|MEET THE ARTIST EXHIBIT & SALE
Saturday, June 22 2019
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Barb is a self-taught artist who started painting in October 2015. Her first medium of choice was acrylic, but has since discovered the magic and versatility of water soluble oil. She often refers to her work as "Memories of a misspent Youth".
Her works are snapshots of her discovery of, and relationship with nature, from flowering gardens, to birds and sandy beaches, to northern landscapes. Barb is inspired by strong light and shadow and enjoys capturing memories of her lifelong journey. She is an eclectic painter not bound by any school or style of painting and is only bound by her imagination.
Barb's works have been accepted to and won Juried events, and she presently has pieces on display at the Capital Arts Market in Simcoe. Many of her paintings have found their forever homes across Canada, in the USA and as far away as New Zealand.
Barb gets up early, heads to her studio and paints every day. She credits her success to full time practice. "The only way to learn to paint is to do it!" She usually dreams about her next project, 'virtually' painting it - then all she needs to do is put the paint on the canvas.
Barb lives in Norfolk County, was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, and has lived and travelled extensively across central Canada and Europe.
Facebook Page: @BarbTravaleArtist
"As owners, we were delighted to learn many of Barb’s painting have been inspired by her regular botanical gardens visits. In turn, we have started our own art collection featuring our Whistling Gardens flowers."
Introducing Cole Talbot
"As a 23 year old Metal Artist, Cole Talbot draws upon the great outdoors to inspire his unique, one of a kind, custom creations"
||Recently honoured as Norfolk County's Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2014, Cole has always been a "Dare to be Different" kind of guy. At 16 years of age, he began etching out his own path by fusing together his love of nature and welding, creating his first distinctive piece entitled "Stand Alone".
Growing up in a rural community, Cole always gravitated to time spent along the creek bank and hiking in the woods over video games and being indoors.
A passion for nature continues to kindle his creativity as he spends his free time kayaking, camping, rock climbing or simply driving the countryside to see where the inviting dirt roads take him!
This young artist is quickly making a name for himself in the art world, with his pieces already being sold throughout Canada and internationally.
|Through four years of formal training Cole developed his skilled welding expertise. His self-taught artistic abilities are fueled by his curious mind and adventurous spirit. Although Cole is fairly new to exhibiting and selling his art formally, his work has been exhibited in several Ontario shows, and galleries included a seasonal exhibit at Whistling Gardens botanical gardens.
Do you share our love of Garden Art?
Garden guests interested in purchasing, pre-ordering or commissioning a unique creation can view Cole Talbot’s on-line catalogue by visiting Iron Oak Designs:
Artist information is also available at our Member Services Booth.
The Whistling Gardens volunteer Garden Studio Residency Program supports our next generation of artistic overachievers by creating an ideal opportunity for a developing artist who is looking for a place to pursue focused work while gaining experience in a public venue creating significant career exposure. Artist works will be featured in the botanical gardens or future Whistling Gardens Guest Greenhouse in development.
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