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Brenda Calhoun Artworks, Brenda Calhoun

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[Artists & Fine Art Artisans, Acrylic painting, Art cards, Water colour painting]
"Bearded Iris - Faith, Hope, Wisdom and Valour"
12" x 24", acrylics on canvas

$425.00 framed
Matted art prints (8" x 10") $18.00
Art cards $3.00 each or 4 for $10.00

This painting depicts a beautiful peach coloured Bearded Iris. In the Language of Flowers, the bearded iris signifies faith, hope, wisdom and valour. What an uplifting sentiment to present to someone you admire and respect.


Brenda Calhoun is an award-winning Vancouver Island artist who works in acrylics and watercolours. She has studied drawing and painting at North Island College with instructors Lorna Gibson and Chris Wooten, and has studied with Island artists Heather Lang, Dave Harrison, Saskia King, and Karen Martin, as well as participating in various workshops by Federation of Canadian Artists signature members Neil Boyle,SFCA; Marilyn Timms, SFCA; Donna Baspaly, SFCA; Don Farrell, SFCA, and Bob Sheridan, AFCA, plus numerous other workshops by Island artists.

Brenda paints still lifes, florals, and tranquil scenes in acrylics and watercolours. Her paintings are an expression of her love of colour and light. She is especially intrigued by still life arrangements with strong light and shadow. This value contrast is what inspires her to paint tranquil water scenes too.

Brenda believes art is an expression of the soul. A quote from Martha Graham best describes how she feels about her artwork and that of others artists. "There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique." Creativity expresses the human spirit, and through her paintings Brenda hopes to share her creativity, her spirit, and her love of painting.

Brenda is an Active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, a member of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council, and the Comox Valley Art Gallery. Her work is shown regularly at South Hollow Gallery in Courtenay, and the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox. She currently paints and shows with the Brushworks painting group in Comox, and the Halbe Hall artists in Black Creek. She is a founding member of the Originals Only group - local and Island artists who show and sell their original works at their annual Originals Only Fine Art Show at the Comox Marina on the 2nd weekend in August.

Brenda's blog features her latest paintings, articles and book reviews. Visit her blog at http://brendacalhounartworks.com

Image is copyright of Brenda Calhoun Artworks.

To purchase Brenda's original acrylic paintings, art prints and art cards please contact her at brendacalhounartworks@gmail.com or phone 250.897.1816
 
"Water Lilies #2"
12" x 12", acrylic on 1.5" gallery-wrapped linen canvas
$225.00 unframed
Matted art prints (8" x 10")$18.00
Art cards $3.00 each or 4 for $10.00

"Water Lilies #2" is an acrylic painting of pink water lilies floating in a pond. The complementary colour scheme worked wonderfully for this painting. Pink can sometimes be a challenging colour to work with, but I was very happy with the end results here.



Brenda's blog features her latest paintings, articles and book reviews. Visit her blog at http://brendacalhounartworks.com

Image is copyright of Brenda Calhoun Artworks.

To purchase Brenda's original acrylic paintings, prints and art cards please contact her at brendacalhounartworks@gmail.com or phone 250.897.1816
 
"Mountain Scene - Banff National Park"
11" x 14", acrylics on canvas

$275.00 framed
Matted art print (8" x 10") $18.00
Art cards $3.00 each or 4 for $10.00

Majestic mountain scenes such as this one surround and inspire everyone, especially artists, when driving through Banff National Park. I look forward to enjoying the breath-taking beauty of these mountains whenever I visit my son in Edmonton.


Brenda's blog features her latest paintings, articles and book reviews. Visit her blog at http://brendacalhounartworks.com

Image is copyright of Brenda Calhoun Artworks.

To purchase Brenda's orignal acrylic paintings, prints and art cards please contact her at brendacalhounartworks@gmail.com or phone 250.897.1816
 
"Glass Clown Series #2"
14" x 18", acrylics on gallery-wrapped linen canvas

$325.00 unframed
Matted art print (8" x 10") $18.00
Art cards $3.00 each or 4 for $10.00

Glass objects are a favourite still life subject for me, so when I spotted these glass clowns at an antique shop in Chemainus, I knew I had to create a still life painting featuring them. I added the floral tablecloth and balloons to add interest and colour to the setup. I love the challenge of capturing the light and colour reflected through the glass and creating a realistic painting with abstract qualities.


Brenda's blog features her latest paintings, articles and book reviews. Visit her blog at
http://brendacalhounartworks.com

Image is copyright of Brenda Calhoun Artworks.

To purchase Brenda's original acrylic paintings, prints and art cards please contact her at brendacalhounartworks@gmail.com or phone 250.897.1816
 
"Windowsill Series #1, Honey & Apples"
11" x 14", acrylics on canvas

$225 unframed
Matted art print (8" x 10") $18.00
Art cards $3.00 each or 4 for $10.00

"Honey & Apples" is the first in my "Windowsill Series" of paintings. My goal in setting up my still life on the windowsill was to have strong light on my subject that would bounce the colour around and create strong reflections and highlights. I also felt having the image reflected in the window added interest to the composition.


Brenda's blog features her latest paintings, articles and book reviews. Visit her blog at http://brendacalhounartworks.com

Image is copyright of Brenda Calhoun Artworks.

To purchase Brenda's original acrylic paintings, prints and art cards please contact her at brendacalhounartworks@gmail.com or phone 250.897.1816
 

Contact Brenda Calhoun Artworks, Brenda Calhoun

4693B Cruickshank Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 8T5, British Columbia
250-897-1816   Toll free 2508971816   

write email   www.brendacalhounartworks.com

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