Thursday, April 22, 2021

                                          Beach Studio Tour Online Show

                                          New Paintings 

                                                         April 30- May 30th

"Evolving Journey"   Watercolour  R. Hayes  $350.

Blue Angel    Ruth Hayes  Watercolour  $350.

     Click on Shamanstree Gallery Page to visit my paintings in Watercolour and Acrylic

 The Beach Studio Tour is returning this year with an online show that is opening April 30th and extended to May 30th to accomodate covid protocol pick up.  If you visit the Beach Studio Tour website you can check out the talented artists of the Beach.  Click an artist that you like and it will take you to the artist's page. That artist's page will have more images and contact information for you to deal with the artist directly. This gives you the advantage of seeing the Beach artists without all the walking. However it is lovely this time of year with all the blossoming trees. Another year!

I will be showing some of my latest work  in watercolour, mixed media and acrylic and I would love to hear from you. The great thing about doing the tour is meeting and talking directly to all the visitors who come by, however this year we can do it by email or phone or zoom.  Sales can be made by cheque, e-transfer, visa and cash. Items can be picked up at end of show or other arrangement.  My email is shamanstree@gmail. com.   Phone is 416-699-8609. I appreciate your support.

The web site for the tour is

"Summer Flower Pot"  R.Hayes  Watercolour   $210.00

"Joy"  Watercolour - Ruth Hayes  7.5"x11"  $210.00  

Sunday, April 4, 2021


                                                             Threads of Light

"Threads of Light"    Ruth Hayes   11" x11" Watercolour 

       Creative spin or is it what drives me to paint?  Another title for the work above might be synchonisity or six degrees of separation.  The work of Piet Mondrian is quite differnt from mine but I have always loved his abstractions and found interesting his statement that the artist is essentially a channel. My images are sometimes ahead of my understanding and this paricular one I have loved but didn't know what to do with it or what it meant.  My life might then mirror or catch up with a painting and its meaning might then be known .  This one had been in my unfinished stack for quite a while as my life continued to unfold and I noticed again and again a wondrous web around me with people and events intertwining and touching in ways I could never have explained.  I still would not try to offer a reason except it is called by different names and many of us have been touched by it at one time or another.  An example might be thinking of a friend from the past and suddenly hearing from them the next day. Other stories are more mindblowing.

     One day I looked at this painting and could see threads of light and dark and colour and knew they connected and sometimes I could glimpse the connection and could be touched by it. I could even name it such as six degrees of separation.  I moved the painting from the unfinished to the finished knowing at the same time that the process would never be finished.