave scientific life and to study at NSCAD University. I completed a BFA with a major in painting in 2011. My scientific background complements my artistic aspirations.

    The wilderness regions of Nova Scotia appeal to both the scientist and artist in me.
    As a physicist I am always highly respectful of the forces of nature. I am compelled to learn about the geophysical, biological and evolutionary processes that have interacted over eons to create the planet earth, the continents and the biodiversity of the world we live in. Visits to a nature preserve allow me to re-discover firsthand how balanced, complex and harmonious ecosystems have evolved without human or divine intervention. I am reminded that I am only one of many species entitled to life of this
    planet. As an artist I see of the beauty and harmony of the natural world. Most living things are preoccupied with the necessities of life. How lucky we are to be sentient beings who can appreciate the grandeur of the forest, the sunrise over the ocean, or the colourful leaves of autumn. Such beauty, created by patterns of light and shadow, inspires my paintings. I mix and splash paint into abstracted colour patches that form recognizable images from afar. We Canadians often take the wildness for granted. I am grateful to be living in Nova Scotia where nature is close at hand. However, these nature areas are becoming scarcer as industry and urban development continually expand around our cities and communities. I appreciate all those citizens who are working to preserve Nova Scotia’s wilderness.

     

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  • Rocky Cove Suzies Lake, Ron Kuwahara
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    Rocky Cove Suzies Lake, Ron Kuwahara

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    Ron Kuwahara

    Acrylic

    24" X 30"

    ARTIST RON KUWAHARA

     I preceded my artistic vocation with a rewarding career as a physicist. My artistic compulsion to draw and paint, led me to leave scientific life and to study at NSCAD University. I completed a BFA with a major in painting in 2011. My scientific background complements my artistic aspirations.

    The wilderness regions of Nova Scotia appeal to both the scientist and artist in me.
    As a physicist I am always highly respectful of the forces of nature. I am compelled to learn about the geophysical, biological and evolutionary processes that have interacted over eons to create the planet earth, the continents and the biodiversity of the world we live in. Visits to a nature preserve allow me to re-discover firsthand how balanced, complex and harmonious ecosystems have evolved without human or divine intervention. I am reminded that I am only one of many species entitled to life of this
    planet. As an artist I see of the beauty and harmony of the natural world. Most living things are preoccupied with the necessities of life. How lucky we are to be sentient beings who can appreciate the grandeur of the forest, the sunrise over the ocean, or the colourful leaves of autumn. Such beauty, created by patterns of light and shadow, inspires my paintings. I mix and splash paint into abstracted colour patches that form recognizable images from afar. We Canadians often take the wildness for granted. I am grateful to be living in Nova Scotia where nature is close at hand. However, these nature areas are becoming scarcer as industry and urban development continually expand around our cities and communities. I appreciate all those citizens who are working to preserve Nova Scotia’s wilderness.

     

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  • Huckleberries and Evergreens, Ron Kuwahara
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    Huckleberries and Evergreens, Ron Kuwahara

    $1,000.00

    Ron Kuwahara

    Acrylic

    24" X 30"

    ARTIST RON KUWAHARA

     I preceded my artistic vocation with a rewarding career as a physicist. My artistic compulsion to draw and paint, led me to leave scientific life and to study at NSCAD University. I completed a BFA with a major in painting in 2011. My scientific background complements my artistic aspirations.

    The wilderness regions of Nova Scotia appeal to both the scientist and artist in me.
    As a physicist I am always highly respectful of the forces of nature. I am compelled to learn about the geophysical, biological and evolutionary processes that have interacted over eons to create the planet earth, the continents and the biodiversity of the world we live in. Visits to a nature preserve allow me to re-discover firsthand how balanced, complex and harmonious ecosystems have evolved without human or divine intervention. I am reminded that I am only one of many species entitled to life of this
    planet. As an artist I see of the beauty and harmony of the natural world. Most living things are preoccupied with the necessities of life. How lucky we are to be sentient beings who can appreciate the grandeur of the forest, the sunrise over the ocean, or the colourful leaves of autumn. Such beauty, created by patterns of light and shadow, inspires my paintings. I mix and splash paint into abstracted colour patches that form recognizable images from afar. We Canadians often take the wildness for granted. I am grateful to be living in Nova Scotia where nature is close at hand. However, these nature areas are becoming scarcer as industry and urban development continually expand around our cities and communities. I appreciate all those citizens who are working to preserve Nova Scotia’s wilderness.

     

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  • Old Birch, Susan Paterson
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    Old Birch, Susan Paterson

    $725.00

    Susan Paterson

    Oil

    9" X 6" (Image size)

    13.25" X 10.5" (framed size)

    ARTIST SUSAN PATERSON

    Susan Paterson was born in 1958 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She attended Mount Allison University receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1980. She has also attended Byam Shaw School of Art in London, England; NSCAD, Halifax; Academy of Realist Art, Toronto; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Grand Central Atelier, New Hampshire. Her studies have been supported by an Elizabeth Greenshield’s grant, a Nova Scotia Arts Council grant and an Academy of Realist Art scholarship.

    "My work evokes the past, both in technique and in subject.  I do highly detailed studies of landscape, florals and everyday objects, capturing the subtleties of the light, colour and textures that are so fascinating but so often overlooked.  When I’m painting I love getting lost in the details and the challenge of creating an illusion that explains how I feel about what I see.  I’m fascinated by light and how it describes form, changes colours, is reflected back and disappears into the dark depths of a background. I work in subdued colours, preferring the subtleties of the subject to stand out.   I get great pleasure from slowing down, spending hours intently observing and trying to capture the incredible beauty that surrounds us."

     

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  • Snatching Dinner, Ron Hazell
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    Snatching Dinner, Ron Hazell

    $700.00

    Ron Hazell, CSPWC, SCA

    Watercolour

    14" X 10" (Image size)

    21" x 17" (Framed size)

    ARTIST RON HAZELL

    Ron Hazell, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is an internationally known artist and
    painting instructor. In 1997 he was elected to the prestigious Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC), which was founded in 1925 “to cultivate and encourage excellence in the medium of watercolour”. In 2012, he was elected to the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), which was founded in 1972 “to foster and celebrate the visual arts in Canada”. He is the author of the North Light book “The Artist’s Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor”, published worldwide in 2015.

     

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  • Fetching at Lake Hobson, Ron Hazell
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    Fetching at Lake Hobson, Ron Hazell

    $700.00

    Ron Hazell, CSPWC, SCA

    Watercolour

    10" X 14" (Image size)

    17" x 21" (Framed size)

    ARTIST RON HAZELL

    Ron Hazell, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is an internationally known artist and
    painting instructor. In 1997 he was elected to the prestigious Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC), which was founded in 1925 “to cultivate and encourage excellence in the medium of watercolour”. In 2012, he was elected to the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), which was founded in 1972 “to foster and celebrate the visual arts in Canada”. He is the author of the North Light book “The Artist’s Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor”, published worldwide in 2015.

     

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  • Cycle of Life, Ron Hazell
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    Cycle of Life, Ron Hazell

    $700.00

    Ron Hazell, CSPWC, SCA

    Watercolour

    10" X 14" (Image size)

    17" x 21" (Framed size)

    ARTIST RON HAZELL

    Ron Hazell, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is an internationally known artist and
    painting instructor. In 1997 he was elected to the prestigious Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC), which was founded in 1925 “to cultivate and encourage excellence in the medium of watercolour”. In 2012, he was elected to the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), which was founded in 1972 “to foster and celebrate the visual arts in Canada”. He is the author of the North Light book “The Artist’s Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor”, published worldwide in 2015.

     

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