Paintings: 2007-2016

May 5, 2008

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CONTACT: lazarusi@sympatico.ca or 416-323-0022

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT:  Matilda Swanson Gallery (Clarksburg, Ontario, Canada), Southampton Art Gallery (Southampton, Ontario, Canada), and via appointment at his home studio (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada). Aug.2016.


“NORTHERN SOULS”, acrylic on wood, 48″ x 24″ OWNED: BRUCE COUNTY ONTARIO PERMANENT COLLECTION

“Northern Souls”, any evening spent in the beauty and drama of the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada’s rural reality. July 2011.

“GREAT LAKE SHORE”, acrylic on canvas, 4 x 2 feet

"GreatLakeShore", acrylic on canvas, 4 x 2 ft. July 2016

“GreatLakeShore”, acrylic on canvas, 4 x 2 ft. July 2016

“AFTER THE STORM”, acrylic on canvas, 2.5 x 2.5 feet

"After The Storm", 2.5 x 2.5 feet, acrylic on canvas

My trees are still standing, and the horizon is bright now…

“GREAT LAKE DAY BREAK”, acrylic on canvas, 5 x 2.5 feet, OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Great Lake Day Break 5ft x 2.5ft

“Great Lake Day Break”. April 13/2015.

“LAKE NIGHT LUNA”, acrylic on canvas, 5 x 3 feet OWNED/COMMISSIONED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Commissioned to capture the peace and contemplative solitude of nature at night. Aug.2015

Commissioned to capture the peace and contemplative solitude of nature at night. Aug.2015

“SUNSET RISING”, acrylic on canvas, 3 feet x 3 feet

The show begins when the day ends over Georgian Bay. Aug.2015

The show begins when the day ends over Georgian Bay. Aug.2015

“TWO BIRD BAY”, acrylic on canvas, 22″ x 28″

"Two Bird Bay", acrylic on canvas, 22"x28"

“SECRET SPOT”, acrylic on wood.

Solitude in the storms of the Great Lakes.

Solitude in the storms of the Great Lakes.

“LABOUR DAY NIGHT”, acrylic on canvas, 2 x 2 feet OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Summer's end is Autumn's start by Georgian Bay. Aug/Sep. 2015

Summer’s end is Autumn’s start by Georgian Bay. Aug/Sep. 2015

“FIELD AND STREAM”, acrylic on wood, 12″ x 18″ OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR via ART BATTLE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS COLLECTION

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“BARN STORM”, acrylic on wood, 3 feet x 1.5 feet, OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Barn Storm 

“COLD BAY BIRD”, acrylic on wood, 4feet x 12″, OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

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“GOOD NIGHT GREAT LAKE”, acrylic on canvas, 4 feet x 4 feet OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

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“BOAT BY BAY”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 20″, OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTORS  

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“NOVEMBER BAY”, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 20″  OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

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“SUN DOWN HILL”, acrylic on wood, 48″ x 12″ 

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Inspired by the sport inspired by the Blue Mountains of Ontario, Canada. January 2014.

“WINTER FEAST”, acrylic on wood, OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A cold catch on Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada. October 2013.

A cold catch on Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada. October 2013.

“SIMCOE SQUALL”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 16″, OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Catching the cold in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. Winter 2013/2014.

Catching the cold in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. Featured on the cover of Georgian Life Magazine, Feb.2014 issue.

“NIGHT FALL”, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 12″,  OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

September tempts us with hints of fall foliage and hits of sunset brilliance. Georgian Bay, Ontario. 2013

September tempts us with hints of fall foliage and hits of sunset brilliance. Georgian Bay, Ontario. 2013

“COUNTRY COLOUR”, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 16″,  OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Inspired by Great Lakes country, Ontario, Canada.

Inspired by Great Lakes country, Ontario, Canada.

“GREAT LAKE FALL”, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 20″, OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

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“FALL FIRE”, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 16″,  OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Autumn burns by the Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada. October 2013.

