Patti Normand - Little Voices – The Photographs

Patti Normand - Little Voices – The Photographs

You Were Bad

Photograph  

800

All of the photos in this series are of miniature dioramas that I created for a previous exhibit Little Voices, shown at Karsh – Masson Gallery, Ottawa City Hall 2014. 

As I took photos of my sculptures, I became aware of the possibilities that the photographs presented. I realized that I could evoke a different narrative than just the sculptures alone. By playing with scale I could create a sense of a different reality. Scenes that at a glance appear real, but upon closer examination are obviously not real, but are a world of my own making. This series represents this exploration.

About Patti Normand

Patti Normand lives and works in Ottawa. Her diverse career has ranged from her own art practice of sculpting, photography and painting, to her professional work in our national museums creating exhibits and props. She is a graduate of OCAD. Her work is in the collection of The City of Ottawa. 

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Patti Normand

Patti Normand

Siesta Motel

Photograph

800

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Patti Normand

Patti Normand

Trailer

Photograph

800

SOLD

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Jeff Turner

Jeff Turner

Sandra Harris

Sandra Harris

Broken Islands - Two 

48"  x  24"      

SOLD

 "Broken Islands - Two" This is a piece that I finally reworked the 'background' of and quite happy with now. The inspiration for the painting was initially from a sea kayaking trip to the Broken Islands on the west coast of Vancouver Island, south of Tofino.  There are some beautiful landscapes to explore on the water in this area!

"Cerise Creek - Three"  This is a sunny, brighter mountain scene inspired during a mountaineering course I took a few years ago north of the Whistler Ski Resort area, north of Pemberton actually, where there are some oversized wild fires burning at the moment.

"Cerise Creek - Five"  Moody mountain scene from north of the Whistler Ski Resort area with lots of interesting, even 'Native looking' shapes and details going on in the rocks and clouds!

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Sandra Harris

Sandra Harris

Cerise Creek - 3

24"  x  18" 

SOLD

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Sandra Harris

Sandra Harris

Cerise Creek - 5

30"  x  20" 

SOLD

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Tanya Kirouac

Tanya Kirouac

From a Memory1

12x12 encaustic on wood panel

575

Depth and texture. Complexity and nuance. These are the wonders which come from the working through layers and the drawing out of details and moments. The overlaps and mixtures of wax, pigment, and objets trouvés provide dimension and possibility. The surfaces are almost terrestrial, with ideas that bubble below and wait to be drawn up into the light. Textural substrates create a world into which these ideas emerge and upon which they can grow. And from this confluence, there is both an actual, and a perceived delicacy in the balance that affords great moments and ongoing challenges to both the artist and the viewer. 

Her beautifully composed pieces are tiny and huge – a few inches to several feet, filling all range of space in galleries, private collections and favourite rooms across North & South America, Europe and Australia. The images, drawn most often from nature, are both real and dream-like. The luminosity of her wax is thick and rich with layering as it takes its final form as a flower, a cloud or a field. A pause, captured.

Since, Tanya shifted from a career in art direction and graphic design to being a full-time fine artist, she’s been well-received by arts and design media. Her paintings have been featured on television makeover and design shows and featured in interior design magazines and respected artisanal publications. Today, Tanya is likeliest to be found dripping coloured wax all over the floor of her Toronto, Distillery District atelier, Studio Fuse, or admiring the way light falls on wild poppies and hay fields.

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Tanya Kirouac

Tanya Kirouac

Garnet Blooms

48x8

encaustic on wood panel

975

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Tanya Kirouac

Tanya Kirouac

Icy Afternoon

48x8

encaustic on wood panel

975

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Tanya Kirouac

Tanya Kirouac

Lake Breeze

25x5

encaustic on wood panel

450

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Tanya Kirouac

Tanya Kirouac

Little Poppy

6x6

encaustic on wood panel

225

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Tanya Kirouac

Tanya Kirouac

Shimmer

30x6.5

encaustic on wood panel

600

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Hazel Ling

Hazel Ling

Illusion  

40" x 60"  

1,150

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Hazel Ling

Hazel Ling

 Untitled  

39" x 60"  

1,150

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Hazel Ling

Hazel Ling

 Untitled  

47" x 31.5"  

1,850

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Kathleen Weich

Kathleen Weich

 I wait for sunset

oil on canvas

SOLD

Weich's paintings are based on the abstract notions of landscape.  Using a conceptual approach rather than representing a more traditional landscape, she is able to take more liberties with the subject matter, colour and paint. 

