Linda Plourde is an award-winning photographer who specializes in landscape, nature and abstract compositions. Photography has always been a part of her life since the age of 9 when she was given a Brownie Camera, which she still owns.
Plourde purchased her first digital camera in 2012 and is self-taught and exploratory in her practice. She hopes to convey her passion for the natural world through her photographs. Her abstract photography aims to take away the identifiable subject and convey its texture, emotion, lines, colour, shape, rhythm or structure. Once told her photography was quirky, Plourde identifies with this observation.
She is constantly looking for creative outlets and has now embarked on a journey into mixed media painting that plays off her abstract photography.
Plourde’s exhibition at Suite 204 Studio & Gallery offers a selection of her photography work and her explorations in mixed media painting. Join her for an artist reception on Saturday, June 17, 1-3pm.
NEW EXHIBITION AT SUITE 204 PRESENTS PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURING CARS AND BARNS
Orillia, ON – Opening this Saturday, April 1 with a reception from 2 to 4pm, Suite 204 Studio and Gallery presents a featured exhibition of photography by Bob MacGregor.
Bob MacGregor is presenting his black and white photography series of vintage cars and local barns. MacGregor’s photography is engaging and full of energy. Each photo tells a story. Suite 204 is grateful to The Village Gallery & Frame Shop in Hawkestone for sponsoring the April Featured Artist exhibition.
GRATITUDE to April Sponsor The Village Gallery & Frame Shop!
Suite 204 Studio & Gallery, with the support of Ian and Franci Ross of Remax Orillia presents ‘Byron Harrison: Mess Up Your Face’ an exhibition of abstract portraits. The exhibition is on display March 2 to 25, 2017.
This series of work stems from Harrison’s ongoing fascination with the ceaseless variety of human faces. It also parallels the artist’s hobby of digitally manipulating friends and family member’s facebook profile photos. Always placing more value on colour and visual impact than on technique, he enjoys the mindless hours of outlining things in permanent marker.. Harrison is a local artist and musician who has previously shown as a Guest Artist at Peter Street Fine Arts Gallery and participated in the Somniatis Wearable Art project, as a musician, designer and model. Working with paint and often collage elements, Harrison’s work is eclectic, thought provoking and engaging.
Suite 204 is grateful for the support of Remax Orillia agents Ian and Franci Ross. They are full time Remax Orillia realtors who have been serving the Orillia area for the past 14 years. Ian specializes in commercial, residential and waterfront properties, while Franci enjoys working with buyers looking for residential and waterfront properties.
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(photo credit: GJ Thomson Imagery)
Suite 204 Studio & Gallery in downtown Orillia is presenting a group exhibition featuring work by 26 local Orillia Artists. The ‘8 x 10’ Exhibition runs the month of February.
The exhibition features a varied selection of mediums including photography, mixed media, acrylic paintings, polymer clay, collage and artistic styles featuring abstract, landscapes, wildlife, and portraiture.
Participating artists include Molly Farquharson, Linda Plourde, Paul Court, Samantha Vessios, Jane Braden, Ruth Schmidt, Lyndell Oldfield, Julie Grimaldi, Catherine Cadieux, Tammy Henry, Gayle Schofield, Mike Best, Laurie Herd, Debbie Ziegler, Cheryl Montague, Julian Cain, Stephanie Stanton, Susan Rudoler, Gavy Swan, Tyler Knight, Maria Gallerno, Courtney Thompson, Nicole Henderson, Shelley Sleeman, Patti Agapi and Greg James Thomson.
Suite 204 is located at 5 Peter St. S., downtown Orillia. Gallery Hours are Thursday to Saturday, 10 am to 4pm.
Suite 204 Studio & Gallery is featuring the work of local artist Tammy Henry on the gallery wall for the month of January. 'Tammy Henry: Black & White' features a selection of Henry’s intricate and whimsical ink drawings and black and white abstract paintings.
Tammy Henry has loved creating art since she was a child. She works in acrylics and uses pen and ink, with subject matter ranging from abstracts to whimsical drawings. Her work is an expression of her feelings and varying emotions dictate each piece’s subject and energy.
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Paul Court is a self-taught mixed media artist, musician and songwriter in Orillia, Ontario. Best known for his “vertical strip” collage style, he also creates colourful works based on quilt designs and modern art. Orillia has a vibrant arts community, where paul has shown in galleries, studios and shops, and on the street. His six-foot tall wood-and-collage sculpture, “colour stories”, was exhibited on the main street for the 2016 season of Streets Alive.
My aim is to create an emotional connection with the viewer. My eye finds a combination of images which somehow strike an emotional chord; hands slice and combine the remnants so that the images, although still wholly present, are obscured by one another; the viewer is compelled to reach past her subverted perception, to react to the piece on an emotional level.
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