Pat Purdy an abstract artist who loves to experiment
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Pat is basically an abstract artist who loves to experiment with different materials and techniques. She works mainly with acrylics, resin and acrylic pours. She has also worked with alcohol ink, acrylic ink, watercolour, mixed media and encaustics.
Pat is recently relocated to Perth (home for her) from Cobourg, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba. In Winnipeg she won the Betty Andrich memorial award at the 2005 Red River exhibition for best acrylic abstract work. She showed extensively in Winnipeg in group and individual shows. Pat participated in Manitoba art expo, for a number of years. Her work is in several business locations in Winnipeg, MB.; Notably Alpine Animal Hospital, Gillespie Vision Centre and private residences. Pat is a past juried member of the Manitoba Society of Artists, MSA.
In Cobourg she participated in a number of juried shows (the Northumberland Art Gallery, Colborne Art Gallery, Impressario Nuwork art show and Warkworth maple syrup festival). Pat also participated in the 2013 Northumberland Hills studio tour. While in Cobourg her work was published in Nuwork and Watershed magazines.
Pat was the featured artist in the April 2016 issue of The Humm. She was top selling artist at the Grist Mill Art Gallery (Westport, On.) and has shown successfully at Local Colours Fine Art Group (Perth), Paint the Summer (Perth), Holly Jolly Art Sale (Perth), Art in the Barn(Lombardy), Art Works Perth Studio Tour and several Arts Carleton Place art shows.
Pat currently has work on display at Café Bean in Perth, Ontario.
Denise Guillemette Inspired by scenes of the family farm
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Born in the Appalachian region near Quebec, very young Denise was inspired by the beauties of the countryside and the scenes of the family farm for her paintings.
She holds a degree in architecture and completed her B.A. in Visual Arts at Laval University, Quebec. She worked as a designer for several years. Denise has been involved full time in painting and teaching for over 15 years. She offers specialized and private workshops on request.
In 2019, her work has been recognized in the Émergence magazine and more recently in Magazin’Art. Denise has been exhibiting her paintings in galleries and exhibitions in Ontario and Quebec for over 12 years and her work is found in private collections in Canada and internationally.
Nadia Morcos Creating beautiful 3D pictures with ribbon
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Nadia grew up in Alexandria, Egypt. She worked as a Financial Manager before she retired and immigrated to Canada.
A tablecloth decorated with ribbon flowers inspired her to create beautiful 3D pictures with ribbons and take up Ribbon Embroidery as a hobby. Overtime, she started adding other materials to her ribbon work like beads or cotton inserts, to add more texture, and embroidery with threads. That allows her to create other shapes of ribbons, like dolls, to give some reality for the photo.
She displays and sells her work year-round in bazaars and churches. When not working at her ribbon embroidery art, she likes classical music, painting, hiking, and long walks.
Giedre Abromaitis capturing our world full of colours and shapes
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Giedre began painting in 2016, after retiring from a teaching career as a high school English teacher. She enrolled in classes through the City of Ottawa and began painting in acrylics. Soon after, she added oils and enjoys working in both mediums. Giedre has continued taking classes over the years, and has attended several workshops, all intended to increase her knowledge of art techniques.
The beauty of the Canadian landscape inspires Giedre in her work—the lakes and forests of Ontario, the majestic mountains of the west, and the simple trails of local forests and parks. She loves the vivid colours found in nature and tries to depict their beauty in her paintings.
As she moves forward in her artistic pursuits, Giedre continues to explore new and varied painting methods and has recently introducing palette knife paintings to her repertoire. “Our world is full of colours and shapes, all coming in different sizes and tones; I want to be able to capture all these in my work.”
Giedre is currently the President of the Manotick Art Association and is a member of the North Grenville Arts Guild and Arts Carleton Place. Her work has been shown in the recent MAA spring and fall shows, the NGAG spring show, at the North Gower Library, Miller’s Oven, Salamanders Restaurant, and the Bistro.
Carolyn Halley is a retired teacher who has always enjoyed painting. She has taken lessons both in watercolours and acrylics for many years. Maya Evantov’s works piqued her interest in both birch trees and poppies. Abstracts and Northern lights have become recent favourites.