Taking from city and rural images whether imagined or real, Weich uses different views as a tool for composition.  This gives her space to use colour.

"My aim is not to present a finalized view of a given subject.  I hope to offer a place where you can contemplate and bring your own visions."

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Kathleen Weich

Kathleen Weich

My destination    

oil on canvas

 48" x 60"  

3,900    

SOLD

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Kathleen Weich

Kathleen Weich

Along the Road  

48" x 60"  

3,900

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Kathleen Weich

Kathleen Weich

 Open Door        

24" x 24"  

850

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Kathleen Weich

Kathleen Weich

 Rain on the Window

36" x 36"

1,800

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Kathleen Weich

Kathleen Weich

 Rainbow

36" x 36"  

1,800

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Kathleen Weich

Kathleen Weich

Shades of Blue

36" x 36"  

3,000

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Kathleen Weich

Kathleen Weich

Top of the Wall

36" x 36"  

1,800

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Svitlana

Svitlana

Imaginary

48x72

Hello!

I am a full-time artist residing in Mississauga, Canada. Painting has always been my passion ever since I was a kid. I can remember how greatly fascinated I was by the beauty of chapels and monasteries when spending a lot of time with my grandma in my early childhood. My soul was overwhelmed by the colourful images, which still inspire me today as examples of purity, mystery and artistic excellence.

I painted full time in 2002 and had many successes in that period, including numerous art shows, commissions and online sales both in Canada and in the United States.

My Art College in Kiev, Ukraine and numerous art classes in Mississauga have helped me to sharpen my unique approach to painting. My art style in painting is derived from early period Abstract Expressionism.

My favourite subject to paint is imaginary landscape in an abstract style. I am equally interested in the expression of the colour balance, value as well as the subjective aspect in my paintings.

Inspired by Willem de Kooning, Wassillie Kandinsky, Jean Paul Riopelle, and Jackson Pollock I developed a unique painting technique using the same colourful manner which is reflected in the myths of surrounding beauty. My favourite mediums are oil and acrylic.                                                                                                 

I am a proud member of several Art Societies in Ontario that offer me the opportunity to participate in regular art exhibitions and to stay current.                                                                                             

I would like to thank all my customers, especially fans of my art for your continuing support that allows me to express my passion and to do what I like the most. It is your kind messages and encouraging feedback that keeps my inspiration going! Thank you!

My best wishes
Svitlana

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Svitlana

Svitlana

Svitlana

Svitlana

Dreamscape  

SOLD

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Svitlana

Svitlana

Svitlana

Svitlana

MC#24"

oil on canvas

24"x48

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Svitlana

Svitlana

MC#25"

oil on linen

36"x48

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Anna Church

Anna Church

OH Deer

Rustic/Cotemporary

Anna Church's OH DEER limited edition print 17inch x 22inch is equally admired above your mantle, in the Den, rustically charming you as you swirl your Crystal tumbler of whisky. Or eloquently at ease in a contemporary condo watching you pop the bubbles open!

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Anna Church

Anna Church

Make A Wish

17" x 22"  

120  (220 framed)

More about Anna Church...

Collator certainly, curator indeed, creator for sure, and composer definitely. 

Collator Anna Church is many things, but ultimately and artist.  Her work is highly conceptual, but not at the expense of aesthetics as she manages to create works that are both layered in meaning and stunningly beautiful.

Church has what many  would enviably term a superb 'eye', an ability to group objects to form compelling, though and emotion-provoking compositions. You can’t help but engage on various levels when viewing Church's work and often find yourself reflecting with nostalgia on your own personal journey and sense of place as the individual elements and themes unveil themselves.

Over a number of years, Church has produced several series of work.  Her most recent being ‘Insignia’ in 2013 in which she explores the ideas and symbolism inherent in the badges we as individuals or groups create to identify ourselves.

