Posts Tagged ‘ART ETC Gallery Shop’

Art and Teaching in the Summer Heat!


We’re having a heat wave in Hamilton, Ontario. And a drought. I’m trying to stay cool as I prepare for my upcoming workshop on Grand Manan Island. Enroute to Grand Manan this year, I’ll be stopping in the beautiful Miramichi region of New Brunswick to lead a one-day ‘en plein air’ workshop. This event, combined with a two-day Plein Air Paintout, is sponsored by Miramichi Art Core and will be a part of the Irish Festival.

I dropped by ART ETC Gallery Shop at the Art Gallery of Burlington today and was pleased to find several of my paintings displayed throughout the space. Also, I was shown some promotional material which features my work. I’ve exhibited at many galleries over the years and the staff at ART ETC are second to none when it comes to supporting their artists. Thanks, ART ETC!

All work is available for purchase or rental. Rental is a great idea as it gives a prospective art patron a chance to live with a painting for a while before making a decision. Drop by when you’re in the neighbourhood.



I received a nice surprise in the mail the other day. It’s a certificate from the Dundas Valley School of Art. The school hosted a function for the faculty a few weeks ago but I was unable to attend. Otherwise, I would have been given this thoughtful acknowledgement at that time. I’ve taught at several institutions over many years and this is the first time anything like this has come my way. Thanks, DVSA.


New Work at Art Etc, Art Gallery of Burlington

YELLOW PEARS by Barry Coombs

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.

Artful recipes from the Art Etc. Gallery Shop


Potluck Postscripts

I’ve been represented by the Art Etc. Gallery Shop at the Art Gallery of Burlington, Ontario for two years. Recently, the volunteers and staff collaborated on a delicious project. The result is Potluck Postscripts, “a collection of favourite recipes paired with images of original artwork from Art Etc. Gallery Shop.”

The book is beautifully designed and four of my watercolours are featured. The first two images shown in the book are VIN ROUGE, by yours truly, and FENCE AND BARN, an oil pastel by Aleda O’Connor. We’re side by side in the cause of art and cooking as we are in everyday life.

Excerpt from Potluck Postscripts

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift with a creative flavour, drop by the Art Etc. Gallery Shop. It’s located in the Art Gallery of Burlington at 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario. For more information, view their website at or give them a call at (905) 632-7796 Ext 301.

Excerpt from Potluck Postscripts.

Coombs at Pilar Shepherd Art Gallery!

Champney's West, Newfoundland by Barry Coombs

by Barry Coombs

I’m now represented by Pilar Shepherd Art Gallery in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Seven of my most recent watercolours, including CHAMPNEY’S WEST, NEWFOUNDLAND, are currently available for viewing and/or purchase at the gallery.

In addition to that, all seven can be viewed on the Watercolours gallery page of my website.

CHAMPNEY’S WEST, NEWFOUNDLAND is a watercolour on paper. The image size is 17 1/2 x 23 1/2″. The piece depicts a fisherman cleaning codfish. Residents are allowed to fish for cod, in season, for their own use. This beautiful village is a part of the Trinity Bight region on the Bonavista Peninsula.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these seven watercolours, please contact the Pilar Shepherd Art Gallery directly using their Contact page. All of the work is framed and the gallery will deliver.

I’m also represented by Earls Court Gallery in Hamilton, Ontario and Art Etc Gallery Shop at the Burlington Art Centre in Burlington, Ontario. Drop by if you’re in any of these neighbourhoods. They’ll be happy to show you my work.