THE GALLERY ON THE LAKE PRESENTS THE WENDY BERMINGHAM & SHEILA DAVIS EXHIBIT “SPEAKING OF TREES”

The Gallery on the Lake is pleased to present the latest works by Wendy Bermingham & Sheila Davis in a new exhibit entitled “Speaking of trees”. The exhibit opens May 27th and continues to June 30th. The “Opening Reception and Meet The Artist” will be held on June 4th 1:00-4:00 PM. “Speaking of Trees” is the second exhibit this year in a spectacular exhibition line-up by some of Canada’s leading artists at the Gallery on the Lake as we celebrate Canada 150!

This new exhibit features breathtaking Ontario landscapes. These artists have truly captured the contemporary landscape with dynamic brushstrokes, brilliant colour, and exploration of texture and the expression of movement using lines.

Wendy Bermingham Biography Excerpts:

Wendy Bermingham, has always been an artist. Spending time looking at nature, she discovered that capturing it on canvas was her true calling.

As an artist of the contemporary landscape, what truly captivates her is the blurred line between realism and abstraction. Using both brush and palette knife, she strives to dig deeper than what is on the surface and search for the true essence of the scene.

She works primarily plein air in the summer and in the winter months, creates larger studio paintings in traditional oil, manipulating the thick juicy colours into an energetic impression of the vision before her.

Sheila Davis Biography Excerpts:

Primarily self taught, Sheila Davis has been a professional artist for over 23 years. Her interest lies in obscure areas of the environment as seen on the periphery of daily vision. Sheila works in oil, painting both Plein Air and in the studio, preferring large panels.

Using dynamic brushstrokes and saturated colour, her work has a strong organic feel to it, indicative of the natural landscape she paints.

She believes an artist interprets best what they know intimately…what surrounds them personally and what they touch daily…For her this is the untouched Ontario landscape… tangled, unfettered and unfinished…a work in progress, constantly growing and striving towards light, strength and freedom from constraint.

The Gallery on the Lake is proud to feature the works of these renowned and highly collectible Canadian artists.

The Gallery on the Lake is located at 65 Gallery on the Lake Rd in Buckhorn, 30 minutes from Peterborough. For more information please call 705-657-1108 or visit our website www.galleryonthelake.com.

“CELEBRATING CANADIAN ARTISTS”

 

The Gallery on the Lake is “Celebrating Canadian Artists ” with an exceptional season of amazing works in honour of CANADA 150!

The Gallery on the Lake is celebrating its 17th year of operation this year and will be showcasing an incredible line-up of world class art to help Canada celebrate its 150th birthday. We believe that acquiring exceptional art, only available at the Gallery on the Lake is one of the best ways to mark this significant milestone in Canada’s history.

The Gallery on the Lake, one of Canada’s largest retail galleries­, located on the outskirts of Buckhorn village, is noted for its impressive list of changing monthly exhibits and the 2017 season exceeds all expectations. These world class exhibits reinforce the Gallery’s status as a premier destination for Canadian Fine Art collectors.

Voted one of the most beautiful galleries in Ontario by Days Out Ontario, the Gallery on the Lake provides wonderful respite from life’s stresses. The gallery kicks off its 2017 season with an exhibit by renowned landscape painter Lucy Manley, a local artist from Keene, ON. The Manley exhibit opens on April 29th.  The opening reception and meet the artist will be Saturday April 29th from 1-4pm.

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The opening reception and Meet the Artist is always held on the Opening (first) day of each exhibit in the gallery rotunda. The Gallery on the Lake is located on County Road #36, 3 kms east of Buckhorn.  For more information call The Gallery on the Lake at 657-1108, toll-free 1-888-242-7475 or visit the gallery web site at www.galleryonthelake.com.  Admission is free.

Gallery on the Lake 2017 Exhibit Schedule:

NEW LUCY MANLEY EXHIBIT “WOODLAND MAGIC” – Opening April 29,2017

16-55 - Woodland Fantasy-2 signaturesThe Gallery on the Lake in Buckhorn, On. is marking  Canada’s 150th Birthday by “Celebrating Canadian Artists” . These artists are gaining worldwide recognition for their ability to capture the incredible diversity of Canadian Landscapes.

In this spirit the Gallery launches its new season with Lucy Manley’s “Woodland Magic.” This exhibit illustrates Canadian Landscapes for each of the four seasons, captured in glorious colour. Lucy Manley’s skill as an artist has been honed over decades and sharpened through her commitment to continuous learning. To this end Manley is spending most of April 2017 in the south of France “following the sun” each day to explore her passion and hone her techniques.   The new works on display will continue to represent her love of the great Ontario Woodlands. To quote Manley “This show will have some pieces painted in my new approach on black canvas with full chroma colour .This  method  evolved from my usual painting on a white canvas that was stained with raw sienna and then working loosely with washes before building up to thick strokes of paint.  I like to use both of these methods with the subject dictating which way to go, on black or on white.   It gives a fresh interpretation of the scene painted and hopefully gives the viewer a magical view.”

Previews of the exhibit can be seen weekends until April 29.

Opening Reception and Meet the Artist will be held April 29 from 1-4p.m. Gallery on the Lake is located on highway 36, 3 Kms east of the town of Buckhorn.  For more information please call 705-657-1108, TOLL FREE 1-888-242-7475, or visit http://www.galleryonthelake.com

Welcome Spring!

