Opening Reception: Thursday, June 20th, 2019, 7-9pm
Tess Martens presents her oil paintings on canvas of houses, landscapes and roads in Uptown Waterloo based on constructed memory. The paintings depict the scenery on her path from point A, 184 Herbert Street, to point B, 52 and 56 Regina Street North both in Waterloo, Ontario. It is approximately a ten minute walk.
Tess’s residence and art gallery (The Front Room Gallery), 184 Herbert Street, Waterloo, was the home of Eldon Leis, a Canadian landscape and old buildings painter. She pays homage to the artist, history and the art practices that continue to live on in the heritage house. The result is contemporary paintings through her unique perspective of traditional buildings and landscapes that have meaning to her personal memory.