I hoped something good would come out of Runaway Wives. So my husband and I asked Leech Printing in Brandon, Manitoba to produce these unique and colourful coasters featuring artist Jane Gateson’s work. These one-of-a-kind sets of four are our gift to all who helped make this happen with a donation to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.
— Author Margo Goodhand
Coaster Artwork by Jane Gateson
SET ONE (from left, then top to bottom):
It’s Where I Live 2, reproduction of original oil/cold wax on wood, 30×40
It’s Where I Live 1, reproduction of original oil/cold wax on wood, 30×40
My Back Lane Neighbors 2, reproduction of original acrylic on canvas, 12″x12″
My Back Lane Neighbors 3, reproduction of original acrylic on canvas, 12″x12″
SET TWO (from left, then top to bottom):
“All Manner of Things Shall be Well” (Hildegard of Bingen), reproduction of original acrylic on canvas, 30×30
It Takes a Village, reproduction of original mixed media on canvas, 24×36
Harvest Moon, reproduction of original oil/cold wax on wood, 12×12
My Magical Neighborhood, reproduction of original mixed media on canvas, 20×20
The Canadian Women’s Foundation is Canada’s public foundation for women and girls. They empower women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership. Thanks to the support of their donors, they have funded over 1,400 community programs across Canada and have become one of the 10 largest women’s foundations in the world. In one of their crucial funding areas, the Foundation supports programs that help women and their children rebuild their lives after experiencing violence, and that teach youth how to develop healthy relationships. Visit http://www.canadianwomen.org for more information.
Jane Gateson is a painter who lives in Victoria Beach and Winnipeg Manitoba.
Several years ago, I began to think about how much houses are like people.
We both have an exterior that all the world can see, and an interior that could be entirely different from the street view. This idea has led to the painting of a lot of houses, thinking of them as people on an outer/inner journey.
The “house” image evokes feelings of belonging, of a place where one can enjoy the small things that bring safety, comfort and peace. We all need a good house to live in, both as an exterior and interior reality.
I am pleased to be part of The Shelter Project.
The Shelter Project
Art © by Jane Gateson