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Hello to my Friends around the world! I am so excited to tell you that the solo exhibition of my original artworks at the Pelican Rouge Cafe has expanded into A SILENT AUCTION with 50% of all proce…

Source: SILENT AUCTION OF ARTWORKS TO BENEFIT Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation!


Hello to my Friends around the world!

I am so excited to tell you that the solo exhibition of my original artworks at the Pelican Rouge Cafe has expanded into A SILENT AUCTION

with 50% of all proceeds being donated to

 

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THE PEACE ARCH HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION.

Also Dr. Jane Wu the Director of ICU and Doctor at Peace Arch Hospital and painter is offering five of her own original colorful paintings.  Her paintings are open bidding with 75% of all proceeds to benefit Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation! 

The exhibition will run from November 1st to 30th.

On November 30th from 7 – 9pm there is a reception to meet me and there will be a representation of The Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation there as well to answer any questions.

So hop on down and place your silent bid today.   Here are just three of the artworks that are going for a very low minimum bid!

The Silent Auction is taking place at the Pelican Rouge Cafe, 15142 North Bluff Road, White Rock, B.C. !

We will also be celebrating the opening of http://artprintsforcharity.com which donates 50% of all proceeds to Better At Home Quesnel and Sali.  Read all about them on the charities page on the website!

Please Share this information with anyone you wish or on Twitter, Facebook, Linked in or anywhere else!

Thank you so much for all of your past acknowledgements and support,

Love and Light to All

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

South Surrey (Vancouver area) B.C. CANADA

 

THE ELEMENTS - Earth, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) 2013 MINIMUM BID JUST $1,000.00 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS – Earth, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) 2013 MINIMUM BID JUST $1,000.00 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS - Water and Air Original Acrylics Laara WilliamSen (c) Copyrighted 2013 MINUMUM BID JUST $1,000.00 All rights reserved

THE ELEMENTS – Water and Air Original Acrylics Laara WilliamSen (c) Copyrighted 2013 MINUMUM BID JUST $1,000.00 All rights reserved

THE ELEMENTS - Water, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) 2013 MINIMUM BID JUST $1,000.00 CAN Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS – Water, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) 2013 MINIMUM BID JUST $1,000.00 CAN Copyrighted All Rights Reserved


Hello to my Dear Friends all around the world!

I hope all is well with you.  I have some more exciting news.  The artprintsforcharity.com website is now complete and there is unique solo exhibition featuring Art Prints for Charity to celebrate this website opening and to raise funds for BETTER AT HOMES QUESNEL.

There are 186 images to choose from and when you make your donation you receive an email with instructions about how to download your high quality print.  No packages or parcels will be sent.  50% of all Art Prints donations are given to charity!

BETTER AT HOMES QUESNEL has a $25,000 shortfall each year. Art Prints for Charity aims to help them with this!

BETTER AT HOMES QUESNEL has a $25,000 shortfall each year. Art Prints for Charity aims to help them with this!

 

Volunteer with a client at BETTER AT HOMES, Quesnel, B.C.

Volunteer with a client at BETTER AT HOMES, Quesnel, B.C.

 

Please visit both the website artprintsforcharity.com and if possible come to the solo exhibition at Pelican Rouge Cafe.  The solo exhibition of my artworks is on for the whole month of November and you can make a bid in the Silent Auction! Below are all the details!

A New Art Exhibition

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From November 1st to 30th

50% of all proceeds

Donated

To Charity!

and Silent Auction of Original Artworks

 

Visit with

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at the

Meet the Artist Party

And celebration of http:artprintsforcharity.com website

November 24th 7 – 9pm!

 

Come to

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15142 North Bluff Road, White Rock, B.C.

Call Laara WilliamSen at 604 560 4269 for information.

 

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Love and Light to All

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver area, B.C. CANADA

OH AND PS – I WANT TO HAVE UP TO FOUR CHARITIES ON artprintsforcharity.com so if you know of a worthy charity PLEASE LET ME KNOW!  laara63@gmail.com

 

 


Artists: Doris Anderson, Don Sharpe, Laara William Sen

THE THREE MUSKETEERS! Artists: Doris Anderson, Don Sharpe, Laara WilliamSen

To my Dear Friends around the world!

