Portrait, Landscape and Still Life Moira Elsley portrays her artistic style in the watercolour medium, with her subject area ranging from portraits, her favourite, to landscape, still life and animals. Although the luminosity of watercolour is her first love, some of her pieces are in acrylic and, more recently, the oil medium. Her first artistic experience was in a Joe Fettingis watercolour workshop at Bear Creek Studio in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. This gave her the courage to continue learning, through books and from other artists. Moira works from Manitou Studio and Gallery at her cottage on Lake Manitou, on Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario, Canada. Having immigrated from Scotland as a child, Moira finds that, on the Manitoulin, there is quite an extensive artistic community with a wealth of scenic locations to paint, and she always takes her camera with her when away from the cottage. Moira also paints commissioned works from approved photographs. She is a member of the Fine Arts Division of the Gore Bay and Manitoulin Island Arts Club. Moira has had work chosen for the Northern Ontario Artists' Association Juried Exhibition which tours galleries throughout Northern Ontario. She has also had work chosen for a Juried Exhibition at Bear Creek Studio in Petrolia. More recently, four of Moira's watercolours were chosen for the 23rd Annual LaCloche 2000 Juried Show, with one of these winning "Best of Show" and the Domtar Award. Annually in June, her work is shown in the Manitoulin Island Art Tour. You can visit Moira's Gallery on the web at www.kanservu.ca/~jmelsley/ or email for an appointment to view her work at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shows to date:
- Bear Creek Studio Juried Exhibition, Petrolia, Ontario, Canada: Place
- Little Current Howland Centennial Museum Juried Art Exhibition: First Prize for Watercolour
- Manitoulin Island Art Tour, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada, annually. In Gore Bay in 2000
- Northern Ontario Artists' Association Juried Exhibition and Tour, Northern Ontario, Canada. 1999-00.
- 23rd Annual La Cloche 2000 Juried Exhibition: four watercolours chosen.
- 23rd Annual La Cloche Juried Exhibition: Best of Show and Domtar Award.
Visit my home page to view my paintings
To view my artwork, go to www.kanservu.ca/~jmelsley/ I would appreciate the advice and critique of other watercolorists. Email is welcome. Moira
Manitou Studio and Gallery
Moira M Elsley
R.R.1, 168 Fox Run, Site 12, Box 12
Mindemoya, 0N P0P 1S0
Work Phone: (705)377-4104
Home Phone: (705) 377-4104
Fax: (705) 377-4104
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