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Meet  Our Artists 

Ana Isabel Milne

Ana Isabel Milne

Artreflectionsca

Acrylic Abstract Paintings

Ana Isabel is a self-taught artist whose artistic endeavours started off with a simple leap of faith in 2020. Her artistic style has been shaped and moulded by personal experiences growing up in South America as a child, and later on, as an adult living in Canada. Her art can be characterized as both modern and abstract.

Beata Jakubek

Beata Jakubek

Artist

Watercolour/Acrylic Paintings

Beata gets inspiration from nature and her extensive travels in the world. Through layered texture and carefully chosen colours, she interprets nostalgic, elusive and tranquil emotions of her ever-changing surrounds. Through her paintings she creates real and imagined places where people can contemplate and take time to enjoy the beauty of the world.

Cathy Haley

Cathy Haley

UWF Textiles

Fibre Art

Everything Cathy makes reflects her love of texture, colour and whimsy. She dyes and sews fabrics and is engaged in an ever-evolving process. Cathy loves  shibori, the Japanese art of manipulating fabric to resist dye and create pattern. She also does fabric collage, embroidery and works with some vintage and upcycled fabrics. Her creations are practical and she likes to think of them as everyday art.

Darina Boldizar

Darina Boldizar

Artist

Oil Paintings

Darina was born in Kosice, Slovakia, and immigrated to Canada in 1980. After putting art on hold for 15 years. she returned to art in 1995 after both children went off to university. Darina considers herself a perpetual learner. She continues to study from her extensive art book/DVD library and take workshops with exceptional contemporary painters believing that you never stop learning and improving. She paints mainly with oils and does not shy from painting any subject.

Elizabeth Metcalfe

Elizabeth Metcalfe

Elizabeth Metcalfe Fine Art

Acrylic Paintings

As a self-taught artist, Elizabeth lives and works out of her home studio in Ottawa when she isn’t in the classroom teaching. Elizabeth blends acrylic paint on canvas to capture moments of beauty found in everyday life. She strives to evoke an emotional response by capturing fleeting, ephemeral moments from nature, and the majestic beauty of landscapes in which she finds herself.

Gerry Heney

Gerry Heney

PHG Assemblages

Reclaimed Material Sculptures

Gerry has spent many years collecting found objects whose shape, size, texture, and colour appealed to me. He was subsequently inspired to assemble these pieces into both abstract and representational sculptures. The objects that he collects are from a bygone era, such as rusted machinery, automotive parts and farm implements. He also likes to incorporate old toys and games into these creations. Gerry feels that others could appreciate these old objects re-imagined into new forms. These pieces lend a playful air of nostalgia to any environment.

Jackie Kavanagh

Jackie Kavanagh

Maple Weaves

Woven Fibre Art

Jackie Kavanagh is the creative force behind Maple Weaves. As a self-taught fibre artist, she is passionate about textured art that bursts with natural fibres and colour. Educated as an Engineer, she has embraced the artistic freedom afforded by weaving in contemporary designs. She creates a wide array of woven hangings and modern decor. Jackie is inspired to offer unique, handcrafted art that brings warmth and sparks in joy.

Jean Smith

Jean Smith

Artist

Oil Paintings

Creating original artwork inspired by her environment, Jean has been influenced by the many different places and events of her past. As a Scottish born, Canadian artist, her love of the natural world has inspired these works. Her canvases show a strong sense of colour and movement, and have come from the fleeting memories of the nomadic childhood she enjoyed. She continues to travel and explore with her paints wherever she goes.

Julie Griffith

Julie Griffith

Love to Felt Artwear

Felted Fibre Art

Julie explores art through colour using different mediums, primarily fibre and acrylic. As a fibre artist she creates hand made wet felted scarves, shawls, wraps, and framed abstract artwork. She uses high quality merino wool and silk in a multitude of colours. Her wearables can be both worn as a beautiful statement piece plus many can be displayed on the wall as artwork. 

Lindsay Watson

Lindsay Watson

Artist

Oil Paintings

Lindsay Watson is a contemporary oil painter, based in Ottawa, who finds inspiration in the world around her.   Starting with photographs, (all her own), of the small and beautiful moments of her life, such as toys strewn on the floor, kitchen scenes, or landscapes, Watson upcycles this imagery into contemporary oil paintings that range from nearly abstract to photorealistic.  

