Expanding and Evolving

Expanding and Evolving is an arts and letters show that grows over time. Visit the site often to witness it expand and evolve.

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“Exteriors”

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Before the Snow Flies by Jan Atkinson
Before the Snow Flies by Jan Atkinson
artsiejan@gmail.com
acrylic 40×30 $595
Winter Night by Jan Atkinson
Winter Night by Jan Atkinson artsiejan@gmail.com
acrylic 30×40 $595
Lazy Summer Day by Jan Atkinson
Lazy Summer Day by Jan Atkinson artsiejan@gmail.com
acrylic 40×30 $595
From the Peace Bridge by Clare Bonnell
From the Peace Bridge by Clare Bonnell
ctmbonnell@yahoo.ca
pastel 12×12 $75

On Queen St. by Clare Bonnell
On Queen St. by Clare Bonnell ctmbonnell@yahoo.ca
pastel 12×16 $75

Old Coach House by Clare Bonnell
Old Coach House by Clare Bonnell ctmbonnell@yahoo.ca
pastel 16×12 $75

Misty Morning on the Trent Canal by Lorraine McLean
Misty Morning on the Trent Canal by Lorraine McLean
mclean-lorraine@hotmail.com
acrylic 16×20 $100

A Haiku a Day
by Sharon Ramsay Curtis

A haiku a Day
Keeps my foul temper at bay!
Greening earth heals much.

Tom’s Algonquin by Lorraine McLean after Tom Thomson
Tom’s Algonquin by Lorraine McLean after Tom Thomson
mclean-lorraine@hotmail.com
oil on panel 8×10 $75

Autumn Tapestry by Sharon Ramsay Curtis
Autumn Tapestry by Sharon Ramsay Curtis
src45@me.com
mixed media 10×15 $75
Northumberland Hills by Sharon Ramsay Curtis
Northumberland Hills by Sharon Ramsay Curtis
src45@me.com
mixed media 10×15 $75
Country Lane by Sharon Ramsay Curtis
Country Lane by Sharon Ramsay Curtis
src45@me.com
mixed media 10×15 $75
Geranium by Ken Solilo
Geranium by Ken Solilo
kensolilo@gmail.com
photo prints 8×12=$40 12×18=$90
canvas prints 8×12=$150 16×24=$330
Water Lily by Ken Solilo
Water Lily by Ken Solilo
kensolilo@gmail.com
photo prints 8×12=$40 12×18=$90
canvas prints 8×12=$150 16×24=$330
Magnolia Bud by Ken Solilo
Magnolia Bud by Ken Solilo
kensolilo@gmail.com
photo prints 8×12=$40 12×18=$90
canvas prints 8×12=$150 16×24=$330

Ditch Lily
by Antony Di Nardo

Single and
six feet away,
of all the lilies
a fleeting blossom
that captures the imagination
of an entire forest.

No thought of open plains,
fields of gold,
just happy to be in the ditch she’s in,
taking up
her sun-given space
and nothing else.

Lily Candescence
by Antony Di Nardo

Lilium canadense, a lily by any other name
would be as fiery a petal as the sun
when the sun falls to earth.

When light from yonder window breaks
and sky disclaims excess,
the lily, first thing in the morning,
first light of day,
calls it not dawn
but candescence.

Monet’s Garden by Tom Groot
Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France
by Tom Groot
flyingdutchman@bell.net
digital photo on canvas
12.25″ W x 18″ H $100
Inkcap Mushroom by Tom Groot
Inkcap Mushroom, Northumberland
by Tom Groot
flyingdutchman@bell.net
digital photo 9″ W x 12″ H $100
St. Kevin’s Churchyard by Tom Groot
St. Kevin’s Churchyard, County Wicklow, Ireland by Tom Groot
flyingdutchman@bell.net
digital photo 10″ W x 14.5″ H $125
Foxes by Josie Korimsek
Foxes by Josie Korimsek
josephinek@sympatico.ca
oil 18×14 $400
Rabbits by Josie Korimsek
Rabbits by Josie Korimsek
josephinek@sympatico.ca
oil 18×14 $400
Bay of Quinte by Cathy Joyce
Bay of Quinte by Cathy Joyce
kehcs2@gmail.com
acrylic pour 28×14 $150
Tyendinaga Caverns by Cathy Joyce

Tyendinaga Caverns by Cathy Joyce
kehcs2@gmail.com
acrylic pour 28×14 $150

Shores of Presqu’ile
by Cathy Joyce

Over the next ridge are the sounds of the gently lapping waves against the shoreline.
Feeling excitement and taking the pace up a notch.
The view of the lake is what dreams are made of, in today’s world; calm, peace and solitude.

