Category: Creative Responses (Page 1 of 3)

Artist: Zainab Iton

Title: Joyful Art

Medium: Mixed media and paint

This work is a creative response in that it has no drawing, but is free form painting in Acrylic.  Color and forms resonate. 

Artist: Zainab Iton

Title: London Swooper

Medium: Painting

Size: 24” x 36”

The work is a creative response to the idea that a kite is a predator that cleans up cities of vermin.  This one was photographed in London U.K. in 2013.  They tend to swoop upon prey.

Artist: Sue Proctor

Title: Bird

Medium: Felt tip pens and ink on paper

Date: 2021

Beauty always has another side – looking for balance in the song.

Artist: Sue Proctor

Title: Mosaic with suns

Medium: Felt tip pens and ink on paper

Date: 2021

The Covid pens were dry from being unused for so long, so I kept moving from pen to pen. The Mall and the Art Hive are so open to possibility – like a circus tent – anything can happen.

Artist: Sinthia Cousineau

Title: Rocher Perce    

Medium: Watercolor

Responding to beauty and landscape.

Artist: Sinthia Cousineau

Title: The Love of Walking!

Medium: Video

Date: 2021

This work is a response to how these last 2 years have been hard and it is important to continue walking forward. I took these video clips to show my way of escaping the pandemic by hiking in nature.

Artist: Sharon Smith

Title: Summer Peony

Medium: Watercolor and ink

Size: 12” x 9”

Inspired by the beautiful flowers in gardens this got painted for its simple and stunning details. Created after it bloomed in the summer. 

Artist: Sharon Smith

Title: Tulips and fruit – Fall Colours

Medium: Mixed media

Size: 25” x 17”

Date: 2018

Responding to nature and beauty, inspiration for creation.

Artist: Robyn Goodman.

Title: My Little Pony

Date: 2017

I was inspired by how the colours of pink reflect beauty in magical creatures.

Artist: Robyn Goodman.

Title: Rocks on the Shore

Date: 2015 As an Artist I have always been attracted to the idea of how to create movement in my painting. I aim to illustrate how to move to of the haystack through gusty winds.

Artist: NicoleM

Title: Blue Moon

Medium: Acrylic, silk flowers, glitter on canvas

Size: 16” x20 ”

Date: 2021

As I took a walk that evening, the moon seemed to have this blue hue reflecting in the trees, and then bounced off these flowers. To me it seemed that the trees and flowers were dancing I got inspired and created both hue, this is my interpretation 

Artist: NicoleM

Title: Blue Tree Fiesta

Medium: Acrylic, silk flowers, sequins on 2 canvases

Size: 32” x 24”

Date: 2021

The diptych Blue Tree Fiesta is the continuing inspiration from the full moon.  I was wowed by the seasonal “Blue Moon” that occurred on Sunday (Aug. 22) . I later found out that it’s the last time we will see this type of moon until 2023. 

Artist: Natalí Ortiz 

Medium: Mixed media

Size: 80x100cm

Date: 2017

I made this painting to portray black feminine power and to honour black women, who had and continue to fight for social justice, with an intersectionality lens, which includes the different identity markers of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and more. 

Artist: Natalí Ortiz 

Title: Nina

Medium: Mixed media

Date: 2021

I made this painting of Nina Gualinga, an environmental activist from the Ecuadorian amazon to raise awareness that Indigenous women and land defenders are exposed to multiple forms of violence, which too often remain in impunity . Nina is an example of how women in the amazon are coming together to protect their lands and bodies. As Nina writes “ we are nature, we need to let go of the idea that nature is an object for exploitation Indigenous people know this because we have been in connection with nature for thousand of years”

Artist: Micheline Desmarteaux

Title: Communication

Size: 8 ½ X 11

Medium: drawing (coloring pencils) and writing

Date: Spring 2021

‘Communication’ was created in response to a communication problem with a friend.

Artist: Micheline Desmarteaux

Title: Musée2

“Musée2” was created in response to the discovery of friends’ dark side and acknowledging my own dark side.

Artist: Marguerite Dorion

Title: Maison ou porte

Medium: Techniques mixtes

Date: 2021

La mort a frappé en décembre 2020.  La maison est temporairement ébranlée mais elle n’a pas perdu de son lustre car ses racines sont profondes. Elles assureront la survie avec un peu de temps, de distance et de confiance en la force des liens du sang. 

Artist: Marguerite Dorion

Title: Avenir en or

Medium: Techniques mixtes

Date: 2021

Une maison ébranlée ou une porte qui donne sur un boisé d’arbres solidement enracinés. Les couleurs de cet automne 2021 sont un gage d’espoir pour un avenir plus proche que soupçonné…

Artist: Marcia Goldberg

Title: Preposterous Pandemic Abandon in Palos Verdes

Medium: Acrylic on wood panel

Date: 2020-2021

The idea came to me as I followed the news in the summer and fall of 2020 and clipped black and white photos from the Gazette of beachgoers in Southern California congregating oblivious of mask-wearing protocols that we in Montreal were observing with increasing ferocity especially as news came in that the first to die in the old age home here so perversely were the caretakers that had not had vaccinations, did not have enough masks, etc. I realized the “red sky in the morning/sailor take warning” coloration of the beach and sky was at play in my choice of colors.  I also felt as the improbable “cannonball” diver on the lower left (who also was depicted in the news on a different day) came into the painting and other “ghost divers” started falling through the air that there was a cautionary tale here taking place–maybe as much a full-scale warning because the numbers of deaths from Coronavirus (and many acts of wanton human behaviour were building towards a “perfect storm” more than just a surrealistic echo of Magritte. I decided to let them fall unfinished, the consequences they have wrought “hang fire,” as it were, suspended in air. I like being able to get a philosophical distance from the story in the pattern.

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