Autumn burns by the Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada. October 2013.

 “NIGHT WHEAT”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 36″, OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Fall is falling into place by the Blue Mountains, Canada. September 2013.

Fall is falling into place by the Blue Mountains, Canada. September 2013.

 “AUGUST”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 36″, OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

The summer evenings can be moody over the Blue Mountains, Canada. Aug.2013

The summer evenings can be moody over the Blue Mountains, Canada. Aug.2013

“SOLSTICE SWOOP”, acrylic on wood, OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

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“WAIT”, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 12″

A stream-of-conscious word-play for the birds. July 2013

A stream-of-conscious word-play for the birds. July 2013

“WINDS OF WINTER”, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 16″ COMMISSIONED: WILSON PRIVATE COLLECTION

The wild winds that wind around the Blue Mountains in winter. Jan.2013. Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.

The wild winds that wind around the Blue Mountains in winter. Jan.2013. Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.

“LAST STAND”, acrylic on wood, 12″ x 36″  OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR NYC

The elements versus the strength of the trees, playing out in Georgian Bay, Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Canada.

The elements versus the strength of the trees, playing out in Georgian Bay, Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Canada.

“MISTY MOUNTAINS”, acrylic on wood, 12″ x 12″ OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

May 2013

May 2013

“OUTCROP”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 16″, OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Georgian Bay stays awake at night. Spring 2013.

Georgian Bay stays awake at night. Spring 2013.

“GEORGIAN WAKE”, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 16″,  OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

The power and beauty of Georgian Bay by the Blue Mountains. 2013

The power and beauty of Georgian Bay by the Blue Mountains. 2013

 

“GEORGIAN WAKE 2″, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 12”,  OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

"Georgian Wake 2"

“ORGANICANADA”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 16″  OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR NYC

Seeing the flora of Canada's parts with individual characteristics.

Seeing the flora of Canada’s parts with individual characteristics.

“GREAT LAKE SPRING”, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 16″, OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

The beauty after the beast of a spring storm, Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada. Apr.2013

The beauty after the beast of a spring storm, Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada. Apr.2013

“MOUNTAIN MOOD”, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 12″, OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

The Blue Mountains wear the wicked weather off the Great Lakes. Jan.2013

The Blue Mountains wear the wicked weather off the Great Lakes. Jan.2013

“BLUE NIGHT FARM”, acrylic on canvas. OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Still, blue nights in the Georgian Triangle, Ontario. 2012/2013

Still, blue nights in the Georgian Triangle, Ontario. 2012/2013

“WINTER PAIR”, acrylic on wood, 12″ x 36″  OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Two trees content with the cold. Dec.2012

Two trees content with the cold. Dec.2012

“BEYOND THE BIRCH”, acrylic on wood, 12″ x 12″,  OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Winter ebbs and flows by the Blue Mountains, Ontario. December 2012.

Winter ebbs and flows by the Blue Mountains, Ontario. December 2012.

“THREE TREE”, acrylic on wood, 12″ x 36″, OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

My yearly tradition of creating a December Tree. 2012

My yearly tradition of creating a December Tree. 2012

“OLIPHOREST BLOOM”, acrylic and metallic ink on canvas, 12″ x 24″ OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Oliphant, Ontario, Canada springs into summer with a bloom and boom of life. May 2011.

“SPRING”, acrylic and metallic ink on wood, 24″ x 24″  OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Nothing’s yet bloomed, but the baby boom is inevitable. Spring is in the trees on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. May 2011.

“BIRD FACE LAKE”, acrylic on wood, 18″ x 18″ 

The transitional mood and return of the birds on the thawing Lake Huron shore, Oliphant, Ontario, Canada. April 2011.

