Friday, July 4, 2014

FCA Nanaimo Chapter Show

FCA Nanaimo Chapter Juried Show


Nanaimo Art Gallery (Downtown)
August 16th - September 6th, 2014

Opening Reception/Awards: Friday, August 15th, 7-9 pm.


Monday, May 12, 2014

2014 Shows

FCA ABSTRACT SHOW
Federation Gallery
Vancouver, BC
February 25 - March 9, 2014

FCA SUCCESS! SHOW
Federation Gallery
Vancouver, BC


SOOKE FINE ARTS SHOW
July 25 - August 4, 2014
Sooke, BC

FCA NANAIMO SUMMER JURIED SHOW
Nanaimo Art Gallery
Nanaimo BC
August 13  - September 7, 2014

FEATURE ARTIST
Beach Club Resort Hotel
Parksville, BC
September 1 - 30, 2014

SIDNEY FINE ARTS SHOW
October 17 - 19, 2014
Sidney, BC

FCA ARROWSMITH FALL JURIED SHOW
The Old School House Arts Centre
Qualicum Beach, BC
October 24 - November 17, 2014


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Thank You

As an artist, I frequently hear the words “paint for yourself, not for others”.  For the most part, I have found this to be sound advice.  There is nothing more thrilling for me than that moment when I step back from a finished painting and know that I’ve nailed it.  It’s a high like no other.  

But, there is also something deeply satisfying when I can share this moment with fellow artists, and know that they “get it”.  They know that a lifetime of education, hard work (often solitary) and exploration have gone into creating that finished painting.  They know, because they have been on a similar journey.  And so, while I continue to paint for myself, validation from fellow artists who can look at my work with an educated, critical eye has also become an important part of my process.  

Over the past few years I have discovered, within the FCA, just such a group of fellow artists.  Artists whose work, and work ethic, I admire.  Artists who juried me to Active status, then into Chapter shows, and into shows at Federation Gallery.  Artists who encouraged me to continue, especially on those days full of self doubt when painting for myself just wasn’t quite enough. To have now been awarded signature status by these artists is both a great honour and also great motivation to continue on this solitary, but very rewarding path.  To them I say, “Thank you”.



Monday, March 10, 2014

Success Show, Federation Gallery

"Queen of Hearts"
48" x 48"
Acrylic

Currently in Success Show
Federation Gallery, Vancouver

Lisa Danesin, AFCA

I am now a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Studio in winter

We don't get a great deal of snow on the island, but when we do, our world of misty grey and green is transformed temporarily into a winter wonderland of white.

The view out my studio window early this morning, just as it was getting light...


Friday, November 22, 2013

Qualicum Beach Winter Art Walk, Nov 22 - 24

Check out Art Worx Gallery during the Qualicum Beach Winter Art Walk! I have several pieces hanging in the gallery, and I’ll be there on Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New! silverwave no. 59


silverwave no. 59
watercolour & silver ink
5"x5"

In  FCA "Small, Smaller, Smallest" Show, at Federation Gallery, Vancouver.
Nov. 19 - Dec 8, 2013.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

2013 Shows

FCA "ABSTRACT" SHOW
Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
January 22 - February 3, 2013

FCA ARROWSMITH SPRING JURIED SHOW

The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, BC
February 18 - March 8, 2013

FCA "TRANSITIONS" SHOW

Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
April 9 – 21, 2013

FCA "CANVAS UNBOUND" SHOW'

Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
May 7 - 19, 2013

SOOKE FINE ARTS SHOW
Sooke, BC
July 26 - August 5, 2013

FCA ARROWSMITH FALL JURIED SHOW
Art Worx Gallery, 701 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
September 24 - October 8, 2013

"CONVERGENCE & METAPHOR"
Two Person Show with Helen Webster
The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, BC
September 30 - October 26, 2013

SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW
Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney, BC
October 18 - 20, 2013

"DECK THE WALLS"
Nanaimo Chapter FCA Exhibition and Sale
Moose Hall, 1356 Cranberry Road, Nanaimo, BC
November 1- 3, 2013

FCA "SMALL, SMALLER, SMALLEST" SHOW
Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
November 19 – December 8, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Deck The Walls



DECK THE WALLS
Nanaimo Chapter FCA
Exhibition and Sale
Moose Hall, 1356 Cranberry Road
Nanaimo, BC 
November 1- 3, 2013

A "micro" art fair, just in time for Christmas shopping. 
Original paintings, prints, cards and jewelry by the talented members of the Nanaimo Chapter.
Hours: 
Friday 1:00-7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Free Admission 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sidney Fine Art Show

WOW!  Just won the "Best Work on Paper or Under Glass Award" at Sidney Fine Art Show! So thrilled to receive this major award at such a significant show.
Update:  painting is now SOLD!  

"Fallen (Dried Orchid Blossoms)"
Watercolour
14 x 22

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Opening Night at TOSH

Lisa Danesin and Helen Webster at opening of their two person show at TOSH.







Sunday, September 29, 2013

Two Person Show at TOSH


HELEN WEBSTER & LISA DANESIN
The Old School House Arts Centre
Qualicum Beach, BC
September 30 - October 26, 2013
An exhibition of abstract art exploring the theme of convergence and metaphor.  Their approaches may differ but together this mother and daughter duo share a passion for the language of abstraction and the exploration of intersections and understandings in the abstract genre.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 2nd, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Everyone welcome!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Convergence & Metaphor


Helen Webster and Lisa Danesin
September 30 - October 26
"Convergence & Metaphor"
in the Brown Gallery at
The Old School House Arts Centre
Qualicum Beach, BC

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00 pm.


An exhibition of abstract art exploring the theme of convergence and metaphor.

This mother/daughter team shares a passion for the language of abstraction and the exploration of intersections and understandings in the abstract genre.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013