Women's Art Association of Hamilton

WAAH Online Exhibition Spring

Spring is the season of the year where all things come to life - where people anticipate the warm weather and longer nights.

Contributing artists for our 2020 exhibition are arranged alphabetically by surname: Agnes Bellegris, Mandy Cosentino, Cheryl Ann Hills, Margaret Lindsay Holton, Danuta Niton, Frances O'Flynn, Josie Radoman, Maria Sarkany, Anne Smythe.

Agnes Bellegris

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Early Bloom

  • Acrylic
  • 3' x 2'
  • $800

Poppies are the final bloom of spring in June, right before summer officially starts. They signify the true start of warmer weather and spending time outside.

Lamb in the Yard

  • Acrylic
  • 20" x 16"
  • $550

Spring is all about babies. This lamb is from a photo taken during Easter at a relative's farm. It was included in my picture book, Animal Encounters. The purchaser of this painting will also receive a signed copy of the publication.

Taking a Drink

  • Acrylic
  • 2' x 2'
  • $800

This is a painting of a young foal from my picture book Animal Encounters. The purchaser of this painting will also receive a signed copy of the publication.


Mandy Cosentino

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Tulip Jig

Tulip Jig

  • Mixed Media
  • 9" x 12"
  • $100 (unframed)

I was experimenting with watercolour, inks and pastels to create these whimsical beauties.


Cheryl Ann Hills

A native of Kitchener Waterloo Cheryl has lived in Hamilton for over 23 years. She spends most of her time in the studio expressing her vision of our natural environment.

Cheryl began oil painting at the age of 16 with Michael Roth; a well-known Canadian landscape painter. She also attended an arts program at Georgian College in Owen Sound, Ontario.

Born with a curiosity about the natural world Cheryl chooses to express her discoveries visually using a variety of mediums. Her current love affair is with oil paint. Its glorious colour and texture easily expresses those found in nature. Her focus is on the unexpected and overlooked aspects of nature.

These two works demonstrate the delicate nature of spring; its glorious afternoon light through the trees as in "A Kings Forest Afternoon"; and the light veil of young leaves that partial obscures a local waterfall in "Tiffany is Shy".

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A Kings Forest Afternoon

A Kings Forest Afternoon

Tiffany is Shy

Tiffany is Shy


Margaret Lindsay Holton

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Spring Thaw

Spring Thaw

  • Oil on Board
  • 18" x 14"
  • NFS

Margaret Lindsay Holton has been a painter of 'naive-surreal-foil-abstracts' for over 40 years. This piece, Spring Thaw, was inspired her youth spent in North Ontario. Find out more about her unique style & subject matter via canadadaphotography.blogspot.com


Danuta Niton

My current portfolio includes a variety of media, such as: computer graphic design; acrylic and watercolour paintings; portraits in pencil; and creative window and face painting, as well as huge wall artwork (murals) created for private and commercial clients.

I live, work and create in my home studio in Dundas, Ontario. I have a growing watercolour collection of historical buildings located there. My studio has been permanent location of the Dundas Studio Tour. www.artofdesign.ca

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Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

  • Watercolour
  • 5" x 7"
  • $140

Untitled

Untitled

  • Watercolour
  • 7" x 5"
  • $140

Waking up Rundle

Waking up Rundle

  • Watercolour
  • 7" x 5"
  • $140

“Then spring came. The white blanket melted away, the evergreens and spruces scented the air with their new growth; the little streams rushed hither and thither as if they were joyfully caroling, birds sang and built everywhere. Children were out for wild flowers, and raced around like deer”.
Found in A Little Girl in Old St. Louis, authored by Amanda Minnie Douglas.


Frances O'Flynn

Frances O’Flynn has been painting and collaging for over a decade. She has a degree in Fine Art and History from University of Toronto, and over the years she has taken many painting and collage classes at Dundas Valley School of Art. She now combines collage with acrylic paint on canvas in many of her works.

