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16 Sep, 2008

Here is that big thing I told you about

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

new painting!

Art! No one guessed, although I didn’t really expect anyone to get it. :) We bought this painting from Alison Fowler, an Ottawa-based artist. It’s called Early Morning Blue. Eeep! I’m so thrilled.

I’ll write more about it, and her, and the Westboro Studio tour, and the fact that we need to repaint our dining room, tomorrow, when I have more time and energy to dwell. I’m just too pooped. G’night!

13 Responses to "Here is that big thing I told you about"

1 | porter

September 16th, 2008 at 10:04 pm


LOVE it! Is it for your anniversary?? Love it. PS-will be back to your previous post after some sleep..got some nyquil in me tonight and i’m a little tipsy!

3 | Jen

September 17th, 2008 at 8:25 am


Beautiful! And now my husband is in trouble – I’ve found something on her site that would look incredible in the house! lol

4 | Bob LeDrew

September 17th, 2008 at 8:53 am


Her art is great. First saw it on the walls at the Foolish Chicken. Lovely stuff. COngratulations.

6 | Lynn

September 17th, 2008 at 10:52 am


It’s lovely, I’m awfully jealous. I’d love to get some real, original art for our home…someday!

7 | Ginger

September 17th, 2008 at 3:19 pm


I love it! And…I LOVE LOVE LOVE your rug!

8 | J.

September 17th, 2008 at 5:19 pm


wow! I love this piece. I’m so jealous!

9 | twinmomplusone

September 18th, 2008 at 9:06 am


wow, its beautiful, congrats! new art on the wall is So uplifting!! thanks for introducing me to her :) love her work

10 | Eyeball catching (plus a sale) in Westboro >> a peek inside the fishbowl

February 21st, 2009 at 1:36 pm


[…] Tomorrow (the 22nd) is the last day of a show featuring the work of Nathalie Mantha and Alison Fowler. (Alison is the amazing lady behind a painting I admire every single day.) […]

11 | Westboro: Get get thee to some art >> a peek inside the fishbowl

September 18th, 2010 at 9:31 am


[…] to check out her studio. It’s on Wellington near the Metro, right above Chickpea Boutique. A piece we bought from her figures prominently in our home … and I STILL love and admire it every single day. Hooray for […]

12 | Ottawa giveaway alert: poppy love >> a peek inside the fishbowl

May 27th, 2011 at 3:52 pm


[…] to the natural environment around her and it shows. We own one of her paintings (pictured here). It’s hanging in our dining room right across from where I sit. I’ve been looking at […]

13 | Reno update #36 - panic attacks about paint >> a peek inside the fishbowl

August 23rd, 2012 at 10:31 am


[…] paint chips from Benjamin Moore. BUT, at least we had a starting point. I picked the colours using one of our favourite paintings from Alison Fowler. The painting will figure prominently in our main living area, so I thought this might be a smart […]

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