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ARTIST’S MESSAGE OF LOVE AND HOPE

Ashley Jackson, Canadian Painter

Ashley Jackson, Canadian Painter, Surrey, B.C., Canada

Ashley Jackson, Canadian Painter, Surrey, B.C., Canada

It is rare that we see a mature and successful transformation of the art materials in an emerging artist. However Ashley Jackson has achieved this and more!  Her passion, clarity of purpose, vision and flawless technique are definitely that of an authentic artist!

 

SOUL Original art work 24 x 36 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

SOUL Original art work 24 x 36 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

As a young five year old child, Ashley was drawing and finger painting. She remembers that she was always very attracted to colors. So even at this tender age, Ashley was confidently creating her own originals by changing a blue sky to purple or white flowers to pinks.  She knew from the beginning that she was entitled to her own creative process and she changed the forms and colors to her liking.

Ashley attended Springvale Primary School in Centurion, South Africa.   It felt right to her to stay within the lines as one teacher suggested and this was the early beginnings of her beautiful symbolic art works.

Ashley moved to South Surrey, B.C., Canada in 2001 and attended Semiahmoo Secondary School.  She excelled in her art classes and loved learning how to use various media such as pastels, pencils, acrylics and clay.  She found her teachers were very helpful.  Once again, in her teenage years, she began to incorporate certain symbols into her art works furthering the use of lines. She loved to do tribal work and drew many faces.  This education definitely contributed to her strength as an artist.

Her true foundation and education in art was accomplished during six years of private tutorial with Chris Lagalisse, Artist and  Art Educator.  Chris Lagalisse studied at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  He has a Bachelor of Arts and Education Degree and is a licensed instructor.  Her private tutorials were at the Neighbourhood Art Studio in White Rock, B.C.  Chris Lagalisse’s creative guidance and critiques immensely assisted Ashley to gain true confidence in herself as an artist and to develop her own unique art language.

TRIBOLITE Original art work 20 x 30 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

TRIBOLITE Original art work 20 x 30 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Working in her own studio she began to experiment by adding various materials to the acrylic paint such as sand, wood, or beads.  She now creates her works of art using totally archival materials.

When Ashley paints she feels electrified and explosive.  Her sense of physical space and time fades away.  She believes that she is that divinely guided and inspired.  She receives vibrational energies and visions that she recreates in her amazing art works.  Her clear use of line and symbols as well as mixed media has formed the basis of Ashley Jackson’s resolved works of art.

INDIGO Original artwork 16 x 20 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

INDIGO Original artwork 16 x 20 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

 

Ashley is very aware of all the challenges people face in their minds.  She experienced a difficult time of shadows and her faith has brought her into a place full of optimism and light. She adds,

“That is why I use rich, intense colors and exhilarating energy. Creation is larger than us. I know it’s not just me!  I am being guided to paint these messages of love and hope.  I really can see that.”

Her intention once she has completed an artwork is that this may become a message of love and hope.  She believes that people need to experience something beautiful.  Ashley says, “I am trying to reach the viewer’s soul and leave an imprint of Light, Love, Hope and any positive emotion that will help to shift their energy, even if only for a brief moment.”

LIFE Original artwork 16 x 20 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

LIFE Original artwork 16 x 20 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

She has completed several portrait commissions and among these paintings is a portrait of a young boy who died at the age of 13 years.  She was able to intuit his surroundings and paint these surroundings accurately which made his family and friends very happy.  When she paints a new portrait she likes to show the subject’s personal growth and those particular surroundings that have deep meaning to them.

Ashley exhibited at the Fleetwood Festival of the Arts, Langley, B.C. Canada August 3rd, 2014.  There she created a community painting with her words “Hope and Love” in the centre and she invited others to add their own thoughts. The title of the painting is “Community” and it is sized 24 inches x 36 inches.  This spontaneous interactive creation helped to strengthen the values of each individual who participated and of the whole community that viewed the art work!

