The Four Seasons in Plein Air

March 28 to April 16, 2023

Location: Art Space Connect Gallery

Presented by: The Pords

The PORDS are a group of landscape and plein air painters.

The group currently includes Kim Atkins, Heidi Burkhardt, Kat Palmer, and Maurice Snelgrove. Sadly, the group lost founding member Anthony Batten in December 2020. Each artist maintains a home studio and an independent art practice.

The PORDS are “Painters of Riveting Distinction”, a name the artists ironically gave themselves and it stuck.

As a group they have a passion for travel and had the good fortune to share many painting trips abroad and at home. The road trips are especially memorable. Working together on these trips goes back to their common experience as art educators and a shared history of time spent at a summer art camp for Toronto students near Bancroft, Ontario. They have celebrated their trips and this long friendship with numerous group exhibitions and with their own annual show- Le Salon d’Hiver. 

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