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THE GALLERY ON THE LAKE PRESENTS THE Steve Tracy & Julia Veenstra EXHIBIT “Colours Abound” The Gallery on the Lake is honored to present works of Steve Tracy & Julia Veenstra in a new exhibit entitled “Colours Abound”. The exhibit opens September 30th and continues to November 3rd. The opening reception and meet the artists will be held on September 30th 1:00-4:00 PM. “Colours Abound” is an exhibit that showcases these two artists and their exceptional ability to use colour. Panoramic light-filled canvasses of islands, waterways, and birches filled with brilliant fall leaves against blue and yellow skies will evoke emotion like never before. Viewers will look into the shadows and see light and colour they never knew existed in nature. Steve Tracy Biography Excerpt: Steve Tracy has been painting since he was 10 when he was given his first set of oil paints and quickly discovered that art could free him from the chaos of everyday life. Inspired by the cultural revolution of the late 60’s and early 70’s Steve relocated to New York City, where he enrolled in the School of Visual Arts in 1972. Steve continued his studies at many respected art schools and is a graduate of the American Art Institute. He perfected his talents through work with various studios and paints a variety of genres, but has become particularly well recognized for his Canadian landscapes. Today, Steve lives in Southwest Ontario where he donates his time to public art endeavors in the area. Julia Veenstra Biography Excerpt: Julia Veenstra is a Canadian artist who has lived in four different countries. Her work is found in collections around the world. She is an impressionistic representational, lively artist. Her work reflects her surroundings and translates how she sees the world. Julia’s medium of choice is acrylic as she enjoys the immediacy and the bright colours. “I work with vibrant colour and expressive strokes, exploring shape and form as well as the constant desire to portray light. The canvases I paint can be quite large and the result is the ability to experiment with a range of tools that create variety of texture and interest in the pieces and can pull from me an energy and joy. Negative shape plays a role as important as the positive and develops from the layering technique that I employ” says Veenstra. The Gallery on the Lake is proud to feature the works of these very talented artists. The Gallery on the Lake is located at 65 Gallery on the Lake Rd in Buckhorn, 30 minutes from Peterborough.

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