Rick Hart President of Fleetwood Community Association with Ashley Jackson Canadian Painter COMMUNITY PAINTING 24 x 36 inches

Rick Hart President of Fleetwood Community Association with Ashley Jackson Canadian Painter COMMUNITY PAINTING 24 x 36 inches

She has also exhibited at the Arnold Mikelson Festival of the Arts, White Rock, B.C., Canada in July, 2013.  During October 2014, she did a collaborative art exhibition, “A Life in Spirit and Color,” featuring her artworks and the artworks of Kevin Jordan, Canadian Painter at the Mind and Matter Gallery, White Rock, B.C., Canada.

Ashley Jackson is an outstanding Canadian painter and she has artworks held in private collections in Canada, Australia, Japan and Africa.

Ashley Jackson Canadian Painter

Ashley Jackson Canadian Painter

 

 

For further information

or to purchase an original Ashley Jackson art work

please visit her Website www.ashleyoriginals.com 

or email her at ashley-jackson@outlook.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver area, B.C., Canada


I am very happy to share the news of Sue Foerster and Lilian Ghazarian’s exhibition LOOKING THROUGH THE MIND’S CONSCIOUSNESS.  Please see the details below and visit the Aurora Public Library in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to see their art works before the closing on November 3rd, 2014!

 

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My cousin, Leah Seabrook, who is a very talented watercolor painter, invited me to come “up country” to Quesnel, B.C. and stay for ten days.

My cousin, Leah Seabrook, Canadian watercolor painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada

My cousin, Leah Seabrook, Canadian watercolor painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada

Peony in the Rain Original watercolor donated to International Art Cafe Auction for Charity, Flordia, USA by LEAH SEABROOK, Canadian painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Peony in the Rain Original watercolor donated to International Art Cafe Auction for Charity, Flordia, USA by LEAH SEABROOK, Canadian painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

BRENDA GARDINER Canadian Craft Artist, Quesnel, B.C. and the creator of the INVITATIONS!

BRENDA GARDINER Canadian Craft Artist, Quesnel, B.C. and the creator of the INVITATIONS!

As soon as I arrived Leah said to me that we were going to pick up my invitations!  I said, “What invitations?”  And she replied, “To the Raptor Ridge Lawn Party next Sunday so that the Quesnel artists can come and get to know you!”  Brenda Gardiner, with a very big smile, had the invitations ready for pick up and I was so happy to meet her!  She is a joyful, caring person and also a very talented Crafter.

Later in the week, I visited Krista    studio and viewed her new series of large abstract art works that really tell the story of a soul’s journey.  While there, I also met two of her students.

After a day or two, we met her daughter Carla and Carla’s husband, Rick along with grandson Josh and great grandaughter Tina!  I was definitely feeling the joy of Leah’s life and that great Cariboo energy!

Another afternooon, Elizabeth Waldorf, the art coordinator of the Quesnel Art Gallery met with us and opened up the main gallery so that we could view the solo exhibit of Jim Savage.  Later, he invited me to meet him at the gallery and I was happy to critique his very dramatic landscape paintings.

I had a very enjoyable visit at the studio of Sybille Muschik who is an art educator, lithographer and painter.  Thursday I was invited to drop in to the painting group at the Quesnel Art Center where Sybille teachs and I met several of her students. I enjoyed viewing the student’s artwork and chatting with each of them.  Antoinette who arrived as I was about to leave gave me a gift of “Woad.”  These are seeds and when I plant them and they grow, I will be able to harvest a blue color; the same blue that the warriors of Scotland used to paint their faces!  Thank you so much Antoinette!

We went Quading on Leah’s property.  So much fun – up and down ravines, across fields and right over little trees!  I had forgotten how lush and green the landscape is around Quesnel.  As we toured her property on the Quad, I met two horses, saw the beautiful ponds and delighted in the sparkling yellow leaves against their white trunks nestled in between the evergreens.   I felt totally immersed in the beautiful Cariboo countryside!

 

SASA - Leah Seabrook's beautiful dog!

SASA – Leah Seabrook’s beautiful dog!

Sasa, Leah’s Anatolian Shepherd is a gentle, white, fluffy giant and she did a good job of barking to keep the old bear away from the apple tree.  Leah has a tread mill and a hot tub so I exercised and relaxed in the minerals that she puts into her hot tub.  The wild Shaggy Mane and Parasol mushrooms were up, so Leah would go and pick a bucket full and we had lots of stir fries with these absolutely delicious mushrooms!