Driving West, Sask. by Jenni Burke
Driving West, Sask. by Jenni Burke
gentle_hatha@live.com
acrylic 12×16 $250
Rolling Mountains, Jasper by Jenni Burke
Rolling Mountains, Jasper by Jenni Burke
gentle_hatha@live.com
oil 30×30 $1200
Cabin by the River by Loty Hlapcic
Cabin by the River by Loty Hlapcic
ehlapcic@cogeco.ca
oil 16×12 $220
Alpine Lake by Loty Hlapcic
Alpine Lake by Loty Hlapcic
ehlapcic@cogeco.ca
oil 11×14 $225
Nova Scotia National Park by Loty Hlapcic
Nova Scotia National Park by Loty Hlapcic
ehlapcic@cogeco.ca
oil 16×12 $240
Entwined by Rita Naras
Entwined by Rita Naras
rnaras@cogeco.ca
graphite on claybord 24×18 $300
Stepping Stones by Rita Naras
Stepping Stones Rita Naras
rnaras@cogeco.ca
graphite on claybord 18×24 $400
Afternoon at the Creek by Rita Naras
Afternoon at the Creek by Rita Naras
rnaras@cogeco.ca
graphite on claybord 24×18 $400
Bon Echo Park by Joanne McMaster
Bon Echo Rock by Joanne McMaster
joannemcmaster@gmail.com
watercolour 16×12 $180
Peregrine Falcon by Joanne McMaster
Peregrine Falcon by Joanne McMaster
joannemcmaster@gmail.com
watercolour 12×16 $300
Tree Farm by Joanne McMaste
Tree Farm by Joanne McMaster
joannemcmaster@gmail.com
watercolour 16×12 $180

SCOLD  OF  JAYS
by Donna Wootton

Blue Jays arrive early 

Land on the bannister of my balcony

Teetering like wind-up metal versions of themselves

In competition with gulls

Scolding sound echoes after flight

High up in the canopy of trees they find their perch

Poop drips down clean clear glass

URGH! Can I scold these jays?

Pool Nostalgia by Ian Davis
Pool Nostalgia by Ian Davis
ian@iandavis.photography
photo on canvas 30×20 $250
Milky Way over French Lake by Ian Davis
Milky Way over French Lake by Ian Davis
ian@iandavis.photography
metal print 24×12 $160
Chives in the Garden by Ian Davis
Chives in the Garden by Ian Davis
ian@iandavis.photography
metal print 20×16 $130
Golden Tamarack by Judy Hopkins
Golden Tamarack by Judy Hopkins
judhopkins@gmail.com
acrylic 16×20 $200
Autumn Birch by Judy Hopkins
Autumn Birch by Judy Hopkins
judhopkins@gmail.com
acrylic 15×30 $250
Changing Light by Judy Hopkins
Changing Light by Judy Hopkins
judhopkins@gmail.com
acrylic 22×28 $350
Discovery by Susan Statham
Discovery by Susan Statham
sstatham@eagle.ca
oil 11×14 $350

Wonders
by Susan Statham

He gazes on the world
With his fresh clear eyes,
While each and every morning
Provides a new surprise.

His will is strong and yet,
He’s soft and meek and mild.
He’s all that’s yet to be
For he is still a child.

