November 2020 Newsletter

I’m excited to share lots of new work for the holiday season, and the Kootenay Colouring book is back in stock at local stores!

The Rockwall Series

One of the projects I’ve been working on is a series of ten paintings to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Kootenay National Park. The series is available now at Touchstones Museum Gift Shop.

More New Work

In addition to the Rockwall series, I’ve completed a few new paintings. Check out my available work page to see what’s still for sale.

Colour Theory Live Event

Join me next Saturday, November 21st for an exploration of colour theory in partnership with Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History. Learn how to bring exciting and intentional colours into your projects with colour theory!

This will be a virtual presentation, followed by a demo and a colouring contest.

Kootenay Colouring Book

Speaking of colour, the Kootenay Colouring book is now available in local stores! The new version features 25 pages of mountain landscapes and makes a great holiday gift.

September 2020 Newsletter

The summer went by with lots of new adventures and art! Many of my smaller paintings sold over the summer – thanks to Viewpoint Art Gallery and the Nelson Visitor Center for continuing to support my work.

New Paintings

I finished lots of paintings in the last couple of months, with plenty of smaller pieces. Check out the available listing to see which paintings are still looking for new homes!

Upcoming Events

I am leading a monthly free “paint along” on Facebook Live. The next one is September 24th at 6:30pm PT where we’ll be painting golden larches. Check out the online event for the supplies list and details.

Kootenay Colouring Book

The colouring book is coming back! Stay tuned for more details in October, but the plan is that it will be available long-term through local retailers. In the meantime, you can continue to download free colouring sheets to print at home.

July 2020 Newsletter

Summer is off to a great start! I’ve been enjoying the warm weather to do more plein air painting and hiking. Lots of inspiration to be found in the mountains.

New Paintings

I completed a big 48″ x 36″ cedar forest painting which took several weeks and a long audiobook! These are all fresh off the easel and getting varnished. See my portfolio for details about sizing and prize.

Upcoming Events

WHAT ABOUT B.O.B? ARTISTS BRIDGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER

Check out this exhibition of local artists at Viewpoint Art Gallery in Nelson from July 3rd to August 2nd. The exhibition is available online as well as an outdoor gallery (weather permitting). Find more details here.

My piece for the “What about B.O.B.?” exhibition

Nelson Artwalk

Nelson Artwalk has also gone online this year for the summer! Check out the virtual gallery here. I have several paintings listed.

Old Growth Paint Along – July 22

Join me for another paint along on Facebook Live. You tune in with your supplies and we’ll paint an old growth forest scene together. Find the event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/308675166929385/

Masks

Thank you everyone who bought face masks with my artwork. I was able to make a donation to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation with all of my artist profits!

Masks are still available through Redbubble. They are printed on demand and shipped to you, but note shipping timelines are delayed right now. It took over a month for mine to arrive.

That’s all for now! See you out on the trails!

-Abby

June 2020 Newsletter

It’s going to be a very different summer, but galleries are opening up and events are moving online. The Viewpoint Art Gallery and Nelson Visitor Center have just re-opened their doors. You can find my work at both locations!

New Paintings

Commissions were a focus last month, but I’ve also completed a few new originals with some more style experimentation!

Upcoming Events

Kootenay River Paint Along – June 17th

Do you want to learn to paint? This is a free event over Facebook Live to work on a small painting together. Bring your own art supplies and follow along. June 17th at 3:30pm PT. Find event details and supply list on Facebook.

Kootenay River Paint Along

I’ll be leading a series of these paint alongs over the summer. Each one will feature a different trail society with a suggestion to donate.

Landscapes Exhibition – June 15th

The Landscapes Exhibition with the Federation of Canadian Artists is opening June 15th. My painting “Partly Cloudy” was accepted and can be viewed at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver. An online gallery will also be available .

“Partly Cloudy”

Art walk – June 26th

Art Walk is happening this year as a virtual event with an online gallery and streamed performances. It kicks off June 26th, stay tuned for more information on the Nelson District Art Council’s website.

Plein Air Painting Trips

If you’re a fellow Kootenay artist, I am organizing some paint outs in local parks. Bring your own supplies and ideas and we’ll admire each other’s work from afar. Join the Kootenay Plein Air Artists group on Facebook to follow along or create your own paint out events.

I am also leading a series of “Art & Adventure” trips with the Kootenay Mountaineering Club throughout the summer. Check out the schedule here.

Colouring Book Update

Thank you to everyone who supported the Kootenay Colouring book project over the last month. The book sold 550 copies and raised a $5517.32 donation to the Nelson Community Food Center.

The book is sold out, but you can still download free colouring sheets here.

Thank you!

Hope you’re all staying well and taking care!

-Abby

May 2020 Newsletter

This has been a strange spring for artists with galleries closed and events cancelled. I’ve been busy painting in my studio, but also refocusing my time on other projects to try to make a bit of a difference.

New Paintings

You can find a list of all of my available work on my website.

View Point Art Gallery in Nelson, BC has been working hard to launch their online store. As of May 1st, the store is up and ready for online shopping. The gallery carries a lot of my work. Check them out here:

Upcoming Events

Waterfall Paint Along

Do you want to learn to paint? This is a free event over Facebook Live to work on a small painting together. Bring your own art supplies and follow along. May 27th at 7pm PST. Find event details and supply list on Facebook.

Plein Air Paint Outs

If you’re a fellow Kootenay artist, I am organizing some paint outs in local parks. Bring your own supplies and ideas and we’ll admire each other’s work from afar. Join the Kootenay Plein Air Artists group on Facebook to follow along or create your own paint out events.

The Kootenay Colouring Book

This is a special COVID-19 project to provide folks a safe indoor activity while raising funds for the Nelson Community Food Centre. With the support of local businesses Hall Printing and Cowan Office Supplies, we’ve been able to sell over 400 books to date!

A final batch of 150 books is being printed and will be available after the May long weekend. To learn more about the book, go here:

Buy “Kootenay Colouring”

A colouring book of mountain landscapes! All proceeds will support the Nelson Community Food Centre.

Seven pages in the book are also available as a free PDF download if you have a printer at home and are unable to purchase a book.

Special COVID-19 Products

In addition to the colouring book project, I’ve added two new products that are available to buy online.

Masks

These cloth face masks feature my favourite paintings. They are re-usable and washable. For every mask sold, Redbubble will donation one to Heart to Heart International. I will also donate all of my artist profit from these sales to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.

Puzzles

I’ve also uploaded 3 paintings as jigsaw puzzles. This is just a fun activity to do indoors.

That’s all for now! Hope everyone is staying safe and well!

-Abby

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