On the weekend of 14-16 July, I was participating in the biggest Outdoor Art Show in Toronto -TOAE.
It holds every year in the downtown Toronto, next to the City Hall at Nathan Phillips Square.
It was three days show, for the first day I set up the tent and each day I have to bring the paintings in the morning and when the show end, every single day to take it off and bring back home. In the last day I have to take my tent as well.
I was completely exhausted, thanks to my husband who help me with all this stuff.
We had a big crowd, a lot of diferent art and craft, I think more than 350 artists participated this year.
I’m posting just a few photos from the show, as I was very busy talking to people and didn’t have enough time to go around.
Canada 150th Birthday by Minnal Music “We Thank You Canada”
I’m very proud my granddaughter participated in this project, as well as myself.
A lot of talented people were involved in this music video, musicians, composer, dancers, children, and team who worked very hard., but most important with the vision of Senthil Thirugnana who made it alive and real.
My painting “Canadian Expressions”, Collage, 30″x 30″ on the display at Canadian Landmarks II, in honor of 150th Anniversary of Confederation. The exhibition will be held from May 23 – June 10, at Milton Centre of the Arts, Colour and Form Society members show.
The work “Canadian Expressions” not only about the mosaic of colors, it’s also representing many cultures of Canadian, who comes from all around the world and find the home in Canada ( including myself).
I’m so delighted that my two paintings won two awards in the different categories in International “CityScapes” Art Competition 2D and 3D artists (including photography) in Light Space &Time Online Art Gallery.
“The gallery received 447 entries from 19 different countries from around the world, including Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. In addition, the gallery received entries from 28 different states.”
Last weekend, I was attending the workshop with renowned Canadian artist Rod Prouse to learn more about abstract.
“What do I want to paint and how do I want it” or “How we can spin our painting to give a voice in the content beyond representation” – this is was workshop description.
We had 12 very enthusiastic artists to learn something new, with different art experiences and background, but with the same desire about to meet a very good artist and experimenting with the new things.
I was using the acrylic paints and my goal was to paint a very non-objective painting inspired by Nature.
I started to paint another abstract acrylic painting on the second day. I was trying to have the bold colors and gestural strokes and paint not a very objective work. But at the end, I kind of lost my non-objective approaching to paint and started to show the landscape image – tree, sky, water…
Well, I think this painting is not finished yet. May be I will paint on the top of my work, to add more layers and texture and going back to non-objective abstract painting.
I’m very delightful to be invited to have my solo show Brain &Technology during the event of The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region (TLG) for a night of community engagement, professional development and personal growth!
My paintings from the Brain and Technology series are on display, for the evening of followership and leadership with Samantha & Dr. Marc Hurwitz.
Going to participate in Art in the Park one more time. This will be my 13th years to do it, my Booth N29, Bronte’s Waterfront Park
Exclusively a fine-art show, Oakville’s Art in the Park features about 175 artists from all over the province.The show is catered – with a fine variety of food for sale (as well as beer and wine). If you have no other plans, and you would like to see some great art at great direct-from-the artist prices, come on down to the show. Oakville’s Bronte Village is well worth a visit and browsing an art show on a summer’s day is mellow!
This is preview of one my new painting, The Pines, oil on wood panel, 30″x 30″
This is the article in the Beaver Newspaper about the show and they choose one image of my booth from the last year, wow!
Elizabeth Elkin is a renowned professional artist with an international reputation. Over the span of thirty years, she utilizes her advanced painting skills to create superior quality oil paintings. The true innovation of her work lies in the power of her vibrant colors, her museum quality works of expressionist art and her unique style of cubism in which the painting only reveals its true complexity after careful viewing over time.