She has participated in several art shows in Kanata and Smiths Falls and has completed many commissioned requests. Carolyn has exhibited for four years at the Heritage House.
Pamela Stewart Dive into the texture, the colour, the shine and shadow of life
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Pamela Stewart was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and was a ‘military brat’ and living all over Canada, with stints in Florida, Germany and even Labrador. This upbringing shaped her in ways that she is just now truly beginning to understand. She has a deep appreciation for our country and our planet, the changing landscapes and topographies as well as the seasons, colours, texture, weather and even water (it’s amazing how different water can taste from one place to the next). Pamela also now know that she welcomes and seeks out change and exploration in life, having in the past been an independent filmmaker, a magazine editor, a Government ‘change agent’ and now painter.
A mom of twin daughters, volleyball and water polo player, and all around risk-taker, life is limitless with choice and possibilities, and Pamela is constantly inspired by the ways people find their voice and their meaning in this one life we have to live.
Dive into the texture, the colour, the shine and shadow of life as I see and interpret it. A true mixed media abstract artist, for the past three years I have been exploring and experimenting with various media, materials, textures and colours, including newer materials such as art resin and alcohol inks. My work is gestural, emotive and expressive and from layer to layer (sometimes as many as 25+ layers deep) can change the piece in unexpected ways.
Resident artist at Pure Massage Clinic in Kanata, Pamela has shows and exhibits happening all over Ottawa and surround. You can find an updated list of events and news on her website: paminottawa.com
Please feel free to find and connect with Pamela@paminottawa.
Jana F. Jaros painting a visual diary of experience and feelings
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Born in Ottawa, Jana moved a lot throughout her life. This has allowed her to see different communities and experience different ways people think and express themselves. She admits it was also very challenging for her, as a child, to stay in touch with friends (internet didn’t exist then) and art was her rock during these transitions. She mainly works in acrylic on custom built canvas.
Her ‘Landscape Series’ reflects the places she has lived and experienced. The ‘Figurative Series’ focuses on a visual diary of experience, feelings and thoughts she has had along her journeys. She believes there are viewers out there who may relate to these works, reminding them of similar experiences of their own.
Jana attended and graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto. She also holds a diploma in Culture Heritage Conservation and Management from Fleming College in Peterborough. She continues to be an active participant and supporter in community engagement of arts and culture. Jana can be often found dividing her time developing a social platform for arts and culture in her area, participating in events, exhibits, fund-raisers and weekly drawing groups.
Danielle Barabé-Bussières Photographing the most splendid sceneries
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Danielle was born in a small village in the countryside of Trois-Rivières, Québec and grew up there with her parents and her two siblings. Her first career was with the Canadian Armed Forces as an air traffic controller. She spent a little over five years in the military and was posted to Shearwater, Nova-Scotia. The Maritimes was a place where she could find the most splendid sceneries; she bought her first 35mm camera and gave a first try at photography. After moving to Ottawa in 2007 and having the kids grown up, she could now spend all of her free time in pursuing this passion of photographing our surrounding beautiful regions.
Her artistic influences include Dave Brosha and Steve Perry from Backcountry Gallery.
The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) is a diversified group of creative artists dedicated to the highest standards in professional imaging.
Danielle has won the coveted title of Professional Photographers of Canada’s 2020 Photographic Artist of the Year at the PPOC’s 2020 annual competition; a national exhibition celebrating the best of Canadian professional photography. Her image ‘Eyes Of The Night’ in the Animal class won the prestigious Best in Class award, as well as being selected for inclusion in the Professional Photographers of Canada’s 2020 Loan Collection. Her image ‘Sleepy Heads’ received a Judge’s Choice award and was selected for inclusion in the Professional Photographers of Canada’s 2020 Loan Collection.
Danielle was also recipient of the coveted CRAFTSMAN OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS designation at the PPOC’s 2020 annual competition. This prestigious designation is bestowed by the PPOC upon its members whose images accepted into the annual PPOC Image Salon over a number of years are consistently of a high quality and in recognition of the contributions made by them to the Association and to photography in Canada.
Danielle has won the coveted title of Professional Photographers of Canada Ontario Regions 2019 Photographic Artist of the Year at the 2019 annual competition. She also received the Tibor Horvath Award of Excellence, presented to the member with the highest aggregate score attained at the annual competition.