Happy International Artist Day 2017

Started in 2004  on Pablo Picasso’s birthday, October 25th,  by my fellow Canadian painter, Chris MacClure, in White Rock, British Columbia, today is International Artist Day! What is this day all about?

“To celebrate the contribution all artists make to society by promoting and raising their credibility and visibility locally and around the world.” Mandate on Official International Artist Day Website

Tell us, what artists would you like to celebrate today?

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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch

From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada

For gallery and purchase information about Terrill’s photographs and paintings go to http://terrillwelchartist.com

7 thoughts on “Happy International Artist Day 2017

    • Sam! So very good to have you drop by!!!! Oh it has been way too long. Life does get away from us doesn’t it. Thank you and that is pretty heady company you have put me in. I do love both of these painters though. David and I just pick up a book about Edward Munch a couple of weeks ago in a used bookstore. I hope all is well in your world. We are watching the TV series Call the Midwife on Netflix at the moment and thoroughly enjoying it. Not much else besides Hidden Numbers has attracted our lasting attention recently. But this should of course be shared on your own great blog Wonders In The Dark! Soon 🙂

    • Happy International Artist Day to you Deborah. With your many creative expressions, I am not even sure where to start – I love it all! Yes this is my home studio and when I work on these large canvases I often take over what is “the great room.” Later in November though I am looking into transforming my new wee gallery into a winter studio to be able to paint these large canvases without taking over half of our home.

  1. Happy International Artist Day, Terrill!

    What LIVING artist would I like to celebrate? You—I love your work!
    What NO-LONGER-LIVING artist would I like to celebrate? Grandma Moses. Her work never fails to bring a smile to my face.

    • Thank you Laurie! Ah yes, the American Folk Artist herself! Wikipedia has a quote from the New York Times that made me smile: “The simple realism, nostalgic atmosphere and luminous color with which Grandma Moses portrayed simple farm life and rural countryside won her a wide following. She was able to capture the excitement of winter’s first snow, Thanksgiving preparations and the new, young green of oncoming spring… In person, Grandma Moses charmed wherever she went. A tiny, lively woman with mischievous gray eyes and a quick wit, she could be sharp-tongued with a sycophant and stern with an errant grandchild.” Doesn’t this just do her justice Laurie!? 🙂

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