Robert Achtemichuk

What I see becomes a sort of visual illumination, like a match struck unexpectedly in the dark, a gift, lighting my path into wonder.

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“In Homer Watson’s Foot Steps”

10 paintings from the exhibition are now at the Kitchener Downtown Business Improvement Association office, in Kitchener across the street from Queen Street Commons. Open between 10am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

March 19 2015 400pm

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.

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Controled Prairie Burn outside Ailsa Craig

Spent the afternoon watching a crew burn fields to remove invasive weeds and shrubs in a historical prairie grass field. The residue adds potassium to the soil which improves growing conditions for prairie grass and flowers.

April 18 2016 330pm

I appreciate the support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.
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In Homer Watson’s Foot Steps ends August 16

The exhibition, In Homer Watson’s Foot Steps will be open all this week ending Sunday, August 16th. I will be present at the gallery on Sunday. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, Noon – 4:30 pm
September 28 2014 330 2September 28, 2014 3:30 pm
I appreciate the support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund and and the Ontario Arts Council.
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