Volume 2, Issue 4

March 17, 2024

ARABELLA helps promote and support the success of creative talents in the arts and culture sectors through publishing, events management and consulting activities.

Philip Surrey, March Winds from ARABELLA's It Starts with a Dream



From the ARABELLA Archives

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Step into the vibrant world of Angela Morgan, a talented artist who brings her childhood memories of rural Saskatchewan to life on canvas. ​ With a playful and expressive style, Angela's paintings capture the essence of prairie life and celebrate the unique personalities and quirks of the people she grew up with. ​ From thunderstorms to spring rains, Angela's art is a joyful tribute to her roots. ​ Inspired by renowned creators and fueled by her own imagination, Angela's paintings are a feast for the eyes. ​ Join Angela on a journey through her artistic process, from her studio nestled in the picturesque mountains of Fernie, BC to the galleries that showcase her captivating artwork. 

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Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery, Whistler, BC 

Mountainside Gallery, Collingwood, ON

Trinity Galleries, Saint John, NB 


Lise Labbe's art is a celebration of childhood innocence, a love-letter to simpler times. Born in Montreal, Labbe's passion reignited when she painted her son's window blinds, leading her to become one of Canada's foremost Art Naif painters. Her vibrant canvases breathe life into scenes of children at play, each brushstroke infused with the warmth of unconditional love. Nestled near a river in her Laurentian haven, Lise finds inspiration in nature's whispers, infusing her studio with wonder. Despite initial doubts, Lise's dedication to capturing childhood love shines through in every stroke. With each masterpiece, she invites viewers to rediscover the joy within. As she continues to paint childhood happiness, Lise's art serves as a timeless reminder of the boundless love that surrounds us.

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John Ovcacik developed an interest in art as a young boy and has continued to pursue it throughout his life. ​ He started with watercolors and later switched to acrylics, focusing on architectural subjects. In 1993, he relocated to Chelsea, Quebec, and decided to focus on his art full-time. His style shifted to surreal landscapes with simplified rural buildings, often featuring a solitary farmhouse or outbuilding. ​ In 2015, he made a significant change in his style, moving towards more visceral and stylized images that were fun and whimsical. He drew inspiration from fly-fishing and began incorporating animal subjects into his work with stylized, whimsical images with simple compositions. Despite the challenges of facing a blank canvas and occasional self-doubt, he has continued to create and display his work in galleries and local establishments while believing his art can contribute to positive changes in society, particularly in our relationship with the natural world.


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Welcome to the extraordinary world of Marc Galipeau, a renowned Quebec artist whose paintings are a testament to his boundless imagination and creative spirit. With a distinctive style that combines vibrant colors, whimsical shapes, and a touch of spontaneity, Marc's artworks captivate viewers and transport them into a realm of effervescence and vivacity. ​ In this article, we invite you to explore Marc's journey as an artist, from his humble beginnings in a small village in Quebec to his international success. ​ Through his paintings, Marc invites us to embrace the joy of life, to discover the hidden stories within each canvas, and to embark on a visual adventure that will leave us inspired and enchanted. ​ Join us as we delve into the world of Marc Galipeau and experience the magic of his artistry.

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LE BALCON D'ART,  Montréal, QC

Our new series, "It's Worth the Drive," beckons you to rediscover the joy of exploration through the enchanting world of art galleries. This invitation isn't just to view art; it's a call to immerse in the vibrant narratives and emotions that each gallery unfolds, transforming ordinary days into extraordinary experiences. Contact us to be a part of this engaging feature!


Butter Gallery, Collingwood, ON

Eclipse Gallery, Huntsville, ON

Summer & Grace Gallery, Oakville, ON

Webster Galleries, Calgary, AB

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We are thrilled to extend to you an invitation to participate in an extraordinary celebration of creativity and culture. The Kingston ArtFest Celebration of The Love of All Things Art" is scheduled for June 29 to July 1, 2024, at City Park in Kingston, one of Ontario’s most historic and charming cities. The festival is a platform for Visual Artists, Performers, Artisans & Crafters, Culinary Artists, and Interactive Workshop leaders to showcase their talents and engage with a diverse audience. More information on the ArtFest Kingston festival is available here. To express your interest or for more details about participation requirements and benefits, please contact


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We thank everyone who has helped our fundraising campaign to date. As one of the few remaining major Canadian Art magazines we rely on reader support and welcome donations. LEARN MORE...

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WELCOME TO OUR MID-MARCH NEWSLETTER and thank you for sharing our love of all things art. With the coming of Spring we look to shed Winter with a sense of uplifting fun and whimsy. Our most recent magazine feature "It's Worth the Drive" is receiving great interest and is also a great antidote to lingering effects of Winter. If interested in participating contact us. Applications for ArtFest Kingston Exhibitors are flowing in with spots still available at the ArtFest Kingston website. Finally, thank you to all who have donated to our fundraising program. If interested you can LEARN MORE HERE.... As always, we welcome your feedback. Email us.

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Now Championing Community Art Festivals!

We are thrilled to share an exciting development at ARABELLA WORLD – an expansion that resonates with our passion for art in all its forms. Building upon our established success in promoting galleries and artists, we are now extending our reach to include the vibrant world of community art festivals. We’ve done a lot of this in our past; time to pick it up for our digital world! LEARN MORE..

Get in touch through our web site: or email us for more information on how we can work together to make your 2024 festival a resounding success.


Visit our Video Gallery to see all of the videos we have designed for social media and web site posting. We're offering a special 25% off to artists and galleries on our mailing list for the months of January - February, 2024.


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