ART CLASSES (To Beat The Winter Blues) …

Yes, it is still winter.

Yes, it is only the end of January (ugh).

If you’re anything like me, and you live in the Northern Hemisphere – where the snow, bitter cold winds and bad weather during the winter is endless, then you too get the winter blues.

Good news, is that I am kicking your butt (and mine too) from the couch & television to something a little more exciting. I am offering private, one-on-one oil painting lessons throughout the remainder of winter (& possibly spring). This is a good opportunity to learn painting from scratch, or tune-up and build your skills, if you’re in the Halifax or greater Halifax area.

Check it out:

Private One-On-One Oil Painting Lessons


About mary garoutte

Welcome to Mary Garoutte Fine Art; a blog and visual diary of my inspirations and past/recent art. Mary Garoutte Fine Art is a multi-faceted proprietorship, offering fine art, live event painting, private art lessons & public workshops, art consultation and mentorship. Please periodically check-in for updates on exhibitions, classes, painting events, mentorship services, and also part-time job opportunities, such as studio assistance & photography. I am an emerging visual artist based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Originally from Mesa, Arizona, it’s has been a long journey to find my artistic roots in Eastern Canada. I studied painting at NSCAD University and majored in fine art (BFA 2004). Since graduation, I have taught painting and drawing workshops to adults and children, notably the NSCAD School of Extended Studies. I have also had the opportunity to exhibit in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada and internationally. Nowadays, I occupy my time between working part-time as an arts administrator and private art instructor and part-time as a professional visual artist. I have worked for about a decade painting the quaint landscape, architecture & vernacular of Eastern Canada. Recently, I am shifting into Magic Realism with its strong and subversive narrative and dreamlike subject-matter. I am a painter who has a photographic background, and interest in the medium of film and cinematography, which is reflective in my paintings in the pre-occupation with light, shadow, and dramatic and cinematic imagery. Major influences which I attribute the aesthetic of my work include Canadian Post-Impressionism, Alex Colville, British figurative artist Lucian Freud, Surrealist artist Rene Magritte, American artists Wayne Thiebaud & Edward Hopper, as well as Canadian photographer Gregory Crewdson and film giants such as Alfred Hitchcock. I accept public and private commissions. For pricing and inquiries, please contact me through my blog or by email.
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One Response to ART CLASSES (To Beat The Winter Blues) …

  1. Cynthia Baniassad says:

    Oh sweetie!

    I would so love that, but have both travel and financial obstacles. I will pray for wonderful success for you in this lovely and so creative endeavour,

    Love always,

    Me, cb

    Sent from my iPad

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