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Paint the Town

Congratulations to Paint the Town Winners

Juhi Upreti | November winner of Monochrome Colour Palettes.
Juhi's Micron Pen on 9”X12” watercolour paper image is titled - “Gajraj”- literally means elephant king in Hindi was the lucky winner.
"I have recently become a member of PRAC, and I’m enjoying being part of this group of artists and looking at their work. I have always loved art, but started doing it more seriously during the pandemic. I am still exploring the local art scene and am thankful to have found PRAC. I also work with acrylic paints, India Ink and watercolours on different surfaces including paper, canvas and wood."
Website - Facebook and Instagram are @intrik8arts

Marjatta Beasley ! September winner of Barns and Rustic Buildings
Marjatta’s “On the Edge” is an 18" x 24" oil painting.
When a relative of mine commissioned a landscape from me, I painted two, so she could choose. She chose the other one, and I continued to develop this one. The background is how I remember rural Finland. With the weeds and flowers I took more liberties by imagining and remembering what wild fields look like.

Judy Odney ~ June winner for "Colour me BLUE or I'd rather be sailing"
The Ajax artist shared her original watercolour entitled, “I’d Rather be Sailing.” It was created following an online workshop and was designed to depict an abandoned, old, but much loved sailboat on a dreamy lake. The mood is somewhat isolated and sad, yet hopeful; a feeling with which many of us can identify after the last few years!
It is on 13” x 17” Saunders and Waterford watercolour paper and it will be displayed at the Art in the Garden Show on Saturday, July 16th.

Carol Matsuyama~ May winner for "Peonies and other spring flowers"
The Port Perry artist shared two images from her Wildflowers In My Garden series. The Violets is an 18" x 18" acrylic on gallery canvas.

Ray McNeice ~ April winner "Colour Me GREEN"
A morning walk through Memorial Park in Stouffville in the early summer was the genesis of this watercolour. The trees were in early leaf, there was a morning glow over the new dandelion crop and a young lad was perched on the railing of the small wooden bridge over the Creek. What more inspiration do you need? This was painted as a 10" x 14" watercolour on Arches cold-pressed paper. See this and others at

Katalin Futo ~ March winner "My Portrait"
Self portrait done from a mirror, 12”x16” oil on canvas
The retired Structural Engineer has a lifelong interest in the visual arts. Katalin is a Cobourg resident and a member of Pine Ridge Arts Assoc. She enjoys drawing, portraiture and still life and truly enjoys the moment when a drawing or painting suddenly comes alive.

Julieta Cortes ~ February winner "Colour Me RED"
for her watercolour "Red Shoes" Artwork HERE
Thank you for providing a platform that showcases artwork of Ontario Artists, and for keeping us inspired and motivated to paint during these crazy times. The Red Shoes, I painted after taking a lot of pictures of items that participants brought into a class I was participating; a watercolour class in Clarington with Hi-Sook Barker. I liked the way the light shone on the shoes and the shadows casted.

Lynne Vegter ~ January, 2022 "What winter Means to Me"
I did this painting last winter after photographing a heavy snowfall on the trail we made through the woods to the bay at the top end of Weslemkoon lake where we are very lucky to live now since 2016. It is a 16x20 oil on canvas and presently hanging in the Art Gallery of Bancroft. In the woods on our trail I’m constantly struck by winter colours and how defined shadows become soft shapes creating almost an alien landscape. I do take hundreds of photographs to draw inspiration for paintings like this and will be doing a winter series.
Artwork HERE








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