Art at the Pumphouse, Niagara-on-the-lake

Thanks to all who made this my best show ever! So many people felt the same way as I do about trees, about water, and about nature. It was great to meet each and everyone of you. The weather was a bit warm, but really what did we have to complain about? One of my paintings has found a forever-home in North Carolina, giving me another state I can add to my international location map. Shout-out to Exotic Jelly https://www.exoticjelly.com/ for the delicious treats! Many thanks to the Pumphouse https://niagarapumphouse.ca/ and the countless volunteers who make such tremendous efforts to ensure the vendors and customers are happy. Can’t wait to do it all over again next year. But now it’s on to the South Niagara Studio Tour this coming weekend. Lots of map brochures went out, so we are all hoping for a great turn out. See you next weekend!

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Looking forward to the show in Niagara-on-the-lake this weekend! Hope to see you all there!

TREES ARE LIFE

The wind blows the branches and it sounds like waves or rain.

Rain drips from the leaves protecting those taking shelter underneath.

Underneath, underground, they whisper to one another, telling tales of things we’ve done wrong.

Wrong is merely an adjective that doesn’t quite cover the destruction we’ve caused to them, to us, to the planet.

If only they could move, would they?

They seem to be more committed than that.

That is a question I’d like to ask.

Ask, they might say, but you might not like the answer.

Answer to nature, listen to the trees.

Trees are life.

Water is home

Water is in us, around us,

above us and below us.

We seek it out.

It is the ultimate healer, soothing our souls like nothing else.

Without it we will die,

too much, and we will drown.

It can transport, transcend, transform us from one

place to another, one state of consciousness to another.

We use it, abuse it, and then try to sustain it.

It moves. It changes. It gives and it takes away.

We are desperate to tame it, change it,

and yet expect it to remain the same.

We came from water and to water we will return.

Water is home

Success at the Pumphouse!

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Thanks to all who suffered the intense humidity to come out and see the amazing art on display at the Pumphouse grounds in Niagara-on-the-lake this past weekend. Always fun to meet fellow exhibitors, and of course sell some art!

Next up is the South Niagara Artists 2018 Studio Tour. August 11-12 from 10am-5pm. Come see me in Port Colborne!

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Happy Holidays!

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From MJ Dominey Fine Art! This year has been more than I could have hoped for.  A huge shout out to the province of Québec, in particular Montreal, who gave me a great start in both painting and writing. I miss some very special people in Québec City, as well as the great 18th century building we had as a home. However, I can’t say I miss the extreme cold. When I arrived in Québec City I wasn’t sure I was going to survive the wind on Boulevard Honoré-Mercier. Anyone who has had to catch the 800 on that street knows what I am talking about. So hello to all my peeps on Rue Saint Louis, at the VEQ (Voice of English Speaking Québec) and Kirk Hall.

We chose the “south” of Canada in Ontario for lots of reasons, some of which were nothing more than a blind spin of the provincial map. I quickly scouted out the area for art opportunities and have been fortunate to be accepted into the local gallery, Something Else, which is now Andie’s Gallery & Boutique, as well as the Friends of Roselawn Christmas Market and their Evening at Roselawn juried auction event. This past year I’ve done exhibits at White Oaks Resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake, hosted by the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, Art by the Lighthouse, also hosted by the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, and the Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival in Niagara Falls, hosted by the Niagara Arts Showcase. With those events, and of course Facebook, my art has found its way across the country and in some cases the world. I love that you appreciate my work enough to buy it for yourselves or for friends and family. I hope they love their MJ Dominey paintings as much as I loved making them. Because of your generous support I am almost out of paintings! So thank you for that!! Soon I am off to my province of birth, Nova Scotia (how I miss the ocean) to see five of my favourite people, my kids,  and a few close friends, for the holidays. When I return I look forward to creating new seascapes and mystical tree paintings that I hope you will love just as much. I have a whole series of beach scenes in mind as well. So happy holidays, if you celebrate, and if not then happy December! See you soon.

MJ dominey

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