Tuesday, April 26, 2016

WAAH 120th Annual Juried Art Show @ AGH

Thrilled to be included in the 120th Annual Juried Art Show by the Women's Art Association of Hamilton, showing at the Art Gallery of Hamilton during May and June, 2016. This energetic women's association has been active since the late 1800's, providing a head space & physical place for women to engage with, and expound upon, the arts.

A solid hundred years later, it continues to exercise it's primary mandate of 'exposure' to the art field. Many talented Southern Ontario female artists received their initial 'recognition' here. Senior members coax & coach them into greater public exposure. A diverse, wide-ranging and inclusive aesthetic envelops all with a hearty 'welcome'. Seasoned judges preside over the Annual Juried Shows encouraging greater exploration, experimentation and finer execution.

 Come see what the women are up to now!! 

The aims of the Women's Art Association of Hamilton are to:
  • Create a general interest in art
  • Establishing art scholarships
  • Hold lectures and seminars
  • Hold exhibitions of paintings, designs and sculpture
  • Developing art and handicrafts of Canada.

The Women's Art Association of Hamilton's  
120th Juried Art Exhibition 
- Sunday, May 1st, 2-5pm. 
 (Closes June 25th, 2016.)

***My final painting from last year - a 'naive-surreal-folk-abstract' beaut -
 'Doe at Dawn' has been accepted. Come SEE it!***

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Dear Queen - #HappyBirthdayYourMajesty

I defy anyone not to be in awe of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, longest reigning monarch in British history. She has certainly done her DUTY - and then some. With surreal highs and lows, continued familial controversy and even hatred, this amazing woman has managed to weather the storms - and carry on. She stands, the penultimate expression and embodiment of Anglo Tradition. Sure, lots of haters out there, but, damn right, she has MORE admirers. I certainly RESPECT her. She is, and has been, a very good, living and breathing, Queen, devoted to the land of her birth, and 'her' people. - Thank you Your Majesty.

To mark the occasion of her 90th Birthday, I have resurrected an older painting, done in 2009 - 'Paparazzi'.  (I mean, SERIOUSLY, poor woman & her family are hounded 24/7.  It's no small wonder they get a bit 'curt at times.) Global INTEREST in this REAL 'Royal Family' is insatiable.

Long Live the Queen!

Paparazzi by MLHolton (2009) - Oil on Board. Contact artist for size & price.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

MLH Spring Newsletter COMING SOON - 2016

First Painting for 2016 - by M.L.Holton - Contact Artist for Size & Price.
Hi Everyone - Just getting ready to send out my Spring Newsletter for 2016 ... If any of you do receive in 'duplicate' or 'in error', my sincere apologies. (It is getting very difficult to single-handedly manage a 5000+ personal 'contact list' without losing vital touch along the way. There WILL be goof-ups, errors & omissions. Please FORGIVE, and just let me know in the comment section below, I will fix it.)  - Otherwise, have a super spring & summer. I will continue to post 'what's happening' on route, and I do hope to catch up with a bunch of you in the fall - perhaps at the local launch of my short film at the Art Gallery of Burlington ...  The Frozen Goose is an an all-round Canadian family classic, starring a brilliant cast of six, set just after World War One ... Additional details on the launch will be coming in Early September ...  'Stay Tuned'. :) Oh, and if you're interested in the painting above, contact me directly. This work is now framed, in a contemporary silver wood frame, and is hanging in my kitchen .... ready for a NEW home.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Super Photo Spring Fun

 The Garden Gate. 
All photos in this series by m.l.holton

VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE that 4 photographs from this series are now available for purchase via my Fine Art America web-portal. Chose your OWN size, frame, backing material or product. Global shipping. Click on the Super Photos Gallery. 

 What better way to bring in Spring then with a new Super Photo App ... 
Lots of fun with this today, using the 'painter' filter.


 Picnic Table with Stones

 Public Bench

 Snow Drops!!!! 

 Budding Trees!

 Fence on the Beach Strip

 Modern Architecture on the Beach Strip

 Pebbles on the Beach

 Swing, Rope & Christmas Lights

 Snow Shovel BE GONE!

 Wicked Witch of the Beach House

 Take Two- Wicked Witch of the Beach House

 Pussy Willows


 Beautiful Beach

.Dory - contact artist for PRINT

 Welcome to the Beach!

 Lest we forget... We just got rid of this ... 
Still, love the seasons. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall 

 Laneway 2

 Broken Bridge by M.L.Holton

Winter's DONE - Spring has come ...!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Winter is lovely - really.

Front Window by M.L.Holton (digital - resized, watermarked)
Contact Artist to view Original Detailed Print/
 Broken Bridge by M.L.Holton (digital - resized, watermarked)
Contact Artist to view Original Detailed Print.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

#TheFrozenGoose CANADIAN SHORT FILM Update

As some of you know, I'm doing a short film, The Frozen Goose, based on a published short story of mine of the same name. We've found some astounding private locations, as seen below, but we NEED Mother Nature to co-operate. We NEED below freezing temps for 2 weeks SOLID, to insure safety on the lake. (And we could use a bit more snow ...)  But, overall, SWEET!  - All coming together nicely. We SHOOT from February 6th to the 12th. Aiming for Release FALL 2016.

Follow along with cast & crew during pre-production via Facebook, Twitter or via dedicated website.


Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 - HERE WE COME!

So many things seemed 'rotten' last year
 - coming at us from all angles of mainstream media -
 one wondered, what has HAPPENED to Humanity?
It seems we just cant get along anymore,
that we have to ruin the planet on route,
that we have no sense of decency anymore -
that we now revel in revolting vulgarity,
endless gore and mind-numbing mediocrity.

Well, I say, UGH. 

This painting is a 'throw back' to a BETTER TIME,
when community - and personal satisfaction - 
could be found in the reliability
and profound  'simple'  beauty of a setting Sun ...
Remember THAT?

Here's to a BETTER 2016 for EVERYONE -
filled with Peace & Good Will. 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

'Doe at Dawn' - New & Final Painting by m.l.holton for 2015

'Doe at Dawn' - Acrylic by m.l.holton,, unframed
Inspired by a photo image that was swirling around the net, I liked that image and zapped it a la mlh. 
Happy enough with the result, though that that lifted hind leg will always bug me ... 

Here are some preliminary photos of the work in progress showing the undersketching, 
and a change in the background colouring ... Lotsa Serious Fun.

Underpainting, note that hind leg is better here ... arg.
ALMOST done, but changed the centre mountain 'blue'.... darkened it up.
If interested in purchase and size, please contact the artist. 
FINAL painting for 2015,
Signed, Dated and Numbered by Yours Truly.