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Wyoming native Tammy Hext paints her way

Jill Yuzwa

By Jill Yuzwa

AyrSpace Gallery of Visual and Functional Art

Thursday March 27, 2014

AYR, Ontario – Tammy Hext’s On the way to Ayr paintings bring vitality to the region after a long winter.

Tammy Hext first made her way to Ayr, Ontario in February 2011. She returned in the autumn of 2013…well nearly. I admit it, smiled Hext, ! got lost on the way to Ayr.

Hext’s journey from Burlington down Highway 5, through St. George onto Highway 24, through Glen Morris and down the Brant/Waterloo Road nearly brought her into Ayr…but she did not know it at the time. So she turned around and found 24A to Wrigley Road and then into the village. As a small town native, from Wyoming, Ontario, and now a seasoned painter she always observes the landscape around her and stops to record it photographically for consideration later.

Hext was part of AyrSpace Gallery’s one hundred women exhibition, “International Women Celebrate”. Last summer she trained with renowned Canadian Landscape painter Gordon Harrison. In the Autumn the University of Guelph Fine Art graduate returned to be part of the gallery and was been chosen to be the first AyrSpace Gallery Featured Artist in 2014.

She turned her serendipitous excursion into a bakers dozen of expressive oil paintings. The impasto technique that Hext has mastered, with oil paint, is not for the faint of heart. She completes a work all in one sitting demonstrating a skill level impressive for any one who has picked up a paint brush or a palette knife.

If you have travelled those roads, as many have, and love the way to Ayr, please join AyrSpace Gallery in celebrating Tammy Hext’s interpretation of The Carolinian Landscape. The exhibition runs from Saturday April 5 – Saturday April 26, 2015.

She will be demonstrating Saturday April 5, 2014 from 1:00 on at AyrSpace Gallery.

Media is invited to meet with Tammy Hext after 3:00 on Sunday March 30, 2014. Please call or email to confirm a time.

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Media contact:
Jill Yuzwa

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