The pure, glowing colours and inner light of a subject rendered in watercolour always captivates me. Watercolour paintings have intrigued me for a long while. I did my first water-activated set of 'grown-up' pictures at the age of 12 and ever since then, I've been hooked. Using acrylic is another enjoyable medium I use. It allows me expression in a different way, but I always come back to watercolour.
God's beautiful creation is a constant source of inspiration. Looking at everyday things I try to capture their unique beauty and colour and yes, even a fried egg still in the pan! It had that special sparkle and it just had to be captured! It sold; some else saw the beauty...
Putting paint and brush to paper and watching the magic makes me wonderfully happy. My hope is that you will see that wonder and joy in my paintings whatever the medium.
Watercolour Instructor at Art Gallery of Lambeth - call 519 652-5556 for class schedule
and at Riverside Retirement Residence
Ciantar-Poole has been involved in different aspects of the arts for over 30
years; music, theatre and visual arts.
She has always been ready to share her experiences and knowledge with
school children, teens and adults alike, whether as a vocal coach, or as a
watercolour art coach. She herself is a consummate student and is
always stretching her own creative boundaries. She understands what motivates one to want to
learn something new.
Dear Toni: I have spent the last week ‘finishing’ paintings that I once thought were already finished. I’m hearing the little Toni voice in my head ‘light next to dark, dark next to light’ ‘don’t paw’ and a few others.All in all I think it’s working. I’ve never been happier with things I’ve done. Thanks for your help and encouragement…R