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What do the general public prefer? Abstracts or Landscapes?

July 19th, 2012

Check out my blog for the answer to this interesting question.
The results were taken from 500 visitors to my recent Art Exhibition & Sale.
http://monikadickson.blogspot.ca/2012/07/unionville-markham-art-exhibition-sale.html

Blog for Monika

June 22nd, 2012

see www.monikadickson.blogspot.com.

Monika Dickson special appearance at Markham Fall Home Show 2010

June 22nd, 2012

Monika Dickson special appearance at Markham Fall Home Show 2010

Monika will be at the Markham Home Show during October 15-17, 2010. Be sure to drop by her booth #207 in Bldg 2. She would love to meet you and show you some of her newest painting creations!
Mark you calendars!

http://www.markhamhomeshow.com/visitor_info.html

Markham, Ontario, Canada

My new blog location

August 20th, 2010

http://monikadickson.blogspot.com/

Please click on the link (copy and paste) to go to my new Blog page.
This website at FAA does not support links unfortunately.

Moving Day now in sight

August 12th, 2010

Moving Day now in sight

I am excited to be moving in the beginning of October, so from now until then, look for special Moving Day original art sales!!!!
Painting 1/2 price original-moving sale: http://monikad.ca/page3.php?view=preview&category=3ℑ=111

Award Received

May 22nd, 2010

Award Received

I am very pleased to announce that my painting called "Markham Theatre" has been given "Honourable Mention" award at a juried show, the 2010 Mayor's Art Showcase in Markham, Ontario. It was held in May and apparently the jury had such a difficult time selecting, and so the top 6 winners were given Honourable Mention ribbons instead of the usual first, second or third. This is wonderful news for me and I was also honoured to meet the mayor in person. Pictures will be in the local Snap newspaper in the June edition.

New painting - Cherry Blossoms

May 11th, 2010

New painting - Cherry Blossoms

Finished this acrylic painting on canvas, called "Cherry Blossoms". I've been told that it's a very relaxing painting, where you can imagine strolling through the park, and perhaps resting on the bench, while enjoying the last warmth of the sun setting for the day.

Now getting my paintings ready to enter for the Mayor's Art Showcase to be held next week (May 17-22, 2010) at the Civic Centre in Markham. Call or email me for more details. I would love to meet you, and will be there on Tuesday, May 18 from 1 - 2 pm.

Art Renaissance for a post recession - 2012 world

April 16th, 2010

I am re-quoting an article that I read regarding the arts. Let me know if you agree also!

"No Renaissance can occur without building its foundation upon the arts. Art is not entertainment or just a business. Art is a way of finding the true meaning of the human spirit. A comprehensive understanding and appreciation of art, in its most profound manifestation...aesthetic, religious, cosmic...defined every great civilization of the past and without it there will be no great civilization of the future.

For America to experience its Renaissance, it is incumbent upon everyone to do what they can within their means. For the wealthy, buy from and support living artists for the value of how the work hits the heart, not for its eventual resale value. For everyone else, give a holiday, birthday, wedding, graduation gift that is artisan made, not manufactured in an offshore factory. And when buying for children, give gifts that will further their creative talents in arts and crafts rather than occupy their minds with disposable toys and electronic games."

from The Trends Journal, Autumn 2009

New copper pictures

March 27th, 2010

New copper pictures

I have painted two new pictures using a very textured background. The finish is a coppery paint that gives them a metallic look. It's a little difficult to photograph, however, they look very urban and interesting. The size of the picture is 24" by 24" (or 61cm x 61 cm for those of you in Europe).

Hello and Welcome

March 25th, 2010

Hello and Welcome

Welcome to my blog. I am enjoying many of your comments and emails to me regarding my art. Thank you for becoming collectors of my work. You can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin. I always like to take time to say hello to my fans and friends. Have an excellent day! Monika