New: Art & Mindfulness Workshops
Did you know that art is a powerful tool that can help you be more present in the moment? New research has even shown that just looking at art can help create positive wellness benefits. That’s where I come in.
I now offer 90-minute Art Open workshops where I’ll take you on a deep dive into art using mindfulness techniques. I created this unique, fun workshop to help you become fully present in the moment via the five senses. I’ll guide you on a rich, experiential journey and you’ll very likely come away with insights about yourself and your life. Art has the power to do that for you if you know how to go deep into it. It would be my pleasure to show you the way.
Get on the list here: https://thepradagallery.com/sign-up/
Here’s what others are saying:
Art Open is a beautiful experience! Nadine is a compassionate and proficient guide, and the workshop led me towards some potent insights and a deeper appreciation of the transformative power of art and mindfulness. Looking forward to attending more!
– Ayah Norris
– Shawn Phelps
– Lissa Cowan
We’re having a party!
My first solo show in almost three years is happening on November 23rd. (Where has the time gone?!) It’s an invitation-only event being held at 2104 Dundas Street West, Toronto (5 mins walk from Dundas West subway station). You definitely want to be at this one, I promise! This is not your typical art show/schmoozefest but something much more different and fun.
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Art Walk in the Square, August 12th – 14th, Shops at Don Mills, Booth #5
Excited to be part of this first-ever show at The Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Rd (just South of Lawrence) in Booth #5. We’ll be setting up in the central square and along the surrounding storefronts. I’ll also be partnering with the brilliant stylists at Donato Salon & Spa in a live “hair art” demo on the afternoon of Saturday August 13th. A few of my large pieces are on display in their window now til August 14th, so you can stop by and take a peek beforehand. For all the details, click the link below:
Look who’s on the front page of the Toronto Star Entertainment section!
The story of how I became an artist is quite dramatic. You can read about it here: (I’m the 4th story down past the intro.)
Coming July 8th to 10th: The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Booth 143
Detail of Hanoi # 3 – 48″ x 48″
Join me at this year’s Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in Nathan Phillip’s Square. It’s the 55th Anniversary of Toronto’s first-ever major outdoor art show, and my first time as an exhibitor there. Stop by and find me in Booth 143, right off the centre aisle. I can’t wait to share my brand new work with you!
The fair runs Friday and Saturday July 8th and 9th from 10am til 8pm and Sunday July 10th from 10am til 6pm. Hope to see you there. You can find all the details here: http://www.torontooutdoorart.org/exhibition
Riverdale Art Walk: Booth 84
Join me at the Riverdale Art Walk, June 4th & 5th in Jimmie Simpson Park, Queen Street just East of Broadview. 170+ artists alongside yours truly – always a great show, the first major art fair of the season. I’ll be in Booth #84 with all kinds of new goodies to show you.
Coming soon: a course on how art can change your life
Ever gone to an art show or art fair and gotten so overwhelmed you ended up just buying an Ikea poster and spending $500 on the frame?
Ever looked at a piece of modern art and thought, “I just don’t get it.”
Ever wanted to learn how to read a painting?
I can show you how. We’re all hard-wired to enjoy, appreciate, even need art. And just like reading your favourite book, the kind that derails your life for a while because you get so immersed in it, viewing a work of art can take you on an exquisite journey if you know how to step into it.
Experiencing art actually has all kinds of benefits that spill over into your everyday life. It’s like going from a flat, grey world to a 3-D technicolour life. The only trouble is, while most people in our society have been taught to read, far too few have ever been taught how to look at a painting. So I’m developing a course to show you how.
You’ll learn about the 7 purposes of art, what your Art Love archetype is, how to read a painting, how you can get more pleasure out of looking at art, and finally feel like you get it.
Sign up to my list here and I’ll let you know when it’s ready.
Artist Project 2015: Booth 240
Detail of Hanoi # 3 – 48″ x 48″
Join us at this year’s Artist Project – Opening Night Party is Feb 19th
Early Access Preview 5 – 7pm | Opening Night Party 7pm – 10pm
Join us on Opening Night as we celebrate the kick-off to Toronto’s hottest contemporary art fair!
Get the first glimpse of 5,000+ works of art by over 250 artists in a private show case at the Early Access Preview. Then stay and party the night away at our Opening Night Party with music by DJ Vinny Grüvhunter and DJ J-Lah. Art performances by OCAD University’s Alex Beriault and Artist in a Box and installation by Bruno Billio.
Valet parking available. This is a 19+ event. A portion of this night’s ticket sales will be donated to the Canadian Art Foundation.
Art Fair hours – Friday Feb 20th 11am – 8pm
Saturday Feb 21st 11am – 8pm
Sunday Feb 22nd 11am – 6pm
Come see me in booth 240, 2nd row, far East side. Can’t wait to share the new work with you all!
A Look Behind the Curtain, a very special interactive art show
A freak snow storm couldn’t stop a few dozen intrepid souls from venturing out on a creative adventure on December 11th, 2014. There was art, there was bubbly, there was a barrel full of monkeys. Click here to see the full album.
Like art? Want to feel like a hero?
Come support Under the Canopy, a live art auction fundraiser for the Melanoma Network of Canada.
Thursday, May 1st at Leon’s Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Avenue, Toronto
Start time: 7:00pm ~ Live art auction begins at 9:00pm.
For more information, see melanomanetwork.ca/underthecanopy/
or contact Bassett Events at 416-966-4660
My piece, Lunar Mandala (pictured here), will be featured in the auction.
Hope to see you there!
The Artist Project 2014: Feb 20 to 23rd, 2014
Better Living Centre
Exhibition Place, Toronto
Join us on Thursday, February 20 from 7-11pm for our Opening Night Party and enjoy an electric evening of art, live music, & delicious eats!
For more information and to buy tickets, click here:
Grand Opening Reception at Artiques Gallery
Please join us at the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 16th, 2013
from 5 to 9pm, 380 King Street East, Hamilton ON.
Fluid Nature: July 4 to Aug 14, 2012
Now showing at Rouge Concept Gallery, 732 Queen St. E, Toronto
Opening Reception July 12, 2012 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Piccsy.com named me one of 50 Toronto Artists to watch.
See the full article here: http://blog.piccsy.com/toronto-creatives/50-visual-artists-from-toronto-you-should-know-about