Almonte artist Catherine Blake will exhibit her art show”From Almonte to Zanzibar and Back”  at Chambers Gallery, Mississippi Mills Admin. Building, 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte.  Catherine works in acrylic and mixed media. Her work will be on display at the Chambers Gallery from Wenesday. December 11, 2013 until Tuesday January 7, 2014 and at the Corridor Gallery in the Almonte Public Library from Wednesday, January 8, 2014 until Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

Catherine Blake grew up in Japan and Canada, and has a very international outlook.  She trained in Canada as an art teacher, and has taught art and other subjects  in schools, camps, and children’s and adult classes in the Ottawa to Arnprior area and also in Vancouver, Toronto,  and London, England, for many years.  In England she studied pottery, and had her own pottery studio, Bywater Pottery with her husband,  first in Toronto and later in Almonte, from 1978 to 1987.

More recently, Catherine spent a year and a half teaching teachers in Zanzibar where she picked up her drawing and painting more seriously.   Her personal preference in art is divided among drawing in ink, watercolours with ink,  and painting in acrylics and mixed media; she is preparing for a show in Almonte in December 2013, “From Almonte to Zanzibar and Back”.

Bedraggled maiden, sunflower
Bedraggled maiden, sunflower
Boy writing exam, blue pants (v.2), mixed media
Boy writing exam, blue pants (v.2), mixed media
Cornstalks
Cornstalks
Nov. fields, painting
Nov. fields, painting
Zanzibar Laneway #3, up from Jaws corner
Zanzibar Laneway #3, up from Jaws corner