You could say David Bruce Johnson's journey to becoming an award-winning sculptor started with a box of crayons. More
Down an alley, between a parking lot and a dentist's office in downtown Barrie, lays the door to a hidden art gem. It's here that artist Pauline Bradshaw has set up a brightly lit studio where she creates her work, including a piece that was featured at The Louvre in Paris, France this past December. More
Collingwood's New Age Digital Post-Impressionist, Andrew Peycha, has always maintained a close relationship with nature as well as a unique and special interest in the shifting plays of various natural patterns in the environment. More
ime, and what it leaves in its wake as it marches on, fascinates and inspires Catherine Cadieux. Since she began sharing her abstract paintings with the world about eight years ago, this retired Banting Memorial High School teacher has exhibited at juried shows throughout Ontario, and has acquired quite a following of fans who eagerly anticipate her next collection. Read More..
Artist Bonita Lynn Ryerson has been creating art in the Barrie area since 1997. Ryerson has shown and sold sculptures throughout the area, including Oro-Medonte, Thornton, Penetanguishene and at a number of Barrie galleries. Read More..
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..
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 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..
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..
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..
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 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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Collingwood painter revamps Fauves painting traditions with his bold, explosive style and virtuoso imagination Read More..
Painter Meghan Thorpe always begins with the sky to catch a sense of unbroken space. Read More..