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Sunshine falls on Sunbeam!

I just love the painting process.  As a result [and this is probably true of all artists] supply has a tendency to exceed demand.

Donating paintings to Sunbeam Community & Developmental Services [and many other charitable organizations] allows me to paint exuberantly, enthusiastically and energetically without feeling the constraint of storage and warehousing, and, thus, permits my work to be enjoyed by the people Sunbeam supports, its staff and its visitors.

It’s a “win-win” for all of us!
CBC NEWS:  Cambridge artist donates 52 paintings to Kitchener organization that supports people with disabilities

CBC LISTEN:  Cambridge artist Bill Schwarz says he wanted to bring a sense of home and comfort to the people living and working at Sunbeam Community and Developmental Services in Kitchener


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Homer Watson House and Gallery

Homer Watson was a celebrated Canadian painter (1856-1936) who lived in Doon, Ontario (now part of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo). 

After he sold a seminal work to Queen Victoria [1883], he purchased and lived until his death, in an 1850’s house which is now known as the Homer Watson House and Gallery.

The Homer Watson House and Gallery is a prestigious institution which  has exhibited my work in past years.

This Friday, November 11, 2022, to Friday, January 9, 2023, it is hosting an exhibition of 60 pieces of art selected from almost 200 submissions.

I am humbled to tell you that I have just been notified that one my submissions was selected for this elite show, but not which one!

For fun, why don’t you be the juror!

These were my two submissions:

Tell me, which one you would select.

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I Spy . . .

Take a close look at each frame . . . can you find my painting? This was the 65th Logo Mosaic Project of the Society of Canadian Artists in which I, and 93 other SCA Members, participated!

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