Strand Christmas Show and Sale 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, December 11th, 2015, 6:00 PM
Open House: Friday, December 12th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and
                       Sunday, December 13th, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Show Runs Until: Thursday, December 24th, 12:00 PM

Changing Season, Acylic, Sue Johns

Participating Artists Include:

Susan Day
Kevin Bice
David Bobier
Iain Turner
Fran Whitney
Sharon Corrigan Forrest
Thelma Rosner
Maya Foltyn
George Whitney
Vicki Easton McClung
Leslie Putnam
Patrick Mahon
Jeremy Price
Marcy Saddy
Marion Drysdale
Sue Johns
Mireya Folsch

Thelma Rosner - Paintings and Prints 2016

New Exhibition Opens: Friday, November 13th, 2015
Show Runs Until: Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Artist's Reception: Friday, November 13th, 2015, 7:00 pm
Come check out the show and meet the artist in person!

Cross Stitch No. 1, Thelma Rosner

From Joe Belanger at the London Free Press:
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a series of eight “powerful and beautiful” paintings, each 2.4 metres by 1.8 m in size, under the title Cross Stitch.

“These paintings originated out of Thelma’s concern about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” said gallery co-owner Andrew Smyth.

“The early paintings show influences of Afghani war rugs and Palestinian cross stitch embroidery. The images become more abstracted by the later paintings suggesting turbulence and uncertainty.”

There also are prints from the series titled, Dictionary, “which reflects the ideas of similarity and contrast between the cultures of Israel and Palestine.”

Jeremy Price - Recent Works

New Exhibition Opens: Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Show Runs Until: Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Artist's Reception: Saturday, September 19th, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Come check out the show and meet the artist in person!

St. Andre Bike, Jeremy Price, 2015
From James Reaney of the London Free Press, Monday, September 14th.

A Beal Art grad and former Londoner has a hometown exhibition at the gallery which showcased his work two years ago.

C. Jeremy Price’s exhibition at Strand Fine Art Services this fall continues into October. There is a reception Saturday.

The graduate of the acclaimed Bealart program went to the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Film School before settling in 2008 in Montreal.

“We continue to follow (Price) around cycling, walking in the city and in the woods of northeastern Quebec, and sitting in cafes and passing them by,” says the Strand’s co-owner Andrew Smyth of the exhibition’s works.

He “paints in oil on canvas using a palette knife and the works hover somewhere between photographic and Impressionist with a focus on light and shadow. The paintings are quite ­remarkable,” Smyth said.

Partly Melted From the Prior Day's Sun, Jeremy Price, 2015
For more of Jeremy's work, see his website here.

Vicki Easton-McClung: fair & square

New Exhibition Opens: Saturday, June 20th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Show Runs Until: July 18th

Vicki Easton-McClung, "Tulips", mixed media on board 
From Joe Belanger of the London Free Press, Friday, June 19th edition:

"A new exhibition featuring works by a Port Dover-area artist is on at a London Gallery. Strand Fine Art Services is hosting Fair and Square, by Vicki Easton-McClung.

“Her work is heavily defined and influenced by the land around her and its bounty,” said co-owner Andrew Smyth.

“Her abstract paintings are alive with movement and colour which I find compelling and exciting. It is as if there is a fundamental joy in the making of art for Vicki and that really is apparent in the paintings.”

Easton-McClung studied environmental art at Fanshawe College and lives on a farm near Port Dover."

Vicki Easton-McClung, "Discovery", mixed media on board

New Exhibitions by Linda Fried and Marion Drysdale

Opening Reception: Saturday May 23rd, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Show runs From: May 23rd - June 13, 2015

Linda Fried - Narratives

Linda Fried, "Lost and Found #4", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2014
Marion Drysdale - Landscape

Marion Drysdale,"Water Lines X", watercolour, 2013