Graeme Chalmers - Galleries
I have always enjoyed making things with wood. I love folk art. I love colour and architectural decoration.
The birdhouses 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, etc.
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.