Sarah Cowling – Artists Statement for the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre
“A Painting A Week,” January 11-February 1, 2015
On March 28, 2014, I posted on my blog ( motherof3alsopaints.blogspot.com) that it was my intention to post “A Painting A Week” on my blog and Facebook for a year. I began on March 31, 2014 with “Fall Trees #2”.
My desire was to give my art some new exposure and to find out how my viewers would respond. Of course, my friends, old and new as it will happen on Facebook, would leave kind comments and ‘likes’. It was interesting that my favourites were often theirs as well. Even more exciting were the pictures that drew rave reviews that surprised me.
The posts were of both older and newer works of art. I used acrylics, mixed media, collage, and, new for me, watercolurs. Often it was the watercolours that received the best comments.
As this show opens, I will be just preparing to post Week # 42. A few works are missing from this show as they are sold and gone to new homes. I hope it will be fun, whether you have been following my blog or Facebook posts or not, to view my art work on the walls of the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre.
Many thanks to the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, to Pat Gibson and Heather MacIntosh for this opportunity.