April 2018 – Featured Artists John Clarke & Paula Clarke
We are pleased to announce that we are showcasing the works of John Clarke & Paula Clarke for the month of April, 2018. ***Ready for viewing as of Monday March 26, 2018***
The wall is chocked full of beautiful watercolour paintings that were created by a very talented local Thunder Bay watercolour artist, the late John Clarke. His wife Paula is a fabric & mixed-media artisan, and her selection of Fluid Acrylic paintings that are on display, along with other selections are truly breathtaking!! All works are on display and for sale. Please plan a trip to Local Colour Art Gallery located inside The Picture Store & Framing Centre, 269 Red River Road and take in the wonderful works that are showcased for the month of April. (807) 345-9989
John was Head of Phys Ed & Health at Hillcrest High School for 30 plus years & took up Watercolour painting when he retired at the young age of 62. His love of nature is reflected in his work and he advanced from starting off with muted colours to vibrant tones. He was so disciplined in every aspect of his life and studied hard for his art, taking courses here and abroad and learning by experimenting. He had such a wide range of subjects, not afraid to expand his repertoire. John was an award winning, published, juried artist. His paintings grace homes from Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia to England. He was a member of Artisans Northwest and local painting and figure drawing groups.
I am a Fabric & Mixed Media Artisan. My love of crafts and sewing started at an early age. I owned a Bridal Store many years ago , designing & creating beautiful wedding gowns then moved on to include crafts, creating, teaching in the public schools & in our Hobby & Craft Store we had. Now retired I create fabric & clay whimsical creatures. Fluid acrylics is my new venture .. I teach classes at home & will be an instructor at the Painted Turtle starting April 12th.. combining beautiful colours & manipulating the flow of paint on a canvas is so relaxing & rewarding! I am also a juried member of Artisans Northwest. I do several shows a year, here & in Alberta, and my condo is full of beautiful creations!!