Brush and Palette Club

PROGRAM FOR 2015-2016


@ St. Aiden’s Church


September 7, 2016 at 12:00 p.m: Potluck Lunch.  Please bring food to share, and a plate, cup and cutlery. Workshop payment due. 
No speaker for this meeting

October 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m: Guest Speaker: Kevin Lamure.

Kevin Lamure is a member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (Golden Lake, Ontario) of Algonquin, and of Algonquin, French and European descent.  He was drawn to art making at an early age but studied art formally at Fanshawe College, the University of Windsor and the University of Western Ontario. He works with traditional and non-traditional techniques exploring aspects of his First Nations heritage. Through appropriations of current world events, often with provocative results, Lamure's works create a critique of the current state of affairs and challenge the viewer to continuously question our respect for one another and all of creation. His works have been shown in galleries and museums in Canada and the U.S.A.

November 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m: Guest Speaker: Erica Dornbusch 

Erica is London artist who works in Acrylic. Her work portrays people and landscapes using abstract expressionism. Her current work intuitively portrays the energy, palette and essence of people and landscapes. As a visually impaired artist, ironically, her vision is strong. She hopes to convey a sense of sacred life energy in her work. She believes that the more she makes expressions of her vision using her own voice and describes the unfolding story on her own terms, the more powerfully resonant her work becomes.

Erica has exhibited at the Art Exchange, Westland Gallery and the Visual Fringe.  

December 7, 2016:                 BRUSH AND PALETTE CLUB CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON




January 4 2017: Guest Speaker: Richard Andreychuk.

Richard retired from Medicine to devote himself full-time to a life time passion, photography. He uses photography in part, as a means to document the world and beauty around him. He creates images that call attention to things that others may overlook and for which words fall short. His choice of subject comes from a place of intuition and is fuelled by a desire to be a part of what he photographs. He likes to capture and distill action, trying to break it down to its very essence. He seeks the unknown and looks for the light within the shadows. He uses slow shutter speeds, camera movement, double exposures and other techniques to explore the nuances of movement and the modulation of time as it passes.

February 1, 2017 at 1:00 p.m: Guest Speakers: Cheryl O  

Cheryl O has been teaching adults to paint and draw since 1997. Her goal in teaching is to help each student to find their own unique interpretation in paint. Cheryl paints in all media, including collage and mixed media, and likes to push the creative limits for herself and her students. She has a keen eye for composition and is able help students to zero in on areas that need improvement while maintaining the original intent of the design. Cheryl will be offering a professional critique of artwork submitted by members of the Brush and Palette Club.

March 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm: No guest speaker

There will be a discussion and updating of the 2017 Brush and Palette Club Art Show.

April 5 , 2016 at 1:00 p.m:  Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Kusunski 

Elizabeth is a self-taught professional painter of over twenty years. She works exclusively in oil as she believes the colours and textures allow her to truly capture the complexity of light and dark.  She believes that to truly bring a painting to life, it has to capture the viewer's interest quickly and then draw them into the painting. Elizabeth works out of her studio in the quaint fishing village of Port Stanley, Ontario.

Elizabeth has two upcoming exhibitions:

“Terra” Group Exhibition at the Illumine Gallery. St. Thomas

Solo Exhibition at the St. Thomas Public Art Centre in November 2017

April 6 - 8, 2017: Our Annual Show at St Paul's Cathedral

May 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m: Guest Speaker: Mary Abma

Mary Abma is an artist who lives in Bright's Grove, Ontario, Canada.  Her artworks, which consist primarily of idea-based works executed in a variety of artistic forms, explore themes that allow her to incorporate her interest in history, her concern for the environment, her passion for science, and her desire to find visual expression for her thoughts about the human condition.

Mary will give a slideshow talk about her newest series of works. In this series, she examines the role that mourning plays in the preservation of memory and in our capacity to feel connected with the world around us.  Abma uses the loss of our ash trees as a metaphor for our broader lack of care and understanding as their destruction signifies not only a communal disregard for the natural context within which we thrive, but also our careless and wanton destruction of our resources. This series of works ranges from large-scale paintings to installations to performance art.

June 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Art Supply Sale: 

At this meeting members will be given the opportunity to sell and buy Art Supplies.

Please Note: Times given above indicate the start time of the meeting. The Program begins after the meeting and coffee break (at approximately 2 p.m.).