One evening, a good friend of Leah’s, Shirley Lawlor invited us to her ranch and we had a bonfire.  I met more horses and had the most delicious fresh vegetables for dinner, prepared straight from Shirley’s garden.  It was a great time and I found a new friendship with Shirley!

 

 

 

 

BEAVER POND Original acrylic 30 x 60 inches Laara WilliamSen 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved  Collection of Leah Seabrook, Quesnel, B.C. Canada

BEAVER POND Original acrylic 30 x 60 inches Laara WilliamSen 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved Collection of Leah Seabrook, Quesnel, B.C. Canada

 

On Saturday the 19th of September, I painted a special canvas for Leah!  Although we had been planning an abstract, as I painted the work evolved into trees and a stream.  When she first viewed it she exclaimed, “It’s my beaver pond!”  I am so delighted that she is pleased with her painting!

I also met Pat Hartley.from Nazko, B.C. and learned that she lives on the shore of a small private lake, has amazing cats and is another extemely talented watercolorist!  I really enjoyed the time we spent with Pat and look forward to meeting up with her again!  Another new friend!

On Sunday, September 20th the artists and friends came in the afternoon and I really, really enjoyed the welcome and especially I enjoyed viewing all of their unique creations.

The visitors to Leah’s Raptor Ridge Lawn party donated food for the Salvation Army Food Bank and we collected two big baskets full!

Attending the Raptor Ridge Garden Party were

Betty Anne Russell and her grandaughter and Emily (Alston) Scholen,

 

EMILY ALSTON SCHOLEN Canadian painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada

EMILY ALSTON SCHOLEN Canadian painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada

Original Watercolor EMILY ALSTON SCHOLEN, Canadian Painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Original Watercolor EMILY ALSTON SCHOLEN, Canadian Painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

 

Kasandra Bardell (from Vernon) and her sister Jan

KASANDRA BARDELL Canadian painter with one of her unique creations.  www.okanaganartistsofcanada.com

KASANDRA BARDELL Canadian painter with one of her unique creations. http://www.okanaganartistsofcanada.com

Crop of Original painting on Rice Paper KASANDRA BARDELLL, Canadian Painter, Vernon, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

Crop of Original painting on Rice Paper KASANDRA BARDELLL, Canadian Painter, Vernon, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

Ellen Facey

Maggy Ferguson-Domais

Pat Hartley and her mother Edna

Prints of original watercolors PAT HARTLEY, Canadian painter, Nazko, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Prints of original watercolors PAT HARTLEY, Canadian painter, Nazko, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Daniela Bodman

MOLOKAI Original acrylic 24 x 48 inches DANIELA BODMAN, Canadian painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

MOLOKAI Original acrylic 24 x 48 inches DANIELA BODMAN, Canadian painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

Elaine Ross

Judy Easy

Jude Pederson

JUDE PEDERSON Canadian Craft Artist, Quesnel, B.C., Canada

JUDE PEDERSON Canadian Craft Artist, Quesnel, B.C., Canada

Original Decoupage by JUDE PEDERSON, Canadian Craft Artist, Quesnel, B.C. Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

Original Decoupage by JUDE PEDERSON, Canadian Craft Artist, Quesnel, B.C. Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

Brenda Gardiner

Original Designs from found objects BRENDA GARDINER Canadian Craft Artist for more information -  fabulous58i@shaw.ca 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Original Designs from found objects BRENDA GARDINER Canadian Craft Artist for more information – fabulous58i@shaw.ca 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Honey Affleck

Jim Savage

The wife of Heinz J. Franzke (so sorry forgot to write down your first name!)

Original wooden crafts by HEINZ FRANZKE, Canadian wood crafter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada (c)2014  Copyrighted All rights reserved

Original wooden crafts by HEINZ FRANZKE, Canadian wood crafter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada (c)2014 Copyrighted All rights reserved

India Gordon, beautiful lady and another new friend!

 

india Gordon BEAUTIFUL LADY from Quesnel, B.C., Canada and another new friend!!!

india Gordon BEAUTIFUL LADY from Quesnel, B.C., Canada and another new friend!!!

Kevin Cougar and wife

and a wonderful guitar player.  I did not get your name as I was too busy singing with you!

