Canadian Artist Tina Monod in Arabella Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue

canadian artist tina monod in arabella magazine’s 10th anniversary Issue - page 236 - 2018

A Canadian Artist To Collect

ARABELLA Magazine has arrived in the mail and at my front door. It was a nice surprise to find that the latest issue in the bookstores, celebrates this publication’s 10th-Anniversary! The beautiful cover stock beckoned with glossy and sleek pages waiting to be turned. I realized then that this project has carried me on a wonderful journey into loving Canadian art and culture. For almost 3 years I have dreamt of this day and now… here it is! This issue so full of art and design is just so amazing!!

When I first contacted ARABELLA Magazine, I was eager to get a better sense of the work they have done with other artists. Also from a storytelling perspective, I was searching for new meaning in my work. I became very interested in their writing and what we might accomplish together.

Sharing a love of art and storytelling with a larger audience was my goal. Connecting with Debra Usher took some time. Eventually, the time was right and she rang me up from her office in New Brunswick. A beagle barking in the background made me laugh. I asked about the dog and Debra jokingly said that she has several dogs. There was great joy in her voice when she said: “there have always been dogs and there will always be dogs!” This alone warmed my heart.

As my story grew, we spoke about many things that are noteworthy in my work and things that are important to focus on. At the time I was dealing with an injury and found it hard to stand for long periods of time at the easel. Debra mentioned that when painting a landscape one must always paint a way in and a paint way out. This allows the elements of a landscape to naturally unfold.

Focusing on this alone made it easier to paint difficult scenery and with this shift came a positive alignment. I forgot about the landscape challenging me and I stopped worrying about physical pain. Soon I was painting ascents and descents without hesitation. I was climbing my mountains and healing, to enjoy all the things that matter the most.

canadian artist tina monod in arabella magazine’s 10th anniversary Issue - page 251 and 252 - 2018
Canadian Artist Tina Monod in ARABELLA Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue pages 251 and 252 – Vol. 11, Issue 1, 2018

Reaching Elevation

From this moment on, the decisions I made as an artist began to change and take shape with new awareness. I began seeing myself in a timeline of my own creation shaped by choices. My personal relationships with friends and family became more important and my professional relationships with the art world of collectors, buyers, galleries, educators, and artists began to challenge me in new and different ways.

For many years I was privileged to work with and know many brilliant and creative people in my career. Now I felt part of a flow, where I was doing more than just learning and facilitating change. As a creator, I saw how I had influenced others. Life is a dance, an exchange of energy that keeps on giving. Mentoring allows us to help one another give with meaning. When we create we influence someone.

A special artist connection with ARABELLA Magazine evolved from our many hours of thought and effort. When you look back on your life’s work there is always research to fine tune. It is important to get the details just right. Memories of an artist can be so expressive and I really wanted to be as factual as possible. Many of the artists who have inspired me are no longer with us and so I found myself deep in nostalgia – remembering what they had accomplished and realizing how far I had come. My work as an artist and designer, the cities I have lived in and the places I have exhibited at were all special learning experiences.

Fast forward a few years, with snow on snow, long winters and short summers and my story has taken on new meaning. In the months between the first draft and the final version, I was working on 4 different painting series. A lot can change!

In this true spirit of collaboration, I am grateful for the opportunity to add my story and style to the Canadian Art collection that is ARABELLA. Imagine if all the hundreds of artists who rowed this same boat and countless issues could be together in the same room! It certainly feels like we are when I read the latest issue! Whether it be a digital edition or a print edition, there is a real love of art and it translates beautifully.

ARABELLA Magazine is a Canadian Art publication which appeals to many readers. What begins with artists, architects and interior designers grows and nurtures the affections of a vast readership. Subscribers are gallerists and gallerinas, collectors and curators, educators and students, writers and publishers alike. It is an honour to be a part of this much-loved issue featured with so many amazing artists and their art. Thank you and Happy Anniversary ARABELLA!!

Related Media

A Creative Adventure written by Valerie Kent and Tina Monod – Arabella Magazine – Volume 11, Issue 1, 2018

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Tina Monod Artist To Collect in Arabella Magazine

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A Canadian Landscape Collection

monod art and design calendar 2018 - a canadian landscape collection by tina monod

Monod Art & Design Calendars

2018 Art Calendars are now here and available for purchase! To order your Canadian Landscape Collection, click on the link below and head over to my online store.

monod art and design calendar 2018 - a canadian landscape collection by tina monod
Monod Art and Design Calendar 2018
A Canadian Landscape Collection by Tina Monod

Calendar cover image and acrylic painting “Reaching Elevation” by Tina Monod is currently being featured in a well known Canadian Art, Architecture & Design publication launching tomorrow, December 19.

In the Media!

Be sure to pick up the latest copy of Arabella Magazine Vol. 10, Issue 2, Winter 2017 and check out the art by Tina Monod on page 30!

Purchase the Calendar

This year I listened to those of you who felt there was not enough room on your walls for collecting more art and many of you loyal fans were interested more so in a print than an original painting. Here’s a great way to purchase and enjoy several small prints and all in one small set with a new painting each month. Some of these pieces were juried into some very special art exhibitions, events and art galleries this year with noteworthy artists and Canadian artist associations. It has been an honour to share my art and it is my pleasure to offer this calendar valued at just $24.95 plus HST.

Have a look inside!

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Monod Art and Design Calendar 2018 Thumbnails
A Canadian Landscape Collection by Tina Monod

Picking up:
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8.5×11 inches

View the Collection

It was not easy narrowing the most popular paintings from the past year as there have been so many. As you know, a beautiful space begins from the ground up and ends with noteworthy art on the walls, to enhance and compliment every home and office decor. Like the great outdoors my art is vibrant in nature, boldly beautiful.

