The Village: an exhibition of my Pointe-Claire watercolours

If you’ve been following this blog for a while you may know that I’ve been painting scenes of Pointe-Claire Village for years. I often stop there on my way to school for a quick sketch, or set up my easel in the shade of a willow in the park with a view of the boats in the yacht club. I frequently paint the same corners in many seasons and often go back to draw the iconic windmill on lazy August days.

Now it’s my pleasure to have a show and sale of those paintings at Studio 77, a cafe and exhibition space in the town where they were painted. The show opens on Saturday, March 31. If you’re in Montreal, join me at the vernissage from 6-8 pm, or stop by Studio 77 for a latte any day until April 29. It’s located at 271 Bord-du-Lac in Pointe Claire.

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31 Comments on “The Village: an exhibition of my Pointe-Claire watercolours”

  1. TonyU says:

    So wish I could be there. Hope it goes well Shari!

    • Tony, I wish you could be there too! Ah, come on, hop on a plane and visit for the weekend. We could work in some sketching too. It’s starting to feel like spring in Montreal.

  2. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Congrats on your exhibition. I hope it all goes well and you sell lots of paintings.

  3. angmacleod says:

    Can’t wait! Well done!

  4. Sandy says:

    Shari
    Since I am waaay down in Texas I hope you take a video of your work once it is all hung and share it on Instagram. Although I do not like snow, I do appreciate your snowy scenes reminding me of my childhood in Illinois!

    Best wishes

  5. Bernadette says:

    How wonderful for the people of Montreal, Pointe Claire, and we who follow your travels near and far from home. I am excited for you and this great opportunity to present your daily works of art in such a grand way. God bless you for the joy you bring to others through your gifts.

  6. Alison says:

    Looking forward to it! Lovely invitation design.

  7. joantav says:

    Your show sounds like it will be wonderful and will be a big hit!

  8. Dee Ludwig says:

    Pretending your paintings have been the imaginary village in the Louise Penny mysteries I am reading…an imaginary village near Montreal called Three Pines.

    • Dee, I love those books. We used to listen to Louise Penny on the radio. She was a broadcaster before she became a mystery writer.

      • Dee Ludwig says:

        Really! Guess she uses the sound of words in writing. They are beautifully written! I have read the first 5 since Christmas, so I am hooked!

      • Judy Sopher says:

        Just bought the first one for my Kindle. Always looking for new mystery series. Thanks.

  9. Dineke (aka Senta) says:

    Congratulations!

  10. anne farmer says:

    The invitation picture is luminous! Would love to see the original. Bit far oof though. Good luck!

  11. Monique says:

    How perfectly lovely and fitting!

  12. minervafm says:

    Congratulations Shari!

  13. Judy Sopher says:

    If they were in a book, I would certainly buy it. Wish I could be there as well . Best of luck.

  14. Lynn Patten says:

    Good for you & so well deserved – a rock star of plein art painting! Just curious though, are you ripping pages out of your sketchbooks and framing them for sale? In your 2 page spreads it seems there could be a second painting on the reverse. I know you’ve figured this all out – but can’t help wondering how.

    • HI Lynn. Thanks so much for your good wishes. In answer to your question, no, I am not ripping pages out of books. Everything from the show is done on sheets of paper, either cut from bigger sheets, done on blocks or pads, etc. I work in so many ways but I rarely cut stuff out of books. If someone loves the image I can always make a print of the work for them.

      • Lynn Patten says:

        Thank you Shari – I’m relieved to hear this as I know how often you have mentioned a sketch brings back a time & place so vividly and didn’t want you to regret over excitement about the show. Silly but that’s just how much your blog posts mean to me!


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