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PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Dixie Allen, Meral Altinbilek, Barbara Andersen, Maria Antoniv, Irene Barran-Stec, Maggie Broda, Brenda Brown, Christy Chor, Judith Davidson-Palmer, Karen Dewey Decker, Ulla Djelweh, Susan Farquhar, Kathleen Gabriel, Catharina Goldnau, Elizabeth Greisman, Valentina Hotz, Pia Israelsson, Gretchen Jeens, Carolyn Jongeward, Tai Kim, Monica Kucharuk, Susan Lappin, Stephanie Ledger van Logchem, Adriana Lee, L’OR, Svetlana Matskiv, Suzanne Forgang Miller, Marjorie Moeser, Gillian Morden, Dana Naser, Joanne Nelson, Leigh Nelson, Litsa Parker, Janice Pich, Janet F. Potter, Margaret Rodgers, Ted Scott, Diane Segger, Deniz Seker, Jocelyn Shaw, Joan Solomon, Catharine Somerville, Triveni Srikaran, Anita Stein, Sally Thurlow, Wendy Wallace, and Wendy Weaver.

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EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

Scroll down to view artwork presented alphabetically with artist statements, contact information, and to learn more about the artists in the show (links to WAAC portfolio pages, websites and social media).

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DIXIE ALLEN

“Tout Est Possible”
enroute to Evergreen Brickworks
Digital photography giclee canvas print gallery wrap
48″ x 24″
$1800 (Priced to size upon request)

While on a morning saunter through the Ravine, a discovery painted on a deserted embankment wall, this inspiring mantra “tout est possible” revealed itself in a sparkle of light.

“Blazing Lillies”
at the pink wall, near the lake
Digital photography giclee canvas print wrap
30″ x “20
$1000 (priced to size upon request)

Asiatic Lillies nurtured with care, now striking peak colours in shades of deep pink. Summertime brings to us the splendour of brilliant light and colours. We walk, perhaps saunter, everywhere in the light of the early morning sunshine, the mid-day heat, in the late evening light to linger on in delight. Along the way, taking time to savour our discoveries.

allenworks108@gmail.com

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MERAL ALTINBILEK

“Potted Purple Plant’
Watercolour
14″ x 17″
$200

 

Her affection for the beauty of the nature is reflected in her paintings through realistic landscapes, colourful florals and ethnic rugs and copper pots. 

“Blue Sky”
12″ x 10″
Watercolour
$100

meral@altinbilek.com

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BARBARA ANDERSEN

“Woodwards Cove, Grand Manan, NB”
7″ x 20.5″
Watercolour
$225 Unframed

Recently I have gone back to watercolour and finished off some paintings started while on location in New Brunswick. Missing the beautiful seascape vistas and hoping to travel there when provincial borders open up. 

bandersen497@gmail.com

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MARIA ANTONIV

“Pink Blossom”
Acrylic on canvas
20″ x 20″
$650

Seasons changing, and she is in a hurry to follow and capture the new life of nature, whimsical, saturated beauty around.

“Iris”
Acrylic on canvas
30″ x 16″
$750

deromashka@gmail.com
www.mariaantoniv.com
instagram.com/mariantoniv

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IRENE BARRAN-STEC

“My Garden”
Hand-built porcelain clay, fired ceramic stains and glazes
25″ h x 8″ w x 20″ d
$4000.00

Flowers. From perfect bud to perfect bloom.To stop time. To hold that fleeting moment of beauty forever. Before it fades. That is my garden.

irenebstec@sympatico.ca

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MAGGIE BRODA

” Portage to Bear Lake”
36” x  30”
Acrylic on canvas
$1200

mbroda38@gmail.com

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BRENDA BROWN

“The Secret Garden”
Mixed Media: Alcohol Ink and Stamping
11″ x 14″ (framed)
$300

Look very close to this piece.  What appears to be an alcohol ink creation is much more.  If you look very close you will see images within the piece of hummingbirds, flowers and even a few lady bugs.  It will become a real conversation piece when your guests are admiring it and you can ask them if they can see the images of the secret garden within the piece.  They will be wowed when they discover the hidden treasures in this piece.

