Sweet Pea Soap Company

October 23, 2016

On now for a limited time, a wide selection of my latest works in acrylic collage, encaustic and oils are on sale at Sweet Pea, 3091 Kingston Rd at McCowan.

sweet-pea-oct-2016Amidst the locally made, all natural products, are my small artworks for your gift giving this season.

Smallest pieces on mantle are 6″ x 6″ framed, $75, most of the rest (8″x10″, or 10″x10″), are $150, and largest two on top row are $200, all taxes included.


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


I also do full day workshops at my home studio in: Encaustics, Collage and General Art Coaching.

Sat Nov 12, 2016, 10-4pm  All day Encaustics workshop, all materials supplied including 6 panels.

$195 + HST    In this workshop you’ll learn how to prepare a panel, begin to create collage, scoring, fusing, embedding elements into the wax. More panels available if you paint really fast like I do.

Call, text or email to hold a spot.  3 spaces left for Nov 12 workshop.




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I wish you a wonderful 2016 full of laughter, friendship and good health. Oh. And great art.


Ongoing:  Sweet Pea Soap Company, 3091 Kingston Rd., (at McCowan) in Scarborough:  Hosts original works by Rea Kelly in 10″ x 10″ size and larger.



GERBERAS I  10″ X 10″ $300

GERBERAS II 10″ X 10″ $300

CHALET POPPIES 30″ X 30″ $900

AFTERGLOW 36″ X 24″  $1,250



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My  Neighbour's Garden

My Neighbour’s Garden

Rather than participate in a multitude of outdoor shows, this year I’m indoors.

For September, I have new works at QUEEN MOTHER CAFE, 208 Queen St W., Toronto,   runs through Oct 17, 2015. Come for the great pad thai; stay for the art.

OPENING reception: Sat Sept 26  3-5pm at Queen Mother Cafe.


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Also in September, two large works are in the CARLTON CINEMAS, 20 Carlton St @ Yonge, just in time for TIFF traffic.  Venezia and Czech Dream, each 6′ x 4′, are on display. If your walls won’t allow, there is always a giclée reproduction in a smaller size. IMAGE ABOVE: Czech Dream  6′ x 4′ Acrylic $2,200


And in the east end of town, also in September, small and mid-sized works are on the walls at BROADVIEW ESPRESSO, 817 Broadview Ave (one light north of Danforth).  Hours there are 7am – 7pm. A great meeting spot

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I host paint parties for weddings, birthdays, just for the heck of it.  I also host STUDIO DAYS whereby you may join me in my studio and paint beside me, picking up decades worth of techniques for one low price.


Please feel free to reach out to me if you have an event; pricing depends on number of participants.



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Queen Mother Café September 2015

My  Neighbour's Garden

My Neighbour’s Garden

New works are on the walls at the uber delicous Queen Mum cafe in Toronto. Right in the heart of Queen St W, my florals and landscapes are featured.

Join me at the Queen Mother Cafe for my Opening: Sat Sept 26, 2015:  3-5pm. 208 Queen St W., Toronto, ON  Show on through Oct 17, 2015.



If you’re in the east end, please visit Broadview Espresso  817 Broadview Ave. Great java, a free lending library and my art for the month of September 2015.




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Live Painting demo @ The Pilot Tavern Aug 4, 6:30-8:30pm 2015

Rea putting finishing touches on Hollyhocks with Chinese Vase 60" x 36" Acrylic 2015

Rea putting finishing touches on Hollyhocks with Chinese Vase 60″ x 36″ Acrylic 2015




On Tuesday August 4, 2015 Rea will share with you some tips and techniques as she finishes a painting. In her Paint Parties and art lessons she imparts her experience in a nonjudgmental way, providing just as much instruction as suits you.  New works will be on display and for sale throughout the month of August 2015.


Her next show is for the month of September at the Queen Mother Cafe, 209 Queen St W., Toronto.  Aug 29 through Oct 16th 2015.

If you visit either show and are interested in purchasing please email, text or call me for details.

Email: rea@reakelly.com

Phone: 4167204367

Free delivery in/around Toronto.


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Sweet Pea Soap Company hosts Rea Kelly’s art

I am very happy to have my uplifting artwork in the retail and workshop spaces at Sweet Pea Soap in Scarborough at 3091 Kingston Rd near McCowan. Denise Grosdanof Molloy has done an amazing job of creating a community hub of her store on Kingston Road by offering daytime and evening workshops. Workshop subjects range from personal finance to getting your space decluttered or staged. There is always something going on at Sweet Pea.

My artworks rotate through there on a regular basis and she sells gift cards featuring my art.  Please follow Sweet Pea Soap Company on facebook for notification of upcoming workshops, Paint Parties, and more.


Below,  Hollyhocks, 30″ x 40″ Acrylic 2015  $1,200 at Sweet Pea now.

