Friday, November 15, 2013

A warm and fuzzy feeling is waiting for you in Ireland.  Come paint and photograph this beautiful countryside next May.  We have just a couple of spaces left.  Contact Nancy for more information.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

On Location Ireland 
May 2014

Our painting and photography trip is filling up quickly!  If you are hoping to cross this adventure off of your bucket list, don't delay! Space is limited to eight participants.  Contact Nancy for more details and registration information.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Negative Painting Workshop with Nancy Newman
Wednesday, November 13, 2013; 10am - 4pm
Workshop Fee: $75.00
Location: Barry Coombs Studio, 224-15 Adrian Avenue, Toronto

Not to be Negative, but….
Artists search for ways to give their work the “Wow” factor. We want viewers to take that extra moment to look at what we have created. One way to achieve this is to paint in the negative. Use the space in and around an object to enhance the illusion of depth and increase the range of values in your painting.  

If you would like to explore this exciting process of negative painting, this workshop is for you. Through a step-by-step demonstration, you will create a beautiful fall forest painted in the negative. This is an enjoyable and effective exercise that will allow you to incorporate negative painting into your own work….Painting negatively can be a very positive experience!

To enroll for this workshop, contact Nancy directly at Directions and a material list will be provided upon enrollment.

Nancy is an award-winning artist and teacher. She is the President of the Society of York Region Artists (SOYRA) and Past President of the Toronto Watercolour Society (TWS).  Nancy has exhibited her work in many juried, group and solo shows including TWS Aquavision, Art Aurora and SOYRA shows.  She has received several First Place, Honourable Mention and People's Choice Awards.

Nancy has been a guest instructor for many art societies such as the Willowdale Group of Artists, the Bayview Watercolour Society and the Markham Group of Artists. She gives workshops and offers classes at the Aurora Cultural Centre and Haliburton School of the Arts.

Barry Coombs Studio is in the west end of Toronto near Lansdowne and Dupont. Free parking is available at the studio. Unfortunately, the studio is not accessible. There is one flight of stairs.
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ireland is calling.  We are thrilled to present this opportunity to painters and photographers who would like to immerse themselves in the landscape of the Emerald Isle.  We will be painting on location and refining our photography skills at specially selected sites in the southwest of Ireland. Our charming Irish chauffeur will pick us up at the airport and act as our guide for this entire trip.  No worries about taxis, jumping on and off buses or trains.  Just time for you in a country that welcomes you with warmth, humour and breathtaking beauty.
For more information, email Nancy at

Travel arrangements through Vision 200 Travel Group, TICO # 50018498

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

One Month to Go! Anticipation 104

One Month to Go....

Time to get art supplies in order. Be ready to paint... 

and lunch On Location in France.

Friday, October 26, 2012

On Location in France: Anticipation 103

 Just a few pics of the flora of France.  Plane trees and poppies and grapes oh my!
You see these unusual trees everywhere, although they seem to be causing some controversy in Southern France.   

 They are called Plane trees, and have a connection to Napoleon.

Vineyards wasted space!

May/June is poppy season....pack your reds!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

SOYRA, the Society of York Region Artists, is holding their annual Art in the Valley exhibition and sale on October 13th and 14th.  Please come to enjoy the original work of 45 talented artists.  Admission and parking are free.  We would love to see you there.