Current Exhibition

Mary Ellen Chapman Gallery Show Above & Below

May 13 - June 2, 2019

Meet the Artist - Saturday, May 25 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Clouds and water are dominant in Mary Ellen Chapman’s latest collection of encaustic paintings at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton’s Holcim Gallery.

Artist Statement

 “Art washes away from the soul the dust of Everyday life” – Pablo Picasso.

This quote connects to one of the best compliments ever given to me: a client Steve said, that after a long day of work, his water painting “energized” him. Water and trees and clouds resurface here ... infused with tiers of colour and textures. I work from my own photographs of special places shared with family and friends. Those experiences are embedded in the wax coatings. When I set up the photograph, I look for a new way. We spend so much time focused on the near that we are blind to the above and below. I step away to see with fresh eyes. These paintings promise to bring new light to your everyday life.

 

Above and Below

Mary Chapman Gallery Show photo


When searching above
the mind wanders
and we remember.
Then glancing down
we are surprised by the clouds
reflected below.
 
Influences echo
washing ashorell
lighting the treetops.
 

Contact Information:

Home:           (905) 873-9145

Email:           paintings@mellen.ca

Instagram:     mellensart

Website:       www.mellen.ca

Studio:          Georgetown, ON.

 

Past Exhibitions

Omar HopkinsonCentre Perspective

April 23 – May 12, 2019

Fine Arts Society of Milton’s Annual Heart to Hand Members Show

April 1 – April 18, 2019

Southern Ontario Visual  Artists The Best of Sova

March 11 - 31, 2019

Shifting Identities | Tin Can Collective

February 19 – March 10, 2019

Re-Focus | Milton Photographic Arts Club

January 14 – February 17, 2019

Celebrate the Season

November 26, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Inroads

November 5 - November 24, 2018

Nature’s Canvas

October 15 – November 4, 2018

Reflection II | Barbara Ariss-Stroh-Wasser

September 24 – October 14, 2018

Faces of Hamilton | Jeff (Fuzzy) Mall

September 4 - 23, 2018

Fly | Children’s Art Camp Exhibition 2018

July 16 – August 31, 2018

Halton-Grown 150 Years of Local Agriculture | Halton Region

June 25 - July 16, 2018

Young Artists Inspired by Nature

June 4 – 24, 2018             

4 Art's Sake

May 14 – June 3, 2018   

Youth Visual Arts Mentoring Program | Fine Arts Society of Milton

April 23 – May 13, 2018

From Heart to Hand | Fine Arts Society of Milton

April 2 – 22, 2018             

Niagara Shores Artists

March 12 – 31, 2018       

Davoud Khosravi & Anna Olszowka   

February 12 – March 11, 2018    

Scott Abbott

November 27 – February 11, 2018

Celebrate the Season | Fine Arts Society of Milton

November 6 – 26, 2017    

When 3 Friends Get Together | Brigitte Schreyer, Nadine Smith & Judy Kalina

October 16 – November 5, 2017

Artists & Children Together Exhibit | Milton Community Resource Centre

September 25 – October 15, 2017            

Rural Roots Abstract Expressions of Country Living | Robert Attrell

September 5 – 24, 2017

Westover Artists

June 12 – 30, 2017          

Canadian Landmarks II | Colour & Form Society

May 23 – June 10, 2017 

Party of Eight

May 1 – 20, 2017             

Southern Ontario Visual Artists

Apr 10 – 30, 2017            

From Heart to Hand | Fine Arts Society of Milton

March 20 – April 9, 2017               

Youth Visual Arts Mentoring Program | Fine Arts Society of Milton

February 27 – March 19, 2017    

Carbon Manifest | JR Bernstein

January 30 – February 26, 2017

Justino Magalona

January 3 – 29, 2017

Sir Colbourne Art Group

December 5 – January 3, 2017