Friends, I’m so happy to announce that several of my smaller paintings from this past summer are on display right now in a group show at the Galerie d’art Montfort (160 route Principale, Wentworth-Nord). I’ll be at the gallery today from noon to 4 p.m. if you’d like to drop by for a visit. I’ll be there next Sunday too, same hours. The show continues until October 9th, every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
The show showcases twenty local artists that are really worth checking out. A wide variety of styles and subject matter are on display, so whether you love landscape, still life or abstract work, you’ll find something to please you. There are also a few sculptures, works on paper, painted barn wood pieces… it’s an impressive cornucopia of local talent.
In addition to all the fabulous art on display, the location is spectacular. The art gallery is located in a little pavillion on the shores of Lac Saint-François-Xavier that also serves as a church and a hub for outdoor activities (hiking, kayaking/canoeing, snowshoeing, cycling). It’s an incredibly beautiful location that’s probably one of the Laurentians best-kept secrets.
I’ve spent a lot of time in and around this little spot over the past twenty years. It’s one of my favourite places to go to get outside, so it feels especially rewarding for me to be showing my work there. A lot of my inspiration has come from time spent here snowshoeing with my dogs, long paddles across the lake, cycling on the bike path, just hanging out in a quiet spot on the shores of the lake to ponder the incredible beauty of the landscape. I’ve spent an embarrassingly large number of hours doing nothing sitting by this lake, just staring, fascinated by the movement of the water, by the herons and loons, and by all the little things you never notice unless you sit still and pay attention to what’s around you.
I really hope to see you there!