Cart 0

News

What Happened this Summer

art colorful art colourful art floral art flower art happy art rainbow art

What Happened this Summer

Calendar Girl, Nature Escape, Silhouette Videos, Last Art Show for 2017, Amsterdam Bound & New Whimsical Works  I'm Ms. July!  Ok, not me per se, but my painting "Jazzy Souls 1" is! I was thrilled for the second time to have one of my paintings accepted for the Multifaith Calendar 2108. This is a beautiful art calendar created in B.C. that lists holidays for almost every faith you can think of. They retail at around $17, but to celebrate, I will be giving free calendars to my new and existing subscribers at The Artist Project in February 2018. The Artist Project is Toronto's biggest Art Fair featuring the original art of...

Read more →


Summertime Stuff and Losing My Gall

Summertime Stuff and Losing My Gall

  Having just finished Toronto's Riverdale Artwalk show, I am gearing up for my last two of the summer. This is only one aspect of my summer plans, which will include working in my outdoor studio, driving my son to various day camps, a quick vacation out west and presenting an art program at a summer camp for children and teens on the autism spectrum. Oh, and let's not forget gallbladder removal surgery! Romantika Concert & Art Exhibit a Success! The May 6 Romantika show at Gallery 345 for which Trio Incontro and I had been preparing for many months...

Read more →


Wow! That was NOT easy!

annette gaffney annette gaffney artist art events art studio events music music art piano poster art store news studio Toronto art events vintage art whimsical art

Wow! That was NOT easy!

Brain Strain: My theory about my own intelligence was tested this past fall/winter when I embarked upon “Introduction to Psychology” at York University. This was the entry level course in my quest to become an art therapist. Bending my artist’s brain around science was quite a challenge. It turns out that language and logic reside in the left side of our brains; apparently mine has quite a few cobwebs. Like most artists, I spend a lot of time hanging out in the right side of my brain; the abstract, happy, visual side. I'm quite comfortable there; the furniture is well...

Read more →


Big Thoughts Before A Big Show

annette gaffney annette gaffney artist art events art studio artists project artists project TO studio Toronto art events whimsical art

Big Thoughts Before A Big Show

In two weeks, I will be participating in the Artist Project, my first and biggest commercial art show. I liken it to the One Of A Kind Show, except it's specifically for fine art. I'm excited to take this on and am anticipating it to be a positive, enriching, career-affirming experience. The thing with big firsts, is that they are often accompanied by big thoughts, you know? The kind that make you take stock of your life. This past year, I have experienced great gains like this one, but also great loss, including the passing of my father. It's funny...

Read more →


Mad About Art? Me Too.

Mad About Art?  Me Too.

On February 23 through 27, I will be in my element (literally) surrounded by the diverse forms of expression of over 250 artists. The Artist Project takes place in the vast halls of the Better Living Centre at Exhibition Place, and showcases the original contemporary art of local and international artists. Established for 10 years, this prestigious show is well-attended by collectors, curators, designers and gallerists and features an Early Access Preview and an Opening Night Party.  I am always struck by the individuality of each artist's work. Have you ever been to a class where you have been asked...

Read more →