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The work on this site is for sale, except in a few instances. The price is noted in the caption information seen below the full size image.

These are all original works, with the texture and spirit of an original. When people see them on your wall, they will know that you did not buy a reproduction because the texture of the paint is very visible. It’s one of a kind, yours to enjoy and pass on to your children or grandchildren, to be enjoyed for many years to come. You’ll also have the satisfaction of owning a work as original as you are.

FAQ

How to buy

When you see a piece you want, click on the shopping cart icon. Then add “1” to the quantity. Then click “View Cart/Checkout” to see shipping costs. Change the indicator to International if you are outside Canada. Hint: you cannot buy more than one of a painting: they are all originals.

Canadian dollars?

All prices are shown in Canadian dollars. Your credit card company will make the currency conversion for you. To get an idea of exchange rates, consult your bank’s web site or PayPal.

Payment via PayPal

I can accept credit cards via PayPal, a good secure way for both of us. You do not need a PayPal account to make a purchase this way, you can use any major credit card. If you are interested in setting up a monthly payment plan, please contact me by e-mail to arrange this.

Will the painting look like the picture on my screen?

All monitors show colors differently.  The colors of the actual painting may differ slightly from the digital photograph. If you would like to see a higher resolution photo, I will be happy to e-mail one to you.

Shipping

All items are carefully packed for shipping, and will be shipped from Toronto, Canada.

We will send you a tracking number so you can track the progress of your shipment.

You are responsible for any additional border taxes on international shipments. Our paperwork will state “original art” as the contents, and will show the actual value of the item.

If you receive an item that you believe has been damaged during shipping, you must photograph the damage and send me photos of the art and the packaging.  Keep the original packaging, and get in touch via e-mail right away, including the digital photos. I will get in touch to discuss next steps.

Returns

If you decide you do not want to keep the painting, you must let me know within 7 days of delivery. Keep the original packaging and use it to repackage the item to return it. You must ship the item within 3 days of letting me know you are not going to keep the item, or you will not be eligible for a refund. You are responsible for shipping costs. Once I receive the original work back in good condition, you will be refunded the value of your purchase, minus the shipping costs.

Canvas or panels?

Whether you buy a panel or a canvas, it will be shipped to you ready to hang on the wall. Wood panels and canvas are both prepared using archival methods, which means the painting should last for many decades without any problems, provided it is treated well in your home.

Frames

Some of the work is framed, in simple oak or poplar frames that I build myself.

Some of the work is framed in a simple black floater frame that I have purchased from a framer. These show the work off nicely.

Larger works are painted on canvas that is “gallery-wrapped,” which means that there are no staples visible on the edge of the canvas. The canvas stretchers are 1.5″ deep, and painted a mid-tone flat grey. These canvases do not require frames to look nice on your wall. (You can certainly have them framed if that is your preference.)

Descriptions indicate whether or not a frame is included.

Other questions?

Please get in touch with any other questions you may have.

Statement

While rooted in a specific place, my work is increasingly about the shapes, the colors, the rhythm — the language of painting and the way the paint tells its own story. I am seeking to capture the landscape in fresh ways by focusing on the forms and the rhythms I see. The joy of color is everywhere.

I am inspired by the great modern and contemporary landscape artists – the Group of Seven, of course, but also Emily Carr, David Milne, Takao Tanabe, Patterson Ewen and Wolf Kahn.

I often work in a square format, which forces an fresh approach, and because I love the purity of the shape. I often work on wood panels, and may incorporate the grain into the composition. I’m trying to capture my own vision, not the view of a camera, and so take liberties with perspective and horizon lines.


CV

Artist’s Biography

SG Abbott is an author and consultant in innovation and creativity, based in Toronto. Her passionate pursuit for many years has been art. Abbott’s art education has come from private study, studio training with professional artists, and art workshops, combined with a love of visits to commercial and public galleries. She is an active member of the Don Valley Art Club in Toronto.

Solo Exhibitions

  • Abstracting the Landscape, Don Mills Public Library, Toronto, 2018
  • The Highway, Yorkville Public Library, Toronto, 2017
  • Recent Works, Curly Hair Institute, 2014

Group Exhibitions

  • Light Party, 2014 Dundas Street West Gallery, Toronto, 2019
  • Nuit Blanche – Who Are You?  Red Head Gallery, Toronto, 2017
  • Sunnybrook Fine Arts Group Shows: 2015, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Grand Manan Artists From Away, White Wall North Gallery and Grand Manan Art Museum, 2012
  • A Brush with the Highlands, 2011, 2012
  • Art for All Canada, Metro Hall, 2012
  • Square Foot, AWOL Gallery, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Don Valley Art Club, 2006 – 2009, 2015 – 2019  Group shows
  • Road Trip –  Trapeze Group Show, Women’s Art Association, 2004
  • Without a Net – Trapeze Group Show, Women’s Art Association, 2003
  • The Stations Project – Cardinal Newman Centre, Toronto, 2003 and Art Credo, Ottawa, 2003 (Permanent St. John’s Anglican Church, Ottawa)
  • Objects of Desire – Trapeze Group Show, Women’s Art Association, 2002
  • Imaging the Self – Trapeze Group Show, Women’s Art Association, 2001

Awards

  • Honorable Mention, abstract, Don Valley Art Club, Spring 2019
  • Ritchie Falls Award, A Brush With the Highlands, 2011
  • Honorable Mention, abstract, Don Valley Art Club, Spring 2008
  • Honorable Mention, landscape, Don Valley Art Club, Spring 2007

Art Education

Workshops with Andrea Mossop (2016), Bianca Guna (2015), Brian Smith (2014), Steve Rose (2011, 2012), Grand Manan – Jennifer Hinrichs (2008), Carmela Cassuccio (2007), George Perdue (2006)

Studio Instruction

  • Haliburton School of the Arts:
    • Abstract and Non-Objective, Steve Rose, 2019
    • Advanced Studio, John Leonard, 2017
    • Contemporary Landscape, John Leonard, 2015, 2016
    • Passionate Paint, Al Van Mil, 2014
  • Barry Coombs, 2004 – 2005
  • With Doug Stratford & Barry Coombs, AGO, 2000 – 2002
  • Edmonton School Board, 1993
  • With Barbara Milne at Alberta College of Art, 1990 – 1992
  • Calgary School Board, 1989

Permanent Collections

  • Toronto Public Library, Special Collections
  • Lafarge Cement
  • St. John’s Anglican Church, Ottawa

Other

President of the Don Valley Art Club 2018-2019

Taught a half-day plein-air painting class to a group of people at Mindcamp Creative Conference in 2015. Despite the rain, a fantastic high experience to share a process with eager adult learners and see them create their own original painting.

 

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