Ian Wright

Artist Statement: My work is a balance of impressionism and realism through watercolour. Using sharp contrasts and bold lines, I intend to captivate the viewer with identifiable subject matter, re-composed in a warm and vibrant light. WIth influences such as Manet, Turner, Zbukvic and Castagnet , I intend to continue furthering my use of bold…

Genevieve Smolders

Artist Statement: HEN Jewelry is a modern and creative jewelry brand with a vintage/bohemian flare. HEN is created, crafted, and designed in Canada, specifically in London, Ontario by Genevieve Smolders. Currently the brand is being sold to over 30 boutiques all across Canada, and is sure to grow within the next few years. The inspiration…

Gillian Hyde

Artist Statement: Pip Robins is a brand of accessories for both men and women. Handcrafting items that withstand the test of time, materials such as leather and waxed canvas allows the collections to be durable, fashion-forward, and edgy. Handbags, totes, fanny packs, belts and buckles, wallets, and other leather goods are all part of the…

Leanne Shea Rhem

Artist Statement: Gold & Ginger is an art, design and craft studio co-founded by Leanne Shea Rhem and Zac Kenny. Their line of digitally printed textile accessories, artwork, block printed apparel and stationery is a labour of love combining shared interests in nature, animals, colour and pattern. Everything is sewn by hand and designed collaboratively…

Sophia Gao

Artist Statement: Sophia Gao – A descendant of famous Qing Dynasty grandmaster – Xu Ye Fen.  Trained by grandfather late Xu Zhi-Xiong, a renowned  artist.  She graduated with distinction from the world class Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2005. She worked for many famous Magazines as an art editor. Currently living and working in…

Nicola Kidd

Artist Statement: Originally coming from a background of Fine Art Printmaking, I came to Toronto to learn more about commercial print. While I successfully managed a small print company for 8 years in Toronto, I just thought there was so much more you can do with print that people just didn’t know about. Thus resurfaced…

Destellos Art Glass

Artist Statement: I produce with passion & love wearable pieces of art & artistic glass home décor items with different glass techniques, for over 13 years. I find inspiration in my colourful jewellery and home decor designs from the natural world and my passion for natural scenarios like landscapes with theirs different shapes, rhythm, movement,…

Stephanie Kenzie

Artist Statement: Stephanie Kenzie is a Toronto based illustrator and printmaker, and graduated from OCADu in 2015.  As a child, she invented alternate stories to go along with images from picture books; her work today is reminiscent of illustrations of bizarrely quirky books that don’t exist. Stephanie is an active participate in Toronto’s Zine culture,…

Maria Iva

Artist Statement: Starting as a landscape photographer I moved to painting to overcome the limitation of the camera and to create more personal images. The subjects of my paintings are trees, grass, water and sand. As a landscape painter I try to do most of my work on location. I love nature and painting outside…