vanessa kary | fine artist
Inside the entrance to the Gerry Thomas Gallery (painted stainless steel)
Fabulous paintings by French-Canadian Artist Marie-Danielle Leblanc
…more beautiful paintings. Love the texture!
After viewing these paintings, I’ve become inspired to use a resin on my own.
I had a fantastic Saturday afternoon strolling down 11th Avenue SW visiting all the wonderful art galleries. I was so impressed by all the talented artists and equally impressed by the gallery spaces. These curators are very good at what they do.
The first art gallery I entered (and my personal favorite) Gerry Thomas Gallery was incredible! It’s a very stylish venue. From the intricate glass sculptures and lighting to the stunning painting selection…everything seemed to fit perfectly. I was also impressed by the art deco bar. What a fabulous place to entertain! Perhaps my upcoming birthday?
The intimate gallery off to the left showcased some amazing paintings by French-Canadian artist Marie-Danielle Leblanc. Most of her paintings are covered in resin. They are all absolutely beautiful! So much so that she’s inspired me to apply resin to my paintings as well. For those of you unfamiliar with resin, it’s a surface coating application for all artwork (photographs and paintings in particular) and provides a clear, glossy, shiny, thick, hard, glass-like finish. This is the crème de la crème of glossy finishes. I love it!
I strolled up and down 11th Avenue SW for over three hours. That just wasn’t enough time…there was still so much more to see. Besides art galleries, there’s quite a few furniture stores that offer unique design solutions to any home or office. It’s an interior designers paradise. Looks like I’ll be planning another art walk/furniture walk very soon!