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Earthly Delights: New Works In Progress!

Preliminary Drawings for Earthly Delights

With the generous support of Calgary Arts Development’s Individual Artist Project Grant Program I am beginning a series of paintings exploring health and diet culture through contemporary still life painting in the larger environment. What does that mean exactly? Stay tuned: I will be blogging, sharing on social media and posting project updates as I go along. Have an opinion you want to share on health and diet culture today? Want to see the finished work exhibited in your venue or community? Get in touch with me!

Moving Pictures / Kitchen Feminism Gallery is now Live:

Image courtesy Kitchen Feminism. Producer Dawn van de Shoot, photographer Shannon Smith, stylist Nicole Does Makeup

I invite you to learn more about this project documenting the experiences of individual women (including yours truly) living through the Covid-19 pandemic. Produced by Dawn van de Shoot and photographed by Shannon Smith, this collaborative story telling project has created some truly memorable images and I was honoured to participate. You can see the Kitchen Feminism gallery live here  and read more about my contribution, Not Enough Cubicles Here, on my blog.

A Painted Garage Door Mural for Your Home?

Sawmill Lake, Exterior Garage Door Mural in Calgary AB painted 2022 by me (Debbie.lee Miszaniec) on my garage door.

This summer I completed this mural on my garage door. There has been such a great response to the project that I may open up bookings for garage door murals for next summer.  Prices for this type of work would likely start around $2500 for projects in the Calgary area, but I would only have a few slots available between late spring and early fall, weather dependant. If you are interested in something like this let me know.

Art Available Now at Arts Aqui - Calgary:

Framed and ready to hang, Butter Tart, Nanaimo Bar, Good Shepherd and Guardians are available for purchase from Arts Aqui in Calgary’s Marda Loop neighbourhood now.

Visit Arts Aqui website to inquire of for location and hours of operation.

Abstract Art Canada - Online:

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Fun Money: Currents - Down Flow, 18" x 18" Acrylic and foil on canvas. $1685 CAD inc S&H

Last fall I was invited to join Abstract Art Canada, showcasing abstract art by established and mid-career Canadian artists. I am proud show my Fun Money series of paintings along side those by artists like Jim Ulrich, Alyssia White and others. All prices on the website include shipping. Swing by the website and find that painting that takes you out of this world without leaving your home!

Fresh Off The Easel:

Meet Ms. Cupcake, the newest addition to the Cravings Series along with two new pear and jelly doughnut paintings. Top to bottom, Cupcake Digest (5″x7″), Thought & Feeling (12″x12″), and Idealized Figures (8″x10″).

The Show Lives On:

Life, A Creative Process: Refinement. 48 x 78 Acrylic on Canvas, 2021

Covid-19’s silver lining to staging shows in venues closed to the public? The necessity to develop virtual exhibitions: Visit the new gallery page to see the rest of the paintings in this project. Follow the links to the virtual exhibition and closing reception recording, which are still available to view online.

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