Meet Toronto’s JOAN ANDAL ROMANO, the featured artist for December at URBAN GALLERY

I headed down to URBAN GALLERY (400 Queen St East, Toronto) on an unseasonally bright and sunny Saturday afternoon to attend the opening soiree for local artist JOAN ANDAL ROMANO, whose beautiful and colourful works will hang on the gallery walls until January 9th in her solo show GRATIARUM/GRATEFUL.  I had the pleasure of interviewing Joan in between receiving congrats from her friends and family on such a stunning showcase and here’s what she told me about her work and inspirations…

20151205_143955Above, Joan chats with a friend as her young daughter looks on….and below, everyone was snapping pics of Joan and her work.20151205_144129Below, Wayne Abell of UrbanSource Catering enjoys the paintings with KJ Mullins, publisher of news website.20151205_144250The festive spread by UrbanSource Catering is always a fabulous treat and Joan’s launch event was no exception. I managed to grab a quick pic before it was “appreciated” by hungry gallery guests….20151205_144628…and drinkies were served by Michael (below R) ably assisted by gallery director Calvin Hambrook (below L)20151205_145659Here are more of Joan’s paintings….20151205_145605



And this one already has a RED DOT – SOLD!

This one (below) is my favourite…something about the delicate colour palette, the pretty light yellow background and the pattern of the kimono. What do you think?20151205_143918You can learn more about Joan by visiting her website –  or why not visit Urban Gallery yourself and view her works in person? Gallery hours:

But if you’re too busy with Christmas shopping, join me for a quick virtual walkies thru the gallery here: