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There are two aspects of painting which hold a particular interest to me. The first are the qualities of the different colours, individually and in balance with each other. Colour itself is a reason to paint. The second aspect is form, in this case, the form of a creature, be it cat, crow or rat, and how that form speaks of the subject's inner nature. The colour black is an interesting one with which to express this form. It is an impenetrable colour, both mysterious and protecting.

-- Gwendolyn Best

Events

Gwendolyn Best

GWENDOLYN'S 2014 HALLOWEEN SHOW IS SET TO OPEN AT ORANGE ART GALLERY 
(IN CITY CENTRE ACROSS FROM ART-IS-IN BAKERY). HERE IS A PEEK AT SOME OF 
THE NEW WORKS FOR THE EXHIBIT, ENTITLED ''THIRTEEN''. SCARY GOOD STUFF!

thirteen showcard halloween

 
GWENDOLYN'S 2015 CALENDAR IS OUT. You can get your copy at Paper Papier in the 
Market, Heaven's To Betsy in Hintonburg, The Village Quire in Westboro, the Papery in 
the Glebe, the Ottawa Art Gallery (2, Daly Ave.), as well as at the Orange Art Gallery, which
always has many of Gwendolyn's works on display.

cats and rats around the city
 
cats and rats around the city

Cats and Rats Around the City - The cats and rats have come and gone.
We were delighted to be back at Francesco's and we hope you enjoyed the show.
Many thanks to Donna for inviting us again.

 

AND THERE BE CATS
Sure-footed, silkily prowling about, cats wander the city.
The gas meters, street signs and dumpsters are part of the landscape -- things
to climb on or duck under.
City cats go about their lives, only stopping to stare when they see us watching them.
And there are the cats indoors, still watching.
One wonders what kind of record they keep.

                                

A cat prowling through the 'hood.                        Another batch of Sarah B's kitty cat cupcakes.

WELCOME TO GWENDOLYN'S NEW HOME! Orange Art Gallery has moved to City Centre 
(250 City Centre Ave., off Scott Street).


Gwendolyn's second show at Café Les Saisons in Old Chelsea, "The Cats of Parliament Hill Revisited",
is now over. Thanks to Cindy and Midge for hosting us again. The cats LOVE Les Saisons!

Gwendolyn at Les Saisons Safe Haven
The WATCHERS IN THE WINDOWS were at the Ottawa Art Gallery for a six week run. It was a great
way to start the year. Thank you to the OAG, and especially to Stephanie and Rebecca, for welcoming
the watchers.
COOPER (B) COOPER (A)
GILMOUR (A) GILMOUR (B)
GLADSTONE LISGAR (A)
LISGAR (B) LISGAR (C)
MACLAREN PERKINS
Stephanie Germano and Rebecca Basciano of the Ottawa Art Gallery, with Gwendolyn in
the middle, standing in front of some of the watchers on opening night.