March 2012 — Ki/sumi-e painting - rice paper mounted on canvas, 16x29 : $930.00
March 2012 — Ki/sumi-e painting - rice paper mounted on canvas, 16x16 : $555.00
March 2011 — Ki/sumi-e painting - rice paper mounted on canvas, 8x16 : $395.00
I have been painting professionally since 1981. My work has appeared in both national and international exhibits in Canada as well as in group exhibits in China,and Japan sponsored by Group Yohaku--white space. My work has also appeared in juried exhibits in London, England. My paintings are in art collections in Holland, Australia, Great Britain and the United States. In 2009, 2010 & 2012 my work was accepted into the David Shepherd Internationally Juried Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibit held in The Mall Galleries in London England. In 2011 my painting was short-listed and was included in the brochure for the exhibit. My work has been selected for the City of Ottawa's Corporate Collection as well as the Perth War Memorial Hospital in Perth, ON. My art was chosen as the cover piece for the second book of poems by Grant Johnston titled Mirrors on Uncertain Mornings. Grant Johnston is the great-great-great-great-great grandson of Susannah Moodie, one of Canada's greatest poets. Johnston chose my work because it so reflected the mood of his book of poems. Johnston and his wife also purchased the original for the cover of his book for their own collection. Three of my paintings were juried into the book A Flower Unfolds by Kwan Yin, a non-denominational spiritual work . In 2006, my banner was chosen by the mayor of Orangeville and city staff, from over 200 banners submitted by local artists, to be for advertising in In the Hills Magazine and the local papers . I am a member of Sumi-e Artists of Canada (SAC), Brushfire Artists & Headwaters Arts. My studio is in Dragonfly Arts, 189 Broadway, Orangeville ON 519-925-5249. Artist’s Statement 'The Ink Sings and the Brush Dances'-- The brush, in sumi-e is an extension of self. “The body, breath and brush are one with each brushstroke. I 'become' what I paint – reaching within myself to share my spirit with the image on the page. My images move and feel as I strive to carry the viewer into my world. “ This is Ki painting – painting with universal energy, chi, qi or ki – becoming one with the brush, the ink and the image. With sensitive brushwork, using black, white, an infinity of grays, & the occasional hint of colour, I create paintings with simplicity, elegance, beauty, & serenity at their heart. Through my art, I strive to show the beauty and majesty of all things natural. I share my joy in life and my spirit with each brushstroke. Awards 2012- Elected to Society of Canadian Artists 2011-Desmond Juried Exhibit, Ridgetown ON, 3rd prize 2011-Gold Prize in 4th Annual Japanese Calligraphy Competition in Canada 2011- Gold Prize for the 4th Annual Japanese Calligraphy Competition in Canada 2010-Awarded the Reed T Cooper Bursary to aid in the production of a book on painting in Sumi-e 2010-Jury's Award for the 3rd Annual Japanese Calligraphy Competition in Canada for my work's “energy, quality of line, and composition” 2010-Citation from Ontario Chinese Artists Assoc. 2009-Wayne Shaffer Memorial Award for Innovative work in personal style from Sumi-e Artists of Canada and the American Sumi-e Society 2008- Honourable Mention, Art Aurora 2005 & 2003-Ruth Yamada Award for Excellence in Sumi-e from Sumi-e Artists of Canada (SAC) 2002/2004/2006/2007/2008- Honourable Mention, Sumi-e Artist of Canada 2005- 3rd prize in Emerging Artists Exhibit, Millpond Gallery in Alliston 2004 -Juror’s Award, Headwaters Arts Festival Current Galleries Dragonfly, Orangeville ON Macdonald Stewart Public Gallery, Guelph Exhibits 2012 McMichael Gallery annual juried exhibit Headwaters Arts Festival, SGI, juried Art Show and Sale Brushfire Artists – In Studio Be, Palgrave ON David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2012, London, England Black and White Ball Juried Exhibit, Propeller Gallery, Toronto Beaux-Arts Brampton Annual Juried Open Exhibit Curiosity Bookstore Open February Exhibit, Creemore, ON 2011 Insights Juried Exhibit, Elora Headwaters Arts Festival, SGI Juried Art Show and Sale Brushfire Artists at The Edge Restaurant Brushfire Artists Fall Show, Monora Park, Orangeville Sumi-e Artists of Canada Annual Juried Exhibit, JCCC, Toronto ON David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2011, London, England Shodo Canada Annual Japanese Calligraphy Competition, JCCC, Toronto ON Art Cures Juried Exhibit, Aurora ON Brushfire Artists, Jazz & Blues Festival Exhibit, Aardvark Music & Culture, Orangeville ON Dragonfly Arts on Broadway – Dancing into Spring Brushfire Artists, Rosemont Hall, Rosemont ON Brushfire Artists, Aardvark Music, Jazz & Blues Festival Exhibit The Dam Gallery, Spring Awakenings Toronto Botanical Gardens – Flowers and Garden Creatures Curiosity Bookstore Open February Exhibit, Creemore, ON 2010 Headwaters Arts Festival Juried Exhibit at the SGI Centre, Orangeville McMichael annual juried exhibit, Kleinburg Artworld at Sherway, Sherway Gardens, Toronto Sumi-e Artists of Canada Annual Juried Exhibit David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010, London, England Renga:Japanese Influences, Global Practice – Mississauga Living Arts Centre 3rd Annual Japanese Shodo (Calligraphy) Competition (Juried in Japan) at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Oriental Brushstroke Painting by non-orientals at the Ontario Chinese Artists Association Orangeville Art Group Dragonfly Arts on Broadway window display Hidden Treasures Art Tour Curiosity Bookstore Open February Exhibit, Creemore, ON 2009 Sumi-e for Today, a joint Sumi-e Artists of Canada and American Sumi-e Society Exhibit at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Second Annual Japanese Shodo Competition at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2009, London, England “11 of Us” Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood ON The Curiousity House Bookstore, Creemore – solo exhibit Art Gallery of Peel 36th Annual Juried Show Beaux Arts Brampton – Celebrating Women Group Yohaku – Tokyo, Japan, Vancouver & Ottawa The Ancient Mariner – The Barber Gallery, Guelph Dragonfly Arts on Broadway Alton Gallery, various themed exhibits Information regarding exhibits previous to 2009 available upon request. Roslyn teaches sumi-e in Toronto, Guelph, Orangeville & Elora. She has given workshops in Rosemount, Bolton, St Catherines and to Sumi-e Artists of Canada and the Mississauga Sumi-e Artists.