Fall art show an eye-opener for hobby artists

The Papermill Gallery is hosting the annual event through Sunday

Willowdale Group of Artists' fall art show
The Willowdale Group of Artists' annual fall art show at the Papermill Gallery features the work of amateurs and professionals alike. JUAN ROMERO/TORONTO OBSERVER

For Kim Williams, the Willowdale Group of Artists‘ annual fall art show  changed her perception on her own art works.

Williams dropped in after seeing the sign advertising the show while driving by the gallery. She was surprised at the work being displayed.

“I had no idea about the show, but all the pieces are so beautiful,” Williams said. “I am so glad I found it.”

One of the most inspiring aspects was the fact that most of the art was done by amateur artists. Williams has been painting as a hobby for more than 20 years, but it had never crossed her mind to display her work. She didn’t think it was even possible since she is not a professional artist.

“I am definitely going to look into it,” Williams said. “I think I haven’t been confident enough about my work to actually show it to a group of people, but seeing all these part-time artists like myself here is definitely motivating.”

The Willowdale Group of Artists has over 200 active members and has hosted seasonal shows since 1948.

The Fall Art Show will run through Sunday (Nov. 11) at the Papermill Gallery (67 Pottery Rd.).

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Posted: Nov 6 2018 11:23 am
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