February 1, 2013 – April 21, 2013
East Gallery (Level 3)
In 1925, a group of artists met in the library of the Arts and Letters Club, a popular gathering place for practitioners in all the arts in Toronto. At that meeting 12 major Canadian talents, all passionately committed to the importance of watercolour as a medium, founded the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC). The aim of the founding artists (that included A.J. Casson and Franklin Carmichael), was to recognize, encourage and nurture excellence of work in the medium of watercolour.
In Lambton County there are four talented artists who have been long time members of the CSPWC, having met the stringent criteria required to be elected into the Society by a national membership committee. JNAAG is pleased to present an exhibition that looks at the artistic practice of these four talented artists, Josy Britton from Grand Bend, Ariel Lyons from Petrolia, Jane Hunter and Marlis Saunders, both from Sarnia.
Each of the artists is a master water colour painter, but they also explore other mediums within the scope of their artistic practice. Fluid Explorations includes works in watercolour and also offers a rare glimpse into some of their other artistic journey’s and includes paintings in encaustic, acrylic and mixed media.