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You too can own a painting

Ah, the ever-changing dynamics of the ecosystem shared by Art and the Internet.  This has come up in every peer conversation, every artist statement, proposal and grant application I’ve written this month.  I’ll write an essay about it & post it in blog format.

What follows here however is a list, written and photographed, of work that is available for sale, from 2001 until the present. Sizes, prices, media and context are all included.  I will add more pieces as they come into being (as of December 3, 2015 I have five on my wall that are one week away from finished).

If you are interested in owning a piece, please contact me at keirartworks@gmail.com.  I’d love to meet you and share a little of the story that from which each piece has emerged.  You should also know that I LOVE instalment payments, especially over many months. Really – I love them.

Please note the distortion in size – an internet specialty.  Some of these paintings are quite large, and those are the ones that often appear smaller.  If you’d like a studio tour of these so you can see them in person, come on over to the open house on December 5 (10-4, Saturday, third floor collective at 1190 2nd Avenue East [enter through 2nd Ave. door), or write to me at keirartworks@gmail.com  – I’d be happy to set up a time with you to show them.

Enjoy.

The Bells that Still Can Ring (Studio Tour and Bean Cellar, December 2015) – Inspired by 3 written pieces – “Anthem” by Leonard Cohen, The Bells of Rhymney (1938), by Welsh poet Idris Davies, and the english Nursery Rhyme “Oranges and Lemons”.  Follow blog posts under ‘Art’ for more context, or go here for the latest installment.

Bell1, 2015, 20" x 24", mixed media (acrylic) on canvas. $598.00

Bell1, 2015, 20″ x 24″, mixed media (acrylic, cello A string & mistyfuse) on canvas. $598.00 SOLD December  23,  2015)

Bells#5: Little Bells, 2016 24inches x 24 inches, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. $478.00

Bells#5: Little Bells, 2016  24″ x 24 “,  acrylic and mixed media on canvas. $490.00.  This painting changes according to the light & time of day.  It’s a ‘marker’ painting for me – I’ve learned a great deal from it, & love what’s happened.  Come and see it at the Bean Cellar to see what I mean – photo doesn’t do it justice.

 

from #Selfie (June 2014) – see posts under Art for research and concept – this was a social media show, which examined self and internet, and the ubiquitous human need to build and control our public ‘face’ online.

From #Selfie (2014). 'Masks' - 84" x 36"; mixed media on canvas; $3,250.00

From #Selfie (2014). ‘Masks’ – 84″ x 36″; mixed media on canvas; $3,250.00

"White", 2014, 30"x30", acrylic. inverse image of me on white indian cotton. $1,125.00

“White”, 2014, 30″x30″, acrylic. inverse image of me on white indian cotton. $1,125.00 (currently on display at Santa Fe Gallery in Owen Sound)

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“Throwback”, 2014, 60″x60″, Acrylic on a piece of artist’s canvas I’d used as a housepainting drop sheet for 15 years. $2,950.00

"Surrender", 24 inch round, acrylic on canvas, $750.

“Surrender”, 24 inch round, acrylic on canvas, $750.

Instagram, 49" x 41.5", Acrylic on red linen, $1,150.00

Instagram, 49″ x 41.5″, Acrylic on red linen, $1,150.00

From Five Paintings at The River (January 2014) After my 8-year marriage ended in late 2013 I found I had some unfinished work still ‘in the pipe’, as it were.  These went up in a beautiful cafe with big walls, where we had a lovely community opening.  It felt like coming home.

"Teacup", 2014, 38" x 51", mixed media (acrylic) on canvas. $1,250.00

“Teacup”, 2014, 38″ x 51″, mixed media (acrylic) on canvas. $1,450.00

Shovel / Axe (diptych), 2014. 2 x 28" x 82", acrylic and fabric on canvas. $3,250.00 together. I can sell them separately (though that would be a shame), for $1,750.00 each

Shovel / Axe (diptych), 2014. 2 x 28″ x 82″, acrylic and fabric on canvas. $3,250.00 together. I can sell them separately (though that would be a shame), for $1,750.00 each

Chalk Horse, 2014; 48"sq, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. I wrote two blogs about the process of this painting called "Letting Go". Not sold; $1,850.00

Chalk Horse, 2014; 48″sq, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. I wrote two blogs about the process of this painting called “Letting Go”.  $1,850.00 (currently part of the group show, “Kunderbunt” at Durham Art Gallery, Nov 28, ’15 to Jan 24, ’16)

from What Makes Us (2004)  A show about bones, dead and living.  This piece is about Manitoulin Island, which is just 2 hours north of where I write.  It describes the limestone edge of the ‘Michigan Bowl’, which continues to rise out of the waters of Huron and Georgian Bay an inch every year.  Limestone is made from the bones of sea creatures long dead – Geoergian Bay beaches are full of fossil-rich rock.  I also painted living bones – reclining transparent figures with visible spines and ribs – not gruesome at all- in fact quite beautiful.

Manitoulin, 2004. 60" x 70", mixed media Acrylic on canvas. $3,150.00

Manitoulin, 2004. 60″ x 70″, mixed media Acrylic on canvas. $3,150.00  The bell in this painting is tibetan – a reference to be mindful of what we do, since Manitoulin supplies aggregate to cement companies and road builders across the province, and exports huge boulders to gardens and monuments in Cities.  Just visible in this photo is a cross-section of The Bruce Peninsula limestone/granite/basalt strata (just above centre) with Georgian Bay to the right and Lake Huron to the left.  SOLD  December 3,  2015.

from Sea Hear (2001) A show that explored sound and resonance, using ocean imagery.  These became known as ‘The Whale Paintings”.

"Waves", 2001, 36" x 54", mixed media acrylic on canvas. $850.00

“Waves”, 2001, 36″ x 54″, mixed media acrylic on canvas. $850.00

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“Tailpiece”, 2001, 80″ x 40″, acrylic on canvas. This is a piece about rhythm and play. Also about footprints in the sand at the edge of the sea.

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