Denise Lanterman


Artist’s Background

I have always loved art and began my earliest explorations by studying art history in university. This led to a desire to to create my own art. I am mainly self taught but have benefited greatly from attending workshops taught by many accomplished artists in Nova Scotia and British Columbia, where I lived for many years. I paint in acrylic on canvas. My chosen subjects are abstracts and impressionistic and envisioned seascapes and coastal horizons. Through colour, simplicity and balance, I hope to convey a sense of calm , peace and quietness in my paintings. My work is represented by Teichert Gallery and ArtZone Gallery in Halifax. I have been in innumerable juried group show and have sold my work in both Canada and internationally. I was honoured to have one of my paintings included in the 2013 Peggy’s Cove Festival of the Arts Calendar. In 2015 my work took second place across Canada in The Society of Canadian Artist’s on line competition.

Artist’s Statement

I paint in acrylic on canvas and paper. Through colour and simplicity I try to convey a sense of calm and quietness in my work. My chosen subjects are abstracts and impressionistic seascapes and coastal  horizons. They don’t represent an actual place but are rather, an emotional response to place, heart and mind.

Ann Timmins

Ann Timmins



Watercolour, acrylic, mural, silk

Artist Biography

My artistic imagery originated in dreams, as a teenager living on our homestead in central BC. I am strongly influenced by my mother’s abstract paintings and my website reflects her upbringing in the Argentine and her development as an artist in British Columbia. Our first painting exhibit in 1972, a mother and daughter show, was held at our family farm in Celista, B.C. Subsequently, I attended Foundation Art Courses at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. After moving to Toronto, I continued my studies at the Ontario College of Art and graduated with honours in textile design. I worked for a carpet manufacturer in Ontario, as designer and dye assistant. Moving to Yellowknife in 1991, I worked with dye on silk, which allowed me to explore
imagery on large commissions. I was commissioned to design and dye paint a 12 panel silk installation for the new Legislative Assembly of the NWT. This led to further commissions and murals in various media. I needed texture, transparency and layers to paint the northern landscape so I worked with acrylics. I also enjoy the subtle colour interaction of watercolour on rag media. My northern paintings may be viewed online
After 25 years in the north, we moved to a century old farm on Cobequid Bay, where my lifestyle has been re-orientated to the tides, the ever changing landscapes and colours. Currently, I am working on a new body of work to embrace the influence of the Fundy shore.

Coverage in Truro Daily News

We were pleased to see, this morning, an article in today’s About Art column by Janice Guinan in Truro Daily News, entitled, “Previewing the new season at Gallery 215.” If you can get a paper copy, you’ll find the article on page 4.

Otherwise, you can view the article at their online site (hotlinked above) or by going to:

Gallery 215 Benefit Event at Bing’s



Hopefully, by now  you’ve heard about  or seen one of our many posters, Facebook event listings, tweets, or other posts about this great event coming up tomorrow night.

I want to take a moment to extol the virtues of Bing’s Eatery, an amazing restaurant in Maitland, on the Fundy Shore, that is helping us to raise money for the gallery.

Here’s the scoop on how this event is working as news has reached us today that there’s confusion about how this event is being run, and how people can help the gallery by attending.

There is NO COVER CHARGE for this event. Admission to this event is free.

Bing’s Eatery is generously sharing the proceeds from all food and drinks purchased during the event with Gallery 215. There won’t be sit-down meals, but people can order drinks, mocktails, beverages and food from a special small-plate benefit event menu. And there will be places to sit.

Kelly and Danny will be on hand as usual, and extra help is being brought in to help serve, what we hope will be, a large crowd. Nobody’s being paid to work this event as it’s being done in generous community spirit. The people coming in as extra help will be receiving gift certificates for dinner at Bings Eatery, provided by Bing’s Eatery.

Bings Eatery’s own Danny Bingham Everson, a classically-trained pianist and singer will be providing entertainment after 6:30 p.m. This is also being donated for free as part of the evening to help raise money for the Gallery.

The Gallery will be selling artwork from our 11th season collection and there are many beautiful pieces to purchase; paintings, jewellery, pottery, and fused glass creations. Some of the pieces have been made specifically for this event by the participating artists. Bing’s will not be benefiting from the sales of the artwork. The usual Gallery 215 arrangements are in effect, as if the artwork was being sold at the Gallery itself.

Gallery 215 is greatly appreciative of all that Bing’s Eatery is providing and doing to help support the gallery and put on this event, which is truly a celebration of the arts. Kelly and Danny have put in a large contribution of time in helping plan, prepare for, and put on this benefit event for the gallery. When occasion permits we’ll have to give them a big round of applause.

We hope to see you at tomorrow’s event – Wed. May 25, 4:00 – 6:30 for early visiting and viewing of the art, 6:30 – 9:30 with live entertainment.

Best wishes,


Welcome to Gallery Girl’s Blog

Welcome to Gallery Girl’s Blog! We’re excited to have you as part of the virtual patron community and hope to see you face to face when you come into the gallery. This will be Deneen’s blog for all things Gallery 215.

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