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  EXHIBITS:
SKY  TREES
Solo Show of Watercolours

November 5 - 29, 2018


Lazy Daisy's Cafe
1515 Gerrard Str. East [at Coxwell]
Toronto
Tel:  647/ 341-4070


Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm; Sat & Sun 8.30 am - 4 pm

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CELEBRATION 
Last Open Group Show

October 30 - November 10, 2018


Artusiasm Gallery
1684 St. Clair Ave West
Toronto

Opening Reception: Friday, November 2nd, 7 -11 pm
Refreshments, Painting demo, Artists present

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UPCOMING  EXHIBITS:
DOES  SIZE  MATTER? 
Art In All Sizes, Large-Small-Square
Don Valley Art Club's Annual Winter Show and Sale

Including a whole wall of 1' square paintings
at $ 155.- each!

November 14 - 25, 2018


Papermill Art Gallery
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
67 Pottery Road
Toronto

Gallery hours: Wed - Fri 12 - 4 pm; Sat & Sun 12 - 5 pm.



Opening Reception, Awards  & Meet the Artists: 
Wednesday, November 14, 7 - 9 pm
Refreshments, Door Prizes, Cash bar
Free Parking: behind the gallery or across the road at Fantasy Farms

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PRECIOUS  SNOWFLAKES
Small Holiday Works [10" x 10" or less]

November 16, 2018 - January 13, 2019


Yellow House Gallery
921 Kingston Road
Toronto
416/ 792-8460

Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 10 am - 5 pm; Sat & Sun 12 - 5 pm

Opening Reception: November 16th, 2018
6.30 - 9.00 pm

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MISTLETOE  MAGIC
A fundraiser for the John B. Aird Gallery

December 6- 13, 2018


John B. Aird Gallery
900 Bay Str [at Wellesley]
Macdonald Block, Main Floor
Toronto
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am - 6 pm

Preview: Dec. 6-13 
AUCTION: Gala Event - Thursday, Dec 13, 6-9 pm

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SIX  DIRECTIONS
Six Cardinal Directions Interpreted by the 
Six Artists of MURMURATIONS ART COLLECTIVE


January 23 - February 21, 2019


Etobicoke Civic Center Art Gallery
399 The West Mall
Etobicoke, ON M9C 2Y2
Tel: 416/ 394-8628

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am - 8 pm; Sat/ Sun 9 am - 5 pm

Artists' Opening Reception: Sunday January 27, 2019, 2 - 4 pm

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STORY HOUSES
Solo Show of Watercolours

March - May 2019


Montgomery's Inn
Toronto

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2018  SO  FAR:

Participated to 15 collective exhibits so far [see News -- Past Exhibits], had 2 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:


STARK  SHORES
Newfoundland in Watercolour and Acrylic Paintings

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PAKEHA  EYES
New Zealand Landscapes

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SIX DIRECTIONS
Six Cardinal Directions interpreted by the
Six artists of the MURMURATIONS ART COLLECTIVE

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CONTACT: ioana.bertrand.art@gmail.com