SINGING WITH A WONDERFUL GUITAR PLAYER!!

SINGING WITH A WONDERFUL GUITAR PLAYER!!

 

and I apologize for the others who missed signing my book.   I also lost many pics due to camera problems when I was downloading but hope to take more next time!   It was a real pleasure to view the many paintings and crafts that you have done.  Quesnel is certainly abundant with a wealth of talent and creative experience!

RAPTOR RIDGE LAWN PARTY!

RAPTOR RIDGE LAWN PARTY!

Leah Seabrook's Garden with stream!

Leah Seabrook’s Garden with stream!

 

Leah has asked me to come back next Spring and I am so looking forward to another visit!  Thank you, Leah for making this visit such a special time for me and thank you to all of the fabulous artists and friends that I met for welcoming me!  I hope to see you again next Spring!  Until then….happy creating, ranching, crafting, cooking, eating….. and whatever else helps you to enjoy life!

 

Love and Light to all,

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C. Canada

http://ca.linkedin.com/in/laarawilliamsen

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OUR CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS for the ROTARY CHARITY AUCTION.


 

 

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I am very happy to share the news of a

Solo Art Exhibition featuring

Sue Foerster – Canadian Artist

Drawings, paintings and mixed media sculptures

at

Mill Pond Gallery

314 Mill Street,

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

 Saturday, September 13 from 11 am to 5 pm and

Sunday, September 14th from 11 am to 5 pm

FOR A CLOSER PREVIEW OF SOME OF SUE’S ART WORKS VISIT http://exhibitionsuefoerster.blogspot.ca/

There will also be a dynamic acoustic duet perfomance with

Janna de Haan and Rob Wessel

Sunday, September 14th from 1 to 3pm

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Refreshments, free admission, lots of parking!

For further information call 995 770 7449

Sue Foerster hopes to see you there and if I could make it out to Ontario I would not miss this amazing exhibition and performance!

Sue Foerster is a member of rhga.ca
and she is also a Life Drawing Coordinator and
Owner of Open Studio Life Drawing
If you like this article/invitation, please feel free to share it on facebook, linkedin, twitter or wherever else you wish to!  Thanks and very best wishes to all!
Sincerely
Laara WilliamSen
International professional painter
Vancouver, B.C., Canada 
 
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GOOD DAY SUNSHINE CAFE – COMMUNITY PAINTING!


 

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GOOD DAY SUNSHINE CAFE #100-2950 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC V4P 0E5

I was so delighted to be a part of COMBAT CANVAS on the 23rd of September at the GOOD DAY SUNSHINE CAFE.  Here is the list of the artists who painted for 45 minutes to create a work of art for charity.

The participants of Combat Canvas on August 23 are as followed:
Morning Session 11am to noon
Carolyn Barone #1A
Nicole Carrie #2A
Joanne Chang #3A
Jude Hannah #4A
Annie Tsai #5A
Lynda Wylde #6A
Winner for morning session is Annie Tsai.
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Afternoon Session 4pm to 5pm
Tammy Bailey #1B
Kathrine Churchill #2B
Marilyn Hurst #3B
Wendy Mould #4B
Vicki Oates #5B
Jess Rice #6B
Laara WilliamSen #7B
Winner for afternoon session is Marilyn Hurst.
Each artist completed his/her painting in 45 minutes.  The paintings were on display for a week in the cafe for silent auction with proceeds benefiting Semiahmoo Arts,
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This was a real neighbour hood event with local musicians and a spirit of festivities was in the air.

 

Here is a photo of the owners of the Good Day Sunshine Cafe, Jessie and Chris.  Chris is the guy wearing the hat!  And Jessie is the beautiful lady with that great smile of hers.

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Good Day Sunshine Cafe
Happiness You Can Taste -
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GDSCafe’s Recent Accolades:

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Brewing Hours:
Tuesdays – Fridays:  7 am to 5 pm
Saturdays:  9 am to 9 pm

Sundays:  10 am to 4 pm

Mondays:  Closed\\
I REALLY LOVE THE GOOD DAY SUNSHINE CAFE – the coffee, the gluten free cookies and most of all the wonderful owners; Chis and Jessie!
Drop by for a coffee and then cast a vote!  GOOD DAY SUNSHINE CAFE #100-2950 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC V4P 0E5

We Heart Local Awards 2014 Vote daily thru September 16!