“Ghosted Lace and Dragonflies”
Alcohol Ink
8″ x10″ (framed 15″ x 18″)
$200

Look very close at this piece.  What appears to be an abstract alcohol ink piece has hidden treasures.  When you look very close you will see ghosted images of both Lace and Dragonflies randomly embedded in this piece.

brendalbrownartist@gmail.com
brendabrownartist.ca
instagram.com/brendalbrownartist

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CHRISTY CHOR

“Summer Delight”
Ceramic (Cone 6 stoneware with glazes and wood)
Each bird: 10″ x 4″ x 6″ Wooden base: 16″ x 5.5″
$450

Nature is her inspiration: the majesty of the landscape, the orchestra of wildlife, and life experiences are the natural flow of energy. She believes birds are an indicator of our environmental health. Birds bring us hope and joy. Birds come back in spring and add excitement and colours in summertime.

“Miss you, my dear!”
Ceramic (Cone 6 stoneware with glazes and wood, natural bark)
21″x 6″ x 6″
$350

christyymchor@gmail.com
christychor.com
instagram.com/christychor.ceramics
facebook.com/christy.chor.5/
christysart.myshopify.com (online store)

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JUDITH DAVIDSON-PALMER

“Lazy Days of Summer Together: Memories of Monet”
Photo Art Archival Print
(Ltd. Ed. of 10)
Unframed 16″x 20″ on 17″ x 22″ paper
Unframed $450
Framed $525

These photographs were taken on a hot summer’s day in London, England.  The people relaxing under the shade of the trees, walking through the park, chatting on the benches reminded me of some of Monet’s paintings.  I used post-production software to create a softer, more painterly effect that captures the experience of a simpler life together on those lazy, hazy, days of summer. 

“A Walk in the Park: Memories of Monet”
Photo Art Archival Print
(Ltd. Ed. of 10)
Unframed 16″x 20″ on 17″ x 22″ paper
Unframed $450
Framed $525


judithdavidsonpalmer.com
jdavidsonp@aol.com

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KAREN DEWEY DECKER

“ColdWater Cow”
Acrylic and texture mediums on stretched canvas
36″ x 36″
$ 2900

kdeweydecker@gmail.com

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ULLA DJELWEH

“MEHR SOMMER I”
Archival pigment print Ed. 10
12″ x 18″
$350

In Leipzig – during Bach Fest, I noticed the Farmers desire for a longer summer.  Their wish was stated on a giant Rubber Duck / MEHR SOMMER in front of their bi-weekly Market.  Surrounded by the vibes of Baroque Music and good friends while enjoying the coffee made from freshly roasted beans at Zimmerman or Riquet Coffee House, I, too, wished for an endless summer.

“MEHR SOMMER II”
Archival pigment print Ed. 10
12″ X 18″
$350

ulladjelwehart@yahoo.ca
ulladjelweh.com
instagram.com/ullaphotoart

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SUSAN FARQUHAR

“Epicormic 6”
Paper construct on canvas
18″ x 12″ x 4″
$450

December 2019 and into January 2020 South Australia and Kangaroo Island suffered catastrophic fires of an unprecedented scale. Watching this unfold through online news photos and family updates has driven a series of paper works I call: “Are We Epicormic?” I have brought my own hope of rebirth by recreating bits of burnt, blackened destruction where close examination reveals new life beginning.

Visual ideas about the physical environment and at times its stories have concerned me for a long time. My preoccupations have evolved a process-driven approach: layers of texture, colour, repeated pattern, paper-cuts and coarse mark making.

susanfarquhar5@gmail.com
susanfarquhar.com
instagram.com/sfarquhar108

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KATHLEEN GABRIEL

“My Summer Garden”
12″ x 12″

The beautiful colours and combinations in my garden in spring, summer and fall, are always a source of inspiration for my paintings, print works and photography.

kabrie2003@yahoo.ca

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CATHARINA GOLDNAU

“Tangle”
Custom clay, black porcelain, glazes
43 cm x 39 cm x 18cm
$850

 

Growing up in the rural countryside among fields, rocks, lakes and trees, I now work in a large urban centre, immersed in concrete. Oscillating between these poles, my work strives to be a coupling of both, inviting the viewer to contemplate a piece of earthiness within the context of a fabricated object. We need nature to regenerate our soul and culture to challenge our minds.  

