Sarah Carlson

Artist Statement: Sarah Carlson earned her Honors BFA in Film Production and Visual Art at York University. Her Hybrid Habitat painting series combines representation with abstraction as a means to reimagine perceived wild and civilized spaces. Layering organic, topographic or painterly figurations with geometric, linear and synthetic forms, spatial boundaries are blurred and new liminal…

Nicky Hindmarsh

Artist Statement: As a self-taught artist, my paintings are inspired by the most natural backdrops in nature – water, land, sky – where paint is softly washed over each canvas to create a soothing result. My paintings are influenced by the ever changing expressions of nature’s own landscapes and seascapes. These conceptual pieces offer tranquility…

Shannon Gerard

Artist Statement: Plants You Can’t Kill is a line of crocheted house plants, log bolster pillows, tree ring meditation cushions, tree ring trivets and felt coasters. This work is meant to address the anxiety of failed attempts at indoor gardening in a humourous way by offering people pleasing home decor that is also a conversation…

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    …

Cheryl Fulcher

Artist Statement: Cheryl Fulcher’s jewelry is art in metal.  Growing up with the influence of invention and attention to detail, she has brought a flow and balance to her chain link necklaces and bracelets.  Starting from various gauges of sterling silver, she hand winds wire into links making timeless classics and original designs.  Her earrings…

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.…

Andrée Chénier

Artist Statement: Going on nature walks, I often find myself compelled to store away the treasures I’ve discovered along the way. Perhaps this stems from childhood, when I would gather interesting items from nature to use in crafts. Although I rarely craft with pine cones anymore, the desire to keep nature close at hand hasn’t…

David Rosser

Artist Statement: I’ve been intrigued by photography ever since I was a child and discovered my Mother’s second hand Kodak Brownie. That chunky little box with all the buttons and dials fascinated me. I’d roam the neighbourhood looking at life through the glass lens, snapping away on the grey, plastic shutter release. There was never…

Jamie Day Fleck

Artist Statement: The photographs explore the world around us through style, color, shape, and form. Using bold compositions and strong leading lines, the locations are refashioned to a statement on the now showing that beauty and nature are always relevant. Often depicting the interaction between natural beauty and urban aesthetics, I focus on the interaction…