Posts Tagged ‘acrylic on canvas’

Recent Paintings at Propeller Gallery – It’s a Wrap!

03/07/2017

My exhibition of recent paintings at Propeller Gallery in Toronto ended yesterday. Thanks go to Nathan and everyone else at Propeller who made things easy. An artist feels support in many ways. Not everyone, of course, is able to make a purchase. Artists understand that but really appreciate a good turnout. My thanks go to all of you who attended the opening reception or visited the show at another time. It was Canada Day weekend and I know it took a special effort from many of you.

I received compliments from many of you and every word is valued. I was particularly pleased to receive the very positive feedback from my creative peers. Those words are priceless.

I’ve added a few installation shots to this post. If you’d like to read my artist statement and view all of the work from the exhibition, click here or on the Propeller page under the Pages menu in the sidebar on the right.

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Faculty for Art 1 at DVSA

07/10/2016
TREE SHADOW by Barry Coombs

TREE SHADOW
by Barry Coombs

ORANGE HOUSE by Barry Coombs

ORANGE HOUSE
by Barry Coombs

The Dundas Valley School of Art is currently hosting a faculty exhibition called Faculty for Art 1. The exhibition runs until October 30. I have two pieces in the exhibition, TREE SHADOW and ORANGE HOUSE. Both are acrylics on canvas and are 24 x 18″. Contact DVSA at 905-628-6357 or info@dvsa.ca for information.

 

 

  

SPRUCE LANE FARM, BRONTE – new acrylic on canvas

29/03/2016
Spruce Lane Farm, Bronte by Barry Coombs acrylic on canvas 24 x 30"

SPRUCE LANE FARM, BRONTE
acrylic on canvas
24 x 30″

I’ve added SPRUCE LANE FARM, BRONTE to the Acrylics gallery on my website. This acrylic on canvas is based on a farm located at Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Ontario. The farmhouse dates to 1899. Have a look at my other acrylics on canvas by clicking here.

TABERNACLE – new acrylic on canvas

10/02/2016
TABERNACLE by Barry Coombs acrylic on canvas 24 x 18"

TABERNACLE acrylic on canvas 24 x 18″

I’ve added TABERNACLE to the Acrylics gallery on my website. This acrylic on canvas is based on a view of a local church over the neighbourhood backyards. Have a look at my other acrylics on canvas by clicking here.

AUTUMN BARN – new acrylic on canvas

22/01/2016
AUTUMN BARN acrylic on canvas 18 x 24"

AUTUMN BARN
acrylic on canvas 18 x 24″

I’ve been busy in the studio this winter. I finished AUTUMN BARN recently and just added it to the Acrylics gallery on my website. Have a look at my other acrylics on canvas by clicking here.

Happy Thanksgiving, Neighbours!

25/11/2015
HARVEST by Barry Coombs

HARVEST
by Barry Coombs

We celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada over a month ago. I’d made a few sketches around that time for HARVEST, acrylic on canvas; 18 x 24″. I finished it last week and thought I’d post it to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the US of A. Enjoy your day tomorrow!

Grand Manan Art Gallery – Talk and Exhibition

05/08/2015

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I’ve enjoyed a rewarding association with the Grand Manan Art Gallery for several years. One of my watercolours, Ross Island Light, is in the Permanent Collection and I’ve contributed work to the last two annual Square Foot shows. This summer, I wanted to celebrate my 25th anniversary of painting and teaching on the island and offered to do an illustrated talk at the gallery. The GMAG had never hosted an artist talk before but the Board accepted and I prepared a one hour PowerPoint presentation which I gave to an audience of over fifty people last Thursday evening.

One of the works I showed during my talk was the FUNDY GEM, a small watercolour that I painted outdoors on the wharf in North Head in 1992.

FUNDY GEM 1992 Watercolour on paper by Barry Coombs

FUNDY GEM 1992
Watercolour on paper
by Barry Coombs

Over the past winter, I decided to submit a new work to the annual Island Art Show, which runs from August 8 – 27. As I was preparing my talk, I took a fresh look at the FUNDY GEM watercolour of 1992 and I thought that the cropped composition and the attention to the mechanical elements of the fishing boats reflected my longtime passion for Cubism. I decided to re-visit the earlier watercolour and painted a new acrylic on canvas. If you’re on Grand Manan Island, drop by to see the new incarnation of the FUNDY GEM and all the other wonderful work by a wide range of artists. Opening night is this Saturday, August 8, at 7pm.

FUNDY GEM 2015 Acrylic on canvas  by Barry Coombs

FUNDY GEM 2015
Acrylic on canvas
by Barry Coombs

The gallery is located at 21 Cedar Street and is wheelchair-accessible. It can be contacted at info@grandmananartgallery.com and (506) 662-3662.

GMAG Hours
11am – 6pm – Daily
1pm – 5pm – Sunday

Admission – Cash Only
Adults – $2
Children under 12 are free

Square Foot Exhibition at Grand Manan Art Gallery

01/07/2015
'How Not To Draw A Dory' by Barry Coombs

‘How Not To Draw A Dory’ by Barry Coombs

The second annual Square Foot Exhibition opened last weekend at the Grand Manan Art Gallery on beautiful Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick. The exhibition will continue until July 17, 2015.

I submitted a new acrylic on canvas entitled How Not To Draw A Dory. The exhibition features a wide range of work from islanders, summer visitors and artists ‘from away’.

The gallery is located at 21 Cedar Street and is wheelchair-accessible. It can be contacted at info@grandmananartgallery.com and (506) 662-3662.

GMAG Hours
11am – 6pm – Daily
1pm – 5pm – Sunday

Admission – Cash Only
Adults – $2
Children under 12 are free

 

AT THE TABLE exhibition at the DVSA Gallery

06/06/2015
FORMAGGIO  by Barry Coombs

FORMAGGIO
by Barry Coombs

FORMAGGIO (24 x 36″) is my latest acrylic on canvas. It’s currently on view in a curated exhibition entitled AT THE TABLE. The exhibition juxtaposes still life paintings and handmade functional vessels featuring local potters and painters from the Dundas Valley School of Art and the Carnegie Gallery plus rarely-exhibited historic works from private collections.

Meet the artists on Thursday, June 11 from 7 – 9pm! The exhibition continues until June 12, 2015.

Dundas Valley School of Art is located at 21 Ogilvie Street in Dundas, Ontario. 905-628-1087 www.dvsa.ca

Gallery Hours:
Mon to Thurs – 9am – 9pm
Fri and Sat – 9am – 4pm
Sunday – Closed

New Work at Art Etc, Art Gallery of Burlington

24/04/2015
YELLOW PEARS by Barry Coombs

YELLOW PEARS
by Barry Coombs

Last week, I was at the Art Etc Gallery Shop in the Art Gallery of Burlington for their annual intake of new work. As usual, Rhonda Bullock and her team were very professional and I really appreciate their genuine enthusiasm about my recent acrylics, in particular. Rhonda also took the time to outline the various upcoming events that will promote the Art Etc artists.

The committee selected five acrylics and three watercolours and have since asked for two more of my larger acrylics.  Have a look at my updated page on their website.

The Art Etc Gallery Shop sells and rents original artwork. Drop in when you’re in the neighbourhood or make a special trip! It’s worth it.

The Art Etc Gallery Shop is in the Art Gallery of Burlington, located at 1333 Lakeshore Road in Burlington, Ontario. They can be contacted at 905-632-7796, Ext. 301.