Kathleen McGuire is a self taught artist based in St. Josephs Island.
She has spent the past 25 years living in cities across North America as a critical care nurse. She attributes her recent obsession with art to her latest place of residence.
From the moment she moved to Toronto she felt a need to capture the ever changing landscape of the city. Her acrylic paintings are a quest to document the disappearing icons and mood of the urban landscape.
Painting / Drawing
As a contemporary realist my landscape paintings are portraits of a real moment in time that engage the viewer with the serine beauty of the unpeopled wilderness landscape
Digital Artist / Print Maker
I do digital art that focuses on the imperfections of the human body with the goal of normalizing it or help others accept themselves. I also aspire to become a tattoo artist and I am working alone to make that happen, however slowly.
I am a new business, registered in the one-of-a-kind art metal decor. I have taken a two year program in Welding Fabrication Technician program of Sault College Diploma.
Sylvan Valley Pottery
Sylvan Valley Pottery produces a variety of functional and decrative stoneware pieces using wheel and hand built techniques. The studio is open by appointment at 9938 Hwy 638, Echo Bay.
Oil / Acrylic / Watercolour
When I talk to someone and look at their face my mind immediately begins to think about the whole palette of colours that exist in it, from violets, blue as veins and green, a lot of green. The skin is transparent and I can see almost its organs through it. My work is constantly changing, based on where i live and my roots. Today I love painting oil portraits, inspired by impressionist art. Painting is my passion, when I do it I get lost in time and recharge myself with energy.
An indigenous digital artist in Sault Ste. Marie with a heavy focus on cute animals, bright colours and designs on a variety of products like stickers, prints, keychains, pins, mousepads, aprons, and more.
Carson Merriefield is a fused glass artist. Her work encompasses a wide range of kiln formed creations, from jewlery to functional items and Art. Fused glass comes in sheets, powders and liquid form, she incorporates all of these in her creations in her studio 30 mins north of Sault Ste Marie.
Painter / Colour Pencils
I make colourful paintings and drawings of people, animals, places or items that intrigue me and cause me to pause. I prefer realism for the simplicity of the communication, it is a language that can be understood by many without the need for translation. Creating paintings is my process of archiving memories. A way to capture the warmth of a smile, the velvet feel of a puppies ears, the tranquility of a place I have visited. Offering commissions allows me to share this gift with others, to create heirlooms that capture memories of their beloved.
Bright flares of colour, movement, and feeling. My artwork strives to capture different feelings and atmospheres. I often use different medium, but Digital Art is by far my favourite. My favourite thing to illustrate is people; I've always been very fond of watching people experience life, which is why most of my artworks feature people.
An unquenchable desire to proclaim the essence of nature’s spiritual power motivates me to paint the immense and mystical coastal landscape of Lake Superior, the focus of my work.
I create paintings that are contemporary and representational with abstractions of colour, line and shape that encourage a viewer's eye to look within for the intrinsic wild spirit of my subject.
My artistic process unfolds by constant study and experimentation. Vivid colour engages me. Complementary colours, value and intensity contrasts, simplified line structure, form and texture - the arrangement of these elements creates the strength of my expression and translates the excitement and emotion that inspired the original concept of each painting.
I am inspired while exploring, finding unique shapes and structures to communicate what I see and feel from the natural landscape.
Alcohol Ink / Resin
Penny Gabor Art
Penny Gabor is a working artist currently finding her inspiration near the beautiful shores of Great Lakes Superior and Huron after many years on the Canadian Prairies.
“My landscapes are almost always painted from a place in my mind rather that an actual destination. Although they are inspired by real places, I am rarely seeking to recreate the exact original. I enjoy playing with the inks and paint, and letting them do some of the work, thus creating a feeling rather than an exact replica.”
“Alcohol ink has captured my attention and respect. I love the vibrant colour, and their reactive, less controllable nature give the paintings the organic feel that I love.”
“Alcohol inks are a wonderful metaphor for life - A reminder to continually embrace the unexpected, and to persevere until something of beauty emerges!”
Bonnie Albert of Wynona Clay
Inspired by the shapes and colours of Northern Ontario's wild, majestic landscape, I have a deep affection for the craft of pottery, both in it's poetic simplicity and intricate complexity. For me, time disappears when I create a piece that beckons to be touched, held and used, breathing life into a clay form as it's thrown and built. Surrounding myself with fellow artists and creatives grows my enthusiasm for the craft, elevating my experience with this ancient and sacred art form.
Oil / Acrylic / Watercolour
Bonnie L. Thorpe
My art is constantly evolving and has become more intuitive to the point of abstract at times. Never sure of where it is going I enjoy the journey, but always flowing in an organic and spiritual direction. I love the intensity and contrast of colours to fill my paintings. I am very influenced by the forests and gardens that surround me daily; it is my hope that those influences come through in my paintings.
It is my plan for the future to combine my love of Art with my love of Gardening and put together Art/Garden shows.
Words often allude me. In their place I find an inventory of shapes and colour combinations which become my means of communication. with this language i tell stories and document my experiences.
Present in both my life and art is the contrast of organic and geometric, a quest for the perfect balance. It is through painting and engaging with the materials that I am able to seek this unity. Through thought, observation, intuition, and response I can explore myself and further develop my own language.