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SPRING 2015 : Paint Parties, Private Lessons, Workshops and more

gerberas 10x10 oil 2015 $300I’m thrilled to announce some upcoming PAINTING PARTIES, Private Lessons and Open Studio dates.


Thurs May 7, 2015:   6:30-9pm  @ Fusilli Restaurant, 531 Queen St E (at River)- $30. All materials supplied, in a lovely Italian restaurant. We’ll paint wine bottles. Gary Smith will be our art teacher for the night. I’ll be your Assistant Director of Colour.  Space is limited and filling up fast.  Email me to confirm a spot:  rea@reakelly.com.

Wed May 13, 2015: 6:30-9pm @ SWEET PEA SOAP CO., 3091 Kingston Rd, Scarborough (at McCowan);  $25 gets you all materials supplied.  We will all paint an image together. I paint, you copy or improve upon what you see. I’ll be offering lots of tips about colour, line, composition, texture and more.  Like Facebook.com/Sweet Pea Soap Company’s page to be notififed of events.

Let me know if you’d like me to host a Painting Party at your house for an occasion.


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PRIVATE LESSONS:   Private lessons are going on now. You will learn in a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy playing with the paint. Then we’ll dive into colour, composition, values, and more.  Learn at your pace, and work on one piece or many.  Kids aged 6+.    Kids, $25/2 hrs,  Adults $35/2 hrs.  Saturdays, Sundays. Come once, or come regularly; it’s up to you.  Email me for a spot.


ONE DAY WORKSHOPS:  No matter what level you are at, you can work on something you want to improve, or start from scratch. You’ll absorb techniques, styles, tips for inviting inspiration, and accepting serendipity. We will work to uncover ways to see and interpret an image.  I am primarily about freedom and acceptance. Go home with your own original work of art. In these one day workshops I can accommodate 3-5 people, max.  10:30- 3pm with a half hour lunch break. BYOL.  $90 +HST.  All materials supplied.

SAT MAY 23, 2015:  10:30-3PM  WORKSHOP  – Florals

SAT JUNE 6, 2015:  10:30-3PM  WORKSHOP – Painting Techniques: brush, line, knife, tools, mediums



Open Studio: Feel free to swing by the studio SUNDAY MAY 3, 2015 11AM – 5PM    I’m in Toronto’s east end; email me for details.


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A rundown of Rea Kelly art exhibits this summer

 Please scroll to the bottom and mark in your calendars the shows that are near you. If you’d like to receive notices of upcoming shows, please enter your email in the contact section. 


10" x 10" Acrylic on Panel $225 @ Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St., Guelph, ON through July 27/14.

This image, HOLLYHOCKS III” is 10″ x 10″ Acrylic on Panel $225 @ Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St., Guelph, ON through July 27/14.

 July:  SOLO SHOW The Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St., Guelph, ON    June 22 – July 27, 2014    


June 28-July 1  Artsfest Kingston, relocated to CityPark.  This is a huge, well established show I’m proud to participate in. http://artfest.squarespace.com/   BOOTH B1  

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This image: Floyd Avenue, Summer  20″H x 16″W  $450  Acrylic, 2014

August: Solo Show: Sidestreet Gallery, 264 Main St., Wellington, Prince Edward County, Opening Reception Sat Aug 2  3 – 7pm   Click this handy link here to find fab accommodations in Prince Edward County                                   http://winecountryontario.ca/prince-edward-county/accommodations/

Come for the art; stay for the food and the breeze and artisans and the lake and the chocolate and the ice cream and the morning walks and the patios…


10" x 10" Collage on panel $150 @ Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St., Guelph ON through July 27/14.

10″ x 10″ Collage on panel
$150 @ Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St., Guelph ON through July 27/14.

Monday August 4: Oakville Art in the Park, Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park. This is another very beautiful show featuring top notch artists and artisans and their work. One day only.      Directions: Drive south on Bronte Road til you hit the lake. You can’t miss us!

ArtFest at the Distillery:  Aug 29- Sept 1 2014 (Labour Day Weekend)     11am to 6pm daily


October  Los Angeles International Art Fair, October 2014

October  Ottawa Art Expo (pending jury decision)



 At any time, should you wish to visit my studio, just send me an email: I want you here!  rea@reakelly.com

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*Cabbagetown Festival Sat & Sun Sept 7 & 8 – rain or shine

*Adjacent to the annual Cabbagetown Festival, Sprucecourt School has vendors along Carlton St, very close to the park.   I’ll be under the pines, on the south side of Carlton near Riverdale park, offering original artworks, reproductions, gift cards. Bring the kids; the entire neighbourhood is alive with music, vendors, food and garage sales throughout the weekend.  Parking will be an issue!  Take the TTC.

Sprucecourt Public School – Toronto District School Board

www.tdsb.on.ca/scripts/schoolasp.asp?schno=5278‎    Click on that link for a map to the school.



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