These three artists have been painting together in a studio on Queen Street West for over 10 years. Their influence on each other’s work and common inspiration of nature have been the constant glue to their collaboration. Their individual studies of the exact same image on display in the gallery demonstrate their distinct styles and vision of the landscape, helping us appreciate the diversity of the artistic journey.
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, October 14 from 6 to 8 pm
Join us IN-PERSON for the Opening Reception at the Leslie Grove Gallery and Leslie Grove Park.
See the show, meet other artists, bring a friend!
- We will monitor the entry and exit of people from the gallery in accordance with the COVID guidelines.
- We will flow over into the Leslie Grove Park, social distancing, for conversation.
The works in the gallery are called “Right By My Home,” a series inspired by daily walks through nature close to my home. I am the happiest when I am in nature. I have been fascinated by Ontario’s nature, especially the birch and pine forest, which symbolize rooting, strength, sustainability, stability, adaptability, but also fragility. These trees helped me to adjust to the move to Canada. I am captivated by the interaction between light and dark, softness and bluntness and fun and serious. I am aiming to create an adventure full of surprises in my painting with no will for neatness.
I use oil on canvas with mediums and glazes. The landscape is created by laminated layers to capture the impression, depth, atmosphere, and joy. Usually, I understand the painting completely when it is close to the end of its creation, as it is a layer over layer of colours and ideas. That teaches me patience. The relationship with the object, colours, and spatula strokes create the mood and affect me.
Galit Liffshiz is a Toronto-based artist. She has been painting for the last 20 years. Galit has been painting at the Project Art Studio in Toronto for many years and has been part of a community of painters who support each other, along their creative path.
She has been presenting her paintings in various galleries and venues in Toronto. She has been enjoying hiking around the world through different forests and along rivers and mountains. These are the objects in her paintings. She has been using oil on canvas and is developing different textures using moulding pastes and other mediums. Her paintings are formed by layers over layers of paint and glazes. She maintains a limited pallet for each of her paintings and enjoys mixing paint to create new colours. She enjoys the warmth of colours against coldness and light against dark. She is connected to nature and tries to integrate her feeling of the day into each of her paintings. During Covid-19, she enjoyed the forest and creeks within walking distance from her home in North Toronto. These helped her to find her sanctuary close to home.