Artists I'm crushing on

Last week my husband & I enjoyed a day date in Toronto. We had a few hours before we went to see the band Middle Kids (who were amazing live!) in an intimate concert at the Horseshoe Tavern. I didn't check the hours at The Art Gallery of Ontario so unfortunately we went to buy tickets only to realize that they were about to close. Lucky for us that we decided to go across the street to a few independent galleries that were open & got to see some amazing original artwork.

The exhibit at Bau-Xi of Canadian artist Steven Nederveen was so good. His show "Something in the Air" was very intriguing. His mixed media pieces connected the movement of paint with the natural environment so well. His colour palettes in this collection are my favourite to create with, shades of blues & pinks. Now I'll show you a few of my favourites.

 "Something in the Air" photo from Bau-Xi Gallery.

"Something in the Air" photo from Bau-Xi Gallery.

 "Emerald Forest 2" photo from Bau-Xi Gallery

"Emerald Forest 2" photo from Bau-Xi Gallery

 "Black Sand Shores 1" photo from Bau-Xi Gallery.

"Black Sand Shores 1" photo from Bau-Xi Gallery.

After we viewed that exhibit we walked into Mayberry Fine Art. A few paintings were hung by Canadian artist Meghan Hildebrand from her show "Fire Season." Her paintings captivated me with their abstract dream like qualities. I left feeling very happy, yet sad I couldn't afford to take one home with me.

 "Treat Me Well" Photo by Meghan Hildebrand

"Treat Me Well" Photo by Meghan Hildebrand

 "Herself, Little By Little" Photo by Meghan Hildebrand.

"Herself, Little By Little" Photo by Meghan Hildebrand.

 "Things That Happen To Rock" Photo by Meghan Hildebrand. 

"Things That Happen To Rock" Photo by Meghan Hildebrand. 

The painting above is from her "Cloud Hand" series & has sold. I wish I had the opportunity to see it in person, I love it! These colours & markings come together to make a modern landscape that I relate to.

I treated myself to some new oil pastels that day & can't wait to experiment with them. There's something about seeing artwork in person that is very inspiring.