Saturday, July 20, 2013

Peggy's Cove Festival of Arts Studio Tour - 2013
Hello everyone!  This weekend (Saturday, July 20th [today] and tomorrow) is the 2013 Studio Tour weekend for the Peggy's Cove Festival of Arts.  Since I don't have a studio, I'm hanging my artwork at Bay Hammock's Company in Seabright, NS. Which is on the lighthouse route, about fifteen minutes down from Peggy's Cove itself. (Thanks Anne and Archie!)

I'll be demonstrating acrylic painting (in other words working on a current painting) at the store today and tomorrow from 1PM until 4PM as part of the Studio Tour weekend!

Here are the pieces I've created in honour of this year's festival, and they will all be hanging at Bay Hammocks for the weekend. Feel free to come down and buy an original painting by me if you're in the area! Thanks!

Mermaid Pin-Up by Teresa Young

Fish Story by Teresa Young
Mermaid Mage by Teresa Young
Shell Fractal by Teresa Young
Slice and Dice by Teresa Young

Friday, July 12, 2013

Peggy's Cove Festival of Arts opening night

Well last night at the opening was loads of fun!  We had six artists doing their art for people to watch (live!) and they called us 'Fresh Fish Artists'.... Which is pretty funny, because I found out when I was doing a bit of preparation practice that I cannot do a fish to save my life!  Hahahah! 

So I did the closest I could come, I painted a mermaid.  What?  She may be imaginary, but she is half fish!  LOL!

Here's the painting I worked on during the opening night. It's only about two thirds done, but people at the event got to see me paint this from the barest of underpaintings to the current state over the course of a few hours.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Peggy's Cove Festival of the Arts - July 11th to 21st

We have the Peggy's Cove Festival of the Arts going once again and our Opening Gala on Thursday, July 11th at Shining Waters Marina in Tantallon, NS. Tickets are $20 and are available through the PCAFA website.

There will be a silent auction of arts and crafts, with six member artists will be demonstrating art at the event. I'll be one of the artists demoing, the theme is fish based art, and since I like painting, (and not fish, generally!) I'll be stretching that definition by working on an acrylic painting of a mermaid;-) There will also be a live band, a silent auction, a fish tank game, and other things going on at the gala, so if you are in the area around that time, don't miss it!

Events will be going on throughout the festival, including live band concerts, the Paint Peggy's Cove weekend event, and other events.  I'm just pasting the descriptions from the website here because they certainly explain it clearer than I could!
Primarily a “coastal festival’ - this is an early summer celebration of the wealth of artistic talent in an area just south of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The focal point is our beautiful St. Margaret’s Bay with its iconic Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse.

Our resident artists live along Highway #333 (Prospect Rd. - Peggy’s Cove Rd.) parts of Highway #3 (Hubley to East River) and the Hammond’s Plains Rd south of Pockwock Rd. or on the many sideroads leading to picturesque villages. Our STUDIO TOUR  2013 extends from Prospect to East River, following the coast. See our Get Involved page for details.

We offer two weekends of signature events - Paint Peggy’s Cove and a Studio Tour, along with a feature concert. Plans for mid-week activities are in the works. Our festival is growing!  We plan to make waves on the art scene here in Nova Scotia!

The festival is also a celebration of fine artisans, musicians and performance artists. Concerts, demonstrations and workshops will become part of the event over time. In this area so near Halifax, you’ll find over 70 artists living in a wonderful setting where forested hills meet the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.