Thelma incorporates strong design elements in her mainly non-representational paintings. Using colour, contrast and bold shapes, her work achieves harmony where every mark contributes to the success of the work.
Janet’s current work is driven by the concept of “what if”. Through the combination of found and altered materials, every piece is an adventure, open to unpredictable juxtapositions and interpretations.
Today the world is being dramatically impacted, with our environment under life-threatening attack. The paintings I create in my studio and "en plein air" are my way of giving voice to these environmental and social issues, the heartbeat of the planet we call home.
Joanna creates her images on canvas, using repurposed magazine papers, Japanese papers and tissues, and her own painted papers. She combines abstract with distorted realism to create a thought-provoking narrative.
Monica pursues painting portraiture, landscape, still life and abstractive forms in an impressionistic style, emphasizing the effects of light and contrast of colours in order to establish spontaneity.
Mary Anne creates dynamic impressions of the natural world, capturing the vibrancy of nature and the atmosphere of place. Painting the scenes that move her, she makes texture and colour the dominant elements in her work.
My paintings, which are done in series, are an attempt to show beautiful locations whose natural integrity has either been altered by human intervention or is about to be. What is the cost of our imposition on the virginal status of these lands and the inhabitants therein.
Cathy paints from photographic references. Commissions are varied and may include portraits, buildings or vehicles. She paints what people want to see. Close-ups of nature include peaceful quiet places.
MaryLou’s mosaic art invites and challenges viewers to explore her unusual use of substrate, colour and tesserae. Most Often they will detect a provocative metaphor and find pleasure in the unexpected.
Both in his paintings (mainly landscapes) and sculpture (terra cotta, plaster or bronze figures and portrait busts), Saulius seeks to uncover the metaphysical manifested in the physical. Both topics are laden with hidden meaning and rich in design potential.
Inspired by life and people, Margaret paints mostly abstract with realist elements. Her artwork focuses on the creation of a structural space, one which represents both an atmosphere of personal experience, and an active state of mind.
Jane works primarily in oil and her landscape, street view, and figurative work explores the ordinary moments in people’s lives. She is often found sketching in different places capturing these precious fleeting moments.
BA B.Ed OCT CFS, TWS
Watercolour, Acrylic, Gouache and Ink, Mixed Media, Collage
Gail enjoys painting a variety of subjects, using different media. Recently, flowers in her lovely garden has been her inspiration. Their gorgeous colours, and intricate designs have captured her imagination.
Jaya’s art easily speaks to everyone. Colours are alive, bright and bold. Her canvas tells everyday stories in a unique way. Her paintings uncover the mystery of visual perception to communicate a message.
Susan’s paintings celebrate beauty found in roadsides, fields and woodlands in Southwestern and Northern Ontario. Susan’s paintings begin with on location sketches, later used as references in her studio.
Nadia loves painting from life. During the summer she is either outdoors painting landscape studies or indoors in her studio, setting up floral still life arrangements. She focuses on colour and sunlight.
Watercolour, mixed media or sculpture, Marilena’s main interest is the Creative Process as an open-ended artistic experience where familiar subjects are transformed into a fresh world of purely aesthetic experience.
Doreen’s paintings reflect an internal response to her surroundings and nature’s everyday events. She enjoys challenging herself by pushing boundaries using water media to create unique and compelling images.
Carol's paintings oscillate between abstraction and representation. They are visceral and layered addressing feminism, environmentalism, social equality and humour. Always experimenting with colour and form, her joy is the journey.
Janet paints her emotional connection in an impressionistic style, using dramatic lighting to emphasize the heightened moment. Multiple canvases are often strategically assembled to elevate the narrative.