KAROLEM Art Studio
Karole Marois
visual artist, artiste-peintre
Dear art lover,
Welcome to my second quarterly newsletter and thank you for your continued support and interest in my work. If you have just signed up and would like to read the first newsletter, it will be available on my website soon.
Chers amoureux de l'art,
J'espère que vous avez passé un bel été. Bienvenue à ma deuxième infolettre trimestrielle et merci encore une fois de votre intérêt et de votre soutien. Si vous venez de vous abonner et vous aimeriez lire la première infolettre, elle sera bientôt disponible sur mon site web.
Recent Events
For the Love of Water / Pour l'amour de l'eau
My summer exhibition For the Love of Water/ Pour l'amour de l'eau was presented in a unique vacant space on Main Street Picton, Prince Edward County.This self-curated exhibition displayed my paintings with poems written by Lindsay Brant from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and Conrad Beaubien, a local author. I also included my poem Waterlovers in the show.
Visitors and residents were eager to view artwork in person in spite of the discomfort of having to distance and wear a mask. The exhibition received a lot of support from the community, and The Wellington Times published the article Making Waves.
                 Water Finds A Way
In July, Lindsay Brant and I were thrilled to receive a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. The micro Digital Originals project grant was created to help artists share their work online. We produced Water Finds a Way, an 8 minute video that acts as a preview to our next collaboration of painting and poetry.
Special Gift For You
In my last newsletter, I offered my readers free shipping or delivery to anywhere in Canada for any purchased or commissioned artwork. I am now extending this offer to the end of December 2020. Just mention the code word “Prinyers” when you contact me.
Current Events
My painting Body of Water 1 has been selected to be part of the 8th Annual Juried Show at The Colborne Art Gallery, an interesting co-operative art gallery in Colborne Ontario. The exhibition can be viewed online or in person until October 31 2020.
Body of Water 1, 2 & 4, acrylic on wood, 60 x 30, 152 x 76 cm, 2019, $3000 ea.
The Body of Water series consisted originally of four paintings. After #3 sold, I decided to modify the backgrounds of the three others. By merging the figures with the waves, this artwork ended up to be more allegorical than I intended it to be. Sometimes images from my past studies of Renaissance Art unconsciously reappear in my work !
Upcoming Events
 While the annual Prince Edward County Studio Tour has been postponed to Sept 2021, I invite you to come visit my studio at anytime and safely view my current work in person. Contact me and we will arrange a time.
In the next months, I will be completing four commissioned paintings. One of these paintings, Flowers From the Sky, will be shipped from CFB Trenton and installed next spring, in the Airborne Museum near Arnhem, in the Netherlands. May 2021 will celebrate the 75th (+1 year) Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland. My ongoing involvement with the Netherlands started in 2005, after my participation as a volunteer civilian artist with the Canadian Forces Artist Program. You can read more about my experience on this page.
Meanwhile, I am slowly planning my next body of work for future exhibitions that will again include poetry. This means writing down thoughts and making thumbnail sketches before starting the next series of 20 to 25 paintings. You can follow my progress on Facebook and Instagram or visit my website to see new artwork.
Recent Artwork
Cressy Lakeside Shore, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 72 in, 91 x 183 cm, 2020  SOLD
Cressy Lakeside is one of my favorite places to walk in Prince Edward County. It is on the Lake Ontario side of our Cressy peninsula. Like an ocean, the Great Lake can be very dramatic on a windy day. This painting is the fourth version of this particular location on Cressy Lakeside.  All four versions are now in the collection of art lovers and waterlovers.
Art, Life, Inspiration
During these past months of isolation and distancing, sunsets and sunrises seem to have been especially meaningful to so many of us. I felt inspired to paint our sunset at home on the Adophus Reach, For the Love of Water.
For the Love of Water, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72 in, 122 x 183 cm, 2020, $4000
Sailing season is over and beaches are now quiet in Prince Edward County.  It's time to reflect on our new reality while we try to navigate an uncertain future. One thing for sure, we are all interconnected.
Wishing you a bright and colourful fall !
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