Ron Katz

Artist Statement: RON KATZ Woodworker Ron has always had a passion for carpentry with exotic woods. With an eye for detail and innovative design, he has built numerous pieces of fine furniture over the last ten years. In the beginning of 2008 Ron has dedicated himself to wood turning,¬ developing a unique style of composing…

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…

Mr Hydde

Artist Statement: I am an artist living and working in the Toronto area. I completed my B.F.A at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, and my M.F.A. degree at Concordia University in Montreal.  I lived in Tokyo Japan where I became familiar with Japanese printmaking techniques through my contact with the internationally famous Adachi Institute and…

Mitsuo Miyagi

Artist Statement: MITSUO MIYAGI I was born in Okinawa, Japan and grew up learning the skills and philosophy of traditional crafts in a family that has passed down traditional arts and culture for generations. I went on to study contemporary art in Kyoto and also worked at a pottery studio. I take pride in being…

Michael Toole

Artist Statement: Michael Toole was a long time resident of the GTA who now makes his home in Gravenhurst, Ontario and is an active member within his community. He is the son of an amateur photographer (father) and a painter (mother). Given his parental influences, Michael tends to look for new and inventive ways to…

Marzena Kotapska

Artist Statement: The arts have always been part of my life, and painting as a practice has always been present in my everyday life. I believe in traditional skills: drawing, composition, use of colours. Techniques are vital, like knowing the language.My work combines vibrant colour and detail in the creation of cityscapes and landscapes, my…

Lisa Young

Artist Statement: I work from small home studio in Riverdale, doing what I love – making things, from knitted hats, ear bands and mitts made from recycled sweaters, to custom belt buckles, jewelry made from  silver art clay, natural stones, pearls and glass beads. My new line is made from recycled pocket watches and vintage…

Linda DeLuca

Artist Statement: Linda DeLuca grew up in Welland, Ontario where she was born and raised.  I am a multimedia artist who works often with printmaking and painting.  My most recent work is a series involving the theme of animals.  I am playing on a narrative with the idea of ” Canandiana”.  The motifs I use…

Kirk Sutherland

Artist Statement: I feel my creative process bridges, and somewhat amalgamates both intuitive, and conscience realities. My paintings do not imitate life, but perhaps harness the energy and the essence of life. In life we are conscience of present realities, yet travel forward with no actual conception of what to expect. My art making process…