"van Gogh's Birthday"

"van Gogh's Birthday"
122x122cm, acrylic, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Autumn: the yellow brick road

In the resplendent colours of October no Canadian painter has time for much beyond the palette and the palette. To emulate the dazzlingly rich array of ochres and oranges, russets and reds in the small moments before Atlantic winds carry the papery butterflies from their treetop homes is a challenge, to say the least. It's also one of the most wonderful exercises of the famous Georgie Reed-Barton mantra, "Paint what you see". Walking home to my easel I can't help but stop and look up several times along my route. In the autumn in Canada, artists are following the yellow-brick road. -30-
 " Summer's final exhale", acrylic, 18x18", Sept 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Café Women & Me

For a long while I was painting quite a number of café women as I remembered them from the early days of the Queen Mother Cafe on Toronto's hip old street, Queen West. If not the oldest artist's café in the 4 6 (it is definitely one of them), it has always been my favourite. Cafe culture remains part of my practice because it puts art where it should be, in front of people (in a nonthreatening way), gives artists the opportunity to show some work and, frankly keeps one from sleeping atop the inventory. While I haven't shown my work at The Queen Mum in about thirty years, my friend, Lori Kays and her space Beanz Espresso Bar & Cafe in Charlottetown, PE have afforded my visual art a very sweet voice for twenty years - a huge gift in a little place with only a few meaningful spaces for exhibiting professional art. I am so thankful to Lori and her staff. Looking at this older painting I'm reminded of how much fun it is to people watch and how lovely animated women in relaxed environments are to draw and paint.  (Sketches for some new ones are in progress.)
-30-

Thursday, June 23, 2016

THE THINGS THAT WE MISS, Gallery @TheGuildPEI

(Memory of a girl, detail)

Please join me in celebrating my summer exhibition on Prince Edward Island!
The opening reception is July 6 with refreshments and wonderful people. And, because my birthday is the day before and birthdays mean presents, all guests who attend the opening reception will have the opportunity to win an original painting (we'll draw for it!) - so do please join us on the evening of the 6th to see the new work, enjoy good company and perhaps enrich your personal art collection!
During the exhibition I'll be painting in the Gallery. Check back for days when you may watch art being created.
 
#TheThingsThatWeMiss runs July 5-25. The Guild is located 
at the corner of Richmond and Queen Streets
 in Historic Charlottetown and is open daily!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

PAINTING A BLOSSOMING ISLAND....


(detail) "apple blossoms" and "snapdragons"

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CALL FOR YOUR INPUT/MEMORIES! THE THINGS THAT WE MISS (R)

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Monday, December 14, 2015

SUZANNE O'CALLAGHAN, Painting 'live' at the Gallery @ The Guild

Suzanne O'Callaghan
painting 'live' at the Gallery @ The Guild
Charlottetown, PE
Canada 
12/2015

NEW FOR THE HOLIDAYS BY SUZANNE O'CALLAGHAN


"St. Dunstan's Basilica under the moonlight, at midnight" by Suzanne O'Callaghan
(Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada)
acrylic on canvas
16"x20"
December 2015