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Solo Show and Exhibition – Cam Forrester

Plein air painter Cam Forrester merges passion for painting and golf at the PGA Tour Elk Ridge Open

Cam Forrester spent 30 years in the golf industry but on June 20, 21 and 22, he is embracing his other passion – plein air painting  – at the Elk Ridge Open.

The practice of plein air painting – or painting in the open air – goes back for centuries and was made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing qualities combined with the creation of transportable paints and easels provided the freedom to paint outside.

Cam does most of his painting and sketching outdoors. He has painted from mountaintops in the Yukon, carried a 50-pound pack on his back, hiked and painted in streams, painted under tarps in the snow under the watchful eye of Bald Eagles. He has painted sunrises and sunsets from boats and canoes in the spectacular Saskatchewan landscape. “It’s not just about the paint, it’s the sheer joy of being in the moment and having the ability to capture the wild outdoors on canvas.” Cam has facilitated numerous workshops, solo and group shows.

He is a member of the Men Who Paint, a group of five painters who began painting together in 2007. Inspired by the work and adventurous spirit of the early Canadian painters, the Men Who Paint have a preference for painting outside. The combined artistic experience of the group offers a unique diversity and their collective dynamic thrives on each individual’s passion for finding expression through interpretation of not only their Saskatchewan home but landscapes across Canada.

Enjoy the solo exhibition at Black Spruce Gallery and Elk Ridge Resort June 19-26. Join us at the Elk Ridge Open or watch for Cam at the Black Spruce Gallery, Waskesiu June 20, 21 and 22.

For information,  contact hello@blacksprucegallery.ca.

Welcome Back! See you soon!

Drop by Black Spruce Gallery – Waskesiu and indulge yourself in original fine art and fine craft by Saskatchewan and Canadian artists! We have worked hard to represent these creative and talented artists, and to bring you a a wide range of original art and craft to enjoy. Come check out the different mediums and styles.

See you soon.

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Fine Dining and Fine Art – A Perfect Combination!

Enjoy fine art provided by Black Spruce Gallery when you dine at Restaurant Pietro! We think fine art and fine dining go hand in hand, and hope you do to.  Thank you Restaurant Pietro for this exquisite collaboration.

And when you just can’t keep your eyes off one of these original works (not that we want to distract you from your dinner or company), email us at hello@blacksprucegallery.ca and we will have your favourite wrapped up for you before you finish dessert!

Spring Gallery Renewal – 2022

The Black Spruce Gallery is open year round with events taking place throughout the year and all art available online all the time. This building can only be open seasonally though (May-September) due to temperatures and limited access to running water October – May. The time has come for the spring renewal. It is wonderful to see the how refreshing a new coat of paint brightens the space!

Solo Exhibition – Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

April 29-30, 2022. Delta Bessborough, Saskatoon

Renewal – A solo exhibition by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon. An artists journey is never a straight line. There are often hurdles, challenges and the euphoric break throughs that are worth all the struggles. Sometimes there is renewal of energy that comes from revisiting familiar places with a fresh perspective. Cheryl has spent several years of her journey primarily in acrylics but has recently ventured back to her roots in oil paints. The lure of the buttery textures, blending and unique luminosity only available with oils has been calling her. With this renewed passion of experimentation she revisited some of her favourite spots… the Spruce River Flats, the North Saskatchewan River, and her home ground of Emma Lake. The results are worthy of celebration.

Art Workshop Weekend ~ Waskesiu April 22-24, 2022

Take your art to a higher level as you explore composition, design elements, and perspective in this engaging Art Workshop Weekend – Waskesiu, hosted by Black Spruce Gallery. Renowned artist Cheryl Tuck-Tallon provides insight and guidance as you hone your own skills to add improved composition skills to your original art. Be inspired by the natural beauty of Prince Albert National Park as you learn the secrets of the masters!

  • Date: April 22, 23 and 24, 2022
  • Composition and perspective (no experience required)
  • Location: Hawood Inn and Conference Centre, Waskesiu Lake SK
  • Includes: 15 hours of art instruction (lecture, hands on painting classes, critique), evening reception on Friday, lunch and coffee service on both Saturday and Sunday
  • $440 (art supplies not included)

Limited space available. Reserve your easel today at blacksprucegallery.ca/shop. Contact hello@blacksprucegallery.ca for information.

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