My work is inspired by objects of utility, past or present: the bowl – a universal containment object – cracked or broken, the essence of the object preserved. I like to explore textured, earthy surfaces, manipulating the material to emulate the arid dryness of a riverbed and juxtaposing the rugged against the smooth.

“Lace”
Custom clay, additions, glazes
50 cm x 50 cm x 18 cm
$700

While I work with rugged materials that turn to stone, I was interested in exploring the possibilities of evoking a feeling of fragility and lightness in a substantial ceramic work .  “Lace” combines the cracked interior texture – so typical for my ceramic bowls – with a perforated rim, which takes away the visual weight and accentuates the delicateness of the piece.

cgoldnau@gmail.com
catharinagoldnauceramics.ca
instagram.com/catharinagoldnauceramics
linkedin.com/in/catharina-goldnau

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ELIZABETH GREISMAN

“Summer Happiness”
Oil on canvas
36″ x 36″
$2000

“Yellow Bliss”
Oil on canvas
36″ x 36″
$2000

elizabethgreisman@yahoo.ca

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VALENTINA HOTZ

Beyond the Sea”
Egg tempera on Fabriano
22″ x 29″
$1800 (unframed)
$2200 (framed with museum quality glass)

…the threshold between solitude and the seashore…

valentina.hotz@gmail.com

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PIA ISRAELSSON

“In Their Dreams They Sleep with the Moon”
Pencil and charcoal on paper
22″ x 30″
NFS


“In Their Dreams They Sleep with the Moon- Detail”

Pencil and charcoal on paper
22″ x 30″
NFS

“…In their dreams they sleep with the moon…” -excerpt from Mary Oliver’s “Death at Wind River”

pianotmaria@gmail.com
instagram.com/pia.not.maria

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GRETCHEN JEENS

“Striped Towel”
Oil on canvas
24″ x 30″
$500

The beauty of a sunset on the beach combined with the reflection of light on this girls hair made for a wonderful opportunity to try to capture the glow in a painting. But the folds in the towel, the way the stripes bent and folded, and the light reflected was what really inspired me.

“Striped Shirt”
Acrylic on Paper
20 x 24″ (framed)
$450

I enjoy painting red hair and often my paintings reflect this interest. Colour is a huge component of my artwork, as is portraiture and figurative painting. I‘m combining the two as I continue to explore facial expression.

gret.ourhouse@sympatico.ca
instagram.com/gret.ourhouse
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CAROLYN JONGEWARD

“Birch Bark Series, 1”
Acrylic on birch bark
13″ x 16″
$400

 

After a very tall, old, white birch tree I’d known for a long time had to be cut down. I wanted to work somehow with its natural beauty. I began with cleaning the bark, letting it dry in a way to prevent it from curling, sanding it smooth, and cutting selected areas. Each piece of birch bark was glued and clamped to a rectangularframe.

“Birch Bark Series, 9
Acrylic on birch bark
12″ x 21″
$400


The bark holds the story of its part in the life of the tree. When faced with the moment of beginning to paint birch bark, I realized I did not want to impose any idea on the bark’s inherent patterns. Instead, I would follow what was there, seeking to harmonize my brushwork with what was given. Each piece is painted, mostly to reveal the light and dark brown tones of inner birch bark.

carolyn.jongeward@gmail.com
carolynjongeward.com
instagram.com/carolynjongeward

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TAI KIM

“Still life, Sunflowers In Invisible Storm. #5″
Acrylic, gold paint, mixed media on Shikish board
21″ x 18″
$350

Summer! Blooming time! 2020 I started to make a series of still lives called ‘Invisible Storm’. All around the world, on this planet Earth, Gaia, people are dealing with an invisible Storm. This time I paint my sunflowers in an invisible storm.

Trent River, Ontario 2020″
Acrylic on canvas
16″ x 20″
$350

Summer! I have loved to go out painting in nature since childhood. But I could not do it for many decades. Because of the pandemic, I could do it again. However ironically, finally I went out to paint in our beautiful Ontario’s nature. Trent riverside. In a time like this, all, we can do is empower each other with Beauty and Positivity. One love! 2021.

tai8rasta@gmail.com

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MONICA KUCHARUK

“Summer Rain I”
Acrylic on canvas
10″ x 20″
$250

Going for my walks in rainy April & May. In these difficult times, breathing in the fresh air,  being outdoors can be very stimulating, which gave me the inspiration to do these paintings. 

“Summer Rain II”
Acrylic on canvas
10″ x 20″
$250

kucharuk.monica@rogers.com

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SUSAN LAPPIN

“Storm”
Photograph on archival paper
16″ x 20″
$125 (Mounted and unframed)
$250 (Framed)

 

An evening storm on the Utah plain. Experience the strength and beauty of Mother Nature. Storms make trees take deeper roots  – Dolly Parton

“Sisters”
Photograph on archival paper
“16 x “20”
mounted and unframed $125
framed $250

Standing together through all the storms. My best friend may not be my sister by blood, but she’s my sister by heart. – Unknown 

freetobephoto@gmail.com
free-to-be-photography.net
facebook.com/freetobephotography

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Stephanie Ledger van Logchem

“Summer Unmasked”
Acrylic on board
11″ x 14″
$370 (All proceeds to WAAC)

In this piece, I have portrayed the joy and freedom I always feel at the approach of Summer! Water, sky, sunlight, flowers, soft breezes, mesmerize and uplift! Though things may now look a little different, the joy is always there.

stephaniemarion10@gmail.com

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ADRIANA LEE

“Components of Utopia”
Oil on canvas
48″ x 48″
$2,000

My paintings depict my idea of a utopian future and its creation process; the world I imagine as a beautiful mess. By exploring the contradictory concepts of continuity and uncertainty of time and space, I visualize the coexistence of possible futures and express the transition period of the future creation by creating balanced movements on the square surface. I want to share my future imagination to understand the transition period, and my work to show that the components of utopia are the belief in future change and the encouragement for today’s transformation.

adriana@womensartofcanada.ca

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DORION LIEBGOTT

Summer in a Haliburton Garden
Acrylic and watercolour on canvas
16″ x 20″
$250

I am an avid gardener so it is natural for me to want to paint flowers.

Peonies in My Garden
Photography, acrylics, watercolours and tiny beads on a wood frame
6.5″ x 6.5″
$150

One of the most striking flowers in my garden that grow in 5 different colours.

dorion.liebgott@sympatico.ca

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L’OR

“Street Life”
Mixed media on terraskin
40″ x 30″
$3600

“Street Life”  is part of a collection of 21 faces inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic. Painted on Terraskin ( a mineral surface) the basis of my work begins with an abstraction from which a face is born. No sketches are made beforehand. Everything is spontaneous and inspired by the emotion of the moment. Gouache, pigments, acrylics are used to translate the character’s identity.  The viewer is invited to mentally finish the missing part to understand the full identity of this face

“The Refuge Became Hollywood”
Mixed media on terraskin
30″ x 40″
$3600

“The refuge became Hollywood”  is a painting inspired by the house of Paul de Longpré, artist in the 19th century.  This building was designed by his son-in-law architect Louis Jean- Baptiste Bourgeois.  De Longpré loved flowers and painted them gracefully. I used a flower abstract background and painted on it the house
very spontaneously. Watercolour, pigments, and charcoal were used to produce this painting on Terraskin.

lor.artiste@gmail.com
instagram.com/lorartiste

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SHARON MACLENNAN

“Sun Dance”
Acrylic and pastel on plywood
23″ x 23″
$250

shar.mac@bell.net

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SVETLANA MATSKIV

“Dancing for the Gods”
Oil on canvas
60″ x 40″
$2500

These two paintings are part of a series of work dedicated to the Roma people or travellers, the story of their origins, migration through continents and their plight in the modern world. My works address the issues of culture, traditions and unfathomable losses suffered during the Roma genocide in the Second World War. “Dancing for the Gods” emphasizes the unity of the travellers with nature.

“Romani Yag” (The Roma Fire)
Oil on canvas
60″ x 40″
$2500

“Romany Yag (The Roma Fire)” is dedicated to  Roma women, central in the struggle for survival. Left in wood camps  to rare  for the children  for days and months on end when men were looking for work in urban settlements, they kept the fire going.  And though the tree was broken, the people’s backbone was not: new leaves symbolize hope.

galkin.svetlana73@gmail.com

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SUZANNE FORGANG MILLER

“Serenity”
Acrylic on canvas
16″ x 20″
$350

My  two paintings, “Serenity”, and “The Path by the River”, were inspired by trips to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, and many walks near the Niagara River. I tried to capture the natural beauty of this locale, and the trees and plants that grow here, as well as their reflections in the river. I chose acrylic paints with larger brushes and a limited palette of colours to create spontaneity, unity, and a sense of being at one with nature, in one of my favourite places to visit.

“The Path by the River”
Acrylic on canvas
16″ x 20″
$350

suzanneforgangmiller@gmail.com
suzannemillerart.wordpress.com

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MARJORIE MOESER

“Bucolic Landscape”
Acrylic
32” x 36”
$1800

“This Vibrant Land”
Acrylic
30” x 30″
$1500

moemar98@hotmail.com

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GILLIAN MORDEN

“Twilight”
Acrylic
10″ x 10″
$350

This work  began with colorful washes. Then after applying thick paint with different palette knives, the image emerged. It suggested to me a garden at twilight.

gillianmorden@gmail.com

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DANA NASER

“Silent Element”
40″ x 40″
Mixed media on canvas
$1700

My paintings represent an ongoing quest to discover details around me, and to reveal what cannot be expressed with words. I strive to tap into intuitive creative painting, and share it by visual art and transfer it onto support medium such as a canvas. Every time I start a new painting, I take a moment to allow this creative energy to flow allowing me to “play”; experiment and allow the paint to take its’ different forms, and to communicate something, creating an impression on the viewer – without natural imagery or symbols, but rather with pure visual form.

inspire@dananaser.com
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JOANNE NELSON

“South Side”
Mixed media on canvas
24″ x 24″
$700

joannenelsonart@gmail.com
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instagram.com/joanne_nelson_artist 
facebook.com/Joanne Torch Nelson 

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LEIGH NELSON

“New Waves”
Digital media
15″ x 15″
$180

“Light Sounds”
Digital media
20″ x 20″
$300

leighnelsonart@gmail.com
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LITSA PARKER

“Spring Thaw”
Acrylic on canvas
24″ x 18″
$1200

“Winter Birch”
Acrylic on canvas
24″ x 24″
$1200

litsa.parker@rogers.com

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JANICE PICH

“Calm at High Lake”
Acrylic on canvas
12″ x 12″
$650

Summertime has me remembering the many places I have been in Ontario. The lazy days at cottages. This lake was so deep and clear. A strong memory is involved in most of my paintings.

“Summer at High Lake”
Acrylic on canvas
12″ x 12″
$650

jpich55@gmail.com
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JANET F. POTTER

“Hedgehog Highway with Hector and son Leo (England Countryside)”
Recycled plywood, newspaper scraps and pine cone bits with acrylic paint
16.5″ x 8.5″
$400

As an artist I have become totally indulged in recyclable materials from frames….
paints…paper..to rebuilding materials.  When I find a new source of materials l
will draw out the plan and with my tools will create!  With a wide range of art
techniques I will compose and create a Zen Style of art for the viewer.

“Tea with Mable (Hectors’ wife waiting to have tea with her husband)”
Newspaper pieces, Japanese Wool paper and Acrylic
16″ x 8.5″
$400

jfpotter@sympatico.ca

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MARGARET RODGERS

“Cobourg Beach”
Acrylic collage on rag paper
22″ x 30″
$500

Each piece speaks to a sense of longing and missed experiences. “All Along … “has elements from my current practice of creating solar prints based on the smiles of various figures. Here the sun is represented as a smile in the sky. It has been printed on a crocheted doily , mirroring the thoughts of the couple who have been on the beach too long.

“All along…”
Mixed media collage on rag paper
22″ x 30″
$500

mrodgers@rogers.com
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TED SCOTT

Fire #7525″
Giclee print (Digital photography)
28″ x 18″
$630

Recently, I have been making images of subjects which are moving too fast to appreciate. These two (of hundreds made) frozen examples of fire show the beauty of one instant of the ever-changing flames.

“Fire #7518”
Giclee print (Digital photography)
28″ x 18″
$630

ted@tedscott.com
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tedscott.net

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DIANE SEGGER

“Best Day Ever”
Multi media
36″ x 48″
$950

As the day draws to an end the sailor glides effortlessly, absorbed in the beauty of a spectacular, rewarding experience of breathless vistas on open welcoming seas. 

“Mystique”
Acrylic
36″ x 48″
$900

This painting represents the essence of life with its layers of mysteries, adventures and yet the harmony as it presents itself in a seemingly calm presence.   

diane.l.segger@gmail.com
seggerstudio.com

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DENIZ SEKER

“Life in Spirals I”
Mixed media sculpture
6″ x 6″
$150 or as pair $275

Spiral is a symbol of change, as all things in this world must change over time. Nothing can live and be stagnant. We are not even the same person you were when you began reading this. The spiral also represents our never ending journey of knowledge. With each idea we learn, we grow both on a physical level and on a spiritual level.

You will notice spirals in my snails work. Each piece represents a special lesson that we have to learn. Some of those lessons are deep moving encounters, and some are just plain fun, but regardless we walk away from each lesson a better person. Join me in honoring the lessons we learn, as we walk our personal spiritual paths. 

“Life in Spirals II” Mixed media sculpture 6″ x 6″
$150 or as a pair $275

“Life is a journey up a spiral staircase; as we grow older we cover the ground we have covered before, only higher up; as we look down the winding stair below us we measure our progress by the number of places where we were but no longer are. The journey is both repetitious and progressive; we go both round and upward.”―William Butler Yeats

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JOCELYN SHAW

“Summer Evening”
Acrylic
12″ x 12″
$300

“Swan Lake”
Acrylic
13″ x 15″
$225

One afternoon at during the Stratford Festival I skipped the matinee performance and walked along the River Avon shore where I came upon this father and daughter feeding a mother swan and her young.

jocies@sympatico.ca

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JOAN SOLOMON

“I See an Osprey”
Acrylic and paper on canvas
9″ x 11″
$35

“Paintbrushes”
Acrylic on paper
11″ x 9″
$35

joansolomon@sympatico.ca

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CATHARINE SOMERVILLE

“Forsythia/Sun Comes”
Mixed media (Oil on cold wax) on panel
24″ x 36″
$2400

My Intention is to create a moment. A brief meaningful moment using oil paint and cold wax medium to create abstract work. Nature during the pandemic seems to be more beautiful, finite and alive, similar to a burst of light from a candle before the flame is extinguished. 

