My annual Spring Open Studio event, held on the last weekend in April, was a resounding success, with several major works finding forever homes. I thank everyone who came out to my Lindsay studio to see my new landscapes and nature study paintings, and have a chat and a tour of my creative space.
Everyone who attended was eligible to enter a free draw for my 'Rocks of the Rock' painting, valued at $400. The winner was Erika Thimm, a naturalist and nature photographer from Port Perry (shown with me above).
Erika has been attending my art events for the last 20 years and she brought to my Open Studio a new Canadian Kurdish family of six from Syria, that came one year ago to Port Perry. The children, artistically inclined, especially enjoyed seeing some Canadian art. Erika made this comment after the show: ''I so much enjoy Karen's work, because she brings the spirit of the subjects to the canvas - what I see and feel in Nature.''
Shown below are several photos of my studio, taken just before visitors arrived.
The photo below shows three paintings in progress on my drafting table. Visitors enjoyed this glimpse into the process of my artwork creation and I spoke to many people interested in attending my watercolour classes.
I truly enjoyed hosting my Spring Open Studio. This was a perfect time of year and I look forward to doing it every April.
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