Saturday, June 01, 2013

Artist's Profile - STEAG Member Marcia Pensa


As a high school educator in the visual arts, Marcia Pensa has been actively involved with the processes and the philosophies of art on a daily basis for over 30 years. The joy has always been the delight with which young people discover their creative ideas in a visual way.  Using a wide variety of mediums, Marcia’s students developed not only drawing, sculpture, printmaking and painting skills, but learned about important artists of past history.  Field trips to Europe and to art galleries all over provided experiential and inspirational opportunities for students and teacher alike.

Now, happily in retirement, Marcia is pursuing the same delight on a personal level as the time has come to practice what she has preached!  Although acrylics were the medium of choice in Marcia’s 20’s and 30’s, she turned to watercolour in her forties, and now is working in oil.  Perhaps there will be a return to acrylics in the future.
Marcia’s primary interests in her subject matter are composition, point-of-view perspective, and the subtleties of texture and colour to create focus.  She believes paintings are meant to be appreciated again and again.  One can appreciate new elements each time a favourite painting is noticed.  A painting is a playground for the eye and the mind and should bring a sense of eagerness and pleasure. 

Through her travel experiences and responses to landscape, genre, and still life, Marcia Pensa’s goal is to create works that bring the viewer into the painting through her own visual door. 

Examples of Marcia Pensa's artwork;

Lunch is Served

Magic Town

Springwater in Autumn

Station Stop

Friday, May 03, 2013

STEAG Meeting Reminder


Our next meeting is Monday May 13, 2013, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

The Studio Tour is this weekend!

A free self guided tour featuring local artists, come celebrate the artistic community in the Elgin and St Thomas area.

You are invited to visit working studios of a variety of artists. Explore their work and learn more about the creative process.

And its FREE!

Check out the Elgin Arts Trail website for a virtual guide. (Click on the highlighted text link)
The Elgin - St Thomas Studio Tour is this weekend!

Highlight from previous meeting;

At the last STEAG meeting on April 15th, we had the privilege of listening and viewing a presentation by our 
feature artist Annette Martin, who shared images of her artwork as well as the work of her inspiration artist Norval Morrisseau

Annette’s creatively personal approach involves vibrant colour, distinct shapes and patterns, with themes of cityscapes, stylized nature, collage with maps, and textural surfaces.  Annette present always are the three whimsical fishes! Thank you Annette, for giving us insight into your uniquely creative paintings.

Thank you Annette Martin for sharing your artworks and the stories behind them.

Here is a sample of her colourful work;

Example of Annette's artwork.

Annette giving her presentation.

Monday, March 18, 2013

First Meeting of the New Year!

We are excited to announce the start of a new year with STEAG (St Thomas-Elgin Artist's Guild)!

Our first meeting of the year happens tonight at 7 pm at the St Thomas-Elgin Public Arts Centre in St Thomas. We welcome any and all new members to join us.

What better location to have our meetings!? We are surrounded by art by local artists!

Coffee and Tea and hopefully some goodies during our break.

Remember membership dues are 'due' tonight ($25) for the year.

Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and hopefully some new ones!