Blossom Song
Oil on canvas
30″ x 30″
$1200

From microbes to whales, every life is connected in a complex and fragile network. There seem to be endless discoveries about my life and my relationship with the natural world. Painting is the way I express my angst, appreciation and love.

catharinesomerville@outlook.com
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instagram.com/catharinesomervillewilson_art

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TRIVENI SRIKARAN

“Life Through a Window”
Oil on panel
18″ x 24″
$1200

“Life Through a Window” depicts a view from my bedroom window, where I have set up my study table this past pandemic year. This window has become my looking-glass and portal to the outside world. As I sat there studying and reflecting for many a moment, I watched life pass by unhindered outside the window, despite the anxieties of the pandemic world. I saw parents on daily strolls with their children, humans walking their canines, grandparents waving goodbyes to their grandchildren from their porches, friends sitting on sidewalks chatting from 3 metres apart, and packages arriving daily to the doorsteps. Despite being isolated from the outside world, I felt more than ever connected to the unknown. This is the sentiment I tried to capture in my painting using dazzling colours. As my favourite Fauvist painter Henri Matisse (an expert in painting windows) once commented, “The wall around the window does not create two worlds.”

“Still Life with Books”
Oil on panel
16″ x 20″
$1000

“Still Life with Books” depicts a stack of books I was reading for my comprehensive study. The entire past year, this book mound on my study table has become a daily spectacle, and the bane of my existence, one that unnerved me immensely yet persuaded me to continue at the same time. Therefore, taking inspiration from my favourite Fauvist and Les Nabis painters (who painted stunning interiors), I reduced this mound of books into barely recognizable three-dimensional forms that melt into the opaque background using striking, luminous colours. This work captures both my agony and ecstasy at conquering this arduous task.

tsrikaran@gmail.com
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ANITA STEIN

“Summer Storm”
Mixed media on canvas
58″ x 48″
$1500

 

Summertime is my favourite time of the year.  As with my art, it is all about colour and movement and freedom.

anitastein222@gmail.com
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instagram.com/anitasteinart

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SALLY THURLOW

“Remnant Reflections”
Cotton, vintage textiles, vintage buttons, lace, steel and wood dowels
96.5cm x 64cm x 1.5cm
$750


For as long as I can remember, I have been recycling everything which may then become integrated into my sculptures and installations. For RENEWAL, here shown five of forty bolsters. The fabrics, came from my collection of antique upholstery remnants from over forty years ago when I was last designing and selling my one-of-a-kind line of clothing. These fabrics, despite their age, are very stable, beautiful cottons and linens, far removed from today’s fast fashions. I rebuke societies’ environmental and ethically toxic demands for never-ending wasteful growth. I collaged these vintage fabrics into floor cushions – bolsters, the kind used for meditation, or conversations, applying to each, the name of a different archetype (based in Jungian psychology). Here, a combo of everyone’s basics plus other archetypes.Visitors may contemplate which archetypes could apply to either them, or others. Whatever they decide, opens to thoughtful discussions.

“Archetypal Bolsters: Wounded Child, Rebel, Artist, Prostitute, Saboteur
Mainly cotton and cotton filled
15cm x 60cm x 30cm each
NFS
(You can place an order for your individual bolster)

sallythurlow1@gmail.com
sallythurlow.com
redheadgallery.org
theirisgroup.ca

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WENDY WALLACE

Forest 2- Plasticity”
Archival print
30″ x 36″
$600

I create constructions on-site, connecting traditional, natural, textural, and everyday materials that are symbolic of the narrative. Currently, I am working with light, shadows, and reflections integrating materials and documenting with photography. My work responds to my interaction in the local landscape, travels, and short residencies throughout Canadian urban/rural/suburban environments. I am exploring the carbon footprint local to the unfamiliar, they are landscapes centred on the impact of the narrative, “identifying landscapes as cultural symbols”. The series of photographs “Submerged” is based on my family’s land and forest, installation of laminated tree photographs suspended and submerged in moving water with, light, shadows, and reflections. I am interested in the possibilities of reflecting what is now versus what was, reflecting the interconnectedness of the forest, rocks, and water along the Muskoka River, flooded by hydro dams in the 1950s.

wendy.wallace@ddsb.ca
wendywallace.ca
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WENDY WEAVER

“Hot and Odd”
Mixed media on canvas
18″ x 18″
$350

“Hard To See What Is Beyond”
Mixed media on board
12″ x 10″
$150

wcliftonweaver@gmail.com

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