Shelley Newman: Iconic Canadian Landscapes Painted in Oil
March 12-April 4, 2015

Garment of Snow

Newman’s large oil on canvas paintings depict iconic Canadian landscapes; lakes, treelines, and rocks of the Canadian shield.  Newman paints “en plein air” (making oil studies in the landscape itself) and her realistic style transports you to Doe Lake, the Madawaska River, Algonquin Park and British Columbia.   As Newman herself states: “I hope to evoke an emotional stirring of serenity and stillness in the viewer, as though they have been transported to my original vista.  I use the forces of nature; light, shadow, and wind, are my pallette.  Rock, river, forest and field are my characters; they tell the story of journey and exploration in these places of tranquility and fulfillment.”

Shelley Newman’s show was very well received.  She said of her experience: “Having a solo show at Red Door Gallery is one of the best decisions I have ever made.  Red Door went above and beyond to publicize the show.  By the time of the opening week, everyone had heard about it and I went on to sell 15 paintings in 3 weeks”

Shelley Newman

Doe Lake | Madawaska River