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Recent Paintings

Last month, fellow artist and friend Melanie MacDonald and I exhibited some large paintings in the Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at the Niagara Artists Centre.

The recently renovated exhibition space was treat to show at, with crisp white walls and a new lighting set up.

The paintings paired up nicely together, with lots of interplay between themes and colour palette. It also was the first time I’ve shown all three of my “1970s” paintings in one space.

Here are photos of the show (click to view large):

Recent Paintings
Rob Elliott & Melanie MacDonald

28 April – May 16 2017

Niagara Artists Centre
354 St.Paul Street
St.Catharines, Ontario
http://nac.org

Monkey Modern at Small Feats

Uakari, acrylic on canvas, 36″x36″ Rob Elliott 2013

Hoolock, acrylic on canvas, 36"x36"

Hoolock, acrylic on canvas, 36″x36″ Rob Elliott 2013

The two remaining large Monkey Modern paintings will be sold at next weekend’s Small Feats fundraiser. Hoolock and White Uakari will sell for $800 each, with the proceeds being split between the Niagara Artists Centre and the artist.

Small Feats is NAC’s spring coming out party, an art sale like no other. Small Feats features over 150 pieces 12″x12″ artworks selling for $200 each.  The proceeds are split between NAC and the artists. Art lovers stream through the doors and smartly-attired volunteers (myself and Christine included!) ring in the sales.

New to the event this year are Tiny Feats @ $100 (less than a square foot) and Big Feats @ $800 (way bigger than a square foot)!

SMALL FEATS
Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul Street, St Catharines, ON

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Doors at 8 p.m.
Preview at 7:40 p.m. for NAC Members at the Supporter, Patron, and Champion levels.

Bush Party

This new painting has the longest title I’ve ever given a painting: Bush Party (No matter what else happens, that table is getting burnt at the end of the night).

It’s a commission for a couple in British Columbia. I love the way the colours are brawling on the canvas for dominance. It was difficult to paint and nearly impossible to document, but here’s a photo that sort of captures its energy.

picnic table with bottles littered around it

Bush Party (No matter what else happens, that table is getting burnt at the end of the night), Rob Elliott, 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 36″x36″