Posts Tagged ‘Seoul’

Drawing Exhibition in South Korea



I’ve had a wonderful connection with the South Korean art community for almost two decades. My drawing, ROCK DOVES, will be exhibited in an International Drawing Exhibition  from March 3 – 11, 2011. The show is taking place at the Hangaram Art Gallery in Seoul. Last year, I sent WINTER LANEWAY to this exhibition.

ROCK DOVES is a small (approx. 7 x 9″) pen and ink drawing. It was inspired by the strong light and shadow pattern I noticed on the birds while I waited for the bus at Dundas West subway station.


G20 World Art Festival – Seoul, South Korea


I’ve been in Korea for about twenty seven hours and have already attended the Opening Reception of the G20 World Art Festival. That’s my friend, Kerry Kim, with me and my painting. It’s a mixed media work on paper and the decision to frame it unglazed and without a mat was not mine. No complaints, though! I’ve never experienced such hospitality and there’s much more to come.

The Opening Reception was jammed with guests (they’re all behind me) and many dignitaries and sponsors gave speeches. We also enjoyed a traditional dance performance. The exhibition features the work of about sixteen ‘foreign’ artists and at least two dozen Korean artists.

I met my fellow foreign artists yesterday and it’s a diverse and interesting group from many countries. In most cases, we were able to find a common language. Today, we have a tour of Seoul before being whisked off to the airport for a short flight to Jeju Island. I hope to post more soon about our Sketching Program and other events on Jeju.


Exhibition in Korea


I am currently exhibiting WINTER LANEWAY, a mixed media work on paper in the International Drawing and Painting Exhibition in Seoul, South Korea. The exhibition is being held in the Seoul Art Centre and runs from March 11-20, 2010.

The piece is approximately 14 x 20″ and incorporates watercolour, acrylic, ink and collage.

I’ve been invited to show in South Korea, China and Taiwan about a dozen times over the years. Each show has provided a catalogue with individual pages for the contributing artists. I’m grateful for these experiences and, someday, hope to accompany my artwork on the trip.