Friday, November 11, 2016

Always Remember

My new painting is called Always Remember 
It is in an exhibition this weekend at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garmond Toronto Saturday - Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm 

Always Remember (C) 2016

For this Remembrance Day November 11th 2016 I dedicate these poppies to all the men and women who served and are serving 

Remembering all who died, all who served, all who stayed home and looked after things.

Remembering my grandfather in law wounded at the Battle of Somme WWI

Remembering my Uncle who flew Liberators in WWII receiving the Victoria Cross, another uncle who was a gunner for 5 years in the RAF

Remembering my father in law who drove trucks in Europe, saw the camps and would never speak of his experiences

Remembering my aunt who was a "Bomb Girl" in a munitions plant in Toronto

Remembering my mother in law at home with 4 children under 3 and a husband in Europe

Remembering my father who joined the Merchant Navy and travelled up and down the Eastern seaboard

Remembering my mother who was one of the group of women who were "feminists" before their time by serving in the Air Force doing "men's work" or as their motto said "We Serve so Men Can Fly" 

Today please remember these people and so many others like them who gave up so much for our freedoms

Always Remember

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Trying hard not to panic ... the Stouffville Studio Tour is just over two weeks away and I am trying to be organized.

Think I am okay but I can't believe how fast the time goes by.

This is a series of my latest work from the beginning to the finished work. Just have to frame and name.

Diana Bullock (C) 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

It's over

Yes summer is over ... maybe a few more days of official summer but tonight is the Harvest Moon. Cooler nights and yes that means it is almost Stouffville Studio Tour time.
I am gathering and organizing my new work. Four weeks will go fast!
My banner on Main Street

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


We just took down the show at the Kent Farndale Gallery [see invitation below] It was a wonderful venue and a we had absolutely fantastic feedback, so very very positive except......

There were three comments
"a bit blah",
"more diverse selection would provide a more interesting experience"
and my favourite
"I have seen better".

What is wrong with people!

Now please remember this is three out of over a hundred comments of our sixty-four paintings in this show. Yes, there wasn't enough diversity in sixty-four watercolours, acrylics, graphite, encaustic, mixed media and Sumi-e work. We had many, many comments the exact polar opposite of these comments. People loved the show and we are grateful to all the people who took the time to leave a comment.

I just want to say for the record I appreciate that my work might not be for everyone.... they may not like it. I am absolutely fine with that. The other two artists in this show Allison and June also recognize this reality .... we get it, art has a very personal appeal. While one person loves a work, the next person can't stand it. No problem with that and I for one always welcome constructive criticism.

What I do have a problem with is such cowardly comments in a book. I was always told if you don't have something nice to say or write, don't say or write anything at all. As artists we put ourselves out there every time we show our work. Each painting or art work has a piece of our soul in it. They are our babies! Don't show how small and cowardly a person you are by leaving negative comments in a book. Shame on you!

End of my rant.... I am going to bask in the positive and forget these three!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

With apologies

It has been far too long since my last post .....

However here is an invite to my next show with my daughter Allison and my friend June Probert
The beautiful town of Port Perry is a great place to visit and the gallery is a true gem

Hope you can make it