The Art of Everything By Mary Anne Pankhurst An Interview with Internationally Renowned Canadian Landscape Painter, Gordon Harrison

The Art of Everything By Mary Anne Pankhurst An Interview with Internationally Renowned Canadian Landscape Painter, Gordon Harrison

To me, Gordon Harrison’s works are like love songs to the Canadian landscape.   And I learn that art lovers – from Iceland to South Africa, Argentina and Australia – are listening. In fact one, Julie Jacobson – wife of the former U.S. ambassador to Canada – made headlines a few years ago when she bent […]

The Art of Everything By Mary Anne Pankhurst An interview with Shannon Spooner on the Art of Shaping Puppy Behaviour

CFN – Sitting in what was once the principal’s office at a school in Martintown, Ontario – the one Shannon Spooner bought and transformed into a multi-service, pet-centered mecca for clients who come from as far away as upstate New York, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal – I learn that the hundreds of families who turn […]

The Art of Everything By Mary Anne Pankhurst An Interview with Painter Lesley McVicar on the Art of Canine Portraiture

The Art of Everything By Mary Anne Pankhurst  An Interview with Painter Lesley McVicar on the Art of Canine Portraiture

From cave painters to Picasso, man’s best friend has always captured artists’ imaginations. There are many reasons why.  Among them, dogs – all descendants of Grey Wolves – have for tens of thousands of years given humans so much:  Protection, warmth, hunting and herding assistance, as well as comfort, companionship and affection.  And all these […]

The Art of Everything By Mary Anne Pankhurst an Interview with the Priest’s Mill Glassblowers, Amy, Paul & Eric on the Art of Discovery

The Art of Everything By Mary Anne Pankhurst an Interview with the Priest’s Mill Glassblowers, Amy, Paul & Eric on the Art of Discovery

Their story is captivating, complex and creatively inspiring. But it’s also a story about their soon-to-be-opened glassblowing studio so has an additional layer of excitement. Because as the artists have helped me understand: You can’t open a studio if you’re looking through rose-coloured glasses. To begin, operating costs run high. The glass-melting furnace alone must […]

The Art of Everything By Mary Anne Pankhurst An interview with poet Doug Hill on the Art of Intrigue

The Art of Everything By Mary Anne Pankhurst An interview with poet Doug Hill on the Art of Intrigue

CFN – December – with its somber march to winter solstice – seems the perfect month to probe a poet’s perspective. April could prove too cruel with its seductive and expanding light, sometimes gaudy-vividness and abundant post winter distractions. And I hope Doug Hill will forgive me for using a painting to help illustrate his […]

The Art of Everything By Mary Anne Pankhurst An interview with Virginia Lake on the Art of Healing & Artistic Expression

The Art of Everything By Mary Anne Pankhurst An interview with Virginia Lake on the Art of Healing & Artistic Expression

    Friday, Nov. 8, 9:20 a.m.:    I’m on my way to the Mystic Meadow B & B on Pilon Point Road to interview owner and artist Virginia Lake, who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting before.   For starters, she’s one of our own Apples & Art champions and I personally enjoy owning […]

CFN is Proud to Introduce The Art of Everything with your Curator Mary Anne Pankhurst

CFN is Proud to Introduce The Art of Everything with your Curator Mary Anne Pankhurst

Cornwall Ontario –  As most regular CFN viewers know I’m a huge fan of the arts and artist myself.  While I may never be able to paint like Mary Anne Pankhurst or some of the talented folks we will be covering; it’s something that I cherish in life and am proud to share with the […]