“PEACE OF PENINSULA”, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 12″ OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Inspired by the majesty and tranquility of the Bruce Peninsula, along the end of the Bruce Trail and Niagara Escarpment. Dec.2010

“RURAL UNRAVELLED”, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 16 ” OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

“GEORGIAN GALE”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 20″ OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Commissioned for the Harper-Read private collection, U.K. Aug.2010. Inspired by crazy/moody Georgian Bay.

“PAPA V.”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 16″ COMMISSIONED

“Papa V.” A portrait commissioned by a wonderful family as a Christmas gift for their much-loved patriarch. Dec.2010

“LITTLE LANDSCAPES: smaller works“, acrylic on canvas, from 5×7″ to 8×10 +”

“LONELY ISLAND”, acrylic on wood, 12″ x 12 ” OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

“TREE TUNNEL”, acrylic on wood, 12″ x 12″ OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

“ABBY’S BOUGH”, acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 12″OWNED: TONG-SCHAFFER PRIVATE COLLECTION

Commissioned to celebrate the arrival of a nature-loving couple’s first child. Her constellation ‘Taurus’ hangs in the twilight sky. May 2010

“EAST TO BLUE”, acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 12 ” x 1.5″deep OWNED: LEVEL GALLERY PRIVATE COLLECTOR

The view travelling east along the southern Georgian Bay shore towards the Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada. Nov.2009

“JANUARY HAZE”, acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 12 ” x 1.5″deep OWNED: LEVEL GALLERY PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Inspired by the windy, moonlit, powdered winter forests of Canada. Jan.2010

“TREE HOUSE”, acrylic on wood, 12″ x 36 ” OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Inspired by the snow-covered evergreens of the Canadian forest, that shelter secretive birds. Dec.2009

“FALL CLOUD ROAD”, acrylic on canvas (framed), 16″ x 16″ OWNED: LEVEL GALLERY PRIVATE COLLECTOR

"Fall Cloud Road"

The vista from the rolling hills of the counties of Ontario in Autumn, October 2009

“FALL RIDE PASSENGER SIDE”, acrylic on canvas (framed), 14″ x 14″ OWNED: MARKVART PRIVATE COLLECTION

"Fall Ride Passenger Side"

Remember the view out the car driving in the country in Autumn, October 2009

“BRUCE STORM BREWING”, acrylic , wood, 12″ x 12″OWNED: TONG-SCHAFFER PRIVATE COLLECTION

Inspired by the rolling thunderstorms over Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, August 2009.

“HUNGRY”, acrylic on wood, 12″ x 12″

Nurture in nature...

Nurture in nature…

“HOMEMAKER”, acrylic on wood, 12″ x 12″ OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Dedicated to the tireless 'moms' of the forests who live to support the next generation...

Dedicated to the tireless ‘moms’ of the forests who live to support the next generation…

“DINNER GUEST”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 16″

Thinking of Spring in February '09...

 

 

“OLIPHOREST WEAVER”, acrylic on wood, 12″ x 12″ OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Peninsula People Portraits 2

 

“ANATOMY OF A SNOWBALL”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 16″

-october 2008, first winter-inspired painting

October 2008, first winter-inspired painting

“SNOW CROW STORM”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 20″ OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

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“SKETCH FOR OLIPHOREST”, acrylic on wood, 4″ x 16″OWNED: BOLTMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Sketch for Oliphorest

“SNOW FARMER”, acrylic on wood, 20″ x 16″ OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

20" by 16" acrylic on wood

“MOGUL MOON”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 16″, OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Inspired by the moonlit ski-hills of the Blue Mountains, Canada.

Inspired by the moonlit ski-hills of the Blue Mountains, Canada.