Nikki Birch

Nikki Birch

Out of Ruins

Fused Glass

Nikki has been doing glass art for over 30 years . She started with stained glass moving into glass fusing. Fused glass is where glass goes into a kiln to fire at 1400 degrees to create beautiful art.

Pattie Hendry Klus

Pattie Hendry Klus

Author/Artist

Children's Book/Watercolour Cards

Pattie Hendry Klus is a retired palliative care nurse who has always had an interest in the human condition. This is now reflected in her writing and artwork. She hopes that you enjoy her children’s book, “The Adventures of Auntie Pasta” and her collection of original eclectic watercolour art cards.

Roanne Thomas

Roanne Thomas

Art by Roanne

Mixed Media

Roanne’s mixed media art is rooted in reflections on everyday moments, often overlooked. Her collages juxtapose ephemera with more delicate papers, as she plays with layers and texture, on substrates of upcycled materials such as reclaimed wood. Her work has found new homes across Canada and the US.

Sara Chivot

Sara Chivot

Artist

Mixed Media

Sara is inspired by the incredibly diverse surfaces of water, land and sky. Her abstract landscapes depict nature constantly changing light and reflections. She uses a variety of materials to create paintings rich in colour and texture. The balance of layering and removing paint in her artwork gets beneath the surface and creates depth and luminosity.

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy

Artist

Stone Art

Tom Murphy has been carving wood and stone for over 25 years.  All of his work is done by hand, much of which expresses his love of the outdoors. Carving stone has helped Tom to creatively channel his recovery from cancer and move on with his life. Tom now lives on the Ottawa River (Constance Bay) with his beautiful wife Anne-Marie

André Breau

André Breau

Artist

Clay Sculpture Art

André is a self-taught sculptor with over 40 years of experience in woodcarving. In the most recent years, he has explored underglazing and opted to pursue clay sculpting. As an expert in relief sculpting, he strives to create 3-dimensional illusions in wood and clay, and with his painting.

Bilgin Buberoglu

Bilgin Buberoglu

BMB Clayworks

Wheel Thrown Pottery

Bilgin started playing with clay, seriously, about 10 years ago. He likes building different forms with clay, functional or not, and making a note of his thoughts and feelings at the time. He’s amazed to discover every day, many of the beautiful and individual pieces that ceramic artists and artisans have created over thousands of years, and are still creating today. In ceramics, ‘the sky is the limit’ for creativity.

Chris Farley Radcliffe

Chris Farley Radcliffe

Thomas Woodcrafts

Wood Art

As a father of three children, Chris spent years making beds and other useful things for them. He is now handcrafting home decor and useful things for you. Products include wooden kitchen and cooking implements, record album stands, steps stools, balance boards, drink coasters. All products are made entirely or primarily from reclaimed and scrap wood that would otherwise have gone to landfill.

Diane Charlebois

Diane Charlebois

Artist

Oil Paintings

Art came to Diane in many forms from the very beginning. Creativity basically filtered through her entire thinking, setting her apart in her views. Her artistic education was mainly focused in performing arts and is recognized in the Toronto Royal Conservatory. Diane is continuously obsessed with visions of movement, colours, and lines; wanting to display them on canvas.

Ellen Schowalter

Ellen Schowalter

Artist

Acrylic Paintings

While painting primarily in oil and acrylic, Ellen seeks to capture and communicate the energy of nature in her work. It is “the force that through the green fuse drives the flower”. She has curated and organized many local exhibits and art events.

Ginette Venne

Ginette Venne

heART expression

Acrylic Paintings

Ginette Venne is a graphic designer by day and an artist by night.  She discovered her gift for painting while recovering from a bad concussion in January of 2019.  She enjoys painting on natural materials like wood and rocks.  She loves to create emotional personal art pieces for people... "expression of her heART".

Jane Cass

Jane Cass

Jane Cass Photographs

Photography

Originally a Nova Scotia native, Jane now calls Ottawa home. A self-taught, award-winning, nature and landscape photographer, she enjoys and embraces the diversely rich vistas primarily of eastern Ontario.
The quote from Don McCullin, “Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” expresses the inherent connection Jane wants people to sense when looking at her work.

Joanne Feizo

Joanne Feizo

Artist

Visual Art

As a creative and spiritual individual, Joanne has chosen to paint as a source of meditation and a way to express herself. Joanne believes the cultural mosaic of the world was not meant to create differences in humanity but rather offer diversity to heighten the human experience.

