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This show of watercolours by artist Pat Stanley explores the endurance and ever-changing beauty of the natural world. The scenes range from Newfoundland’s rugged coast to the shoreline of Lake Ontario, with a focus on the intersection of water and rock, sunlight and shadow, land and sky.
In Pat’s words, “If I am able to draw from the viewer a recognition of the intricate textures of water, ice and rocks, the lonely distances of a shoreline or landscape, and the survival of nature in the face of all obstacles, then my work is successful.”
Pat was born in Ottawa, and studied drawing and painting in Montreal at the School of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, at McGill University, and at Concordia University School of Art. She has also studied at Toronto’s Three Schools of Art and Toronto School of Art, and at the Haliburton School of the Arts. Pat is a member of the Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts in Toronto, the Colborne Society of Artists, and the Pontiac Artists’ Association in Quebec, and has held a position on the Board of the Arts Council of Northumberland since 2007. Pat has participated in numerous juried and solo shows, received an Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant in 2010, and has won local, national, and international awards.