“WINTER GHOSTS”, acrylic on canvas, OWNED: MUELLER PRIVATE COLLECTION

Winter Ghosts

“SPANISH RIVER MOON”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 16″ OWNED: MORGAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

“SPANISH RIVER RIDE”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 20″ OWNED: MORGAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

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acrylic on wood, 16″ x 20″

“OLIPHOREST FLOOR”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 16″ OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

“OLIPHOREST NESTLING”, acrylic on wood, 48″ x 24″ OWNED: MARKVART PRIVATE COLLECTION\" width=

“FIRE OF DESPOND”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 16″ OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

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“OLIPHOREST TREE BIRD”, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 16″ ‘Visionary Award’ winner Apr.08

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“SKETCHES for OLIPHOREST: smaller works“, acrylic on canvas, from 5×7″ to 8×10”

“FEAST FOR THE BIRDS”, Mural: house paint, metallic ink, on drywall, 10feet x 8feet

OWNED: IOANNOU-SECORD PRIVATE COLLECTION

“WOOD SAW”, acrylic and papier maché, 34″ x 7″, OWNED: Private Collector

“OLIPHOREST TREEBIRD SPRING”, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 16″ OWNED: Private Collector

“OLIPHOREST TREE SQUIRREL”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 36″

“PENINSULA PEOPLE”, acrylic on papier mache and wood, 16″ x 30″

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“ESCARPMENT ROAD”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 36″ OWNED: PRIVATE COLLECTOR

“BEE BOX”, mixed media: acrylic, found objects, wood, 6″w x 15″h x 5″d

“OLIPHOREST TREEBIRD HAND”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 16″

Oliphorest Treebird Hand

“OLIPHOREST TREE FOOT”, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 16″

Oliphorest Tree Foot

“OLIPHOREST TREE BIRD”, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 16″

Winner of<br /> Southampton Art Gallery’s 2008 VISIONARY AWARD

The following is an article published in the “Wiarton Echo” Newspaper on April 16,2008:

“Oliphant artist wins ‘Visionary Award’ “

Spring is in the air, and the art is coming out of the woodworks. Local Oliphant artist/designer Lazarus Ioannou has emerged as a creative force to watch, as he has just introduced himself in a grand way to the Bruce/Grey community.
This past Friday April 11, Laz presented his recent artworks at the Southampton Gallery as part of the 6th Annual ‘Feast for the Eyes’ foodbank fundraiser and juried exhibition for emerging artists in the greater Peninsula area. Not only was he asked to represent the event in a live interview on ’98:TheBeach’ radio earlier last week, he was also honoured with the jury’s coveted “Visionary Award”, chosen from over 150 submissions. It was especially coveted by Laz, as one of the judges represented the historic ‘Tom Thomson Gallery’ in Owen Sound. Thomson is a true Canadian legend that inspired the Group of Seven.

• the artist poses with his award-winning art on opening night.

“Artist Laz at Southampton Gallery, ON. 2008 with his ‘Visionary Award’ winning painting ‘Oliphorest Tree Bird’ and ‘Peninsula People’.


Joining Laz at the gala was his fiancé Michelle Secord ( of Merth Body and Beauty spa ), as well as a large contingent of friends and fans from Oliphant, Wiarton, Owen Sound, and Saugeen Shores, such as the Gildner’s, Nanni’s, Hickey’s, Bond’s Whyte’s, and Sylver’s. It was a great night for the local Food Banks since the price of admission was a donation to them, as well as a great night to discover one of our lesser known natural resources: art and culture. Laz is a true supporter of this part of our heritage and has even recently uprooted his life in the ‘big city’ to be a part of it.
Lazarus is now looking forward to becoming a bigger part of the Southampton Gallery and Art School along with manager Aly Boltman’s brave and optimistic new direction, as well as promoting our local artistic and cultural values. “Being honoured by a solo show at the Tom Thomson Gallery wouldn’t be bad either”.
Lazarus Ioannou of ‘Lazarusi Studios’ can be reached at 519-534-5346 or emailed at lazarusi@sympatico.ca for a home-studio tour or information regarding his art or design.

“PENINSULA PEOPLE”, acrylic on papier mache on wood, 16″ x 30″

• mixed media, acrylic, papier mache on wood, 24in. by 16in.

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