Graeme Chalmers - Galleries
Bird and Butterfly Houses
I have always enjoyed making things with wood. I love folk art. I love colour and architectural decoration.
The birdhouses and butterfly houses began with visits to thrift stores. While Millie was looking for interesting fabric I hunted for curtain finials, lamp parts, wooden salt and pepper shakers, candle holders, bowls, chess sets, and children’s building blocks.
(Birdhouses start at $40)
Wellington County Paintings
Moving to Fergus after living on Canada’s west coast for 33 years required coming to know and appreciate a new landscape. The paintings in this series serve as my aid in this process. The folk art style present in much of the work seems to both fit the landscape and acknowledge that I live with a quilter. Most of the paintings are in acrylic with oil stick overlay.
(Several of the paintings in this gallery have been sold. Prices of those available upon request)