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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner and I write from time to time on Colder by The Lake. I am an accredited facilitator for Amherst Writers & Artists, which runs not-for-profit writing workshops.

Passover – William Kurelek

On this Passover evening, the McMichael Canadian Collection has posted this moving painting by renowned Canadian artist William Kurelek, called Doctor’s Family Celebrating Passover, 1975. McMichael recently brought the painting into its collection. The image comes from a suite of 16 paintings titled Jewish Life in Canada that […]

The Artisans of Plating

Pickled heirloom vegetables, poached rock lobster, and Columbine flower by @chanteldartnall  At this time of year, with Easter and Passover upon us, this kind of artistry with plates is on the minds of sophisticated chefs and foodies. The rest of us may prefer just normal, groaning tables surrounded by […]

Yellow Tiger Swallowtail

There are so many layers of meaning to Paul Morstad’s ultra-creative works. His drawings and paintings carry semi-fictional narratives built on natural science, mythology, musicology, rumours, hyperbole and folklore. (Above: Orphan Tsunami, 22 x 30″ Watercolour, 2022) Slate Fine Art has announced Yellow Tiger Swallowtail, a new Morstad […]

Last-chance Tourism – Sarah Palmer

In Wish You Were Here, Toronto-based photographer Sarah Palmer documents the world of “last-chance” cruise tourism, where passengers seek leisure time through voyages to destinations adversely affected by the climate crisis Printed in larger-than-life scale at Toronto’s waterfront-facing Donald D. Summerville Pools, Palmer’s photographs immerse viewers in the experience of […]

Breathtaking Bridge

There are times when a single image is so compelling it has to be shared, like this one. It’s by photographer Shaun Lowe, a shot of the Angus L. MacDonald Bridge at Halifax Harbour. This is the photographer whose image of a bright yellow canola field captured us […]

Tanya Lyons – Transforming with Glass

Canadian glass artist Tanya Lyons has an international reputation for her fragile sculptural pieces and her exquisite wearable works. She’s already collaborated with a French designer for a “drip suit” worn by pop star Dua Lipa in Paris and has long been known for glass fashion. Her latest […]