'My broken brilliance will shine a light in the darkness.' (Matt Hardy)
Amanda Christina is a Stratford-based oil painter who strives to share her message of hope through each sparkle-filled canvas she creates.
Looking beneath the surface of Amanda' s energetic light-filled pieces, you will find an artist that understands that our greatest joy is born from some of life's greatest struggles.
In 2010, Amanda suffered a crippling two-year battle with postpartum depression after the birth of her first child; it was throughout this experience that Amanda was forced to learn how to seek joy in every day moments, learning to cling to even the smallest glimmers of hope.
"Finding Joy" is a collection of paintings that explores these moments of simple contentment, and seeks to stir those feelings within the viewer.
Come join us at the opening reception for this new body of work, where Amanda will share more about her journey through postpartum depression and recovery. In addition, 10% of each piece sold on opening night will be generously donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Lisa Hemeon is a Toronto-based artist known for her abstracted waterscapes featuring glorious movement & gestural waves of colour. A theme of ‘undulation’ runs through each painting, as she works to represent the ebb & flow of our subconscious energy. The rich layering of mediums enhancing textural and atmospheric qualities exemplify Hemeon’s work.
My raindrop series began on a rainy spring day, while I was jumping in puddles with my kids. I became mesmerized by the patterns the raindrops made... I stood there watching, for who knows how long, in the pouring rain, then rushed to the studio to try to figure it all out. Since then, raindrops have become more and more interesting to me, a little of an obsession... it can be said of anything, the closer you look, the more there is to discover.”
Joya Paul and Ann Shier are encaustic artists who have complimentary but different approaches to the medium of encaustic. They have been studio partners since 2008 exhibiting together in various shows in Toronto. They work out of Second Door Studio in the Distillery District where they impart their passion and knowledge of encaustic art through workshops.
Blue Crow Gallery Grand Opening February 11 7-10pm
Rachelle Kearns “Gracelands” exhibition - January 3-30 2017