Sunday, June 17, 2012

Swoon Welcomes Painter Sue Westby

We're very please to welcome Sue Westby to the group of local artists that Swoon represents. 

Here are two examples of Sue's work. These paintings and additional pieces of Sue's can be viewed on our website

Puffins at Pearl Island, Oil on Board, 31.5" x 23.4"  $3000

The Heavyweights Class.  Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 24", $3000

"When I draw or paint a subject, whether a river or an animal portrait, I try to portray its inner essence, its spirit, so to speak.  Since this is what draws me to a subject to begin with, I feel it's very important that I work at a piece until I have captured this feeling.  When the viewer can also feel this presence, I consider the work a success." - Sue Westby

About Sue: 

A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Sue developed a life-long interest in nature and art. Careful observation and attention to detail result in a painting style that captures the essence of a subject. An accomplished scientific illustrator and natural science artist, she works in watercolours, acrylics, oil paints, pencil and pen & ink to produce landscapes, still life, animal studies and scientific illustrations.A graduate of the Visual Arts degree program at the University of Ottawa, Sue has exhibited her art in many juried shows and galleries as well as having her scientific illustrations published in peer reviewed journals and books. Her work can be found in many private and corporate collections, both nationally and internationally. From her home and studio on Nova Scotia's South Shore, Sue continues to paint the natural world and produce illustrations for scientific publications.

Our June Shows

Thanks to all who came to the opening reception of our June Shows last Saturday, it was great to see such a big turnout!  Details and photos all the pieces in the shows can now be seen on our website for the four featured artists:  

Rosemary Metz
Pat Loucks
June Deveau 
Jay Leblanc

Our June features continue will be on display until June 30th; meanwhile there have also been lots of new art, antiques, collectibles and "Found for Swoon" clothing arriving daily! Visit our Facebook page to see new items as they arrive. 

See you Swoon!
June Deveau, Brandt Eisner, Jay LeBlanc

Sculptor Rosemary Metz
Textile Artist Pat Loucks

Glass Artist Jay LeBlanc

Painter June Deveau

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Angela Grace Jewelry in Cannes

Angela Grace Arsenault, of Angela Grace Jewelry was selected to go to Cannes last month.  Here is a great video clip with an interview with Angela at the DPA lounge.  Angela is back in Nova Scotia now, and has recently visited Swoon to replenish her stock!

The Coast also published a  story about Angela with beautiful pics of her work: