Every Thanksgiving local studios and artists throw open their doors to showcase masterpieces as part of the Images Studio Tour. More
An Innisfil woman fulfilling a promise to herself is making up for lost time as an artist. More
For Irina Gretchanaia it's all about colour. The Barrie artist paints real-life items and scenes, but makes them more stunning and bright by experimenting with colour. Read More..
Jane Horan is a big dreamer and no stranger to hard work. That's why, with a successful business and the responsibilities of being a mother and wife, she is getting back in touch with her passion for jewelry design. Creating has always been a part of Horan's life and she's drawn to many different arts. She's worked with wood, is a certified stager, has done floral design, and decorated friends' homes and for weddings Read More..
Barbara Chittick looks out the window of her studio and sees inspiration everywhere. For the past 23 years, Chittick has been living and painting in Midhurst. It's where I can view majestic pines from my loft studio. I also enjoy painting the hidden gems of scenery in the Georgian Bay area that I can access with my kayak, she said. There is an enticing feeling of solitude drifting along past rock faces and wind-blown islands that reminds you of the elemental spirit of the earth. Read More..
For 38 years now, Leishman Pottery has graced the homes of thousands who admire its handcrafted beauty. Mike and Connie Leishman, the Sunnidale couple behind the art, are in the process of celebrating nearly 40 years of success. Read More..
Hidden away in a 135-year-old schoolhouse in the village of Craighurst lies a one-of-a-kind gallery operated by a one-of-a-kind artist. Hartley Woodside is the owner of Woodside Pottery and Gallery Craighurst. Read More..
Creativity has been an essential part of Keith Gavigan's essence since he was a young child in Scotland. Read More..
Sherilyn Edwards has been drawing for as long as she could hold a pencil. The 20-year-old North Simcoe native recalls the joy she felt just sitting around and doodling as a kid. I was always content just to sit and doodle. Drawing was always really enjoyable, she said, adding she became serious about it around Grade 3. I really wanted to draw things from real life and capture their essence, everything from people and animals to objects. Read More..
Barrie's Roy Hickling is a busy guy. He's not only a working farmer he's also a sculptor, painter and musician. My main artistic focus is in rusted metal sculpture with a series of globes scrolls and waves often including plasma cut runic patterns. I also paint abstracts and expressionistic portraits in acrylic on canvas, he said. My singing and song writing is lyric driven. It's progressive folk that touches on a wide variety of subjects. There is some thematic crossover to the artwork with space imagery and metaphors often coming up. Read More..
The Images Studio Tour, an artist-run, juried event, is one of Ontario's finest and longest running studio tours. More than 30 outstanding artists and crafts people will exhibit their work from Oct. 11 to 14 at 16 different studios around Barrie, Oro-Medonte and Orillia. The tour is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, visit images-studio-tour.com Read More..
Barrie's Andrea Murray says she was doomed to become a comedian. Murray is making a name for herself on the comedy scene. She is well known to anyone who attends Georgian College's annual Gord Bastain Variety Show, and she's been popping up around town MCing a number of events. Comedy comes naturally to me. I don't have any filters. Comics can be the court jesters of the world. Being able to laugh at ourselves is key, she said. Read More..
You could say David Bruce Johnson's journey to becoming an award-winning sculptor started with a box of crayons. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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..