On Friday, I was asked to put together an exhibition so I quickly called my friends Don and Doris and the three of us now have a beautiful show at the Good Day Sunshine Cafe!  I have never seen anything come together so fast before.  You will notice that we called it the Three Musketeers Art Exhibition and this is because we are all good, creative people who protect, love and cherish other people, places and issues!  Please share this information and I will add more photos of the exhibit as we go through the month.

The Three Musketeers Art Exhibition

 

  • Doris Anderson – Canadian Abstract Painter 

          An artist extraordinare! Well known locally and internationally!

          Works from her heart!

 

  • Don Sharpe – Talented 91 year old Artist 

          And cowboy, fisherman, leatherworker, crafter and doodler! Been creating

          all of his life one way the other! Started drawing 2 years ago!

 

  • Laara WilliamSen – Artist, Local and International, 

          Tom Sawyer in disguise! Loves to paint and organize events!

 

 

EXHIBITION NOW ON TIL OCTOBER 31, 2016

At the GOOD DAY SUNSHINE CAFE

2950 King George Blvd.- High Street just behind Staples

South Surrey, B.C. CANADA

 

AND you are invited to

 VISIT THE ARTISTS at the

MEET THE ARTISTS PARTY

on FRIDAY, OCT 21 1-3PM

AT THE GOOD DAY SUNSHINE CAFE 

 

I send all of my friends around the world many hugs and

Love and Light

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver area, B.C. CANADA

PS WATCH OUT FOR  http://artprintsforcharity.com a new and exciting website I am just getting going.

Have a look and let me know how you like it!   XXXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


To all of my wonderful creative friends around the world! 

Laara WilliamSen visiting Francis Pratt at the Montmiral School of Art April 2014

Laara WilliamSen visiting Francis Pratt at the Montmiral School of Art April 2014

April, 2014

I travel down a narrow cobbled lane where the springtime heat bounces off the high stone walls. The air is scented with fresh baking and something more; the sense of an ancient road well traveled. 

Around the next corner, I have arrived at The Painting School of Montmiral in France!  As I enter the building, I am at once at ease in the cool air and heavy stone walls supported with huge old wooden cross beams.

Coming down the stone stairs to welcome me is Francis Pratt, a true Master of Painting, Art Education and Science!  It is my pleasure to introduce to you this brilliant person and his passion for sharing his knowledge!

 

FRANCIS PRATT AND THE PAINTING SCHOOL OF MONTMIRAL

http://www.painting-school.com

Francis Pratt's students at The Montmiral School of Art

Francis Pratt’s students at The Montmiral School of Art

Francis Pratt’s quest for knowledge is only surpassed by his passion for sharing this knowledge. His many years practice as an artist, of research into questions relating to drawing and painting and of working as an Art Educator informed his decision to move to France and begin his own art school. It took Francis Pratt just a few months to organize and establish The Painting School Montmiral in May, 1988.

With excitement he gathered up all of his collective artistic and scientific knowledge and his skills as an Art Educator to create the Art School courses.  His years of seeking the truth about creativity along with his years of teaching art became fully expressed in the content of the Courses offered at the Art School.  He then refined and tailored his Courses to individually facilitate for the students.

Student painting on the Esplanadee

Student painting on the Esplanadee

As a testament to the success of his vast knowledge and experience, The Painting School of Montmiral has been operating with success for twenty eight years.  Thousands of students from beginners through to professionals have taken his Courses and each one leaves with confidence, a new way of viewing the world and practical skills to enhance their future paintings.

A very different and vastly more interesting type of artistic education than I have met before.” Yolande Hart

A magical place, good company, intensely stimulating ideas and teaching. I came to Montmiral to have my eyes stretched and I do not think I have ever looked so hard.” – Unity Couzens

“This course, with its application and explanation of the latest researches in both colour and line psychology, completely redefines and resolves the anomalies of what we see. The reference to proven research and the patient explanations of its implications with respect to how the brain receives and interprets information provides a fundamentally sound approach commonly lacking in other courses and literature.” – Iain McCowan

Painting in the Sunflowers

Painting in the Sunflowers

Francis Pratt is writing, what I consider to be, a manifesto that is very important to our contemporary art world. We are in an age of rapid scientific discovery and his writing includes this along with many other areas of his studies to redefine how we view art and making art. Here he shares his thoughts and a brief sketch of his writings.

