Category Archives: Artists

ST THOMAS-ELGIN ARTISTS’ GUILD 11th ANNUAL SHOW & SALE

St. Thomas-Elgin Artists' Guild

November 10th – 12th, 2017 at the CASO Station

Here’s some of my work you can see.

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Purple Dive, acrylic on canvas, 2017 8×8 by Ann-Marie Cheung

Fantasy Birds2 Acrylic 2017 12x6 by Ann-Marie Cheung

Fantasy Birds 2 Acrylic, wood on canvas 2017 12×6 by Ann-Marie Cheung

Upcoming Events

November is going to be  a busy month! Here’s where you can see my art…

ST THOMAS-ELGIN PUBLIC ART CENTRE
St Thomas, ON
Annual Fall Art Auction Preview Oct 28 to Nov 3, 2017 
Auction Friday November 3
7:00 – 10:30pm  Tickets: $15

Support the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre by participating in our Annual Fall Art Auction.  This year’s selection of art works is better than ever with a mixture of returning and new artists.  This exciting evening features live and silent auctions of original art.  There will be an abundance of delicious hors d’oeuvres.  It is a must-attend event with tickets going fast!  The limited number of tickets will go on sale in early September.  We encourage you to come and support the biggest fundraiser of the year for the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre.  You won’t be disappointed!

St Thomas Elgin Artists’ Guild Annual Show and Sale
CASO Station St Thomas, ON
November 10-12th, 2017
Fri. 6-9pm, Sat. 10am – 6pm, Sun. 11am – 5pm

CRAFTED: Unique Wares and Originals 
The Arts Project
November 14 – December 21, 2017
Meet-the-Artist Reception is Tuesday, November 14 at 6 – 8 p.m.
203 Dundas Street, London, ON

Crafted at The Arts Project

CASO Night Market
One night only
November 30th, 2017 4-9pm

 

The Art & Soul Cafe
291 Bridge Street, Port Stanley, ON
Showing until the end of December

 

Culture Days at Illumine Gallery – How to Draw a Mandala

Culture Days 2017

Culture Days create – participate – share Sept. 29, 30 & Oct. 1 2017

I will be participating in Culture Days at the Illumine Gallery. Learn how to draw a mandala!

AnnMarie Cheung Mandala

Finding Inclusivity: The Search For Belonging

I’m participating in this project by long time friend and talented artist Paula Mould
 Finding Inclusivity: The Search For Belonging
Paula says: “This project is designed to show the bigger picture. Bring women together, with their stories and say this is who we are. We’re all different. We’re all women. We all matter.”Finding Inclusivity

I’ve been thinking about Finding Inclusivity …what is my story, what do I want to say?

My Story

I was raised by a strong, independent, resourceful woman who was a large influence to the person I became. As a child, I was creative, loved travel, the water and adventure. 

Ann-Marie Cheung artist

This is me at maybe 12 years old at the beach, always loved to be around water

I grew up in Toronto in the east end pretty close to the Beaches area. In high school I knew I wanted to be an artist. The only school I applied to was the Ontario College of Art, I got in. After graduation I led the typical starving artist lifestyle, lived in several “illegal” studios in Vancouver and then back in Toronto. I supported myself by waitressing, and other odd jobs. In Ottawa, I helped to run a couple of art galleries, there were lots of parties back then. Needing cash to travel, I auctioned off a large amount of my artwork and was able to backpack around Europe for a few months. People are always surprised when I tell them I traveled alone. In the early 90’s I lived in St Maarten, in the British Virgin Islands. I had some amazing times there and discovered my love of sailing.

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Ann-Marie Cheung  – This is one of two murals I  painted on the Lady Mary – St Maarten, Caribbean 94

Having kids was never in my plans, it just kind of happened. I gave birth to my first child when I was 38 years old and then my second one 5 years later. Both healthy and wonderful! The relationship turned out to be extremely toxic so I ended it nearly 5 years ago and returned to doing things that I love like making art and sailing.

Some things I’ve done.

Ann-Marie Cheung Artist

This is me July 2017

Me in my happy place sailing

Ann-Marie’s happy place.

I love sailing

I love sailing

 

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

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 http://www.vawsec.on.ca/

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

St. Thomas-Elgin Artists’ Guild 10th Annual Show & Sale

Just in time for Christmas, the St. Thomas-Elgin Artists’ Guild presents its 10th annual show at the CASO Railway Station in downtown St. Thomas! Original work by a diverse group of very creative local artists working in a wide variety of exciting media. Meet our artists, enjoy our tearoom featuring delicious treats, and make your art choices as you browse in this unique building. Something for everyone and admission is free.

steagshow16CASO Station, 750 Talbot St, St Thomas (behind Giant Tiger)
Opening reception Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 from 6–9 with wine and beer.
Sat. Nov. 12, 10-6. Sun. Nov.13, 11-5.

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Tree of Life, by Ann-Marie Cheung – Ink on archival 140lb cold press watercolour paper $60

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Mermaid, by Ann-Marie Cheung – Ink on watercolour paper 5″x 7″ $60

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Happy House, by Ann-Marie Cheung – Ink on watercolour paper 5″x 7″ $60

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Two Fish, by Ann-Marie Cheung – Ink on watercolour paper 5″x 7″ $60

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Enchanted, by Ann-Marie Cheung – Acrylic on Canvas 13″x 26″ framed $350