June 9-10, 16-17, 2018
Artists from Quyon up through Campbell’s Bay opened their doors to the public these past two weekends, allowing guests from across the Pontiac and beyond an opportunity to browse their work, ask questions and, in many cases, see how their canvas goes from blank to bountiful.
With the chance to meet 12 artists working across a variety of mediums, guests to the 29th annual Pontiac Artists’ Studio Tour were privy to an in-depth look at some of the region’s creative talents.
This year’s stops saw a mix of new additions and veterans to the tour, with some returning after a brief hiatus. The trek starts with a couple of stops in Quyon, and allowed guests the chance to visit any locations on the two weekends, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Many artists were quick to highlight that their studios were often open to visitors year-round.
Shannon Purcell – Quyon
A self-taught painter, specializing in realistic portraits of animals, Shannon Purcell was proud to show off her work as guests were free to tour her home as they browsed the canvasses strung about the walls.
“I learn something with every painting,” she said. “Whether it’s a technique, a different kind of brush stroke, I learn as I go.”
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