This big reveal was originally scheduled to take place some time ago, but with the continued business closures related to the covid crisis, I haven't officially shared but the time to do so is now!
So the news is that I have relocated my art gallery from the shared space, the ArtBank, down the street to a new location that exclusively showcases my original art, known once again as the Kilby Gallery.
5 1/2 years ago I opened The Kilby Gallery, featuring my artistic efforts, in the charming village of Clarksburg, Ontario situated along the scenic Beaver River and just down the road from the magnificent Georgian Bay. In that time I have created many new pieces of art, met a lot of great people, furnished many homes, businesses and cottages with my artwork, and along with Brownie the Gallery Greeter, became a fixture in this wonderful little village.
This vibrant, artistic community that is present day Clarksburg, is an eclectic and inviting mix of shops and galleries; a 'must see' destination for those visiting the region, or anyone looking for original art, antiques, honey, hardware or even a bit of lunch!
The artwork found in The Kilby Gallery, all created by myself Don Kilby, reflects my love and awe of the region; from the bay to the escarpment, valleys, rivers, small towns and pastoral rural scenes, in each unique and memorable season. With the quality and quantity of scenery and subjects to choose from, I strive to make each painting, from the smallest study to the largest grand work, stand alone original, unlike anything I have created before it.
The new Kilby Gallery is designed to offer an uncluttered, friendly space to see and spend time with the art included within. As soon as its possible, the doors of my new gallery will be open and all will be welcomed to drop in for a look around.
Curb side sales and inquiries are most welcomed, additionally the large windows along the main street will always display new and exciting pieces, be sure to have a look!
In the meantime, here are some pics of the new place, let me what do ya think!
Not really known as a painter of flowers, but I'm fascinated with all facets of the natural world and the complex shapes and strong colours made this a challenge I was happy to undertake! If you stare at this one for a while, the flowers melt away and whats left is an intriguing arrangement of negative and positive shapes defined by vivd contrasting colours !
Most of my Georgian Bay paintings have been focused on the natural scene, but for this one, we have the comfortable seats surrounding the fire pit as a key element. I like the way it invites one to imagine themselves, with friends and family, seated in these chairs taking in the spectacular view, or even enjoying the warmth of a good evening around the fire.
The first of a pair of horse in field paintings, (think diptych), combining my desire to paint some intense spring colours , as well as something with a horse in it.
The second painting to come, will be an equally stunning creature standing in the same field, happily chewing away, should make a nice pair!