Arts Place Gallery

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New Exhibit, Paintings by France Duff

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“Wanderings“  France Duff
January 30 – April 1;0

Opening Reception, Sunday February 7, 2 – 4 pm

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Gallery Hours: February, Saturday & Sunday 12n – 4pm
March, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 12n – 4pm
April, Thursday – Sunday, 12n – 4pm

Click here to read about France in Niagara This Week / The Leader

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France was born and raised in Quebec and has called Welland her home for many years.  She was introduced to the world of music at an early age.  It opened up a taste for other aspects of the art world, leading to experiences in fashion, jewelry and beauty.  She  later turned to architecture and design, graduating from Niagara College in Interior Design.  As she practiced as a designer for a number of years, she found she was always working in very structured presentations.  Realizing that she wanted to be freer, she was able to express herself more naturally in painting.   What started as an interest and hobby turned into a focused exploration of watercolour  and acrylic, mainly landscape, seascape and still life.  France has taken studies from local artists and has recently become a member of Arts Place Art Gallery.   She won a Welland Rose Festival Juried Art Show award in 2015.

France describes her creative interests, “My painting is representational, based on my sensitivity to the colours of nature, and the details of plant life and the built environment.  Experiencing the awakening of nature from its dormant state , and the differences I saw in landforms on my travels have further inspired me.  My greatest happiness is to show the viewer the beauty of nature I see all around me.“

Upcoming events at the Gallery:
Annual Silent Auction, Sunday, April 17, 2 – 4pm
Don’t miss this “Rite of Spring” as we begin to assemble original paintings,
jewelry, home décor items, artwork  and special surprises for an afternoon of fun
and support of Arts Place Gallery.  If you have any items you’d like to donate
for the Silent Auction, please call Joyce at 905.899.1519 or the Gallery at 905.834.9060
to arrange pickup or drop-off.


Written by Arts Place Gallery

January 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm

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