“As for my writing, apart from contributions to the scientific literature, I have written articles for popular art magazines such as The Artist, the Artist and Illustrators Magazine and Modern Painters. Currently, I am writing four interrelated books, all of which are the fruits of a lifetime of pursuing my quest for a deeper understanding of the subjects of creativity and self expression.”

Painting is fun

Painting is fun

Below he outlines his four interrelated books and/or his manifesto.

1: “What Scientists can Learn from Artists” describes the scientific experiments and ideas that played such an important role in determining the content of my teaching. The research had its origin in a critique of the strengths and weaknesses of established artistic practices and teaching methods that emerged from my efforts to help my students at every level.

2: Drawing on Both sides of the Brain” is a compendium of two books that concentrates exclusively on line drawing. They are “Drawing with Feeling” and “Drawing with Knowledge”. The approach is, first, to explain what I see as the strengths and weaknesses of traditional artistic practices and teaching methods and, then, to suggest how the weaknesses can be overcome using the new ideas coming from my research.

3: “Painting with Light and Colour” is also a compendium of two books: “Painting with Light” and “Painting with Colour”. As with the two books on drawing, both provide critiques of traditional ideas and practices, many of which have been submerged by the processes of history. The remainder of the books resuscitate submerged ideas in the light of recent research and add many new ones. Topics dealt with include “illusory pictorial space, whole-field colour and lightness relations, harmony/discord, shadows, shading and highlights and new perspectives on local colour interactions.

A principal underlying both practical books is to spend as little time as possible on topics that have been well dealt with in the past.

4: “New Perspectives on Creativity” is relevant to all domains of creativity, although the bulk of the new ideas presented come from a combination of my scientific studies and my research into the history of Modernism in Painting and the cornucopia of new approaches that it spawned, a subject that runs as a leitmotif through all four books. It is argued that the roots of all subsequent progressive painting and conceptual art are to be found in the last decades of the nineteenth century.

Francis and student in the landscape

Francis and student in the landscape

Francis Pratt – EDUCATION

At the Academic Community of the Wilno University in London Francis Pratt studied under Professor Marian Bohusz-Szyszko, Polish artist and teacher. Bohusz-Szyszko influenced him so deeply that these teachings became the foundation of his life as an artist and later as a scientist and art educator.

During the following years, Francis Pratt spent twelve years at the University of Stirling, first, as Cottrell Memorial Fellow and, then, as Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology. The first of these two appointments was as an artist and enabled him to work on a project that involved exploring new approaches to colour in painting. The the second of them allowed him to do research on how artists use their eyes when drawing and painting. During this time he worked with colleagues from various departments, with expertise in the psychology of perception, developmental psychology, neurophysiology and computer modeling. He says, “I took on the Research Fellowship because I saw it as an opportunity for at least seeking answers to many seemingly insoluble questions that had arisen in the classroom and in my own work during the previous twelve years, during which I had been teaching painting and drawing at all levels from evening class to postgraduate.”

He attended the Bath Academy of Art earning a degree equivalent Dip AD and then he studied at the University of Bristol, Department of Education earning an ATD which is an art teaching qualification.

His activities included wide ranging research into

  • the psychology of perception,
  • developmental psychology and
  • Neurophysiology.

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EXPERIENCE AS AN ART EDUCATOR

Francis Pratt has taught figure drawing and painting in various Institutes of Further Education and, as a Visiting Lecturer, has been employed at all levels in Art Schools, especially for his knowledge of colour. For more detailed information please see the Course Director page on the Painting School of Montmiral website.

 

 

Color Mixing

Color Mixing

It is rare to find a Painting School not only based on individualization for each student but a Painting School that includes the enormous professional research in both art and science that Francis Pratt has achieved.

Francis is the most remarkable teacher of painting I believe you will find. I first encountered him when my mother, who had been a painter for over fifty years, returned from his course with some beautiful and exciting paintings, the like of which she had never done.

He had somehow managed to nudge her forward just enough to produce towards the end of her life some brave and surprisingly beautiful landscapes which challenged much of what she had done before.

He then took me on, a difficult unschooled banker who wanted to find out if he had any talent as a painter late in life. Francis provided me very easily with the tools, not only to progress and judge my own work, but to give me the means to look at the work of serious painters with a really appreciative and informed eye.

His teaching is not difficult to take on board if you have had no teaching before or if you are open to change. He distills the very essence of how the eye and the brain work in looking at images and how this translates into working on a canvas or a sketch book.