Karin Keyes Endemann

Karin Keyes Endemann

Artist

Acrylic/Watercolour Paintings

Karin came to art very late in life because, in spite of an intense desire to draw or paint, she was repeatedly told that she had absolutely no talent and should take up other pursuits. So she did. Her works are eclectic and her subjects are highly varied because she paints whatever inspires her in the moment. She uses a wide variety of media and is constantly exploring how to incorporate even more texture and depth into her art. Her pieces are frequently bold, daring and colourful because they reflect the joy and abandon which she feels about life.

Mark Frutkin

Mark Frutkin

Author

Books

Mark Frutkin is an Ottawa author of 19 books of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including the Trillium-winning novel, Fabrizio's Return published by Knopf Canada. His most recent book is a collection of short and medium-length essays titled The Walled Garden published by Guernica Editions.

Pamela Mackenzie

Pamela Mackenzie

Photographer

Photography

Pamela loves everything which is beautiful - whether it is people, nature, manmade or the every day item that is often overlooked. She has always been passionate about the visual arts. Her art reflects her fascination with colour, light, texture, and "found" abstractions in the images she creates. Pamela challenges the viewer, but never taunts. Pamela renewed her passion for painting and photography after her retirement in 2010.

Rachel Lapalme

Rachel Lapalme

Artist

Oil Paintings

As a self-taught artist Rachel has dabbled with various mediums until she was introduced to oils, her medium of choice. Her paintings’ subjects vary as an emotional response to both personal and travel, nature, her family and friends and her vivid imagination.

Ruth Eveleigh

Ruth Eveleigh

Artist

Watercolour Paintings

Ruth is passionate about nature and colour. She particularly loves the unique properties of watercolours. She produces pieces that often reflect trees and she likes to install them in antique wooden windows to frame them, so it appears like you are looking out the window. She also produces greeting cards using watercolour. P

Sonia Saikaley

Sonia Saikaley

Author

Books

Sonia's first book, The Lebanese Dishwasher, co-won the 2012 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest. She has two poetry collections Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter and A Samurai’s Pink House. Her novel The Allspice Bath was the 2020 IPPY Gold Medal winner and the 2020 International Book Awards winner for Multicultural Fiction and a finalist in the 2020 Ottawa Book Awards. Her first children’s picture book Samantha’s Sandwich Stand was published by Renaissance Press in 2021.

Tonya Parriag

Tonya Parriag

ChipChip Mosaicss

Mosaic Art/Furniture/Sculptures

Tonya has been a professional artist since 2002, and started her love affair with mosaics sixteen years ago. Like many artists, she's worked in different mediums over time, and trained formally in clay sculpture, mould-making and bronze casting at OCAD. After leaving art college, she began her exploration in mosaics. Her work is mostly representational and tends to depict people and other creatures at home, as well as occasional abstract designs. Her life is a delightful blur of tiles of all colours and textures in a range of sizes and formats.

Barbara Szatański

Barbara Szatański

BDaszled Deszigns/BaSzia

Jewellery/Artwork/Cards

Barbara loves creating, whether it's with using metal and gems to make jewellery or painting in media such as watercolour, acrylic, ink, coloured pencil, or marker. The drive to create is strong so any time that can be spent doing so, is a blessing. Barbara aims to make original one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces and art that often represents nature and all its beauty.

Caren Weinstein

Caren Weinstein

Vintage Designing Co.

Wood Art/Home Decor/Dog Accessories

In 2020, Caren realized a dream of starting a creative side hustle to her busy career as a graphic designer. One of her specialties is higher end raised pet feeders made out of various hardwoods. All of her work is well thought out and her pieces are utilitarian as well as beautiful. Offerings include coasters, hangers, unique ornaments and gorgeous charcuterie boards.

Christine Osborne

Christine Osborne

MadebyCRO

Acrylic Painting

Christine, a life-long Ottawa resident, has been practicing her art for over 15 years. Starting as an illustrator of big-eyed girls and cute characters, her inspiration is now Ottawa area gardens and landscapes, painted in detail with acrylics.

Elena Nahum Leroy

Elena Nahum Leroy

Elena NL

Collage Art

Elena NL started her path as an artist 20 years ago in realism with classical mediums: pencils, watercolour and oil. However, she found these quite boring, so she moved to surrealistic impressionism in her oil and whimsical collages and paintings in her mixed-media art. Her current style combines whimsy, vibrant colors, and traditional elements with a unique twist, resulting in a modern vintage aesthetic. If you love Alice in Wonderland, you'll understand Elena's world in full.

Erin Beneteau

Erin Beneteau

Rivière Blanche Design/Artist

Fine Wood Art/Acrylic Paintings

Erin Beneteau specializes in customizable wooden pieces using exotic and domestic wood. Inlays are hand made, without the use of CNC or laser. You are guaranteed to have a one-of-a-kind work of art that will suit your needs and imagination. Items include trinket/jewelry boxes, cutting boards, charcuterie and serving boards, coasters, custom box urns, and much more.

Heather Munro

Heather Munro

Artist

Visual Art

Heather is an artist and illustrator specializing in drawing with various media including pen, ballpoint pen, pencil and recently water colour. Her drawings are inspired by allegorical literature and film and informed by her life experiences. The female protagonists in her work often face peril, isolation and both physical and mental struggles, but respond with creativity, imagination and resilience. Recently, Heather has started to work paper into two or three-dimensional layered pieces and paper sculptures. The layering of the paper creates a physical and psychological depth, allowing the viewer to be drawn ever more intimately into the magical worlds and narratives embodied in the art.

Janet Borzecki

Janet Borzecki

Jaybee Jewelry Design

Silver, Copper & Gemstone Jewelry

Janet is a mostly self taught silversmith working in silver, copper, brass, and gemstones. She designs in a clean, modern style inspired by nature and she loves mixing metals, texture and colours in her work.  Her work ranges from simple silver and gemstone pieces that make a statement to hand etched copper and brass cuffs and pendants.  She believes that jewelry is one of the few things you can wear to express your personality and style. Be authentic, wear what you love!

Joel Jamensky

Joel Jamensky

Art By J Positive

Ink Drawings

Joel is a young man with Down syndrome blessed with a unique artistic vision. Joel has been doing art for many years, and his singular style has evolved through participation in various local art groups as well as through his own experimentation. His primary medium is ink, and he also experiments with water colours and acrylics. His joyous creations capture themes of life, family, friends, and love.

Kristina Murray

Kristina Murray

Kristina Murray Art

Oil/Acrylic Paintings

Kristina Murray is a local oil painter and she works from her home studio in the Glebe. Drawing inspiration from our beautiful local parks and gardens, waterways and heritage sites, Ottawa is a constant source of inspiration in Kristina's paintings. Kristina mostly paints in oil or acrylic but loves to experiment with diverse mediums such as encaustic and mixed media.

Marta DRZ

Marta DRZ

Artist

Mixed Media

Marta enjoys exploring shapes, textures, colour, and light in her mixed media abstract acrylic pieces. As abstract art is left to the interpretation of the viewer, Marta finds the creative process very meditative. It is truly therapy for the soul. Marta has a knack for bringing balance, movement and colour harmony into each of her pieces.

Pasi Nuutilainen

Pasi Nuutilainen

Tuuma Furniture

Wood Art

Tuuma furniture highlights the timeless, natural beauty of wood through innovative, custom designs. Every piece aims for balance between function and form, utility and refinement. From these principals, a piece of functional sculpture is created for your home.

Retta Rive

Retta Rive

Artist

Fibre Art

Retta is a fibre artist who uses fabric to create both realistic and abstract pieces, She likes to put an emphasis on colour and meticulous workmanship.

Sally Bender

Sally Bender

Sally Bender Art

Oil Paintings

Sally has dedicated herself to creative expression through painting and drawing. She specializes in portraiture, landscapes, and nature-inspired works. She creates art using a loose, realistic style. Her mediums of choice are charcoal on paper and oil on canvas. She works out of The Loft Artist Studios located in Little Italy, Ottawa.

Sylvie Richard

Sylvie Richard

SylllVie

Mixed Media Artist

SylllVie a self-taught visual artist exploring the world of imagination and the vast landscape of play. She loves transforming the old into the new because unseen worlds emerge on the canvas. She also engages in digital art; doing fingerpainting on her iPhone.

Vincent Valentino

Vincent Valentino

Photographyer/Author

Photography/Children's Books

Leading communities in Ottawa through film, photography and writing, Vincent is an advocate for creative expression. Through his art, he examines and confronts feelings of loss and grief. Although the world can seem like a lonely place, he would say, there is comfort in others.

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