CONTACT: ioana.bertrand.art@gmail.com


My artistic work and explorations continue, between various travels, 
and I share some of them on my Facebook Pages:


You are invited to visit and comment! 



CURRENT AND UPCOMING SHOWS: 
    
 PRINT 2019
Jurors: Barbara Klunder & Maureen DaSilva

November 7 - 29, 2019


John B. Aird Gallery
Artscape West Queen West
B05
906 Queen Str. West

Artists' Opening Reception 
Thursday, November 7, from 6 - 8 pm

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    DVAC FALL SHOW AND ART SALE
+ Over a hundred Square Foot Artworks @ $ 155.- each

November 20 - December 1st, 2019


Todmorden Mills
67 Pottery Road

Opening Reception with Artists present, Refreshments, Cash bar: 
Wednesday, November 20, 7 - 9 pm
Free parking on premises and across the road at Fantasy Farms

Live Art Demos: Sunday, November 24, 12 - 4 pm
Portrait and Life Drawing.
Plein-air outside, weather permitting

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2019 SO FAR 
Besides participating in 9 collective shows, 
I had a 3-months-long solo exhibit STORY HOUSES at Montgomery's Inn, 
where I was invited to give a very well received slide show presentation.

      

I also attended the June CSPWC week-long Watercolour Symposium in Cape Breton, 
taking workshops with Bill Rogers, Chris Gorey, Nora Gross, Susan Paterson and Ron Hazell.

          
 
And visited several times my elderly mother in Switzerland, as usual.


2018 IN  REVIEW:

Participated to 19 collective exhibits and events [for details see News -- Past Exhibits], 
had 3 solo shows, 
took a week-long watercolour workshop with Ron Hazell 
to perfect painting water in all its forms,
and visited my ailing elderly mother in Switzerland multiple times.

         


2017  IN  REVIEW:
 
Participated to the DVAC and TWS Spring & Fall shows celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary, 
and to 7 other group shows at John B. Aird Gallery, Artusiasm Gallery & The Freedom Factory
[see 'Past Exhibits' for details]
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I  travelled for three months through New Zealand, enjoying Summer at the antipodes, and also visited Switzerland three times.

              

In the second half of 2017 I have been deeply affected by the loss of my 95-year-old father. 
I am mourning him still. 



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2016 IN  REVIEW:

I had 3 solo exhibits and participated to 10 collective shows during 2016, 
between four trips to Switzerland to care for my parents.

In June & July, I travelled across Newfoundland - pictures and comments to be found on Facebook.
Some of the paintings were displayed in the OPAS show, the others somewhere later.

I have also been affected by the decline of my elderly parents and their poor health, 
and that has obviously influenced my art. 
I find trees continue to express my emotions and thoughts well, as you can see here:

 
                
Yesterday, TWS Award of Merit                       Afeared II                                                              Inside-Out IV

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2015  IN  REVIEW:

During this year I participated to seven collective exhibits and had two solo shows.


I also attended several inspiring art classes over the Summer: 
  = Fold, Tear and Cut [paper] at the TSA with Donnelly Smallwood, and
= Printmaking at CTS with Dawn Hemmy

                                  
Elliptoid, scored paper construction       Persistence, lt.ed. etching on Japanese paper               Map, rice paper and ink

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2014  IN  REVIEW:

At the beginning of 2014 I focused on finishing my 3-year visual art programme at the Art Centre, 
graduating from CTS at the end of June.   During that time, I developed three series of works:

                                                            = Gestation/ Germination, a series of sculptures, installations and 3-D pods
                                                            = Groves, a series of abstracted acrylic paintings and drawings
                                                            = Fractured, a series of large acrylic paintings with palette knives

                                                                         
                                                             Gestating, hydrocal & cotton mesh                                 Summer Grove, abstract acrylic
                                                              sculpture, January 2014 [detail]                                      painting, March 2014   [detail]  


In September 2014 I went painting outdoors with OPAS 
for most of a week in Killarney, and another week in Killbear Provincial Park.


Between October and December 2014 I had 4 solo exhibits 
and participated to one collective show.

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Solo Exhibits in Preparation:
PAKEHA  EYES
New Zealand Landscapes

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STORY  HOUSES  2
More paintings of bygone rural life

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CONTACT: ioana.bertrand.art@gmail.com