10 paintings from the exhibition are now at the Kitchener Downtown Business Improvement Association office, 54 Queen St S, in Kitchener across the street from Queen Street Commons. Open between 10am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Following Homer Watson’ footsteps I found images like his – riverside views, trails in the woods, individual trees, stands of trees. The paintings were done on the spot, following Homer Watson’s method of “plein air” painting, a method that he himself borrowed from the painters he admired, precursors of the Impressionist movement such as Constable, Corot, and the painters of the Barbizon. Like Homer Watson, I wanted these paintings to raise our awareness that we all need these natural wooded areas, these landscapes and these points of view to be preserved for our collective health and spiritual well being.
Thanks to the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund for a grant in 2014 to make these paintings possible.