Summer News, Show & Sale!

Happy Summer Friends! Although, I must say, the weather in Vancouver has been a little strange for
mid-July. Hard to believe that around this time last year we were experiencing a heat wave and a ton of
forest fires all across BC! Grateful that’s not the case this year, but a little more sunshine would be nice.

That being said, it’s been a busy start to the summer with lots going on! Enjoyed a long-overdue
vacation last month in my hometown of Toronto where the weather was a little warmer than here
(maybe a little too warm on some days!), and enjoyed a mix of all kinds of activities there – from a
nurse’s reunion, to some relaxing beach days with old friends, a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario…even
tried a pottery class for the first time, which I absolutely loved. Overall, a great trip! Not sure when I’ll
be back but happy I took this opportunity to visit my old stomping grounds

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So what else has been keeping me busy? Well, I jumped right back into summer art classes with my students, lots of them outdoors (when the weather cooperates), and have even been painting outdoors a little bit myself. It can be a tricky thing, painting outdoors where you’re at the mercy of nature and its elements, but when the sun hits just right and at the perfect time, the lighting can really make for a beautiful outdoor painting experience. I actually shared some of my outdoor work recently on my social media channels and was thrilled to be featured by Opus Art Supplies in their online gallery for their #PleinAirChallenge! Check out the full gallery/article – here.

Even won a little gift card to get some new supplies (thanks Opus!). If you’ve never tried painting outdoors I recommend giving it a try. It can be very inspiring to surround yourself in nature while getting creative.

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Last but certainly not least – I am super excited for my summer show and sale this coming Sunday, July 24th and praying for a beautiful sunny day, as I always have it outdoors in my big backyard. I’ll have most of my work on display and available to purchase, including all my florals that were up at the Secret Garden Tea Company (just switched them out for some different florals as you’ll see on my social media). But also showcasing my latest project at this show, and one that’s near and dear to me – “Homes & Gardens in Dunbar” – really highlighting the neighbourhood I’ve lived in for the last 15 years! Residents of the area will certainly recognize some familiar sights I’ve captured and painted of this great community, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. We’ll also have live music throughout the day from some local musicians, including the very talented, up and coming Ada Ferguson (check out some of her music and performances here).

Details for my summer show on facebook and Eventbrite here.

Come by and enjoy some great art and company. It’ll be nice way to spend a (hopefully) sunny summer day! Can’t wait to see you all there. And if you can’t make it, checkout my portfolio on my website or visit my social media channels and see if there’s anything you’d like to purchase. Most of my work is open to inquiry and happy to chat if you’re interested.

Have a great week, everyone! <3 Georgia

 

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Georgia’s Spring Update

Hi Everyone,

Hope you’re all enjoying this strange, but pleasantly surprising, weather we’ve been having.  Calling for rain one minute, bursts of sunshine the next – welcome to Vancouver!  

On that note, hard to believe we’re nearing the end of spring and summer is fast approaching.  I’m sure you’ve all been keeping busy as I have, so I wanted to take a moment and share with you some of the fun things I’ve been up to and exciting events coming up.

Last month I had a fantastic opportunity to be showcased in TV Week Magazine with a quick snapshot of my life as an artist – past, present, future – which then led to a podcast with the CEO himself, Peter Legge.  What a fun interview, talking all things art with Peter and getting a chance to highlight both my struggles and accomplishments, but more importantly why I love what I do.  The link to the full podcast was shared on my social media channels, and thanks to those of you who reached out with some really kind words after watching!  If you haven’t had a chance yet you can check out the full interview by clicking here.

Personality Profile Press Photo of Georgia at work

My social media channels, still fairly new to me, have been a lot of fun in connecting with other local artists and seeing a new perspective and world to the art community!  I’m always looking for ways to grow and stay innovative, and it’s giving me fresh ideas, but also allowing me to revisit old ones.  

I recently remembered some smaller framed prints and cards of my original paintings I’ve had, and thought why not share these with everyone again?  This sparked the inspiration of hosting a little end-of-spring Small Art Pop Up Show and Sale next month!  

On June 5th, I’ll be displaying and selling some of these smaller pieces at lower price points between $10 to $300, from framed prints of my original paintings, to greeting cards and smaller acrylic pieces on canvas.  It’ll be a little preview of my bigger show and sale in July 😉 (stay tuned for more info on this) PLUS we’ll have some live music from local musicians which I’m really excited for!  Details can be found on my facebook event page here.
Hope to see you all there! 

June 5th invitation

And last but not least, my floral showcase is still up on display and available for purchase at The Secret Garden Tea Company.  This truly is an unbiased opinion because google reviews will share the same sentiment, but I have to say – they really have the BEST high tea menu in the city with amazing themes for different seasons and holidays.  Highly recommend visiting for a great high tea experience, but of course, enjoy my floral paintings while you’re there!  Take some photos and tag me @georgiayoungsart on Instagram 😊

Georgia at The Secret Garden Tea Company

That’s all for now.  Connect with me on all my social media channels if you haven’t already!  I’d love to hear from you.  And hope to see you all at my small art pop-up on June 5th.  Stay tuned for the big show in July… 

 

<3 Georgia

Family Day Weekend

Happy Family Day Weekend everyone! Hope you’re all having a great day and enjoying time with your loved ones.

I am so excited to be updating this new section of my website where I’ll be able to share updates with all of you on the fun things I have planned for the year. Also, as many of you may have noticed, I’ve finally been able to be more active on social media and can’t wait to connect with you on different platforms. You’ll find me on Facebook and Instagram now. Follow along for all things art and Georgia 😊 2022 is shaping up to be a really eventful year!

I’m so fortunate to be able to continue teaching art everyday to so many great students. They’ve kept me busy and inspired, even throughout the pandemic, and we’ve just had a lot of fun recreating the style of Mark Rothko in some of our classes. Next up, we’ll be looking for inspiration in Peter Doig, a renowned figurative painter one of my student’s recently introduced me to.

I`m also thrilled that my floral paintings will be on display and available for purchase at The Secret Garden Tea Company all throughout spring. My family and I enjoyed their delicious high tea menu on my birthday last week, and it really is the perfect family activity. Visit them this weekend for Family Day and enjoy my floral exhibition while you`re there!

More to come, but I’ll leave you all in suspense for now… Connect with me on social media and stay tuned for the artistic adventures of Georgia Youngs! Happy Family Day, everyone.

Secret Garden Tea Company

In January 2022, I was invited to install a series of my flower paintings at Vancouver’s Secret Tea Garden in Kerrisdale. Many are recent works. The paintings will hang until the early spring and are for sale. There’s a sense of being surrounded by a beautiful garden as you sit and have afternoon tea. I hope you’ll have a chance to enjoy them.