Joyce Marie Allan

Artist Bio: Born in Scotland, I have been an artist all my life. I loved doing pictures on my big BlackBoard and enjoyed “illustrating” the best poems in my big brother’s school books. In high school, I specialized in Art and had two water colours sent to a show in France. In 1948 we came…


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Elaine Ford

Artist Statement: My career as a TV Commercial Colourist in Toronto has taught me a thing or two about colour. Now I’m able to apply that creativity to my fine art! My latest series “Lakes 1.0” explores the iconic lakes of central Ontario. I’m fascinated by the sublimely organic shapes of these lakes, created by…

Helen Maguire

Artist Statement: An avid traveler and photographer, M. Helen Maguire’s work centers on capturing the colour and rhythm she sees in the often overlooked, everyday movement of people going about their lives. She is seldom without her camera, and loves shooting candid photos of life as it happens. Much of her current art focuses on…

Mena Nunes

Artist Statement: I want my artwork to convey an emotional response from the viewer. A short animated film, painting or drawing should engage the viewer to think of an idea, a feeling, or the unlimited possibilities that we as individuals or as a society have. Mena is a freelance artist that lives and works in…

Paula Rubin

Artist Statement: Paula Rubin creates images that express the joy and fragility of inhabiting imperfect flesh. She develops visceral images that evoke a compassionate response to the “other”. Recent work has focused on faces that are not portraits. The people she invents range from the deformed to the outlandish. Influenced by outsider art and naïve…

Carlo Allion

Artist Statement: In my work I explore concepts and imagery that come from a subconscious level. The stories that unfold are often dreamlike in appearance that touch on the surreal. Media Category: Mixed Media Website: http://www.carloallion.com

Courtney Link

Artist Statement: Although my professional career path has not had me always focusing on my art, through Anthropology and Museum studies I have always been engaged with past and current art from around the globe. My “formal” training that has influenced my work greatly was working in the cultural sector creating artifact reproductions. My work…

Erika Squires

Artist Statement: Art has always been an incredibly important part of my life. It’s the reflection of what I see and feel. As a visual person, art is my way of expressing my innermost perspective. I have been painting since I was a child. I have also been drawn to photography for a long time,…

Morgan Sheardown

Artist Statement: Morgan Sheardown was born and raised in downtown Toronto. He graduated from OCAD University with a degree in Graphic Design. Upon graduation, Morgan worked for a well known graphic design studio for several years. In 2006 he launched Sheardown Design. Besides his love for design, Morgan also has an extensive background in illustration…

Barb Williams

Artist Statement: I see exceptional beauty in rusted metal. There is something alluring about the colour, the imperfect shape, the history and the travel it has endured to get to the shores of Lake Ontario. Turning these disconnected pieces of what would typically be considered waste into meaningful, artistic images is equal parts challenging and…