Art

Well-known artist Elizabeth Berry is hosting her annual Studio Show and Sale Nov. 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at her beautiful home studio at 133 Neville Park Blvd., north of Queen.
This show will feature new paintings of Greece, Italy, and England, inspired by her recent travels, along with new works depicting the Beach neighbourhood and northern Ontario.
“This May I painted in the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini,” Berry recalled. “Domed buildings and fishing boats… poppies against the Aegean Sea. I painted in Montisi, an ancient village in Tuscany. The last part of my journey I returned to the English thatched village of Amberley where I had lived in the 1990s.” Berry, most noted for her watercolours, has been experimenting with oils of late, and is excited about the results.
“Back in my Beach studio I went wild with oils based on my European watercolours,” she said. “The result is a luminosity of colour coming through other colours. I am excited to see the response to my oil paintings.”
To see some of these recent works, you can visit her website at www.elizabethberry.com… or better yet, drop around to 133 Neville Park this weekend and see them in person. For more information call Elizabeth at 416-698-0295.

Cobalt Gallery, 870A Kingston Rd., presents a new show by Eva Gutsche, Nov. 1 through 13. Tales from the Satchel is based on images, colours, themes and moods that Gutsche has collected during recent travels. She draws inspiration from the land and the sea, “the calmness, the unsettledness, the mood and the vibrancy of colour.”
Gutsche has studied at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Haliburton School of the Arts, and has worked closely with several more prominent Canadian artists.  For the past six years her focus has been on painting with acrylics.
There will be an opening reception Nov. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information call Cobalt Gallery at 416-694-0156, or visit www.cobaltgallery.ca.

Arts On Queen, 2198 Queen St. E., presents Projecting the Fantasy, by fabric artist Rachael Spiers, through the month of November. Spiers work depicts “a world without rules, boundaries and limitations.” Working with scrap fabric and embroidery Spiers creates texture, playing off on what has been traditionally called ‘women’s work’.
“As the pieces are framed the viewer has a window into a world of psychological fables with the nostalgia of a well-used children’s book,” Spiers says in her artist’s statement. “As storytelling and receiving is a therapy unto itself, these works reflect personal experience through metaphor, and possesses a regenerative quality.”
There will be an opening reception Nov. 5, from 1-4 p.m. where Spiers will be on hand to discuss her work.
For more information call Arts On Queen at 416-699-6127.


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