Soraya Hutchinson

Artist Statement: I arrange objects into compositions that make them stand free from their familiar frame of reference.  Many objects awaken feelings of disgust as they can be reminders of an unhealthy lifestyle choice or, serious environmentally concerns or mere superficiality.  These very objects can also be pleasurable, even useful in a fleeting way.  This…

Richard Ahnert

Artist Statement: Toronto-based artist Richard Ahnert takes anthropomorphic painting to a new level, lacing it with a quiet, yet unmistakable animism– an abiding kinship between human and animal. He uses the relationship between nature and humans to explore themes of emotion, metaphor, and narrative with a satirical twist. Storytelling, understated humour, and deep reflection are…

Joyce Fournier

Artist Statement: Born and raised in Montreal, Joyce is an internationally collected artist who lives and works in Toronto. Her current series of Abstracted Landscapes in oil have been inspired by her fascination with the spontaneity and gratification of painting from within, rather than working on location or from life, her usual process. ‘My new…

Jinhee Jeon

Artist Statement: The trivial moments of my personal life are captured and I painted in series of simple stories. Relationships, people, places, events,… that are smeared in our lives, and that are permeated into our hearts, are the candid life subjects, seem so insignificant, yet so close to our hearts. Time flows uninterrupted. It seems…

Lola Kerecki

Artist Statement: Art is the platform I choose as an outlet for my creativity. It allows me to express what I believe to be my truth, emotion & thought process. Whether it be through a canvas, sculpture or mixed media; I am able to use any number of avenues to present my work. My art…

GuoYue Dou

Artist Statement: GuoYue Dou is a Canadian artist. Dou has won multiple awards: Ursula Reese Grand Prize at the PAC Juried Show, Merit Award at the Richeson 75 International Pastels Competition. His works have also been published in books like Strokes of Genius 2, Strokes of Genius 7, and International Artist Magazine. Dou is currently…

Olena Lopatina

Artist Statement: Nothing is so perfect and so beautiful as nature. I have always been fascinated by harmony and beauty of nature. To study nature was always a source of great pleasure for me. My passion for nature is reflected in my painting. And much of my imagery I found just by opening my door,…

Jie Zhou

Artist Statement: Painting landscapes on canvas is a creative process which allows me, first of all, to express my passionate love for nature; secondly, to reproduce my precise observation of its seasonal changes; and thirdly, to search for harmony between human beings and the natural world. Media Category: Painting – Oil Website: http://www.jackzhou.ca    …

Mary Wong

Artist Statement: My work is about connecting the beauty and turbulence of nature to the flow of human experiences and emotional tribulations. Windswept, stormy landscapes and dimmed variances of light throughout my work serve as metaphors for weathering conflict, seeking redemption and finding hope with a sense of peace at the end of the storm.…

Tony Taylor

Artist Statement: This collection of work is a reflection on leadership debates, the Royal family and G summit series and how they undermine democracy often leading to violently disrupting and infringing on the civilians and cities in which they are hosted. These well-publicized events highlight an opportunity for world leaders and corporations to bump elbows,…