The Minto Arts Council is pleased to welcome artist Debra Lengyell with her latest show “Coming and Going” to be held from April 5 to April 28th. An Opening Artist’s Reception will take place Thursday, April 5th from 6 – 8 pm at the Minto Arts Gallery.
A former art teacher, Debra took early retirement in 2011 to pursue art full-time. She has exhibited her award-winning art in many galleries and juried shows including Homer Watson Gallery, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, The Etobicoke Civic Centre, among others.
A few years ago, she was given a commission to paint an expensive car. Since then she has become fascinated with vehicles and movement, a move away from landscapes. In this show, she explores how people move themselves around the world, from place to place, in different landscapes and in different vehicles, turning the ordinary into something special. She draws what she sees first and then completes her textured impressionist pieces using a palette knife, making use of light and shadows.