Pine Ridge Arts Council Juried Show

  • The Pine Ridge Arts Council held the opening of their Juried Show this evening. (October 28) Helen and I both managed to get one work each accepted. Both of our works were plein air. Helen's painted at the Brush for the Highlands this summer and mine painted on our very first OPAS paint out, last summer at Scottsdale Farm.

    My piece was lucky enough to win an Award of Excellence. (A step up from Honourable Mention and one step down from the top awards.) It was nice to be recognized. 

    Here's my piece.


  • Jane Boyd
    Jane Boyd Congratulations ... I really like your work.... is it a new direction for you? Reminds me very much of Bewadon Shilling.... the Roberts Gallery in Toronto represents him. I am fortunate to own two of his pieces.Check it out.
    cheers, Jane
    October 29, 2011
  • Keith Thirgood
    Keith Thirgood Hi Jane,
    Thank you for your nice comment. If anything, I am getting less representational and more graphic, almost abstract in my work, both plein air and studio work. A couple of days ago I posted nine of my latest works in the photos area. I'd love to...  more
    October 31, 2011
  • Jane Boyd
    Jane Boyd Hi Keith,
     At first glance, I liked the simplicity of them all, but at further inspection one realizes how complex the paintings really are....with thought to shapes and colour.You have found your niche! I hope to be able to attend your"Friday salon showi...  more
    November 1, 2011