Portfolio
The Evolution  of Painting
From her studio in Barrie, Rose Cook has created pieces that have travelled the world. More
Artist uses stitches  to tell her story
From paper towel rolls to fibre masterpieces, Laurena Green has come a long way. More
Reflecting on Life as an Artist
Art is an integral part of Jo Appleby's life When working on a piece, the Barrie artist is completely engaged in the process from beginning to end. As an artist, Appleby has created pieces in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel and graphite. She frequently gets the urge to experiment with different mediums and techniques. More
Sarah Martin: Using Memories to Leave Impressions
Sarah Martin: Using Memories to Leave Impressions
For painter Sarah Martin, art is an exploration of memory. “We use photos to capture a memory, so I start there,” said Martin, who begins with a photograph and then uses paint to either remove or accentuate the elements for her desired effect. “It's about bringing forward memories in viewers though they might not necessarily know what the memory is.” Read More..
Leaps of Faith: Art, Africa and Lynn Connell
Leaps of Faith: Art, Africa and Lynn Connell
“Leap and the net will be there” is Lynn Connell's motto for life. The energetic, ever-optimistic Toronto artist and humanitarian has led an inspiring career that began as a producer for politically-charged events (including Nelson Mandela's 1990 visit to Toronto and the 1986 Bishop Desmond Tutu Rally Against Apartheid), followed by the creation of a successful art retreat in Dunedin, Ont. Then, just about the time she began her foray into “grandmotherhood,” Connell founded an orphanage in Tanzania, Africa. Today, she divides her time between painting, running the Creativity Art Retreat, travelling twice a year to the Majengo Orphanage and fundraising for its future. Read More..
Jonathan Sadowski
Jonathan Sadowski
Jonathan Sadowski sees the world from a different perspective. While working as a bush pilot and flying above the endless lakes and rock formations of Northern Ontario, the Barrie artist gathered a plethora of images that have served as the emotional starting point for his work. Read More..
Mary Lynne Atkinson
Mary Lynne Atkinson
Each year the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts exhibits at the Musée de Louvre in Paris. It is a juried show and as part of an exploration into the European art market, Mary Lynne Atkinson of Midhurst submitted five paintings to be considered. Her painting, The Guardian, was selected to be hung with the other Canadian painters. Read More..
ARTIST PROFILE: Ted Sivell - Finding Inspiration in Nature's Realism
ARTIST PROFILE: Ted Sivell - Finding Inspiration in Nature's Realism
For thousands of years different cultures all over the world have sought to create objects of beauty and significance. We call these objects art. Read More..
Rosemary Hasner
Rosemary Hasner
Mysterious, moody, whimsical, nostalgic, humorous, surreal, and thought provoking are all words that can be associated with the creative works of mixed-media photographer Rosemary Hasner. Read More..
Pat Guinn
Pat Guinn
Pat Guinn has always had two drives in her life: the need to create, (which has manifested itself in drama, drawing, painting and ornaments), and the need for whatever she has created to be the best it possibly can be. Read More..
Christina Blackley
Christina Blackley
While Christina Blackley has drawn since she was a child and graduated in Fine Arts from Erindale College at the University of Toronto, it has taken time for her to arrive at where she is today as an artist. “It took about 10 years for me to really feel comfortable with my style,” said Blackley, who has lived in Barrie for 12 years. “I liked graphic design and cartoony stuff, but [after graduating] was trying to figure out what kind of artist I wanted to be.” Read More..
Derivative Abstract Painter
Derivative Abstract Painter
As a vivacious new grandmother, Lory MacDonald's multitude of artistic talents has gained in momentum once again. A high energy, creative self-starter, with an artistic knack for arts of all types, Lory is continually tackling new and thought-provoking challenges. Read More..
Patient Eye Rewards Photographer
Patient Eye Rewards Photographer
Enrique Miranda finds inspiration in the natural beauty and the people of south Georgian Bay. The way I see it, every morning when you open your eyes you see a landscape and that is very important to me because I am free and I can go wherever I want,” he said. Read More..
Pauline Deforest - Heirloom Garden Art
Pauline Deforest - Heirloom Garden Art
If you love the old china teacups that were, perhaps, passed down to you from your great grandmother, but you find they just never get used, you may want to consider having a chat with Pauline DeForest. This is one artisan who has a passion and a knack for re-styling family heirlooms, giving them a renewed sense of place in the world, where they can be enjoyed in a whole new light. Read More..
Jason Alexander Collingwood's ‘Wild Beast' Painter
Jason Alexander Collingwood's ‘Wild Beast' Painter
Collingwood painter revamps Fauves painting traditions with his bold, explosive style and virtuoso imagination Read More..
Meghan Thorpe
Meghan Thorpe
Painter Meghan Thorpe always begins with the sky to catch a sense of unbroken space. Read More..
Sheila Bristow
Sheila Bristow
Bristow's passion leads to life of learning Read More..
ARTIST PROFILE: Rogue Goat
ARTIST PROFILE: Rogue Goat
Josh and Allison Hill, of Eugenia, Ont., are two young artisans who find inspiration in wood, textiles and other mixed media. While their business is fairly new, the couple's unique, nature-inspired handmade jewelry and accessories line has been getting rave responses from clientele they've met at art shows as well as the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op and Southampton Gallery and School, where they are new members. Read More..
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