The reward is self evident in the quality of the output. His influence and effect on me has been transformative. I have an enormous amount to thank him for.” – Paul Zuckerman, a banker, on behalf of myself and my mother Joan, an exhibiting artist.

 

Relaxing in the countryside

Relaxing in the countryside

Students setting out for a day of creating!

Students setting out for a day of creating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francis Pratt at The Painting School of Montmiral aims to help students to be better able to solve their own problems so that when the course is over they go home with confidence and the knowledge to assist them in their future paintings.  Francis Pratt comments, “I have been delighted that the courses in Montmiral have attracted students of all levels, using a wide range of mediums and with very different goals, from slavish accuracy to abstraction and self expression.”

At the final exhibition

At the final exhibition

 

The Painting School of Montmiral is the very essence of Francis Pratt’s ever increasing knowledge and creative skills. For Francis it is all about each student fulfilling their own aspirations!

Students relaxing outside a gite (French for accomodations)

Students relaxing outside a gite (French for accomodations)

 

If you wish more information about Francis Pratt’s individualized teaching methods please view the Course page on The Painting School of Montmiral website.  http://www.painting-school.com

Cuurent Art Course Enrollment Information

Cuurent Art Course Enrollment Information

Thank you for reading this article about Francis Pratt and if you enjoyed it

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Very Best Wishes to Everyone

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver area, B.C. Canada

 

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Laara WilliamSen International professional painter Born in New Westminster, B.C. May 15th, 1946 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015 “Moments in Nature” at Babes in the Woods Cafe Gallery, G…

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I’ve been working on making my c.v. (artist resume) shorter.  I would really appreciate you having a quick look to let me know if it is still too long!

I also send all of my friends lots of Love and Light and HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY!

Laara WilliamSen

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LOVE

 

 


Hello to my friends around the world!

I hope that you are enjoying the Autumn weather and that all is well in your world!

GOOD NEWS!

The author Darlene Pagan has chosen my painting THE ELEMENTS Fire #6 for the cover of her latest book of poetry called ‘SETTING THE FIRES.’  Darlene is a very talented author and I am honored to have this painting serve such an eclectic purpose.    Below is a photograph of the cover! For a limited time you can visit http://www.airliepress.org to purchase “SETTING THE FIRES” at a prepublication price of $12.00.  You will have the ever expanding experience of discovery by purchasing this amazing poetry book!

 

SETTING THE FIRES Darlene Pagan www.airliepress.org cover painting Laara WilliamSen cover design Airlie Press (c) 2015 Copyrighted

SETTING THE FIRES Darlene Pagan http://www.airliepress.org cover painting Laara WilliamSen cover design Airlie Press (c) 2015 Copyrighted

 

 

REVIEWS OF “SETTING THE FIRES“ Poetry book by Darlene Pagen

 

“Oh, Darlene Pagan, where have you been all my reading life with your hard-hitting poems, your luminous words, your insights and mesmerizing cadences, your stories, your quirky visions, your lines so sharp and well-honed they glint like a knife edge as they cut through to the heart, your singular strategies with language, metaphor, with silences and syntax, your way of looking at the world? Here are poems I’ve been hungering to read, the poet I’ve been waiting to discover.”

  • JULIA ALVAREZ, author of Homecoming, The Woman I Kept to Myself, In the Time of the Butterflies.  

 

“A lively sensibility is at work and play in Setting the Fires.  Irreverent and fully American, these poems are crackling with irrepressible humor and an eye for the quirky detail.  I also admire their clear language and scopy of subject matter, from childhood to adulthood, from the personal to the political, they leave a record of a self wide awake to the world.“

  • DORIANNE LAUX, author of sThe Book of men, Facts About the Moon.

 

 

“In SETTING THE FIRES, by Darlene Pagan, fire is a literal combustion and a huger that claims both the natural world and the human heart.  Whether in the passion between lovers, the wonder of childhood, the threat of violence, or in the seed of inspiration, fire is an element of loss and destruction necessary for renewal and cleansing. 

Darlene Pagan is the auther of a chapbook of poems BLUE GHOSTS (Finishing Line Press 2011).  Her poems and essays have appeared in many journals, including Field Magazine, Calyx, Hiram Poetry Revoew and Literal Latte, and earned national awards and nominations for Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net.  She teaches at Pacific University in Forest Grove Oregon.“Text above is copyrighted (c) 2015 by Airlie Press, Portland, Oregon.  Published with permission of the author, Darlene Pagan.