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Anna Church

Anna Church

Sugar Beach

17" x 22"  

120

(220 framed)

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Anna Church

Anna Church

Alan Gardens

22" x 17"  

120  

(220 framed)

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Anna Church

Anna Church

Lake

22" x 17"  

120  

(220 framed)

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Anna Church - Insignia Collection

Anna Church - Insignia Collection

Frogs & Snails 

Print on Canson Baryta 310gsm paper                                             Signed & Numbered

21" X 16" 

2/50 SOLD

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Anna Church - Insignia Collection

Anna Church - Insignia Collection

Gentleman

Print on Canson Baryta 310gsm paper

Signed & Numbered

23" X 31"    

1,280 framed print

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Anna Church - Insignia Collection

Anna Church - Insignia Collection

Gentlewoman

Print on Canson Baryta 310gsm paper

Signed & Numbered

23" X 31"    

1,280 framed print

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Anna Church - Insignia Collection

Anna Church - Insignia Collection

 Sugar and Spice

Print on Canson Baryta 310gsm paper

Signed & Numbered

21" X 16"

890 framed print

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Anna Church - Insignia Collection

Anna Church - Insignia Collection

Union

Print on Canson Baryta 310gsm paper

Signed & Numbered

23" X 31"

1/50 SOLD

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Anna Church

Anna Church

Behind the scenes

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Anna Church

Anna Church

Behind the scenes

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Anna Church

Anna Church

Behind the scenes

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Anna Church

Anna Church

'Insignia' A short film

Please click here to watch this video.

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Anna Church

Anna Church

Nightcap

Photography  19.7" x 13"

630 unframed print

890 framed print   

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Anna Church

Anna Church

 Sunday Roast

Photography  19.7" x 13"

630 unframed print

890 framed print

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Anna Church

Anna Church

Ladies Luncheon

Photography   19.7" x 13"

630 unframed print

890 framed print

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Anna Church

Anna Church

Oh Deer 

Photography  

31" x 23" 

SOLD

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Anna Church

Anna Church

Swan Lake

Photography 

39" x 14.5"

795 unframed print

1,250 framed print

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Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Barn 11

Involved with art for most of his life, Mike was born in South Africa, and raised in Zimbabwe. He arrived in Canada in ‘89.

Originally began with architecture, but switched to art and kept the wolf from the door as an award-winning art director/creative director in Toronto, until moving into the country to paint full-time in 2003.

Mike’s work has been successfully shown at The Artist Project, Art Gallery of Northumberland, McMichael Gallery’s Autumn Art Sale, Ottawa Art Expo, Tay River Gallery, Robert Macklin Gallery and numerous Fine Art Festivals in Canada as well as in the States.

His work can be found in private collections across Canada and the US.

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Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Early Monday Morning

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Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Another Green Hill

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Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Another Small House

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Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Another Farm on the Brow

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Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Farm Down The Road

Charcoal/Oil on Canvas  

12” x 48”

SOLD

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Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Field Of Lavender

Charcoal/Oil on Canvas  

12” x 48”

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Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Somewhat Sheepish

Charcoal/Oil on Canvas  

36” x 24”

SOLD

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Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Wash Day

Charcoal/Oil on Canvas  

12” x 48”

SOLD

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Graham French - Cloudscapes - A Study in Fluid Motion

Graham French - Cloudscapes - A Study in Fluid Motion

A Study in Fluid Motion

34" x 45"

This series was born on the coast of Spain while I was shooting landscapes along the cliffs that border the Northern Atlantic. Looking out over the ocean, I watched as vast, muscular banks of clouds gathered and dissolved. Fascinated by this elemental, fluid spectacle, I shot some pictures that captivated me when I reviewed them at day's end. Water droplets and ice crystals suspended above the ocean created a landless horizon a constant flux and motion. The tension resulting from the attempt to capture the ephemeral movements of a single element in radically different forms spoke to something larger. These cloudscapes projected the silent power, menace and misleading sense of stillness so often associated with the deep bodies of water that feed them.

