The exhibit at The Above the Water Art Gallery in LaHave, Nova Scotia opens today and the variety of work is exceptional. From paintings to sculpture and mixed media work, the show presents a wonderful feast of visual art. The LaHave Bakery building is a well-known landmark on the South Shore set in a beautiful setting on the waters of the LaHave River, not far from the LaHave Ferry. Everyone is welcome!
I have also posted my four new original paintings on the "New Paintings" page of this site for those of you unable to visit the gallery in person.
Minstrel, 2011, Anna Horsnell Wade
Here's a preview of new work created for The Above the Water Art Gallery group exhibit opening this weekend, August 20th, in LaHave, NS. (Larger image can be seen on Home Page) This is just one of four large pieces which I will be exhibiting until September 18th.
Sharing new work is always fun. Everyone welcome.
This week and next I am busy preparing for a new group exhibit in the Above the Water Gallery in LaHave on Nova Scotia's beautiful South Shore. I will be joining five other wonderful visual artists to present our work in this lovely setting for four weeks stretching over the last two weeks of August and into September. My work will include a selection of pieces from The Art of Jazz exhibit as well as an equal number of brand new paintings created especially for this group show.
Once again, I will post the new work on my website gallery here for those of you unable to visit the Above the Water Gallery. I always enjoy meeting visitors to the gallery and will advise shortly which days I will be present in the gallery. This exhibit will be something special I am sure, considering the artists I am so thrilled to be joining for this event. Hope to see you there! The Opening is Saturday, August 20th from 2pm until 4pm.
Uprising, 2007, Anna Horsnell Wade
The summer is slipping away and early August is time to take a breath between exhibits, tidy up the studio and reassess where I am in this year's plans for my artwork. It's interesting to look back at earlier artwork to see what progress has been made, what direction I seem to be moving, and where I'd like to yet go with my work. Uprising is an earlier work actually completed in 2007. Interesting to view it now and consider its value. Does age diminish artwork? Or does the artwork improve with age? What standards must a work meet initially to be of value, and what of public taste or appreciation of that art? Does the artist's evolving skill or reputation effect the value of earlier work? Certainly. Curious to consider all these things. To quote the song by the Beatles, the life of a painting can often be a "long and winding road."
Anna Horsnell SCA
Canadian painter of contemporary abstract art