It appears that winter is finally over and we welcome spring and are gearing up for our brand new season of exceptional Canadian Art.

The Gallery on the Lake is celebrating its 17th year of operation this year and will be showcasing an incredible line-up of world class art to help Canada celebrate its 150th birthday. We believe that acquiring exceptional art, only available at the Gallery on the Lake, is one of the best ways to mark this significant milestone in Canada’s history.

The Gallery on the Lake, one of Canada’s largest retail galleries­, located on the outskirts of Buckhorn village, is noted for its impressive list of changing monthly exhibits and the 2017 season exceeds all expectations. These world class exhibits reinforce the Gallery’s status as a premier destination for Canadian Fine Art collectors.

Visit us in person or online at www.GalleryOnTheLake.com

 

Canadian painter’s business booms after a viral photo of his painting causes LinkedIn to freeze his account

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TORONTO: August 5, 2016 – Canadian landscape artist Tim Packer is proof that even the most traditional artists can benefit from the power of social media.

Initially a strong believer that social media was for cat videos and giggling babies, Toronto-based painter Tim Packer reluctantly posted an image of himself with his painting, Shall We Dance, on LinkedIn on July 19 after encouragement from his son. To the artist’s surprise, the post quickly garnered over 73,765 likes, 6,649 comments,recording breaking sales and a flood of business inquiries – and the numbers are still climbing.

Following social media best practices, the artist proceeded to interact with LinkedInusers by thanking and responding to each comment and request. But the dialogue was halted when LinkedIn suspended his account for an hour, suspecting Tim of using third party bots and scrapers to achieve the likes and responses to his post.Despite several assurances that he is only responding to comments appearing on his post, LinkedIn is continuing to threaten to permanently disable Tim’s account if the high engagement continues.

“I’ve been getting up at 4:00 am every morning to spend 4 hours responding tocomments before I work on my paintings because I believe that I should treat peopleonline the same way as I would in person,” said Tim Packer.

Since last Friday’s final warning from LinkedIn however, Packer has only been responding to specific questions, leaving thousands of comments unanswered.

“While I appreciate the exposure and business LinkedIn has given me, it is killing me to read all of these wonderful comments and not being able to say ‘Thank You’ ”, said Packer.

Following the viral recognition, business has boomed. At his opening the following week, Shall We Dance – his most expensive painting to date – sold in the first hour with a second offer for the piece leading to a commissioned painting for a new fan in England who saw the piece on LinkedIn. His sales were higher in the first day of his most recent show than they were after a whole month at the previous show. Tim Packer has also received hundreds of requests for prints of Shall We Dance and has had inquiries from distributors in China, the UK and Europe since the viral post.

Although Shall We Dance sold at Packer’s opening last Saturday, it will be on display at The Gallery on the Lake in Buckhorn, Ontario until August 13th.

About Tim Packer Fine Arts

Tim Packer Fine Arts started in 1997 while Tim was a detective with the Toronto Police Service’s Headquarters Fraud Squad and painted on his days off. In 2000, Packer resigned from the Toronto Police to pursue his art career full time where he quickly became internationally recognized and a mainstay in the Canadian art scene.  Packer’s colourful, rural works and unique style draw on deep traditions of the Canadian landscape through a modern eye.

Available for Interviews: Tim Packer, Canadian artist

For more information visit: http://www.timpacker.com

Facebook: /timpackerfinearts | Instagram: @timpackerfinearts

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/timpacker1

 

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Grieve and Packer Exhibits;”Meet the Artist” Weekend

DAVID GRIEVE EXHIBIT EXTENDED!

The David Grieve exhibit has been extended! The exhibit will be displayed in the Art School until August 15th! There is still a good selection available, so come and see them while you can!

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TIM PACKER EXHIBIT!

This past Saturday July 30th we held the Opening Reception and “Meet the Artist” for the eagerly anticipated Tim Packer “Romancing the Sun” Exhibit!  Many enjoyed the spectacular new pieces that Tim recently created, and, meeting the artist in person!

The signature piece in the collection, a 4′ by 7′ spectacular painting “Shall We Dance” sold within 40 minutes of the show’s opening! Several other pieces were also acquired, at the opening, by astute collectors! Many phenomenal pieces are still available and there is also an amazing collection of hand-embellished and Giclee on Canvas reproductions.

The exhibit runs until August 26, 2016… you don’t want to miss it!

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“MEET THE ARTIST” WEEKEND!

On the weekend of August 13 and 14 2016, we will have a number of our artists here for a “Meet the Artist” Weekend. You can come and meet some of your favourite artists and talk to them personally about their works here in the Gallery! Should be a fun time for all!

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Tim Packer Exhibit and Plein Air Event

PLEIN AIR EVENT

Two more sleeps until our fun and educational event where everyone can see paintings being created! We are looking forward to an exciting day!

Wendy Bermingham     Lloyd Wilson

Wendy Bermingham                                                       Lloyd Wilson

TIM PACKER EXHIBIT

We are looking forward to one of the biggest exhibits this summer, Tim Packer’s eagerly anticipated exhibit “Romancing the Sun”! Tim Will be here in Person July 30th from 1-4pm with some new larger pieces; abstracted stained glass pieces and hand embellished Giclees!

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