Orléans Art Studio Tour 2017Is in the past!Saturday 10 June andSunday 11 June Lucie, Joyce and I would like to thank everyone, estimated 225, who dropped by during the beautiful, although extremely hot weekend.The take down is done, and the patching and painting of the walls is still a work in progress. There are so many delightful summer distractions tempting me away from the job site, it may be a while before the front room is back to “normal”.During the studio tour, a number of visitors asked whether I teach my watercolour methods. While I am not currently teaching, if anyone is interested in me doing so please send me a message using the “Comments/Questions” form at the bottom of this page, and I will get in touch with you.Here are a few photos of our setup during the studio tour 2017.Malcolm
Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, I grew up with a love and fascination for nature and the great outdoors. Years of nature photography led me to turn my creative attention to the visual arts, and I took courses in drawing at the Ottawa School of Art (OSA). After several courses in different media at the OSA and the Visual Art Centre Orléans (VACO), I redirected my studies to private instruction and personal experimentation.I work in a variety of media, primarily watercolour, acrylic and oil. My preferred subjects include landscapes, often featuring still water and reflections, old farm buildings and rural town settings as well as still-lifes, especially bottles.My paintings can be found in private collections across Canada, the USA, the UK and Europe. I have participated in many solo and group exhibitions in various locations including Galerie Old Chelsea, VACO Gallery, Ottawa Folklore Centre, Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (MIFO), Wall Space Gallery, Ristorante Il Primo, Old Stick Studios and the Shenkman Centre. I am a member of the Old Stick Studios in Canotek Park, Ottawa, Ontario, and have been with the Orléans Art Studio Tour since 2008.