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Elora Fergus Studio Tour - Judy French - Landscape Paintings in Oil

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Craft Painting Self-guided Tour
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91 Halls Drive

Elora, ON

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Free.

Offered in English.

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Landscape Paintings in Oil

I have been “artistic” most of my life but got lost for a while, doing other things. Then, in 2002, my Mom died. She had always wanted me to “take a stab at it” so I decided to work at becoming an artist. Many instructors followed, among them Jack Reid, Barry McCarthy, Jean Pederson, Brian Atyeo and Peter Fiore. I worked in watercolour, acrylic, soft pastel and oil and always, always there was the joy of opening my palette or box and seeing and smelling all those lovely colours.

I still work in these other media but presently, my work is in oil. I have always been an outdoor person so most of my paintings start in the landscape. There, time stands still as I try to paint the colour of the wind, the feel of the hot sun and the scent of the grass, soil and leaves. These small plein air studies are then carried like treasure to my Elora Studio in the house I share with my husband, artist Dick Marvin. There, they are finished if necessary, using photo reference and some are worked up into larger paintings.

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Elora Fergus Studio Tour

EVER WONDER WHAT AN ARTIST’S STUDIO REALLY LOOKS LIKE?

Here’s your chance to get a look behind the scenes. Take a self-guided tour and meet artists where they live and work. Many artists and craftspeople will open their studios for two consecutive fall weekends.

The Studio Tour is completely free of charge. You’ll get a chance to meet directly with the artists, and often see work not shown in gallery settings. You’ll visit the working spaces of both established and emerging artists, from basements to self contained studios

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Elora and Fergus

Township of Centre Wellington Elora, ON

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