Category: Acrylic

37 Artists Featuring their art works for 2 days in 1 place!

 

On September 29th and 30th, I will be among the 37 local artists of North York Visual
Artists 12th annual Tour and Sale, displaying my paintings. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

5 Artists will be showing their art works in their home studios and 32 in Toronto Botanical Garden (Edwards Gardens) located at 777 Lawrence Ave. east. Among these 5 artists at their home studios is my dear friend Nahid Marandi who’s studio is located @ 65 Banbury Rd. (home studio C on the map below).

That is why it’s called ‘Tour’ since you can take a tour in North York from Lawrence Ave. to Finch Ave. and Yonge Street to Don Mills Road.

From paintings (oil, acrylic, mixed media, watercolor, encaustic & resin) to photography, fused glass and pottery will be on sale. Don’t miss it If you are in town ;) trust me, it will be colourful :)

Cheers! ;)

Imagination, Figurative and Abstract paintings

Several years ago, in 2002-03, my friend and I had decided to start painting together on the weekends,  since we both worked during the week. For me, it was after a few years of pause that I restarted painting.

I remember it was autumn. The Fall in Toronto is one of the most beautiful seasons of all. It makes you fall in love with the nature & Toronto all over again. The vibrant colors, around the city, gives you energy and makes you “dream-walk.”

It was at that time that I wanted to try a new medium. So I started with the oil painting but soon switched to acrylic because I didn’t have the patience of the drying time. It was also in this year that my friend suggested to use my imagination instead of drawing objects. I wanted to give it a try, so there I was, experimenting a new medium with new style! Of course I had to ruin a few canvases first, but here are some of my artworks from that time.

I named them “the moment series”:

The Moment 04
The Moment #4

 

I envision freedom as a state in which the man and the woman are utterly equal. I drew two people with no barriers, no external boundaries and challenges. The figures are deeply connected with no obstacles between them. Together they are freed from a past full of pain. They are free and in peace. They are the “Adam and Eve” of the twenty-first century, together experiencing the New Earth.

The Moment 05
The Moment #5
The Moment 06
The Moment #6
The Moment 02
The Moment #2
The moment # 03
The Moment #3