I am pleased to let you know we are indeed holding our Oxford Studio Tour this year, after a 2 year hiatus. It will be on April 30 and May 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information can be found at the tour’s website, oxfordstudiotour.ca, as usual. We all have lots of art to show you, and you can have fun with your family or close friends driving around Oxford County to see it. Maybe you’ll want to have a chat with some of the artists, or even purchase an original piece for that spot in your surroundings you wish had a little something special.
Here I am with a couple of my original pieces:
I look forward to welcoming you at my home studio/gallery location, which is Location #3 on the tour, in Otterville. Red signs will direct you to tour locations. If you need a map, they are available at the website. For a brochure, you may contact me to mail you one, or just pick a location to start at – all artists will have some available.
Have you ever wondered if there is any other life out there in the universe? I think there must be. The universe we can see contains around 100 – 200 billion galaxies and it is estimated that is only ten percent of what it actually contains. That’s just galaxies – each galaxy contains perhaps 100 billion stars. I don’t know about you but I have a hard time wrapping my brain around numbers that large. The odds against this being the only planet to support life of some kind are huge. So, then one wonders, what would alien life look like? We’ve seen so many science fiction movies, now, where others have imagined it, and they’ve done a really convincing job. It’s amazing, really, what our minds can come up with.
But what if we leave it all to the mathematics? If fractal geometry is the geometry of nature, let’s assume that all nature, not just that of planet Earth, is governed by it. I find it really fun to create a little ‘planet’ using Mandelbulb 3D, and then explore it, finding scenes that remind me of Earth. I’ve done this before with ‘Climb it, Change’, ‘There is Always a Bridge’, ‘No Port in Sight’, ‘Ocean Floor’, and many more that I haven’t shown anyone yet. This one I call ‘Coniferous Tree on Planet B’. Obviously the ‘coniferous tree’ isn’t the only bit of vegetation on this particular ‘planet’. I see vines, and cabbage-shaped types of vegetation, and driftwood – but you might have to come see the piece in person to appreciate all that. Next weekend is the 11th annual Oxford Studio Tour and I am at Location #4. Why not come out and see it for yourself?
This is the first piece of fractal art I’ve created and shown that isn’t square, but rather a landscape format. I hope that doesn’t throw anyone off!
Hey everyone, the 10th Annual Oxford Studio Tour is this weekend, May 6 & 7! That’s just in case I haven’t reached you yet… I have been so busy promoting the tour on its website, and on Facebook and Twitter, I almost forgot to post on my own blogs!
As you may know, my gallery/studio is Location #3 this year. There is another near me, Location #4, and we are always happy when studio tourists make the trip out to the southeast corner of Oxford County, Ontario, to see us. Here is a peek at what you’ll find when you get here.
Have you seen our posters or picked up a brochure yet? They are in libraries, tourist offices, and many nice businesses in and surrounding the county. You could also get one from the first artist you visit. This is what they look like:
But here is the basic information to get you started, and our website is full of maps as well: