Hi All, I wanted to post to update about the site.
When I originally started goodwillpainting.ca, it was to promote some art that I found at various local thrift shops. Covid changed the direction and I started promoting local and worldwide artists.
I was not able to keep up with the site promotion as I have a full time job and a family and had to reprioritize things in my life and side projects due to my own limitations.
I have removed the GeoDirectory plaugin due to lack of use/interest and the fact it was cost prohibitive to upgrade it to the Lifetime version or quarterly payments as this site does not generate any income.
Art and art promotion is still a passion of mine and I will keep this site alive and going and will start to post more content soon. I am in the process of moving my site to Groove.cm as I have the full lifetime version and it is much faster than a wordpress site. They still have a free version, they have a lite version and a pro version. If anyone needs help gettign set up, just reach out to me and I can assist depending on availability.
There’s lots of topiucs I’d like to discuss as well, NFTs being one. It’s fascinating how they are growing in popularity and concerns about environmental impact are being addressed. NFT utility will be key to it’s growth and universal adoption. Another topic is Art theft and copyright! Hello Etsy!
Anyways, that’s all for now. Keep making art, enjoying art, and being the best version of you!
An Nguyen, Ottawa artist, painted this vibrant night market scene of Ottawa’s Chinatown Gates as a celebration of Canada’s diversity. “I hope we get back to doing fun things like attending food and music festivals soon.”
This painting entitled “Chinatown Lights Up” is currently on display as part of the Big Universe Art Exhibition- running until Nov. 24. Come by and check it out at the Shenkman Arts Centre / 245 Centrum Blvd.
An will be at the gallery Nov. 7th from noon to 4pm. Please RSVP if you’d like to swing by. Covid social distancing in place so ONLY 10 people at a time. Please reach out to An on Instagram to RSVP. https://instagram.com/an_nguyen.artist
The original painting and prints (Poster $40/Giclee Fine Art $60) are also available here:
Photo credit: @creativecapturesphotovideo
Canadian artist, Savannah Severin, who goes by SASART for all her works, creates unique freehand art in a wide variety of mediums.
She does originals by commission and also runs classes . You can learn more at her facebook here: SASART on facebook
check out her Instagram here: SASART on IG
Be sure to leave a comment and share!
So Even though the Kickstarter did not fill up completely, or hardly at all to be honest, I decided to still go ahead and release the coloring book and pay the artist for their work and time. I want to thank Jai Soni for providing these Mandala images for the first coloring book. He will definitely be contributing to future versions.
Now, I’d like to start on the second coloring book, but first things first, I need to sell a few of these to make that possible.
I have made a free version available for people who wish to check it out:
I have the full version as well which is available for those who want to show their support.
I have perfected (or close to it!) a way to create coloring books from any image, so if you are an artist who would like to participate in a future coloring book, please contact me!
Join Kina and An, for the grand opening Oct 25th 1pm to 4pm at the Shenkman Arts Center (245 Centrum Blvd).
RSVP by appointment by emailing
Its Covid Safe:
*14 mask wearing people max are allowed in the gallery at a time. The gallery is 1,000 sq ft so lots of space to spread out. Sanitizer available at entrance. Extra masks ready to go.
* This is a free family event.
Shenkman Arts Center
245 Centrum Blvd
OTTAWA, ON (Canada)
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I found Kate Freeman, from Freeman Furnishing, on Tiktok. I was scrolling through videos and the algorithm was feeding me resin art, wood art, pour art and spin art oh and stickers.
I was really impressed with Katie’s designs and the fact she creates everything herself. I then added her onLinkedIn and also discovered a whole slew of amazing artists and designers as a result. (Check out the amazing custom Lamp!!)
Katie runs a Podcast on Instagram (Maker Mom Podcast) and also posts on LinkedIn and Youtube. You really need to check her out on all these playforms and also her website for her business, Freeman Furnishings, LLC.
This weekend would have been the Ottawa Asian Festival which has been postponed until next year. I would like to take this time to encourage people to come out and support businesses in this area.
Ottawa artist, An Nguyen started painting this 6 months ago and it celebrates Chinatown in Ottawa.
Come by and support local businesses. They could sure use your help.