GDSCafe is in the running with many other fine establishments in Vancouver and beyond, in the ‘We Heart Local Awards 2014.  Show us some love -
we would truly appreciate your votes! https://weheartlocalawards.ca/info/972/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I am very happy to share the following information.  It is also posted on http://artcafeinternational.wordpress.com

So please have a look and help create a better world by contributing an artwork for this very good cause! 

Love and Light to all, Laara Williamsen, International professional painter, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Art cafe International is pleased to announce our “Call To Artists” for the St. Petersburg Florida Midtown Rotary Annual Gala Fundraiser.   Peter Filzmaier, a member of Art cafe International has met with the Directors of this Rotary chapter and your art donations will be exhibited November 8th through to November 10th.  The Rotary chapter will also be listing your image on their website and promoting the “Rotary Annual Gala and Art Auction” in the Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg area in Florida, U.S.A.    Aditional publicity includes listing on this website and on our facebook page so that prospective bidders can preview the art works.

CASINO - Copy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The venue for this event is the historical Manhattan Casino in midtown St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A,

Now more than ever, as artists, we can help to make a better world by contributing our paintings or drawings to a worthy cause!  And the Rotary is just such a cause.  They are a worthy, established charity and have been offering individual, community and national assistance to those in need for so many years!

Please join us by donating an original artwork or a limited edition print.  We are also accepting 4 x 6 inch paintings or drawings done on heavy watercolor paper and framed with a 2 inch matt. 

Submission Deadline – September 15th, 2014.

 All artworks must be received by October 8th, 2014.

This is an international group exhibition and an excellent way to contribute to charity and gain exposure for your art works!  Looking forward to hearing from you!

Please see the CALL TO ARTISTS FOR MORE INFORMATION BELOW

 

CALL TO ARTISTS

The Rotary Annual Gala and Art Auction,

St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A.

November 8th to 10th, 2014

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Original 2 dimensional art works on stretcher bars can be sized up to 24 x 36 inches and must either have the outside edges painted or be framed with hanging wire  on the back.  Art work can be signed on the front of the painting or initialled and signed on the back.

Original 2 dimensional works of art on quality paper sized 4 x 6 inches are required to be matted 2 inches all around the art work.  No hanger or frame is required.

Original 3 dimensional art works will be considered after viewing email image and reading dimensions and weight of the piece.

Limited edition prints of 50 are required to be matted but not framed.  A certificate of authenticy signed by the artist needs to be included with the art work.   Please copy our Certificate of authenticy and complete the information.  This is at the bottom of the page.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2014



HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ART WORKS

STEP ONE

Send an email stating

The art work title, size, media and

Your full name,  Your title, City, State or Province, Country,

Your website or other url (so we can include it on our website!)

along with with an attached image (under 1 MB) of your artwork to

peterfilzmaier323@gmail.com


 

STEP TWO

DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING ART WORKS IS OCTOBER 8TH, 2014

When using mail or courier please check the arrival dates carefully and get a tracking number so you can be sure it arrives on time.  Use express mail if overseas or courier with tracking to again assure delivery before October 8th, 2014.

PETER FILZMAIER

9229 CR 614 A

BUSHBELL, FLORIDA,

U.S.A. 33513

Please be certain that your art work will arrive on or before October 8th, 2014.  We cannot guarantee hanging beyond this date and we cannot return parcels.  We are a fledgling group doing charity events so whether you are using mail or courier, please get a tracking number so you can follow your package and be certain it arrives on time.

Peter Filzmaier will be storing all the art works and doing the hanging for this international group charity event.

If you have questions about the submission process please email peterfilzmaier323@gmail.com or laara63@gmail.com

ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AND APPRECIATED

Help us create a better world by sharing your creativity!


Please copy and complete – send with your Limited Edition Print – series of 50

CERIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

This certificate authenticates that ________________________ (name of painting)

is number _____________ of a series of fifty Fine Art Prints

created by ________________________________________(your name typed)

_________________________________________(your title)

during the year_________________(year print(s) were created) and further that

this series is the ONLY First Edition of this series ever to be created.

