Category Archives: Visual Art

Final month at the Museum!

Octarine: The Colour of Magic, our 2019 exhibition at the Wellington County Museum and Archives in Fergus, Ontario, has been a great success and we are thrilled with the reaction from the public.  The show will close on October 6, so be sure to see it before then!

Here are a few highlights from this show.

Butterfly Garden, textile art by Anne Smith

Enchantment, oil by Kim Johnston

Leafy Seadragons, oil on canvas by Judy French

Ready for Magic, watercolour by Carol Hughes

Coral 2, mixed media by Susan Strachan Johnson

Retrograde, silkscreen paint on canvas by Leslie Miles

Octarine Heron, mosaic by Jean Loney

Sophisticated Lady, oil by Gail Root

2018 Show

“Momentum” is the title of the 2018 annual exhibition and sale by the Octarine Artists.  The show takes place from May 1 – 31 at the Cafe Creperie, Elora, Ontario.

Participating artists: Judy French, Carol Hughes, Kim Johnston, Jean Loney, Leslie Miles, Gail Root, Anne Smith, Susan Strachan Johnson.

2017 Show

Great Big Love, oil by Kim Johnston.

Great Big Love, oil by Kim Johnston.

A Land for All Seasons is the title for our 2017 exhibition, which takes place February 5 – March 5, 2017 at Homer Watson House and Gallery in Kitchener, Ontario.  Opening reception is Sunday, February 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

The show is a collection of celebratory images of Canada, revealing an exuberant use of colour and a love for landscape.  The styles range from realism to abstraction, and reflect the different ways each artist honours the peace, the openness, and the freedoms of this country.

Participating artists are: Deborah Dryden (encaustic), Carol Hughes (watercolour), Kim Johnston (oils, watercolour and pastel), Mary Karavos (paper collage), Jean Loney (mosaic), Leslie Miles (soft pastels and mixed media), Gail Root (oils and chalk pastel), and Susan Strachan Johnson (fibre mixed media).

Encore sampler

helenhughes fibre art

Fibre art by Helen Hughes.

Our next show, Encore, is coming up fast!  Opening night is Friday, May 1, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Studio 404 in Guelph. Here is a preview of work from this year’s participating artists:

Johnston, Morning Blackbird

“Morning Blackbird”, pastel by Kim Johnston.

 

dark seascape

“Dark Seascape”, mosaic by Jean Loney.

Gail Root landscape

Landscape by Gail Root, oil.

Sand I

“Sand I”, encaustic by Deborah Dryden.

raining colour for octarine

“Raining colour”, paper collage by Mary Karavos.

 

Grand Day in June

“Grand Day in June” watercolour by Carol Hughes.

Peonies in the Window, Leslie Miles

“Peonies in the Window”, pastel by Leslie Miles.