“Different Perspectives of the South Shore” an exhibition of various media by Barbara Hannaford, Evgenia Makogon and Paulette Melanson. Their Opening Reception will take place on Tuesday, August 1st at 5pm. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend. This show will be available from August 1st – 27th.
Barbara Hannaford studied drawing under Fritz Brandtner in Montreal, and also studied at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, School of Art and Design. From there, onto Parson’s School of Design in New York City, taking “Editorial and Fashion Illustration”. Barbara worked as a Fashion Illustrator for many years at Ogilvy’s in Montreal, and subsequently joined Holt Renfrew in Montreal, later moving with them to work in Toronto. In 1989 she moved with her husband to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia where she has participated in Acrylic Workshops, and returned to her first love, painting. For seven years Barbara was a part of the Quartet Gallery in Lunenburg. Her work can be currently viewed at The Lunenburg Art Gallery and in Dee Appleby’s Art Book “Nova Scotia’s Contemporary Artists”, Volume II.
EVGENIA MAKOGON – Artist Biography
“I love to paint things that are beautiful, colourful and happy. My art is inspired by our city, coastal Nova Scotia and simple things in life.”
Evgenia Makogon grew up in Russia in town Sochi situated between the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains in the southern part of Russia. She moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1997. Evgenia’s passion for art began when she was 12 years old. After attending Sochi art school, watercolour painting, drawing and Russian folk art became Evgenia’s main subject of interest. While studying at the Russian State Pedagogical University Evgenia continued to practice her skills as an artist. After moving to Canada in 1997 Evgenia decided to continue her art education. In April 2005 she graduated from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University with BFA (Interdisciplinary). Over the years Evgenia became very passionate about painting and experimented with oil, acrylic and watercolour. Evgenia enjoys working with different subject matter: still life, landscapes and cityscapes. Evgenia participates in annual fund raising events such as Paint Sea on Site (Lunenburg), Paint Peggy’s Cove and Mosaic For Mental Health (Halifax-Dartmouth). Evgenia’s work can be viewed at Teichert Gallery Gallery in Halifax, Made in the Maritimes in Halifax and Bedford, The Dart Gallery in Dartmouth and Jenny Jib in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Paulette Melanson, Boutilier’s Point, NS
I work primarily in acrylic, watercolour and mixed media. My current works include landscapes and abstract paintings inspired by my Acadian background and surroundings in St Margaret’s Bay & the South Shore of Nova Scotia. My passion is unconsciously experimenting with paint and finding meaning in the resulting layers; the unconscious painting being my guide to what the painting wants to be. All my abstract works are produced that way. My landscapes, on the other hand, are carefully planned to evoke a mood or a particular feeling about a place.
I am originally from Scoudouc, NB. My background includes a B.Sc. in biology, a B.Ed. and an M.Ed. I have been drawing and painting ever since I can remember however did not pursue serious art studies until the late 80’s when I began continuing education classes at the NS College of Art and Design. In 2011 I decided to get involved in my art practice full time after an unrelated career in the public sector.
-Visual Voice Fine Art, 128 King St, Truro, NS, (abstracts and landscapes).
-Going Coastal Art Gallery, 41 Queen St, Chester, NS, (landscapes).
-Teichert Gallery, 1723 Hollis St, Halifax, NS, (abstracts).
–Crouchers Point Art Gallery, 5 Crouchers Point Rd, Glen Haven, NS, (landscapes).
-Art Zone Art Gallery, 1673 Barrington St, Halifax, NS, (landscapes and abstracts).
-The Fireside Restaurant, 1551 Birmingham St, Halifax, NS, (abstracts – on-going solo show).
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