Minto Suite Hotel | 187 Lyon St. North
The Minto Suites Hotel exhibition space is located at 187 Lyon St. north, just at the beginning of the concourse on the main floor. These display case measures 53” in height, 191” in length, and 14” in depth and offers access to a high traffic up scale business and vacation traveler clientele.
November 13, 2013 – January 15, 2014
Heather Assaf will be showing five of her collagraph prints at the Minto Suites Hotel display case from November 13 to January 15.
I work intuitively, without conscious awareness of content. I have an image or feeling that I try to force into the open so that I may see it more clearly, understand it better. That is one of the joys of this process – to allow what you don’t even understand yourself to become revealed.
That same process occurs with viewers – each viewer brings a different perspective, and each takes a different version from the viewing.
A recurrent theme in my work has been the cycle and circle of life, its layers and textures and how we are all connected in this everlasting journey.
The directness and simplicity of Haiku poetry appeals to me and I occasionally write poems to accompany my abstract paintings.
I believe that art exists as an interdependence of audience and work.
Heather is a mixed media artist and an intaglio and relief printmaker with a love for abstract and non-representational art.
Colour, shape, line, pattern, form and texture are elements of good composition that Heather combines in all of her work. She has an intuitive sense for balanced layout that demonstrates her knowledge of design.
Heather’s work has an intimate and very sophisticated relationship with colour. Her work contains bright jewel tones that pop out with a brilliance that will make your walls dance.
Her work spans many disciplines: printmaking (collagraphs, etchings, drypoints, linocuts, monotypes); collage and mixed media.
Primecorp Display Windows | Corner of Bank St. and Somerset St.
The Primecorp exhibit space is located at 275 Bank Street, ‘physically’ at the north east corner of Bank St. and Somerset St., just east of Gabriel’s Pizza Restaurant. This exhibit space consists of three, bay style, display windows. Each window measures 120” in width, 87” in height and 14” in depth and offers a streetscape viewing access to the public at a very high traffic zone.
November 12, 2013 – January 14, 2014
Tricia Wilmot Savoie will showcase a selection of her oil paintings at the Primecorp site from November 12 to January 14.
As a painter, I am primarily a landscape impressionist. Years of reading and study have helped develop my knowledge, while the gradual awakening of my inner senses has guided my endeavours to blend light and colour into beauty. The landscape of the world around us holds the key to the rhythm of life and I envision my canvasses dancing with sunshine and light. I am constantly striving to realize this through each finished work. For this reason I find painting “en plein air” puts me in an empowering environment, allowing me to paint “the moment” quickly and spontaneously, forcing me to condense and process what I see into a reality without clutter that I can convey to my audience.
I see painting as a universal language. It is the language of my soul, and my goal as an artist is to communicate with the viewer, without need for the spoken word. Every canvas I face becomes an adventure. I begin with my own emotional response to a scene, vista or perception of reality and work to recreate and convey that emotional response to the viewer. My task is not to merely reproduce the physicality of the scene, but to capture the atmosphere and emotions that are intrinsic everywhere in nature, and then connect the subject to the viewer through the shared emotions. Painting is not a vocation; it is a life-long journey and an exploration of the soul. Every painting is a bridge. Every brush stroke is a ripple in the river affording me the opportunity to transmit energy, feelings, and to connect with others and share my vision of harmony and peacefulness.
Born and raised in Montréal, Tricia developed an interest in art at a young age; but due to unforeseen circumstances was unable to pursue it at that time. Fortunately, Tricia rediscovered her talent in the mid 1990’s when she took drawing courses at John Abbott College. From there Tricia went on to study oils, and later watercolour, under well-known teachers Tanya Axuik and Barbara Simmons. Tricia continues to read and take workshops believing that you never stop learning and improving.
Since moving too Ottawa, Tricia has participated in juried solo and group shows and has won various awards with the Ottawa Art Association, Arteast, Nepean Fine Art League and ECOAA.
Tricia has a deep rooted passion for colour and light, and a great love of painting “en plein air”. Her paintings have a life of their own, with a subtle strength to draw the viewer right into the canvas itself. Her works, which could be described as contemporary impressionism, now hang in private and corporate collections in the United States, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and across Canada.
Canadian Tire | 330 Coventry Rd.
The Canadian Tire exhibition space is the newest addition, located at 330 Coventry Road in Ottawa. The exhibition space allows OSA Students, OSA Instructors and general OSA Members, from both the By Ward campus and Orleans campus to exhibit artworks for the general public to view and purchase. The location of the store is a great tie between the By Ward Campus and the Orleans Campus as it is located between both schools.
November 12, 2013 – January 14, 2014
Second year student Madison Espie will be showing a body of printmaking works at the Canadian Tire exhibit space from November 12 to January 14.
Madison is a 2nd year Fine Arts Diploma student at the Ottawa School of Art. She works in found material and mixed media printmaking, sculpture and drawing.
Born and raised in Haliburton Ontario, her work deals with many subjects relating to the natural world. Her work is often conceptually based but she is currently exploring many other styles.
Madison was awarded the Wallacks scholarship in 2013, has shown in the Lee Matasi, at the OSA, and Rails End Gallery in Haliburton.
Look for her work in the coming months, as well, at the Lee Matasi gallery.