Micheline Roi

Artist Statement: Micheline believes in adornment as personal expression. Ms. Roi explores the elements of form, texture and colour using hydraulic press forming, sandblasting, gold plating, lost wax casting and tube setting on sterling silver, 18-karat gold and gemstones. Media Category: Jewellery/Accessories Website: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/atelierJcontemporary    

Robert Strickland

Artist Statement: My works are based on capturing moments in time which I interpret and express into a painted fiction. I seek to appreciate, discern and articulate that present moment and subject as it passes into an impression. I usually work Alla Prima, Italian for “at the first” where I complete a painting almost always…

Ryan Mckean

Artist Statement: My latest work is a series of landscapes of the countryside surrounding Toronto. Looking for some variety to my current practice I decided to adopt a portable “studio” and paint landscapes outdoors. What I appreciate with this approach is the freedom of expression and exploration. Larger paintings are often built up in several…

Debbie Dew

Artist Statement: I find both a sense of community and endless opportunities to challenge myself in this craft.  I have been creating pottery for over 20 years.  My current body of work “It Takes a Community”. Is functional stoneware.  I use a dark mid cal 5 clay, with a bright white slip.  I fire to…

Daniel Taylor

Artist Statement: I’m an illustrator who works mostly in acrylic inks and watercolors, creating textured, highly-detailed images with simple and straightforward execution. I often explore dark themes with a light style, rendering mature concepts as cartoonish images with a somewhat twisted sense of humour. Media Category: Drawing/Illustration Website: http://www.itwasmeteors.com    

Stephanie Cormier

Artist Statement: MiCO is a new independently run small art textiles business. It is owned by two artists who started to collaborate in graduate school. MiCO concentrates on unique one-of-a-kind linens and items either made from upcycled materials or fabric they have designed themselves. Larger items include quilts made from 75% upcycled carefully selected cotton…

Jamie MacRae

Artist Statement: A journey that began five years ago has led me to where I find myself today. I began to take a photographic image each day and share it on the web through Polaroid Blipfoto . I had no idea that five years later I would find my present artistic direction from this staring…

Helena Perez LaFaurie

Artist Statement: All jewellers and designers deal with patterns, forms, colours, but every one of us brings our passion through our work. The simple and ordinary things give inspiration to me and over the years my head and my spirit are full with the most extraordinary richest of all, creativity. Every day I fell I…

Thomas Chitty

Artist Statement: Tom Chitty is an English  illustrator and cartoonist who moved to Canada in 2009. He makes giclee prints from his drawings of neighbourhoods, characters, and landmarks in Toronto. His cartoons are regularly published in The New Yorker, and he has worked with a variety of clients in digital media and publishing — making…

Charmaine Bynoe

Artist Statement: My intention as a ceramic artist is to explore the boundaries of clay within the classical elements. I’m attracted to creating both functional and decorative objects using ancient firing techniques and understanding the chemistry of glazes. My focus on Shino glaze and ashes renders wildly beautiful and unique pieces. I love to fire…