SIGNED_______________________________________ (YOUR SIGNATURE)

AT______________________________ (PLACE OF SIGNING, TOWN, COUNTRY)

ON THIS ____________DAY OF _____________(Month), in the year 2014

The artist’s signature verifies that he/she has personally proofed the print to their creative satisfaction and that this Limited edition print is a high standard of printing with inks on archival paper.

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Peter Filzmaier has offered to share the name of his printer and a way to cut down on delivery time.

For those of you who wish to save on shipping costs it is possible for you to use a printer here in the USA and have the printer ship the prints to me but you will still have to send me a Certificate of Authenticity for each print.  The printer’s website is www.posterprintshop.com the printer does good work that is reasonable in cost.

Very best wishes – we look forward to hearing from you, sharing this event with you and together helping to make a better world!

If you liked this post please feel free to share in on Twitter, your facebook page, Linked in or anywhere else you like!

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C., Canada

and

Peter Filzmaier

Outstanding colorist painter

St. Petersborough, Florida, U.S.A.

 


Hello!

I am very pleased to be exhibiting 9 of my paintings from the series THE ELEMENTS that I completed in Italy at the VENDEL FESTIVAL ART Show.

THE ELEMENTS - Water, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) 2013 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS – Water, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) 2013 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS Fire #1 Original Acrylic 18 x 36 by Laara WilliamSen 2013 (c) Copyrighted. All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS Fire #1 Original Acrylic 18 x 36 by Laara WilliamSen 2013 (c) Copyrighted. All Rights Reserved

 

Below is your invitation to attend!  Please share this news!  Hope to see you there and thank you so much,

Sincerely, Laara WilliamSen, International professional painter, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

 

 

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OKAY MY FRIENDS,

I HAVE RECOVERED AND SO HAS MY COMPUTER & EMAIL!

NO PICTURES YET…….WORKING ON HOOKING UP MY CAMERA TO THIS NEW COMPUTER.

MOST IMPORTANT

PLEASE EMAIL ME AT….. laara63@gmail.com

It seems complicated but it is not…. I can only have one Gmail account.  So laarawilliamsen@gmail.com is down and

laara63@gmail is up and running!

Upcoming articles include a feature about Jeanette Luchese, an accomplished Canadian painter and

special news of a unique art school that  I had the pleasure of visiting while in France!

I HAVE MISSED ALL OF YOU!  SENDING LOVE AND LIGHT TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD!

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

New Dawn 2 -  Peace,  8 x 10 inches, oils

New Dawn 2 – Peace, 8 x 10 inches, oils

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C., Canada


April 16th

Beautiful day here in David,s village 700 people on a mountain top!  We are going to Caussade to do some shopping.  We again triedd to upload pictures with no luck.  Perhaps, I cqn get some on here after I am in Italy at Ozu Culturql Centre.

Love Laara

 

STILL HOPING TO ADD PHOTOS SOON:  THURSDAY GOING TO TOULOUSE TO VISIT WITH DIDIER!  FLYING TO ROME ON FRIDAY AND PAOLA FROM OZU CULTURAL CENTRE IS PICKING ME UP!  LOVE TO ALL Laara

Tuesday, April15th

Hello my Friends

Right now, I am happily staying at David Marshall’s home in Puylaroque, France.  He is a very good friend and a wonderful host.  We toured the countryside yesterday, visiting Saint Antonin – Noble – Val, a village where we had wonderful ice cream, Abbey de Beaulieu, a beautiifully restored building and we also spent time at the castle Cornusson.

 

I am trying to add pictures but the uploading is very slow today.  So instead for now,here is a description of David`s home.  It is over 300 years old and has gorgeous large original stones on the walls both inside and out,  There are four stories with hand carved stairs and raili.  The floors are planks and tiles.  each windowhas full wooden shutters that are closed at nigh;  The lqrge kitchen is filled with spices and hanging cooking utensils.

 

David`s art collection of large contemporary canvases have a perfect location against these vast stone walls creating an eclectic and comfortable space.  I am truly enjoying every moment.

 

I WILL TRY TO ADD PHOTOS SOON

 

 

PS I AM DRAWING YAY

 

Love and Light to All

Sincerely

Laara WiliamSen

International professional painter

EMAIL laarawilliamsen@gmail.com  NEW ADDRESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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