Newsletter #1 - 10 December 2019

Denise Gracias Fine Art – Newsletter #1

 

Dear Art Lovers,

After taking a year to experiment and have fun with my art, I wanted to share some of the highlights:

 

 

Christmas Paintings

 

“O Come Let Us Adore Him” (Acrylic – 16’x 20” x .5), was completed in the summer and is my Christmas Card this year. It shares the joy of Christmas as experienced by children around a Creche. 

 


I also completed some “little” Christmas paintings that can hang anywhere during the Holidays.

  




 









                                                                                                

For more information please click on link below:

 

https://www.joyfulartfromtheheart.com/gallery/christmas

 

 

Child Labour

 

During the summer, I worked on my first “social justice” paintings that depict child labour exploitation, “Blood Bangles” and “Unlicensed, Uninsured and Unprotected” (both -acrylic – 48” x 24” x 1.5). These were featured in two exhibitions in Toronto.

 


                                                                                 


For more information please click on link below:        

       

https://www.joyfulartfromtheheart.com/gallery/child-labour

 

 

Awards:

 

This year, I was pleasantly surprised to learn some of my paintings received special recognition...…

 




 

“Fall On Your Knees” (acrylic -30” x 40” x 1.5”) won an Honorable Mention in the  Galleryring “Open” Exhibition”

https://www.joyfulartfromtheheart.com/blog/posts/16972/+fall+on+your+knees++awarded++honourable+mention++in+the+artgallery+ring++open++exhibition+++september+2019

 


 

“He Leads Me to Still Waters” (acrylic – 20” x 20” x 1.5”) won the Crystal Award of Merit in the “Water Exhibition” by Galleryring

https://www.joyfulartfromtheheart.com/blog/posts/16877/+still+waters++wins+crystal+award+of+merit+in++waterscapes++online+exhibition+by+galleryring

 




 

“The Yearning” (acrylic – 24” x 24” x 1.5”), won an Honorable Mention in the Spring Visual Arts Competition by Oakton Christian Arts.

https://www.joyfulartfromtheheart.com/blog/posts/16459/+the+yearning++awarded+honorable+mention+in+oakton+foundation+visual+arts+competition+2019

 




 

“Send Out Your Light O Lord” (acrylic – 24” x 30” x 1.5”) won an Honorable Mention at the Arthur Show by the Art Guild of Scarborough.

https://www.joyfulartfromtheheart.com/blog/posts/16218/send+out+your+light+o+lord+won+first+honourable+mention+at+the+arthur+show+2019

 

 

 

Coming up in 2020……

Sunnybrook Art Show and Sale - 4/Jan/20 to 22/Feb/20

 









 

Four paintings (acrylic – 24” x 24” x 1.5”) will be sold with 20% of the sales being donated to Sunnybrook hospital. 

 

For more information please click on link below:

 

https://www.joyfulartfromtheheart.com/blog/posts/17470/sunnybrook+fine+arts+show+and+sale+++4+jan+20+22+feb+20

 

        

                                                                       

 Art ALa Carte Program - Legislative Assembly of Ontario – 13/Jan/20 to 11/Jan/21

 

 

 

“Still Waters” (acrylic – 20” x 20” x 1.5”) was chosen to be on exhibition at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for one year.  

 

For more information please click on link below:

 

 

https://www.joyfulartfromtheheart.com/blog/posts/17471/art+a+la+carte+++legislative+assembly+of+ontario+13+jan+20+to+11+jan+21

 

 

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It looks like 2019 was successful for this artist and I look forward to seeing what 2020 will bring.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for supporting my creative endeavours.  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very prosperous and blessed 2020.

All the best!!!

Denise Gracias

https://www.joyfulartfromtheheart.com/