Art on Location with Dawn-Angela Seeley

Artist’s Block?!

Students Invited: Need Help with Unfinished Paintings?

As artists we are sometimes BLOCKED (like writers), we get so far in the story of our once-inspired painting, and then —BOOM! Life happens to us! For whatever reason, stress, homework or workload interruptions, procrastination… we (temporarily) loose our inspiration. Come together in a group and we will positively critique and problem solve and inspire you to go on and finish that work that started with Such Passion!

Finish off those paintings where you got stuck, or add that last 5% of work required to make 100% of the difference! Dawn-Angela will guide you through and also help you to complete your PORTFOLIO for SCHOOL APPLICATIONS.


Different mediums & techniques are taught by DAWN-ANGELA SEELEY. Come to a workshop on March 12 at Crackpot Studio or book a private lesson in a medium of your choice in your home!  Minimum 2 hrs.

Look at some of the works that were recently finished off in a semi-private lesson!

Stained glass paintings by Savannah, Isabella, Emily, Apple and Abby.

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Arts and Academic Achievement in Kids

NEW Course : Art4Tots starts January 15, 2019, 10.30 to 11.30am.In recent years, school curriculums shifted heavily to core subjects, math, reading, writing. What about the arts? Creative activities are building blocks of child development and learning, to create and appreciate visual art is more important than ever as children grow up in an age heavily dependent on technology. Its time for balance.  

Developmental Benefits:

Motor Skills + Language Development Decision Making + Visual Learning + Inventiveness + Cultural Awareness = Improved Academic Performance: Studies show a correlation between art and other achievements. Studies have shown that young people who participate regularly in the arts (three hours a day on three days each week through one full year) are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in a math and science fair or to win an award for writing an essay or poem than children who do not participate.

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A Storm in Antique Teacups !

Donations from Sale of Paintings & 38 Candles in Antique Teacups.
November 18 was set for my annual HOME STUDIO SHOW, and I promised to donate 10% of profits the the Children of Promise Orphanage in Guyana. My daughter, Angelica was not going to be left out as she was born in Guyana and she pledged all proceeds from making scented candles in antique teacups.
Initially we sourced 7 teacups and glasses and lovingly filled them with Vanilla Bean scented wax. At the show, Angelica sold out in 1/2 an hour and continued to take up to 38 orders! God bless her efforts! She raised over $600 and also had a very kind donation from a gentleman who wrote a cheque for $500!
Please contact me if you would like an invitation for a private showing of watercolours, acrylics, oils and mixed media with sterling silver & 14 kt gold, before my Spring Studio Show in April:
Here are some of the paintings that sold and went to good homes! LOL.


Ensemble of Poppies

Title:Ensemble of Poppies. Location: Tuscany, Italy. Medium: Embellished giclee, acrylic on canvas. Artist: Dawn-Angela Seeley Size: 22 x 18″. Price: $295


Title: Biblioteca Bouganvillea. Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Medium: Oil on original black & white photograph. Artist: Dawn-Angela Seeley Size: 11 x 14″ Frame: Triple acid free mat with silver frame Price: $395

Lavender, Rosemary and Fig

Title: Lavender, Rosemary and Fig, Location: Tuscany, Italy. Medium: Oil on gallery canvas. Artist: Dawn-Angela Seeley Size: 12 x 12″ Price: $395

Poppie Painting-Step 2

Passionate for Poppies, acrylic on canvas.


Title: Possibly Poppies? Acrylic on canvas,                                                                                Dawn-Angela Seeley. Size: 8 x 16″. $350.

I am Hunting and Gathering!

The Hunter and Gatherer in me has superseded the Artist and Instructor and Traveler in me! Much to my chagrin! With the date (and associated deadlines) of November 11 set for my annual HOME STUDIO SHOW, I am tracking down, selecting and tweeking (not to be confused with tweeting or twerking) all my art work.
As you know I love to travel and paint on-location on our annual Art-On-Location Getaways (especially my favourite – Toscana)! At my Home Studio Show this year I will have quite a variety of art. There will be watercolours, fluid acrylics, oils, a series of mixed media gildings with 22 karat gold & sterling silver, and hand painted photographs.  My subject matter is diverse too: shoes, flowers, still life, landscapes and architecture are the Spice of My Life!
I will be donating 10 % of sale proceeds to the Children of Promise Orphanage in Guyana. So please consider doing your Christmas shopping here. I will also have series of Art Cards and Prints and my daughter is making candles! Competition is good!?
Please contact me if you would like an invitation:
Here is a slideshow of a few samples of some of the paintings available. I hope one will bring you pleasure:

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We Teach Courses in Your School

Today students from the MacLaghlan College, MAC ART CLUB experimented in graphite shading techniques in their 10 week multi medium course. The class is for 5-11 year olds.
Tomorrow we will be at the John Knox Christian School for our after school 13 week Wednesday course for 10 to Teens. You can book us for a course at YOUR SCHOOL or

-for Special Occassion Workshops,

-Teacher Training or

-Team Building Events.

Fall Vine with Berries:



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