A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

Shows at UpTown Gallery





featuring Candice Leyland, Sharl G. Smith, and Jean Weller.

Runs from Tuesday, January 17th to Sunday, March 19th, 2017.

There will be no opening reception. 

UpTown Gallery presents Spontaneity.
Like great improvisational jazz musicians, allowing art to be spontaneous requires a careful study, reflection and respect of the medium. Watercolour and wildlife photography as media lend themselves well to the theme of spontaneity. Artists in these media must give up a certain amount of control and let things flow naturally. They must allow for and embrace the unplanned or unprompted. In doing so, spontaneity in artwork creates pieces that are loose, fresh and exciting, inviting viewers to share a moment in time, a flash of an idea or an emotion or experience.


Candice Leyland is a Watercolour artist. Her work has been described as dreamlike and whimsical. It focuses on light and mood, using bright, vivid colours to explore her subject matter in a loose, impressionistic way.
Sharl G. Smith experiments with bead-stitching. Though there is much planning involved, happy accidents are welcomed with joy. This show features Sharl’s happy accidents.
Jean Weller’s photographic passion is to capture the all-important moment. When photographing animals and birds, Jean loves to catch the fleeting moment of a special look or interaction.