Current Art Exhibition

Lyn Westfall – I Play Colours

Lyn Westfall has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Fine Arts Major from the University of Windsor and has completed sessional studies at the Banff School of Arts, York University, the University of Guelph, the Toronto School of Art, and The British Institute of Art in Florence. Her work is included in various collections throughout Ontario: Osgoode Hall, House of Providence, Art Gallery of Peel, Wilfred Laurier University and Shell Canada (Calgary). Her studio is located at Boarding House Arts in Guelph.

She is exhibiting artwork resulting from her experience of attending the Monday Morning Improv Music Sessions at Silence. There she attends, not as a musician, but as an artist. With a small sketchbook, watercolour pencils, brush, and water, Westfall sketches the actual sounds that she hears, as the music is being played ‘live’. Each sounds corresponds to a specific colour, while the rhythms of the music provide the texture, shape, and line combinations. She also records each session on her IPhone. Later in her studio, Westfall creates both large and small watercolours.

In contrast, this exhibition also includes one large oil painting, “Sanctus” from The Requiem Series, which Westfall completed following her mother’s death in 2000. At that time, she actually painted Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, completing 16 oil paintings to this music.

Upcoming Art Highlights

The Silence Art Auction

Saturday February 9, 7:00 PM 

Please join us at the first ever ‘Silence’ Auction a live art auction and gala event taking place on Saturday, February 9th at 7PM at Silence located at 46 Essex St. Guelph. The auction will be hosted by city councillor and local musician, James Gordon and proceeds will go towards supporting the work of musicians and visual artists both locally and internationally as well as continuing our ability to provide an accessible community space in downtown Guelph. Artworks for auction have been donated by the following artists:


Ron Shuebrook
Cheryl Ruddock
Susan Dobson
Martin Pearce
Will Gorlitz
Robert Achtemichuk
Roelf Zantinge
Ted Fullerton
Patrick Cruz

Tickets are $40 and will include one free drink token as well as a selection of hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are available here: I hope that you will consider joining us for the unique opportunity to bid on works by these incredible artists and to support the work of Silence.