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Miniature Show & Sale at Portside Gallery

Miniature Show & Sale at Portside

Miniature Show & Sale – Portside Gallery, Port Stanley, ON
Opening Reception Sunday, March 5, 2017, 1-4 pm

Railway City Arts Crawl Feb. 24th & 25th St Thomas, ON

Railway City Brewery
To celebrate the popular winter event of local arts and culture,
Railway City Brewery has create a limited edition Arts Crawl inspired beer pack! The specially designed bottles are set to hit retail shelves on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7pm! 
The six selected local artists chosen for the beer labels are:
-Ann Marie Cheung
-Chris Golding
-Laura Woermke
-Saffira Vandermark
-Elizabeth Kusinski
-Ben Vandevooren

Railway City Arts Crawl February 24 (6-9pm) & 25 (11am-5pm), 2017
St Thomas ON

Come and visit me at: Railway City Brewing Company 130 Edward Street, St. Thomas, ON

Also, view my artwork in the SHE exhibition at the Illumine Gallery 364 Talbot St, St Thomas, ON
Proudly raising awareness and funding for Violence Against Women Services Elgin County.

SHE at the Illumine Gallery – Opening Feb. 11th

I’m exhibiting along with other talented artists at the beautiful Illumine Gallery in St Thomas, Ontario. Opening February 11, 2017 7pm.

Many years ago, I was a gypsy soul exploring the Caribbean, traveling to Egypt, backpacking across Europe… These paintings capture my longing to be the gypsy wanderer once more; they transport me back to a delightful time before I became lost in motherhood.

Do you have a gypsy soul? Are you smitten by wanderlust?

“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. “Time” for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.” 
― Roman Payne


She Survived by Ann-Marie Cheung
“She Survived” 12×12 acrylic on canvas © Ann-Marie Cheung
Donated to support Violence Against Women Services Elgin County

Art Against AbuseComing up next:
February 24th (6-9pm) & 25th (11am-5pm), 2017 – RAILWAY CITY ARTS CRAWL – Railway City Brewing Company venue – A FREE winter event celebrating local arts and culture set in various venues throughout St. Thomas, ON

Come visit the 1st Toronto Art Blast!

Toronto Art Blast at AAW Gallery Come visit me along with other talented artists at the 1st Toronto Art Blast!

Artisans at Work ~ AAWGallery 2071 Danforth at Woodbine Subway Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, 2016 11am – 6pm

Light Refreshments & Live Painting Demos


What is the Toronto Art Blast?
The Toronto Art Blast is the city of Toronto’s first-ever city-wide open studio event. The event kicks off with a festive Opening Celebration and Preview Exhibition and is follow by three weekends of self-guided tours of artist studios and exhibition spaces throughout the city of Toronto. The event is free for the public to enjoy and artists pay a registration fee to participate. Printed guidebooks and online artist directories guide visitors to the artist studios and exhibition spaces around the city where the participating artists show. During the event, there are street signs directing the public to artist locations. The event is a great opportunity for artists and art collectors to connect one-on-one with one another in interesting and inspiring environments. Artist venues can range from home studios, outdoor venues, gallery settings, co-op spaces, cafés, restaurants, garages, back yards and other alternative exhibition spaces. Many artists serve refreshments, some give live demonstrations and some may even have live music.

London Children’s Museum Brush Off May 18th, 2016

I’m excited to be participating in the Brush Off to help support the London Children’s Museum!

16 artists will test their skills through a painting competition. Guests cast votes determining who is crowned the night’s champion.

The Brush Off 2016
1 night. 16 artists. 4 rounds of competition. 43 original works. 

The Brush Off is a unique fundraising event featuring a live painting competition, great food and live and silent auctions. Sixteen artists will test their skills through 4 rounds of painting competition. Guests vote to determine who makes it through each round and is ultimately the night’s champion. Original works of art will be created at The Brush Off and guests have an opportunity to take a painting home by placing a winning bid, all while supporting the Children’s Museum.

Right now, 1 in every 5 children in London is living in poverty.  The schools these children attend are unable to provide experiences to enrich the education and lives of their students because of cost and access barriers.  With your support of The Brush Off, the Children’s Museum will be able to offer a subsidy to help with field trip costs including bus transportation to and from the Children’s Museum and pizza lunch, often a luxury for the children.

Read the article in Our London featuring artist Shane Wilcox.

My Mixed Media Art Process

Since my artist friend Paula Mould keeps asking me to post photos of my process, here it is…These are 4 plywood panels 8″ x 10″ x 1″ each. I’ve used green painters tape to block off certain areas and started with some dark acrylic paint.


I cut out some bird shapes using coloured paper, then used a fine process4archival ink marker, Pigma Micron 01 to draw some designs.process5


The birds and other cut out paper shapes are glued to the panels using an acrylic gel medium.process6 process4More paint is added.process7

More layers of paint are added, letting coats dry in between.process8

Some words are painted on…bloom, shine, dream and blossom.process9

process11Finished details.Shine 2016Dream 2016Blossom 2016Bloom 2016


Toronto Art Blast – Call for Artists

Registration Deadline is April 1st!

Artists and artisans, at any level in their art careers, working in any visual medium are welcome to participate in this first-ever, city-wide annual open studio event in Toronto. Whether you are an emerging, mid-career or established artist, you are encouraged to participate in this exciting event. This is a non-juried event giving all artists and artisans an opportunity to connect directly with art-lovers and art collectors every year.

• Gain exposure to the art-loving and art-buying public.

• Enjoy 100% of the direct sales of your artwork to the public.

• Get listed and gain exposure on our website in the online artist directory as well as in 3,000 printed guidebooks prior to and during the event.

• Show a few pieces of your work to the public at the Opening Celebration/Preview Exhibition (optional). Each artist is allocated a small space, enough room for an easel or podium or two and a portfolio.

• Exposure for you and your art at the Opening Reception and Preview Exhibition as well as your weekend venue.

• Getting or keeping your name and artwork “out there” is a critical part of being or becoming a successful professional artist.

• Opportunity to build your email/mailing lists.

TAB gives you the opportunity and inspiration to create new work every year and to show and sell directly to the public annually.

• Be a part of the larger art community in Toronto and meet other artists.

Register HERE

  • I’ll be participating
    Weekend 1: East of Yonge Street (July 16 & 17, 2016)

    Artisans at Work AAWGallery
    2071 Danforth at Woodbine Subway