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Blair Gillies and Sue Williams
American Gothic is a 1930 painting by Grant Wood. He was inspired to paint what is now known as the American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa, and he portrayed, in front of the house, “the kind of people I fancied should live in that house”.
Here, 90 years later, is Canada’s reply to that!
Here’s my latest, painted 3 weeks ago when we had a surprise snow fall.
1. The Moose
4. The Island
1. The Healing
I was inspired to do this piece after I was told the story about the Eagle Woman of the North uniting with the Feathered Serpent of the South.
2. The Old School Teacher’s Cabin
Inspired by a photo I took when out west near Golden B.C.
They are both Acrylic on canvas and are 40”x 28” including frame.
1. The Necklass
2. Fire Serpent
3. Broken Leaf
I love playing with glass and fire – controlled, that is! I work on a torch to make art glass pendants to wear and in the kiln to create fused glass, functional dishes and glass art to love and display. This spring for fun, I played with acrylic pour painting to create “Fire Serpent”. To see more of my work, go to my Facebook page.
Paintings on barn board:
1. The Heron
2. Spring Night
Reflections from the Artist’s Garden
1. Autumn Glory
3. Backwater Pond
4. Caledon Barn
I have been painting since I was a child. Although I never pursued a career or a degree in the arts I have availed myself of many workshops, art groups and have been part of many shows over the years.
In my most active years, I was a member of the board of the North York Arts Council and arranged many shows and events.
After my retirement from business and a lengthy hiatus from painting I have picked up my brushes again in a new medium and am thoroughly enjoying it.
I love landscape painting and now I have lots of time and fewer responsibilities I can indulge to my heart’s content.