The Daisy by Susan Statham
The Daisy by Susan Statham
sstatham@eagle.ca
oil 11×14 $350
A Garden by Maureen Mullally
A Garden by Maureen Mullally
maureenmullally33@gmail.com
watercolour 9×10 $200
Andes Mountains by Maureen Mullally
Andes Mountains by Maureen Mullally
maureenmullally33@gmail.com
watercolour 14×10 $500
Lost Stories by Elizabeth Vercoe
Lost Stories by Elizabeth Vercoe
jevercoe@hotmail.com
mixed media 17×14 $400
Magpie by Elizabeth Vercoe
Magpie by Elizabeth Vercoe
jevercoe@hotmail.com
mixed media 14×11 $300
Waiting for a Ride by Elizabeth Vercoe
Waiting for a Ride by Elizabeth Vercoe
jevercoe@hotmail.com
mixed media 14×11 $200
Marche de Aix-en-Provence  by Jenny Cheng Burke
Marche de Aix-en-Provence
by Jenny Cheng Burke
jchengburke@hotmail.com
acrylic 24×18 $250
La Vie en Roses by Jenny Cheng Burke
La Vie en Roses
by Jenny Cheng Burke
jchengburke@hotmail.com
acrylic 24×18 $250
Making Bouquets by Jenny Cheng Burke
Making Bouquets
by Jenny Cheng Burke
jchengburke@hotmail.com
acrylic 18×18 $200
Winter Ghosts by Lori Gillespie
Winter Ghosts by Lori Gillespie
grammiegill@gmail.com
photography 26×16 $175
Standing Still by Lori Gillespie
Standing Still by Lori Gillespie
grammiegill@gmail.com
photography 18×24 $175
November Storm by Lori Gillespie
November Storm by Lori Gillespie
grammiegill@gmail.com
photography 16×22 $225

Frost
by Marie-Lynn Hammond

There was frost

like salt
on the ground
the day that I left

No wind or movement
stirred the air
and yet
from the tree outside my window

the grey leaves
tumbled
and fell
like wounded birds.

A Kiss
by Christopher Black

A kiss is never kept,

A kiss is a snowflake in the sun,

A kiss is a touch of souls.

Season in Blue by Rosanne Dolan
Season in Blue by Rosanne Dolan
rddolan81@gmail.com
mixed media 24×18 $335
Allowance by Rosanne Dolan
Allowance by Rosanne Dolan
rddolan81@gmail.com
acrylic 24×36 $640

Closing Time
by Antony Di Nardo

Fool’s gold and purple light,
the dusk of time,
the lily’s final thrust
down to only minutes left.

The overhanging maples lean,
tall pines net the last of light.

Temples made of longing for their branches.

Fat moon riding bareback up
from the eastern coast.

“Interiors”

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Six Apples by Judy Hopkins
Six Apples by Judy Hopkins
judhopkins@gmail.com
acrylic 16×20 $250
Spring at Last by Judy Hopkins
Spring at Last by Judy Hopkins
judhopkins@gmail.com
acrylic 30×40 $500
Still Life by Judy Hopkins
Still Life by Judy Hopkins
judhopkins@gmail.com
acrylic 28×36 $400
Winter Solstice by Rosanne Dolan
Winter Solstice by Rosanne Dolan
rddolan81@gmail.com
acrylic 36×48 $1145
Passenger Haiga by Mia Burrus
Passenger Haiga by Mia Burrus
miaburrus@gmail.com
photo-haiga
Time Out by Rosanne Dolan
Time Out by Rosanne Dolan
rddolan81@gmail.com
mixed media 18×20 $620
Laundry Day by Joanne McMaster
Laundry Day by Joanne McMaster
joannemcmaster@gmail.com
watercolour 12×7 $125
Minnie’s Kitchen by Joanne McMaster
Minnie’s Kitchen by Joanne McMaster
joannemcmaster@gmail.com
watercolour 10.5×13.5 $125
Holiday Hearth by Joanne McMaster
Holiday Hearth by Joanne McMaster
joannemcmaster@gmail.com
watercolour 10×14 $125

Desiree
by Christopher Black

Alone in the darkness

I yearn for your breath

Warm upon my cheek,

Soft upon my neck,

As restless, I toss

And then-turn again

To capture your warmth

In a night cold as death

Soul of Cole by Lori Gillespie
Soul of Cole by Lori Gillespie
grammiegill@gmail.com
Photography 11.5×16.5 $300

November Haiku
by Marie-Lynn Hammond

A fly on the sill
its death fills my empty room
winter lies waiting.