January to December!

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First Snowfall

monod art and design calendar february 2018 - a canadian landscape collection by tina monod
Odaray Mountain Light

monod art and design calendar march 2018 - a canadian landscape collection by tina monod
Luminescent Divide

monod art and design calendar april 2018 - a canadian landscape collection by tina monod
Prismatic Pass

monod art and design calendar may 2018 - a canadian landscape collection by tina monod
Alpine Illumine

monod art and design calendar june 2018 - a canadian landscape collection by tina monod
Palliser Trail

monod art and design calendar july 2018 - a canadian landscape collection by tina monod
Guided Grandeur

monod art and design calendar august 2018 - a canadian landscape collection by tina monod
Following Destiny

monod art and design calendar september 2018 - a canadian landscape collection by tina monod
Beyond the Dream

monod art and design calendar october 2018 - a canadian landscape collection by tina monod
Pure Magic

monod art and design calendar november 2018 - a canadian landscape collection by tina monod
Mystic Cradles

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True Clarity

Interview with EAST of the City

monod art and design as seen in east magazine

Art & Recognition

Early this February we were pleasantly surprised to receive an email from writer Amanda Walsh asking us for an interview that would appear in EAST of the City magazine. Without hesitation, we said yes and became very interested in appearing in a feature article written by her. It is always a pleasure to leaf through the print issues of this local Durham publication. We see it on the coffee tables of every local business, inside Starbucks and outside of the GO Transit stations.

The Interview

As a small business, we are greatly interested in lifestyle articles and unique individuals that EAST of the City magazine features. It is a people-to-people publication and the pages of every issue are about entrepreneurs sharing their inspiration and life’s lessons. We are so proud to be a part of this collection of artists and business owners who add value and sustainability to their community daily. Now the issue is in circulation and has been delivered to over 25,000 local homes.

Today we are very excited with how Amanda has featured our art. She was very thoughtful in the interview, asking about those main inspirations to become an artist. We had to really think about this, as creativity has really been a footprint everywhere that we go. There is no greater love!

Creative DNA is in every inspiration, design thought and team-based collaboration of what we do and the project flow. Each brush stroke on canvas is a decisive moment, a calculated risk and a path carved into unchartered terrain. There have been many important lessons with developing a style. It is like nature forever adapting, growing and changing. Some elements of training one never forgets. Special teachers and teams whom we have shared cool experiences are a part of us everywhere we go in life. That said, credits go out to special fearless leaders, passionate in their examples as parents and mentors.

Artistic influencers are so, so many. It is hard to say that just one artist in history has shown us something truly revolutionary, when we see so many great examples every day. Design has taught us that it’s great to be part of history and making history every day. Art is a fantastic adventure. It whispers to create change in the world around us. We are forever designing for change… and through art and design creating change.

The artists that we will especially be most grateful to are those who could see a child’s potential, eager for creative expression. What stands out is a love and active listening of people and their stories. We listen carefully and commit words to memory.

The art of listening has served us well in truly understanding what is at the heart of a client’s business and the value that we bring to our customers. The same holds true with the portrait commissions and art that we create for people’s homes. So many interesting questions! We are really very grateful to have been interviewed by Amanda Walsh. It was refreshing to find someone who loves to talk about the technical and emotional aspects of an artist’s creative process.

A week or so after Amanda’s first draft, winter delivered much more snow and arctic cold to all of Ontario. A true western flower misses having spring come sooner. On the coldest days, we think of ski instructing on the hills at Silver Star Mountain Resort. Every day there regardless of the weather, is a day of fun. So, we were busy clearing a lot of snow that week, but when it came time to rendezvous with photographer Jason Chow, the roads were smooth and clear.

It was a sunny and crisp day with most of the snow plowed when we met the artful complement to Amanda’s story. Jason Chow did not mind the winter trek that day. It was very enjoyable to meet this fellow snow and ski enthusiast! Not only was Jason a real high note in our day Jason Chow Photography, he truly captured some great moments. With a little patience, our wire fox terrier gave up on testing this new guest.

It was also nice that Jason made it to our art exhibition “Hearts & Gardens” on its very last day. One always feels like an empty shell on a beach when an art exhibition has run its course. Jason however left us with some great advice afterwards, that we are the sum of the people we meet. After that, we could not wait to see the final editorial version, layout, and design! Metroland Media Durham Publication Manager, Annie Henderson was quick to respond to every thought and change in the digital process. Now the results of our efforts are published and if you missed the print magazine you can find the digital version of this interview online!!

EAST Magazine

Tina Monod’s Emotion on a Brush

Tina Monod’s Emotion on a Brush – PDF

Durham Region News, Metroland Media

Artist Tina Monod puts emotion on a brush

monod art and design as seen in east magazine
MONOD – Tina Monod editorial – Tina Monod’s Emotion on a Brush in East of the City Magazine – photo by Jason Chow Photography
wire fox terrier joey manno - interview of tina monod's emotion on a brush in east of the city magazine - photo by jason chow photography
MONOD – Wire Fox Terrier Joey Manno – Interview Tina Monod’s Emotion on a Brush in East of the City Magazine – photo by Jason Chow Photography
jojo and tina monod photographed by © jason chow photography
Jojo and Tina Monod photographed by © Jason Chow Photography
joey manno - painting in my sunbeam by tina monod, acrylic 18x24
Joey Manno and painting “In My Sunbeam” by © Tina Monod, Acrylic 18×24