Graeme Chalmers - Galleries
“Dr. Graeme Chalmers has always enjoyed making things with wood. His birdhouse creations first began with visits to thrift stores. Using found, wooden objects such as lamp parts, wooden salt and pepper shakers, candle holders, bowls, chess sets, and children’s building blocks, Graeme transforms everyday objects into architectural masterpieces. His birdhouses are an intersection of vibrant colour and architectural decoration. The results are funky and playful palaces for the birds, and everyone, to enjoy.”
(From my 2020 exhibition For the Birds: Upcycled Bird Palaces at Schneider Haus National Historic Site in Kitchener, ON)
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.