 

I highly recommend that you take a peek at the preview of SETTING THE FIRES and get your copy at prepublication price of $12.00 http://www.airliepress.org 

 

 

I send to you my very best wishes for rainy days with good soup, cosy nights with a good book, long walks in the autumn leaves and of course lots of Love and Light,

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C., Canada

http://laarawilliamsen.yolasite.com/

 

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5 ELEMENTS - Earth #4 Original acrylic 24 x 36 inches April 2013 (c) - Copyrighted All rights reserved - Copy - CopyHello my Dear Fiends around the world!

I am absolutely thrilled to share with you that I am the solo artist at the Carl Benz Cloud University online for the month of September, 2015!

Here is the website address: https://www.benz-academy.org/en/culture/exhibition/Laara.WilliamSen

They did an interview with me that I found totally engaging and I hope you will enjoy this too.  I also have 30 images up for you to view; some new and some old but all of my favorites.  My biography is there as well as my artist statement.

And many thanks to my good friend Immo Jalass who recommended me for this exhibition!  Thanks Immo!  None of this would have been possible without you!  Also I really appreciate the introduction that you wrote and I also hope that viewers may have a playful and possible spiritual experience while visiting!  You can view his amazing digital artworks here: http://galeriejalass.tripod.com/

Very Best Regards and many thanks to the Chancellor of The Carl Benz Cloud University, Mr. Manfred Schoenebeck for accepting my artworks for this solo exhibition and special thanks to Mr. Hans-Peter Bergner, the IT Consultant who did all of the exhibition online editing!

I am also delighted to mention that Sherri of Belle Fusion has accepted me along with seven others to be a part of an advertisement through Van City that will be going out to 4.3 million people this week!  Here is her tagline about me!

Laara WilliamSen  – Discover and Experience her dynamic paintings! Her paintings are held in private collections around the world and the permanent collections of PAUL GETTY III MUSEUM, Italy, BUIRO KULTURY, Poland and THE BOSTON ART LIBRARY, U.S.A.  https://www.benz-academy.org/en/culture/exhibition/Laara.WilliamSen

This advertisment is about an upcoming Allure + Prestige: Picasso & Rembrandt event in Vancouver on September 17th.  For more information about this event please go to facebook Belle Fusion Art Event Group.

Most of all thank you to you my dear friends for your ongoing support over the years!  This is what means the most to me.  I wish you all much success, happiness and peaceful times!

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C. Canada

 

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Love to my friends around the world, Sincerely, Laara WilliamSen, International professional painter, Vancouver, B.C., Canada


I AM SO HAPPY TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT

DORIS ANDERSON,

CANADIAN ABSTRACT PAINTER.

She is having her very first solo exhibition in May, 2015!

 

HELLO BABY GIRL Original acrylic 8 x 10 inches by Doris Anderson, Vancouver area, B.C., Canada doristheartist.wordpress.com  (c) 2014 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved SOLD 2014 Collector in Florida, USA

HELLO BABY GIRL Original acrylic 8 x 10 inches by Doris Anderson, Vancouver area, B.C., Canada doristheartist.wordpress.com (c) 2014 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved SOLD 2014 Collector in Florida, USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, I hope to see you on May 24th!  Sincerely Doris

Invitation

 

to attend

 

“FREEDOM OF THE HEART”

 

a solo exhibition of original acrylics

 

by

 

DORIS ANDERSON

 

Canadian Abstract Painter

 

at

 

The Good Day Sunshine Café

2950 King George Blvd #100, South Surrey, BC Hours : Monday closed Tues – Friday  8-5 Saturday 9-5 Sunday10-4

 

May 2nd to May 31st, 2015

 

MEET THE ARTIST PARTY

May 24th, 2015

1pm to 4pm

 

For further information about this solo exhibition call 778 241 6926 

and to view more of her artworks please visit http://doristheartist.wordpress.com

 

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Thanks to all of my good friends around the world for having a look at Doris Anderson’s invitation!

 

I send you my very best wishes and I hope you are enjoying Spring.

 

If you liked this post please share it on Twitter, Linked in, Facebook or wherever else you like!

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C. Canada

http://laarawilliamseninternationalprofessionalpainter.wordpress.com

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