A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

Shows at UpTown Gallery


Bone Deep & Heart Felt


Bone Deep & Heart Felt is a solo exhibition in UpTown Gallery's Lawrence Gallery. It showcases works by Louise Marée. 

The show runs from May 14 to July 14. Join us for the opening reception on Sunday, May 26, from 2-4 pm to enjoy the artwork and live music. Refreshments will be served.


Louise Marée's work for the past X years has explored realism, impressionism, and the abstract. These styles comprise a palette she uses to express a deep emotional connection to nature she has fostered all her life.

Each painting begins with an urge, rather than a vision, a call for a colour, a feeling, a texture on the canvas. Louise rarely sketches or pre-plans a painting, letting it evolve beneath her brush, or knife, or fingers in a two-way communication with the picture as it develops. Many of her works have hidden, deeper paintings within, a chat log of former conversations which were not quite right, before they developed into the finished final dialogue.

Her work ranges from the purely abstract Prairie Fire to the poignant realism of Not For Sail. Most pieces dwell in the mixed borderlands between. While striving to remain true to her subject matter, Louise permits colour and texture to represent emotion and place.




Simplicity is a new exhibition at UpTown Gallery featuring recent works by Candice Leyland, ManChoi Chow and Sanela Dizdar. 

The show runs from May 14 to July 14. Join us at the opening reception on Saturday, May 25 from 2-4 pm to enjoy the artwork and meet the artists. Refreshments will be served.


Candice Leyland:  Candice Leyland’s is a contemporary watercolour artist. She paints ethereal florals and landscapes with a focus on light, colour and mood. Using pure colours and delicate glazes, she creates dreamy, emotional watercolours inspired by the natural world around her.   

ManChoi Chow: ManChoi attempts to creatively express the harmony and interconnectedness he sees and yearns for, as much as the reality of the brokenness and paradoxical tensions of being human. “Simplicity” grounds him in the here and now.

Sanela Dizdar: Sanela Dizdars paints Venice in the warm, welcoming acrylic colours of sun that are reflecting on amazing ancient architecture. Water becomes alive when you take a stroll in a gondola.