Meet Our Artists
Ana Isabel Milne
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Elizabeth Metcalfe Fine Art
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Karin Keyes Endemann
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.
Pattie Hendry Klus
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.
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'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.
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.