Alice Briesmaster - Painting and Photography
Welcome to my Website!
I am featuring a collection of my photographs and paintings.
Please check back for more as I post them!
Through my art, I wish to share with you my love and deep appreciation for the beauty to be found in nature every time we step outside our door...
 I hope you enjoy this "walk into green"...
****all photos are copyrighted ©  and property of Alice Briesmaster
*** ***unlawful to copy and reproduce any photos on this site***
*** be creative - take your own photos!  ***
We are fortunate to have many parks and green spaces in  Toronto. Nature can be found everywhere, even in a big city.  
These photos were taken in my own green oasis in St. James Cathedral Park, around the historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, on the Toronto Islands, and during some outings farther afield.  

Summer 2014
winter ferry ride to Ward's Island in Feb' 14
Long-tailed Duck 
along island boardwalk  - unusual circular ice patterns on lake
view from Algonquin Island
Allan Gardens Easter 2014

MY PHOTO ALBUM of Favourites

St. James Park
St. James Cathedral
Buddha Bird
one of my first digital photos
Edwards Gardens
candy striped tulips
High Park
purple grackle
Red Admiral butterfly and cherry blossoms
Grenadier Pond
Toronto Islands
Centre Island
view from Algonquin Island
view from Ward's Island
yellow flag iris
young robin
marinas at Ward's Island
Ward's Island cottage
Allan Gardens Conservatory
passion flower
Stratford Ontario
Avon River swans
Avon Theatre
the Bard
My "Old Toronto" neighbourhood and the GTA
St. Lawrence Market

North Market 
Front Street East
Gooderham (flatiron) Building
view west along Wellington from 109 Front St East
King Street East
Sugar Beach
King & Starbucks
Distillery District
Evening on the Gardiner 
Urban Canyon
Casa Loma
African Lion  Safari
St. Michael's College gardens - U of T
Algonquin Park 
Lovely still pond
the Spruce Bog
Gray Jay
Icicles, lichen and moss on rock wall
Beaver Dam
Last year's leaves
Gardens in Grafton ON 
September 12
Autumn Scenery near Parry Sound
Georgian Bay and 30,000 Islands
Christmas at Allan Gardens
Altered Views
I am experimenting with Adobe Photoshop Elements 10. The various filters work wonderfully with flower photos and city views. 
Why not try it yourself?
Here are some photos morphed into something a little different!
Toronto Aglow
gerbera daisies
Toronto Skyline - graphic style
Bee in the Zone
Sakura Cherry Trees in High Park
City Lights
Tulips in St. James Park
fishing for walnuts (I added the string)
Tundra swans, Aylmer ON
 I am learning various techniques in brush strokes and colour mixing by creating a variety of scenes in oils in my landscape painting classes.  I am slowly developing my own style.. . 
Georgian Bay - oils
Georgian Bay - oils with palette knife
Giverny - oils with palette knife
another of Georgian Bay -
trees,  water, rocks and sky take a lot of practice    
Autumn Stream
I like the texture of leaves vs.  smooth water
Georgian Bay again - with palette knife
experimenting with sunset and waves
palette knife - from Giverny calendar photo
palette knife - from Nova Scotia photo 
2011- collage
       First attempt at collage - painted paper torn and cut in
shapes, then pasted.  Inspired by an old magazine photo