This season’s shows are done! New work in the .. Works…

Hi Everybuddy,

It has been a super busy few months getting work done for two shows this winter. The Drawnonward show was another resounding success with a huge opening night crowd and lots of red dots on the walls. Bills will be paid and art supplies will be bought. We are now in the planning stages of a trip to NWT, with debates raging about where to go and how to get there. We are truly excited about getting into this part of Canada that we have yet to paint. Drawnonward’s 20th anniversary is looming large and we really want to do something special to celebrate, so keep an ear out for our shows in 2014 and 2015 (20 years!!!).

The Artist Project was another success with their biggest crowds yet (apologies to clients who came and waited in long drink lines on opening night), This was my 4th time participating and I have already signed up for next year’s show. 4 days of being around other artists and their wares is a wonderful experience. we tend to forget how large our community is and how many amazing artists there are around us who can inspire and engage us.

My new work will be a bit of a change for me in the sense that I have been doing very academic and fairly realistic painting for some years now, always paying attention to my inner voice who says ‘this is great but you should loosen up a bit soon’.

I am including some pics of my newest work which are all fairly small forest paintings which I will now start translating into much larger pieces. I can already see into my future, and there is a lot of bright chroma-rich colour coming out soon. My palette knife is my new best friend. Good bye brushes, we’ll see you next season.

Hope everyone is making it through these Feb-

blah days. Spring is just around the corner and will provide all the bright colours we need to awake from our sleepy winter slumber.

Best to all,


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This February 14th (Valentine’s Day) marks Drawnonward’s 18th annual show of collected works. I have been a member for nearly twenty years now! It has been an amazing and rewarding experience to be able to keep working with this great group of artists who just happen to also be my best friends. We will show at Arta gallery in Toronto’s Distillery District from Feb.14th. to to 24th. Opening night is on Thursday, Feb.14th from 6-10pm. There will be beer, wine, some great cheese and some great live music.

We are proud to keep these winter shows up as a traditional night out for friends, family and of course our loyal patrons who have kept up with us over the years.

I am very proud of my newest body of work that concentrates on my favourite city, St. John’s. Once again I have done a body of work that explores the play of light in the hours before sunset and before sunrise. The ‘witching hours’. These oil paintings on board are meticulously and repeatedly glazed with a 3 color process over grey scale or ‘grisaille’ paintings. Please come out to opening night for an always fun and inspiring evening of art and celebration.

Half way through the Drawnonward show is the Artist Project (phew). This takes place for four days (Feb. 21-24) at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto. It is a great show every year and should not be missed. I can be found in booth 741 (oil/acrylic). Here are some of the works I’ll be displaying there. It is more ‘witching hour’ material, but this time it is the streets of T.O.’s east end.



And of course my website is davidmarshak.ca

Check it out to browse some my past and current works. It is worth a visit.'Downtown'. 4'x5', oil on board 'City Superette', 36x48, oil on board

St. John's Dusk to Dawn

St. John’s Dusk to Dawn

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Annual Drawnonward show coming on Valentine's Day! Artta Gallery.. Love (of art) will be in the air...

Annual Drawnonward show coming on Valentine’s Day! Artta Gallery.. Love (of art) will be in the air…

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Dawn, St. John’s #1

Dawn, St. John's #1

One of a new series of St. John’s in sexy dusk to dawn light. Studio previews are available, but these images are up for viewing on my website…

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2 Shows in September!

This piece and others in a suite of similar paintings will be shown at the Creemore Festival of the Arts from Sept. 21 to 23 along with the rest of Drawnonward’s new work. Then, on Sept. 27, Drawnonward in association with Evergreen Brickworks presents the annual Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund art show… Drawnonward and nearly thirty other artists in support of a good cause and a great night. Evergreen Brickworks 6 pm!

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