Frances has had solo collage exhibitions at the Carnegie Gallery and the De Facto Gallery in the Mulberry Café. She also has participated in many group exhibitions and auctions organized by WAAH and others. Her work is represented in collections in Hamilton, Toronto and Gourdon, France.

Artist’s statement
The forecast implied in this mixed media work is: “Gentle rain with a 100% chance of spring flowers.” I imagined drops of rain filled with the all colours of spring flowers and used origami paper and acrylic skins – dried acrylic paint - to bring that thought to life.

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Rain

Rain

  • Mixed Media
  • 14" x 11"
  • $200

Josie Radoman

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Branching Out

Branching Out

  • Mixed Media
  • 8" x 8"
  • SOLD

Any time, other than spring, I would have walked past this tree without a second glance.  In it's spring glory, it was bursting with life, shooting out in all directions as if the life within it could not be contained. It was a joyous sight.

Soaring Branches

Soaring Branches

  • Mixed Media
  • 8" x 8"
  • SOLD

All winter I wait to see the emergence of Spring Green, when my spirit is lifted and soars. Gone is the greyness of winter and the world is full of colour and life. I'm often asked if green is my favourite colour. I can't truly answer that with a yes, but I can say it is a colour that I cannot live without, a colour that I crave, a colour that lifts my spirit and excites my imagination. The perspective in this painting was intentional to mimic the soaring spirit.

Offspring

Offspring

  • Mixed Media
  • 8" x 8"
  • SOLD

This painting, OFFSPRING, is about new life, the seeds for the next generation of trees, held within the maple keys (helicopters as I called them as a child), which are ready to take flight, land and take root and grow. The ghosted images of maple keys represent future offspring, future trees yet to be realized.


Marie Sarkany

Maria’s intention is to shine a light on some of the beautiful aspects of life in her local urban and rural community. The titles of her work are carefully selected to give a key to the meaning- intention of the artwork.

The artist reserves the right to let the artwork speak for it’s self. 

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Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course

  • Acrylic
  • 39.5" x 31.5"
  • $15,000

The Protected Forest

The Protected Forest Flora

  • Acrylic
  • 39.5" x 31.5"
  • $15,000

Trillium

Trillium

  • Acrylic
  • 8" x 6"
  • $300

Anne Smythe

Anne Smythe is a Canadian realist painter, born and trained in Toronto, currently living and working in Waterdown Ontario.

Anne paints in oils, the subject matter is often drawn from the beauty of the natural world close to her home, or as a theme set up as a still life. Then quirky or interesting images are added to change or enhance the narrative of the painting.

Anne has regularly shown her work in both solo and group shows and has been a member of the Art Tour Collective and is a member of the The Artemisia Collective in Hamilton, Hamilton Artists Inc and the Women’s Art Association of Hamilton. Anne is also an accomplished portrait artist.

More of Anne’s work can be seen at www.annesmythe.com and facebook.com/AnneSmytheArt

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Dandelions

Dandelions

  • Oil on Canvas
  • 21.5" x 31"
  • $975

I was walking in Clappison Woods, near my home, and the dandelions were shimmering like jewels. It was all so perfect that I wanted to paint it, but added the intruder in the upper left because it was, perhaps, too pristine.

Fairy Woods

Fairy Woods

  • Oil on Canvas
  • 12" x 16"
  • NFS

The area is near Mountain Brow on the Bruce Trail. I actually painted this very joyful to contrast to a very negative painting I had just finished about change.

Sparrows and Burrs

Sparrows and Burrs

  • Oil on Canvas
  • 12" x 9"
  • $350

I saw the birds sitting on the weeds and just loved the contrast between the two. This was in High Park in Toronto.


Interested in the Artwork?

If you are interested in purchasing any of these paintings please contact the Exhibition Coordinator – Zorica Krasulja (waah.exhibitions@gmail.com) for more information.