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Re: Maud Lewis Exhibition


Winding River Art Gallery is ecstatic to present an exhibition of Maud Lewis hand-cut silkscreen prints as well as framed art cards, books based on Maud Lewis's life, and several other pieces of memorabilia. If anyone is interested in viewing the Maud Lewis exhibition or is interested in purchasing one of her prints during the pandemic, please contact Virginia (902-861-1937) or Colette (902-758-1710).

MAUD LEWIS

CANADA'S RENOWNED PRIMITIVE PAINTER

1903-1970


Maud Lewis lived in a tiny house by the side of the road near Digby, Nova Scotia. Although lacking many of the amenities of modern living, she painted happy genre pictures and memories of days gone by; much of this work by lamplight. Brought to National prominence via CBC TV “Telescope”, the “Star Weekly, Chatelaine”, the “Atlantic Advocate”, “Canadian Living”, “Readers Digest”, radio, TV and other media, Maud was unable to supply the demand for her work. Since her death in 1970 the value of her paintings has escalated many fold and her paintings are avidly sought by collectors.


Maud was self-taught and had an innate sense of composition and use of direct colour. She was a true professional in the vernacular style and her work is a continuing source of delight to viewers everywhere.

Art Exhibition: The Nature of Things
Winding River Art Gallery is proud to showcase an exhibit of works “The Nature of Things” by two gifted artists—Colette Samson and Virginia Houston from August 15th to September 11th. “The Nature of Things” encapsulates both artists' love of nature and its use as a theme throughout their careers.
Colette works primarily in fused glass techniques such as kiln casting, fritography, and kiln carving which seeks to evoke an emotion, memory, or to reflect nature in color, shape and texture. Virginia's acrylic and oil paintings revolve around coastal scenery as well as rural and urban landscapes, sunsets, still life, pets and wildlife. Both artists will be available from 2:00-4:00pm on August 16th to discuss their artworks.

Do You See What I See?

The winner of this contest in September was artist Virginia Houston with her acrylic painting of "Barnyard Boss."