Ode To My Mother: The Mothers Comb

The Mothers Comb is a triptych I did after my mother’s death two years ago. I think this series is a way of processing the relationship I did have with my mother, which really improved in the last few years of her life. She made a lot of amends to me at the end of her life and we were on good terms when she died. Prior to that time, we were not close and I always felt I wanted to get close to her but couldn’t somehow. She stayed a mysterious person to me most of my life, someone I wanted to be close to but it was very difficult for her to open up and share herself with me.

The Mothers Comb 1

The Mothers Comb 2

The Mothers Comb 3

Elaine Smookler, These Boots

“I had just moved back to what felt like a very grey Toronto. I had been invited to read a piece I had written for an event in a Gallery on Queen Street.  I remember walking in and seeing Sarah’s piece, “These Boots” on the wall and feeling an immediate, electric connection with it.  I had no money, I had just moved to town, but I absolutely had to have that piece of art in my life.  It had a joy, vitality and clowny quality that resonated deeply and felt like a vitamin I needed to nourish me in my new winter home. As an added bonus, when I went to pick the piece up from Sarah’s studio, our brief conversation  sparked a friendship that endures to this day.” -Elaine Smookler, Psychotherapist, teacher, writer, performer    

Janet Forbes: Bees

It’s a small piece and I often look at it and smile. -Janet Forbes, Carpenter & Trades Person
Janet saw Sarah’s work for the first time at a Christmas craft sale at her yoga studio and was attracted to the pieces and also enjoyed talking with her. “I was attracted to the piece because it was fun and light-hearted,” says Janet Forbes about purchasing one of Sarah Hunters works adding, “bees were very much in the news because they were being killed by our use of insecticides and pesticides and I wanted to remind myself of how necessary and important they are to our world.”

Jenny Knox: Whimsical Forest Creatures

I have 4 pieces of art by Sarah. I love them all – each of the creatures seem to have a personality of their own. It’s as tho they come to life as she paints them. -Jenny Knox

Having known Sarah for many years and first saw her artwork at her parent’s house. Today Jenny owns a set of paintings that she still loves, “I love Sarah’s series of whimsical forest creatures. I bought one of them because it exuded joy and I wanted that lovely energy in my home.”




Sarah Hunter at Mistletoe Magic, PREVIEW OPEN NOW!

28th Annual Mistletoe Magic

November 23 to 30, 2017
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Silent Art Auction:
November 30, 6 to 9 p.m.

Please join us November 30th for the 28th Annual Mistletoe Magic Gala! 

The John B. Aird Gallery (also known as the Aird Gallery) is having our annual holiday fundraiser. Each year the gallery raises money for its operation by holding a silent auction. All the art pieces are donated by Ontario artists, and the money raised goes to support the gallery’s exhibition and educational programming.

This year, over 150 pieces are available in a variety of mediums including paintings, photographs, collage and sculptures.

Preview and pre-bidding begins on Nov. 23 and runs through to the day of the auction and gala on Thursday, November 30, 6 to 9 p.m. when the winning bids will be announced. You can bid in advance by visiting the gallery in person. During the preview period art works can also be purchased if you pay the full retail price.

The silent auction takes place on the night of the gala.

We are located inside the Macdonald Block building at 900 Bay Street, Toronto – in the heart of Queen’s Park, the seat of the Government of Ontario. Opened in 1985, the gallery was named in honour of the twenty-third Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario to recognize his exceptional support of the visual arts in the province and in Canada.

As part of Mistletoe Magic the Aird also presents works by featured artists Patrick DeCoste, Pat Fairhead and Clint Griffin

This is a free event. All are welcome!

The John B. Aird Gallery is located at 900 Bay Street (at Wellesley) in the Macdonald Block. For more information, visit: www.airdgallery.org. Regular hours of operation are: Monday to Friday10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm.
The gallery is closed Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.
www.airdgallery.org  |  www.facebook/john.airdgallery


by Sarah Hunter
10-x7 inches, watercolour on paper, 2009

“Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing.” –Christopher FryRead

#ARTival Holiday Art Salon

Hosted by Akasha Art Projects, #ARTival is the third annual holiday art salon featuring the work of over 20 artists including Sarah Hunter! Support local artists while crossing off that shopping list!

Akasha Art Projects
511 Church St.
Saturday November 18- Saturday December 23, 2017