Blenderman has been painting for over 50 years, often making his beloved adopted home of Kingston the subject. His vast body of work ranges from classical realism to impressionism to abstraction.
Clark has been exhibiting his fine art images for the past 25 years in several solo and group exhibitions. His work revolves around two distinct themes: Portraits of people in society who share a common link, and architectural studies of buildings in various states of decay.
His photography has appeared in publications ranging from Queen’s Quarterly to The Globe and Mail, and is in private collections in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Rebecca Cowan considers herself to be a storyteller. All of her work, whether it is etching, drawing, painting or mixed media, has a narrative quality. She seeks to reach into people’s hearts and heads with images that are personal, universal, mysterious and familiar.
Frank Danielson is an artist based in Toronto, Ontario.
Andrew is an educator, author, curator, musician and he has exhibited his photographs throughout North America, Europe, in South America and in China.
Holly Dean’s mixed media paintings and book art pieces come to life through an almost alchemical process: layers of colour, texture, words and imagery.
Although the work has an apocalyptic feel, there is a suggestion of what one can creatively salvage from the current situation. Trash is the raw material of the future, and the role of the artist may be to lead the way in the creative exploitation of this resource.
I seek a certain vibration in a work of art, by working quickly. I like to feel a kind of aggressive reality, when beauty bursts with grace, or when stillness is euphoric and exhilarating.
My fabricated and forged pieces are an extension of each other, interpreting and expressing my thoughts and feelings through their own specific aesthetic. My pieces are abstract, exploring archaic forms, space/non-space relations, and the use of colour.
Edwards prefers to work primarily in watercolour and pencil, using a variety of styles from cartoon to scientific illustration. His art has been described as “Curious and witty, sophisticated and highly original in approach…” resulting in work which is “visually pleasing as well as mentally stimulating” (taken from the Canada Council for the Arts web site: http://www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/ggla).
Herrera’s work defies conventional definitions; suggesting provocative narratives and enigmatic themes.
Ceramic pieces, often made by me, have been part of my subject matter, providing a bridge between the two media that have been part of my life for more than 50 years.
Hersh Jacob is a visual artist, writer, graphic designer and creative director. He has worked as an artist his entire professional life, seamlessly moving his pursuits through the mediums of cartooning, illustration, theatre, education and publishing.
Debra Krakow is a Canadian artist and architect whose luminous abstract paintings in acrylic and mixed-media evoke the light-infused landscape of the Thousand Islands region of Ontario where she lives, and the less knowable, multi-layered landscape of the mind.
There is also a strong graphic element to my work; a simplicity of design, colour and shape.
Inspired by her time studying the old masters first hand, MacLean’s paintings combine the old with the new, reproducing historical portraits by hand before applying contemporary and experimental methods such as fluorescent spray paint, re-harvested artists’ mediums and destructive techniques.
Molly is a sculptor working primarily in soapstone and alabaster.
painting photographs one pixel at a time
The paintings look like they have little jewels applied all over the surface, and have rich, tactile quality with rhythm and symmetry.
My works are my contribution to the questioning and enhancement of our society.
Inspired by Rembrandt, the impressionists and European comics, Rob Niezen explores stories of contrast of colour and of light and dark.
I paint urgently. Working from life, I paint what I see, but it is processed through my emotional attachment to the subject matter.
If you are hankering after long, warm summer afternoons then the paintings of Susan Oomen will strike a chord with you. Her series of paintings of boat houses along the Thousand Islands waterways, their charming architectural forms mirrored in gently rippling water, are both fresh and iconic, reminiscent of the unique character of this region and of evenings relaxing by the water.
– Kamille Parkinson, Art & Artists Leaves a Lasting Impression, The Whig Standard, Kingston
Sculpting stone is a calling that I can not ignore.
Susan’s main interest is the human figure. She is well known for her paintings of children in action and now her monumental sculptures full of movement and graceful lines.
The paintings are inspired by the artists’ continuous interest in the synesthetic perception of sound and musical chords, by observations of light in nature and by the colours of minerals and seashells.
I try, with brush and ink, to make my drawings look as good as the glycee and silkscreen prints, but I’m often a bad machine.
The paintings exist for as little as two seconds and for as long as two weeks. Their life span depends solely on the temperature of the environment.
All images have no hierarchy or elevated status to me; a Velazquez painting has just as much beauty and gravitas as a blurry VHS screenshot from an episode of Jerry Springer.
Unique and compelling, Sutherland’s work provides commentary on both the sociological and biographical realm. Her images evoke emotion and provoke questioning.
Larry set out to print letterpress books exclusively, although that ideal has grown to include relief block prints in linoleum and wood.
An artist working in a broad range of mediums and subjects, Vaskovsky’s work takes inspiration from various locales and themes. His gifted use of colour captures the uniqueness of light on the landscape and ignites the imagination in reminiscence.
I seek to capture the fine balance that binds opposites – because that’s the world I observe, the world I feel, and the world that most moves me: a world that always knows some sense of discomfort in its beauty.
Working from her imagination, her intent is to create surface treatments that support and express a sense of ambiguity and emotional depth in both her figurative and non figurative work.