Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Resolving Conflict

Theatre Nights are now starting at The Gallery this Friday Night.

A Gift -

Months ago I gave the key to my house to Jacqui.  She has been using the gallery for free for several months.  A group of artists come to work in the space once or twice a week.  I have been watching these artistic, passionate, creative individuals collaborate for months. 

My home vibrates with all this incredible energy.  It is so beautiful and healing. 

The the greatest gift I have witnessed is this married couple: Chantal and Andrew.  They have the most beautiful relationship.  It really is something so special.  I spoke to Jacqui about Chantal and Andrew's relationship.  Jacqui told me how they communicate. And how they are able resolve conflict with non aggressive, open, peaceful, and open forms of communication.  I see just how beautiful their love is.  And how the dynamics of 8th Generation Performance Company is so healthy and positive.

It is such a gift to watch this group work together. I feel so blessed to have given Jacqui the key to my home / gallery. 

thank you so much
with love

Theatre Nights - Friday 27th of April. 8 pm.

Performance Starts @ 8 pm.  $10 at the door. 

Come and witness Ottawa's finest emerging artists in an intimate artistic setting... the last Friday of Every Month.


I told my Boss to Kiss my Ass... He Kicked my Ass and told me to get back to work.

Time to go paint in the studio.

Managed to complete five paintings this morning.


 River Walk (with Maria)
oil on canvas. 32 x 54 inches. Spring 2012. Price: $2200

close up of River Walk (with Maria) painting

close up of River Walk (with Maria) painting

Embrace the Moment
oil on canvas. 11 x 14 inches. Spring 2012. Price: $300

This painting I really pushed myself to creative levels. I pushed the paint to the point I almost fucked it all up.  I tried to do another painting after this work... and it was a complete mess. But this painting I really fell into that space.

 Square painting for Maria
12 x 12 inches. oil on canvas. Spring 2012. Price: $300

I do not normally paint canvases on a square format.

Walking in a Dream
oil on canvas. 30 x 36 inches. Spring 2012. Price: $1400.

close up of Walking in a Dream painting

Walking in a Dream painting (close up)

Flowers near the River
oil on canvas. 30 x 36 inches. Spring 2012. Price: $1400

close up of Flowers near the River painting

Maria drove me to these flowers along the bike path.
The flowers were so beautiful
 Ottawa River - in Alymer
We held hands for the first time

Monday, April 23, 2012

Call for Submissions.

You may be a woman and have a so-called you-know-what but no joy here. You may be a man with a you-know-what, but ditto.

Announcing:  TWAT-FEST

CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS: TWAT(Trans Women's Arts Toronto)/fest

TWAT(Trans Women's Arts Toronto)/fest

CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS: Due June 10th, 2012 - Please distribute widely!

Do you identify as a trans woman (MTF, MAAB genderqueer, transsexual, tgirl, transgender, hijra, travesti, transvestite, woman of transsexual experience, etc etc etc etc etc)?

Do you create fine art? (Film/video, visual art, performance, dance, sculpture, photography, music, and everything else that we create and destroy)


TWAT/fest will be held in August 2012 in Toronto.

The call is open to artists everywhere in the world!

While all artists will be paid for their work, we do not have the money to fly people in, so artists must get themselves/their work here to us.

The artists fee should significantly off-set costs, though.

Film/video, Photography, and Visual Art Submissions:
 <snip>   You can get the whole enchilada in today's Art List at www.artengine.ca


Because it’s a funny acronym! And because it’s kind of tongue in cheek, given that this is a festival for trans women (some of whom may have twats, but many of whom do not). Because I came up with the acronym and that’s what has kept up my enthusiasm for organizing this festival.

The call is open to artists everywhere in the world!

EMAIL ALL SUBMISSIONS TO morganmpage@gmail.com WITH THE SUBJECT LINE: TWAT fest submission.

She is Spring

Last night I could not sleep... again. 

The last few weeks my energy levels have been over the moon.  I have been painting all hours of the day and night.  I have been extremely productive in my studio.  There are so many wet paintings... it is getting difficult to move around.

Last night I slept for 2 hours. And woke up again... So rather than count sheep... I walk down the street to my studio and paint another painting from 1 am ->  4:37 am.

It was pretty cold in my studio. It started to snow last night. 

Friday night I had an amazing meal made for me by Maria.  It was really well done. Everything was very beautiful.  So I was still feeling full in my soul from her gift.

While painting late at night in the studio...

I did the following work. 

She is Spring. oil on canvas. 30 x 36 inches. Spring 2012. Price: $1400.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning.
My brain is very calm. No words. Just floating around in my studio. 

I finished these three paintings this morning.  They are very textured. 

Spring. Season of change. Embrace. Transformation. Openning of the soul. Winter is over. Hearts and Bones. Nature. Calm. Soft. Embrace.  Cacoon. Dream. Ocean. Tender. Walking in Nature. Nest. fragile. Vunerable, Inhale, exhale, Inhale. just breathe.... 

thank you


Dream. oil on canvas. 46 x 50 inches. Spring 2012. Price: $2800
Patrick John Mills

close up of painting - Dream

Calm. oil on canvas. 36 x 48 inches. Spirng 2012. Price: $1800
Patrick John Mills

close up of painitng - Calm

The Moment. oil on canvas. 30 x 54 inches. Spring 2012. Price: $2200
Patrick John Mills

 The Moment painting - photo taken on the fence outside my studio.

Patrick John Mills