“The Doll House” exhibition

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“The Doll House” exhibition, 

“… alias Dolly Dingle” oil on canvas, 52″ x 26″ by artist Roxanne Dyer

artist Roxanne Dyer presents her artwork “… alias Dolly Dingle” oil on canvas, 52″ x 26″… 

In my DOLL HOUSE were many things.

Few cherished objects have remained with me throughout life. But, aside from memories and sentiment deeply rooted in the past, I have this very lovely pink twin-set my Mom knit for a doll when I was about 8 years old.  

In “…alias Dolly Dingle ” the larger-than-life doll flirtatiously trots out the cardigan. Diminutive she may be, the little figure only 12″ tall, has once again eclipsed human proportions as she often did so many years ago in the universe of my “little girl’s imagination.”

That “little girl’s imagination” has been working for me faithfully, has stayed with me, as has the twin-set. Now, I ponder the painting and boundaries that isolate the doll and sweater. Confined within their own universe, for me, it’s the miniature sweater that pulls the doll back into reality. Each time I hold this tiny knitted object, the looped rows of yarn become an emotional texture of memories created with loved ones, especially my mother.

The tiny sweater has become a touchstone in my adult life. I draw deeply on it, a prayerful request to meet my future like a playful child, fearlessly and with an open heart. (version française)

You are invited to our vernissage…

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"The Doll House" Exhibition Invitation

About the exhibition:

“The Doll House”

is an exhibition exploring the ‘the doll’, and ‘the doll house’ as significant personal or artistic objects, or as important social themes or concepts.


Title of the Exhibition:  “The Doll House”

Dates: Saturday, March 23 to .Saturday, April 20, 2019

Vernissage: Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Location:  Galerie de la Ville

centre des arts de / dollard centre for the arts

12001 boul. de Salaberry , DDO, que, H9B 2A7

Contact:  514-684-1012 ext. 298,

Website:  www.centreartdollard.com

(parking available on site)

Participating artists:

Mona Israel-Arsenault, Claudine Ascher, Victoria Block, Monica Brinkman, Diane Collet, Shamai Currim, Stéphan Daigle, Susan Davy-Hodgson, Roxanne Dyer, Marie Gauthier, Annouchka Gravel-Galouchko, Jacinta Ionno, Ken Kalman, Theresa Kralik, Nada Kyriakos, Norma Lehrer, Norberto Majlis, Renée Mizgala, Suzanne Pluta, Alain Salesse, Linda Beck Sidel, Geneviève Sideleau, Patricia Srigley, Tina Struthers, Josée Turcotte, Bev Wight

Share your personal experience…

about a favourite ‘doll’ and ‘your doll house’ as significant personal or artistic objects in the comment section, below. Tell about the importance of a toy you loved as a child and how it still holds remarkable joy for you as an adult.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the vernissage on March 24th between 1 & 3pm at “The Doll House” Exhibition; come & bring a friend.

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About the Author:

Capturing light to render it’s effects is one reason Roxanne loves to create art. Preferred subjects for her oil paintings are the human form, florals in their environment, still life including teacups and satin bows, skyscapes and hot air balloons. Her current focus is the figure in portrait painted with a view to expressing emotion by capturing light and rendering it’s effects. With a painting career spanning 20 years, Roxanne completed her Fine Arts degree at Concordia University in 1998.  An exhibitor in numerous group and solo exhibitions, Roxanne’s original artwork has won several awards, hangs in collections internationally and has been published in InternationalArtist.com Magazine. A finalists in the 2008 fine art competition Roxanne’s painting L’Habilleuse was featured in the November 2009 issue of The Artist’s Magazine’s Competition Spotlight. Roxanne is currently developing a body of work for exhibition in 2019. Spring 2018 she attended an art workshop given by David A. Leffel, Sherrie McGraw and Jacqueline Kaman of The Artists Guild in Santa Fe. Roxanne traveled to Italy in 2013 to attend artist David Jon Kassan’s workshop at the JSS in Civita Castellana.


New Art Prints, coming soon!

Peony 2 oil painting

Peony #2 oil painting by artist Roxanne Dyer.

See our prints, gicleés and posters…

Beauty, grace and refinement are the qualities Roxanne Dyer explores when painting the sublime peony.  Peonies are especially lovely and generously offer many opportunities to create gorgeous arrangements that beautify the intimate universe, your home, your life.  Roxanne explores the peony’s personality liberally and arrives with a composition that is very much about the essence of “the peony”.  They are gorgeous…they represent all that is beautiful in our world…simultaneously strong and delicate, light but dramatic, moving but serene.  This image is based on Roxanne’s original oil painting titled “Peony Impressions #1” Click on this link to visit the “Peony Impressions” Art Print Collection  All printed products are made to order of the finest materials available and delivered to your door. Accessories/ frame etc. not included. (shipping included) Enjoy!