Halloween Robots

Our beloved robots are back, but this time they are bigger and ready for Halloween!halloweenRobots

Each robot has turned into their own spooky character for the upcoming holiday.
Created on Canson artist paper with coloured pencil and mounted on canvas, they measure 6″ x 6″ and are $40 each.
They are currently looking for their forever home. If you are interested, please send a message to art@briannagosselin.com

Greeting cards are finishing up at the printers and will be available shortly. Each package will contain five different cards and will be available for purchase at $15.

Kawartha Now Feature: Art in the Street – August 2014

Art in the Street – August 2014

Featuring Brianna Gosselin, Al Black and Steven Leak, Lori Brand, and Carol Lawless

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Brianna Gosselin is living the dream

Brianna Gosselin has a pretty good thing going. Her downtown studio at
384-1/2 George St. is a surprising oasis in the heart of downtown Peterborough. Although the front door to the building is right on a busy stretch of George St. between Hunter and Simcoe, the second floor walk-up backs onto a European-style courtyard with a pleasant smattering of trees and greenery.

 

 

Brianna describes herself as a dreamer and you can see that in her work. Her canvases reveal an ethereal quality to the natural world. Lately, they’re infused with a great deal of happiness as well. She’s pretty pleased how her dream to become an artist is taking shape.“I like to come here early in the morning,” Brianna says. “The sun rising through the windows, the early morning sky — I draw inspiration from that.”

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Brianna’s early experiences in creativity were provided by her mother, who made arts and crafts a regular of play and their daily activities. When she went to school at PCVS, she got the opportunity to explore her interest in art further but she was never terribly interested in art school. A formal education in art seem altogether too structured to her.

When she finished school she went on to become a hairstylist. To a certain degree, colouring hair and styling was a great creative outlet but eventually she wanted more and took on the scholarship program at the Art School of Peterborough.

 

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Local commercial artist Anne-Marie Kornachuk became one of her chief mentors and taught her a great deal about committing to
her creativity and adding discipline to the inspiration of the dreamer. Creating art is now a full-time endeavour for Brianna, along with the teaching she does at the Art School of Peterborough. If you tune into her Facebook feed, you can see that she now pursues her work with considerable dedication and regularity

Brianna’s earning quite a following and her artwork is quickly becoming an enterprise that includes some commissioned brianna-water-and-air-211x640
site-specific artwork, prints, and merchandise like cellphone cases and t-shirts. When I asked her about the commercial aspects of pursuing her art for a living, she had a very down-to-earth answer for me: “You have to ask yourself, why are you creating? My main goal is for people to enjoy my art.”

Brianna thinks about her own patterns of consumption when she considers how others might experience her work. She loves art and would very much like to be able to purchase original works worth thousands of dollars, but anything more than a couple hundred dollars isn’t practical for her budget. She knows it is the same for many others. She’s motivated not only by her own success as an artist, but in making the enjoyment of her accessible to as many people as possible.

When she muses about opinions expressed with respect to artistic purity and a history of art academia, she wonders “Why are there so many rules? Why are there so many limitations? Art is to be enjoyed.” It seems the enjoyment she shares is not only feeding her happiness but also being picked up by many admirers and customers.

Work she’s displayed, showcased at Art Battle Canada, and her regular social media posts have led to many offers. Her current show at the Nuttshell Next Door Café in Lakefield came of a direct contact from Chef Jay Nutt asking if he might display her work. She’s also been approached by Rebecca Cooper at the Traynor Family Vineyard and by The Food Forest Café, with both exhibits beginning later in August. Other commissions have come to her from The Silver Bean Café and Tribal Voices in Lakefield.

At a certain point, she imagined applying for grants and finding her way into shows in Toronto and elsewhere; now she has plenty to do just keeping up with the local demand for her work.

“In my head, that’s what I thought success was: showing in Toronto,” she says. “Now I don’t have time.”

Brianna’s work is on display at Nuttshell Next Door Café (33 Queen St., Lakefield, 705-652-9721) until the end of August. The café is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gosselin’s work will remain on exhibit there until the end of August.
Stay tuned for Brianna’s upcoming show at The Food Forest Café (641 George St. N., Peterborough, 705-874-1888) coming later in August.

 

Read more: http://www.kawarthanow.com/kawarthanowguide/2014/08/05/art-in-the-street-august-2014/#ixzz39dsC7R00

Announcing New Products!

Announcing New Products!

Bring a little piece of creative intuition and spirituality wherever you may go.

I am very excited to announce the arrival of new products available for you. Cell phone cases, totes, pillows, shower curtains and even clocks! I have partnered up with the versatile organization that is Society 6 to bring you a variety of products featuring my artwork. All Society6 products are produced when you order them, on-demand (to avoid waste), using only the highest quality materials and processes. And they ship quickly, worldwide! For more details about each product, please check out this page on their website.

Below are a few examples of products you will be able to discover and purchase through my Society 6 shop.

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How Intuition Led To Freedom Of Heart

How intuition led to freedom of heart…

 

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A piece truly created from feelings, intuition and not holding back. 
Nothing was planned, everything was created in the moment I posted a glimpse during the process of this piece, afterwards a very sweet friend of mine sent a message…  
She wanted this piece for her home!   

I am always touched when the pieces I pour myself into mean something for others, that they can relate to them and want them as their own.  
Thank you for such <3   

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Duke’s Trail Tour Sponsorship Opportunity

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Sponsor Honey in the upcoming Duke’s Trail Tour 2014 and enter a draw to win one of my paintings!

On Sunday, June 22 Duke’s Trail Tour will be taking place at The Rotary Greenway trail in support of the Peterborough Humane Society
Originally Honey and I had planned on participating in this event, but will now not be able to, due to her recovering from surgery.
I still wish to help support this wonderful event and all the beautiful things this organization does to help animals in need and find their forever home.

For every $5 you donate, your name will be entered in a draw to win “Light Over Time”.
You can sponsor Honey and myself online through the Running Room’s website.

The winner of the draw will be announced on Sunday, June 22 and will be posted online.
I will contact the winner that day and delivery their painting within the week.

Thank you everyone for your support!

 

For more information on Duke’s Trail Tour and to learn more about the Peterborough Humane Society, please visit their website here.

 

 

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Spring Days in the Studio

Spring has always been very bittersweet for myself.
The change of seasons can be quite refreshing yet difficult to accustom one’s self to, the shift in the atmosphere can be overwhelming until everything is brought back into balance.

“Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.”
-Thomas Hardy

 

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Freedom of Spring.

I love the freedom Spring brings of having the windows wide open in the studio.The new and familiar scent
s, cool and warm air dancing along with the smoke from incense and growing buds is bliss. I happily stand barefoot, covered in various colours of paint while my fingers dance across the canvas with blue and green ink on them. I look forward to when the local markets are once outside again and I will be able to visit them on the way downtown to the studio.
Days of picnics and nature walks with my beloved, his little one and Honey are fast approaching too.
These little treasures that Spring brings are what get me through days of adjusting to new times.

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”
– Henry Ward Beecher

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Spring Brings Creativity…

 

 

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