The Chair Affair Art Auction


11181943_10153218037524757_1688785462037973899_o“Artists from the Kawarthas, Peterborough, Buckhorn and the surrounding areas have repurposed chairs, creating beautiful pieces of art to be auctioned off on May 28th, 2015 at Market Hall, Peterborough – doors open 5pm – the auction starts at 6pm sharp.
The artists will keep 50% of the auction selling price and 50% goes to the Buckhorn Community Centre.”


I am pleased to be part of a wonderful community event in support of the arts!
I am always intrigued with giving life to a forgotten item, especially when it comes to furniture. The unique surface structure to paint on is refreshing and offers a challenge.

My chair Tranquility will be available for auction this evening.
I look forward to seeing you there!




Artists’ Life Project

twittericonA new adventure has begun!

This project is one that I see sprouting growth in many ways and most importantly being something that is community oriented. Which is something I have dreamed of for quite some time.
There are many people who see the world differently then others, it is important for these people to realize they are not alone and that there are others out there.

The creative mind is unique and I intend to show everyone just that.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you the Artists’ Life Project…


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Live Painting at the YWCA Bean Up



Friday, May 1, 2015 | 10am-11am
Silver Bean Cafe, Millenium Park
130 King St, Peterborough

Join us for an exciting tweet-up at the Silver Bean Café in support of the YWCA.
The event will feature speaker Lynn Zimmer of the YWCA speaking on the important role the organization plays in our community.
Later, artist Brianna Gosselin will be live-painting with the finished piece to be won by one of the monthly donors who sign up that day.


Reflection of Beginnings featured in KLT and Trent University’s speaker series!



Reflection of Beginnings – Mixed media on canvas – 24? × 24? – $350

Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of seeing one of my pieces on the big screen at The Market Hall.
What a beautiful experience.

Reflection of Beginnings was the featured visual for the first talk in Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) and Trent University’s speaker series, A Sense of Place: Perspectives on Relationship to Land and Water in the Kawarthas .

The second talk in this series will take place on May 14th and I will have the honour of creating a specific piece for this theme.
Until the next painting is revealed, more information on the talk may be found through the Kawartha Land Trust page.


Utopia Visions in The Art School of Peterborough Auction

On Saturday, April 1 at Princess Gardens in downtown Peterborough, Brianna will have her piece Utopia Visions available for auction during the Art School of Peterborough’s art auction.

If you wish to purchase this piece and bring it in to your home, make sure you don’t miss out on this exciting event!


Utopia Visions

Mixed Media on Canvas
24″ x 36″
Market Value: $600



Art Battle


Prepare for paint to fly.

I was surrounded by dozens of people. A blank canvas was staring back at me, as I realized I had only twenty minutes to create something in front of an audience.
The rush was intoxicating!
Art Battle was a once in a lifetime experience, a milestone I won’t soon forget.
(In case you missed my first post explaining what Art Battle is all about, you can find it here.)
I overcame my fear of creating in front of people and unleashed a part of myself that was always kept under lock and key.
The process of creating has always been a sacred one for myself. With not the intention of keeping my techniques a secret, more so the actual process with the source of my creativity.
As time passes I am becoming more comfortable in my own skin and sharing with the world who I truly am, how I do see this world a little differently then most.
When I create I let down my guards, I take down my protective bubble. By doing this, surroundings usually come rushing in at me, feelings, energies, thoughts, etc. These overwhelming effects result in me retreating from creating.
Art Battle was different, there was something about that venue, the energy from the crowd, the fact we all came together in a specific location to witness the process of an artist. There were no negative thoughts or ill wishes, the artists all wish to witness each other create and knew it was for the greater good of art. Many artists I spoke to who didn’t participate had declined in fear of the competitive attitudes that may make an appearance.
It was the furthest thing from it.
Words cannot describe just how powerful a group of people coming together to celebrate the arts and have a genuine curiosity in the creative process. It was a natural high I hope to one day be fortunate enough to experience again.

I left this event with a new perspective on where I wish to go in life. No longer were the thoughts of “maybe I could do this” or “maybe I can go there”, they turned into “I will do this” and “I am going there”.
I have confidence.
I created in front of people in my bare feet, on the ground, fingers smeared in paint.
I was my myself, with one foot in this world and one in the next.