Eyes of Emily by Lori Gillespie
Eyes of Emily by Lori Gillespie
grammiegill@gmail.com
Photography 11×14 $225
For the Love of a Child by Lori Gillespie
For the Love of a Child by Lori Gillespie
grammiegill@gmail.com
Photography 10×16 $225
Peaches by Clare Bonnell
Peaches by Clare Bonnell
ctmbonnell@yahoo.ca
acrylic 5.5×8 $95
Still Life by Clare Bonnell
Still Life by Clare Bonnell
ctmbonnell@yahoo.ca
oil 14×18 $200
Lemons by Clare Bonnell
Lemons by Clare Bonnell
ctmbonnell@yahoo.ca
acrylic 5.5×8 $95

Daily
by Antony Di Nardo

ask nothing of your work but that it returns to you

(daylily
            daylily
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                                   daylily
                                               daylily
                                                           daylily)

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Midsummer Daisy by Lorraine McLean
Midsummer Daisy by Lorraine McLean
mclean-lorraine@hotmail.com
mixed media 9×12 $100
Sticks by Ken Solilo
Sticks by Ken Solilo
kensolilo@gmail.com
photo prints 12×12 $50 20×20 $90
canvas prints 12×12 $180 20×20 $400
Floating Dandelions by Ken Solilo
Floating Dandelions by Ken Solilo
kensolilo@gmail.com
photo prints 12×12 $50 20×20 $90
canvas prints 12×12 $180 20×20 $400
Jello Mosaic by Ken Solilo
Jello Mosaic by Ken Solilo
kensolilo@gmail.com
photo prints 12×12 $50 20×20 $90
canvas prints 12×12 $180 20×20 $400
Night by Cathy Joyce
Night by Cathy Joyce
kehcs2@gmail.com
acrylic pour 12×12 $40
Sweet Dreams by Cathy Joyce
Sweet Dreams by Cathy Joyce
kehcs2@gmail.com
acrylic pour 12×12 $40
Good Morning by Cathy Joyce
Good Morning by Cathy Joyce
kehcs2@gmail.com
acrylic pour 12×12 $40
Shadows
by Kathryn MacDonald

When you slip down
go deep.
Wear Dali’s time-melting
watch curl into dream

beyond shallow façades
dig within night’s folds
the moon’s secrets

where phantom fingers journey
over skin lips caress until
encircled two melt
lost until dawn

when light
routs shadows and time
shoots through your chest.

Tossing and turning all night; too hot, too cold; a pain here, an ache there.  
 
Slowly waking to song birds chirping happily; the sun shining brightly.
 
Good morning day; together we will start again.

by Cathy Joyce

Import/Export by Elizabeth Vercoe
Import/Export by Elizabeth Vercoe
jevercoe@hotmail.com
mixed media 17×14 $500
Tin Men by Elizabeth Vercoe
Tin Men by Elizabeth Vercoe
jevercoe@hotmail.com
mixed media 17×14 $500
Mapping the Wild Fire by Elizabeth Vercoe
Mapping the Wild Fire by Elizabeth Vercoe
jevercoe@hotmail.com
mixed media 17×14 $500
A Few of my Favourite Things by Sharon Ramsay Curtis
A Few of my Favourite Things
by Sharon Ramsay Curtis
src45@me.com
Watercolour 15×22 $150
Blue Willow Tea Party by Sharon Ramsay Curtis
Blue Willow Tea Party
by Sharon Ramsay Curtis
src45@me.com
Watercolour 12×12 $100
Veggies with Pear by Sharon Ramsay Curtis
Veggies with Pear
by Sharon Ramsay Curtis
src45@me.com
Watercolour 10×15 $100
Still Life with cantaloup by Susan Statham
Still Life with cantaloup
by Susan Statham
sstatham@eagle.ca
oil 7×5 $95

Music
by Susan Statham

It throbs it beats it’s wild it’s free
With sweet waves it covers me.

A friend who brings with every note
A warm caress for ear and throat.

In heart and mind it lingers on
Long after all of sound is gone.

Still Life with pears by Susan Statham
Still Life with pears
by Susan Statham
sstatham@eagle.ca
oil 7×5 $95
Sweet Shiloh Girl by Barbara Pim
Sweet Shiloh Girl by Barbara Pim
beejpim@gmail.com
pastel 17.5×19.5 $180
Remembering Jesse by Barbara Pim
Remembering Jesse by Barbara Pim
beejpim@gmail.com
pastel 11.5×11.5 $150
Favourite Fruit by Barbara Pim
Favourite Fruit by Barbara Pim
beejpim@gmail.com
pastel 18×15 $170

Instructions
by Reva Nelson

Alice’s book, Who Do You Think You Are? in 1978
Had its title changed for the Americans
Surely no one there could relate
But we girls in Canada knew
Not to be too loud or bold
Humility was our fate
Especially on a date.

Steamy Early Morning
by Sharon Ramsay Curtis

Cool, liquid breezes,
Pour from the bathroom window.
Blessing my body!