I was inspired to seek out geographic spaces that marked the threshold of land and sea so that I might explore the interplay that creates these massive, delicate spectacles. I wanted to invite viewers, through my lens, to witness the beauty of these cloudscapes: the peacefulness, the power, the sense of isolation and awareness brought on by an impending storm viewed at a distance. This was not without it's hazards--I traveled to remote coastal locations in Spain, Ireland, Newfoundland and California only to be met, on occasion, with horrifically sunny days. At other times, huge and haunting skies proved too great a distraction. One might ignore a subtle shift in the oceanic currents and nearly be blown off a cliff. The elements seemed to relish the opportunity to illustrate the folly of trying to capture them. 

The result of this undertaking are displayed here. I am proud to share them. They are an exploration of the relationship between elements intimately linked together in a state of constant change. This is a fluid world, that viewed carefully, reminds us that, despite their immense power and beauty, despite their inky black edges of disquiet, these cloudscapes are fragile constructions. As much a part of our landlocked existence as the water that creates them is a part of our bodies.

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Graham French - Cloudscapes - A Study in Fluid Motion

Graham French - Cloudscapes - A Study in Fluid Motion

Bodego Bay

California USA

34" x 45"

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Graham French - Cloudscapes - A Study in Fluid Motion

Graham French - Cloudscapes - A Study in Fluid Motion

Cabo Finnisterre

Galicia Spain

34" x 45"

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Graham French - Cloudscapes - A Study in Fluid Motion

Graham French - Cloudscapes - A Study in Fluid Motion

Cape Spear

Newfoundland Canada  

34" x 45"

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Graham French - Cloudscapes - A Study in Fluid Motion

Graham French - Cloudscapes - A Study in Fluid Motion

Pt. Reyes #1

California USA  

34" x 45"

Graham French - Cloudscapes - A Study in Fluid Motion

Graham French - Cloudscapes - A Study in Fluid Motion

PT. Reyes #2

California USA

34" x 45"

Graham French - Cloudscapes - A Study in Fluid Motion

Graham French - Cloudscapes - A Study in Fluid Motion

Ring of Kerry

Co. Kerry Ireland  

34" x 45"

Graham French - Reflections - A Study of the Vertical City

Graham French - Reflections - A Study of the Vertical City

Bank Towers

Photography  

34" x 45"

Graham French - Reflections - A Study of the Vertical City

Graham French - Reflections - A Study of the Vertical City

A Study of the Vertical City

Photography  

34" x 45"

The Reflections series was born in the crush of rush hour traffic. I looked up at the jutting towers of glass and steel and found a world refracted within itself. Light cast startling reflections distorted on each surface. In the heart of the city, I found an improbable echo of my cloudscapes, a strangely fluid and elemental spectacle. I had to shoot it.

The tension between the rigid steel structures impaled by the liquidity of the bent waves of light produced a foreboding sense of instability that the slick mirrored surfaces seek to deny. The faceless facades contained motion and temporality--glass, after all, is liquid and these images only existed for a brief moment in time. As with water, in it's various states producing cloudscapes over the ocean, these urban objects became events.

Our earliest mirrors were pools of dark, still water. These buildings, made of objects designed to reflect light, suggest the quiet, menacing power beneath the misleading still surface of water. these mirrors filter and alter light. I placed the camera in a position to capture what is lost and found in  the altered reflections.

The distortions also bring to mind the glass of the lens. I am interested in asking the viewers of this series to examine the power dynamics at play: who's behind the glass, who's behind the lens, what can be seen in the reflection?

Graham French - Reflections - A Study of the Vertical City

Graham French - Reflections - A Study of the Vertical City

Black Tower 8848

Photography  

34" x 45"

Graham French - Reflections - A Study of the Vertical City

Graham French - Reflections - A Study of the Vertical City

Black Tower 8877

Photography  

34" x 45"

Graham French - Reflections - A Study of the Vertical City

Graham French - Reflections - A Study of the Vertical City

Tower in Tower

Photography  

34" x 45"

Graham French - Reflections - A Study of the Vertical City

Graham French - Reflections - A Study of the Vertical City

Windows Abstract  8801

Photography  

34" x 45"

Graham French - Reflections - A Study of the Vertical City

Graham French - Reflections - A Study of the Vertical City

Windows Abstract 9023

Photography  

34" x 45"

Lauren Blakely

Lauren Blakely

Toronto based artist Lauren Blakey first studied at Sheridan College then completed her undergraduate studies at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Blakey’s ceramic work occupies an interesting ground within the medium. She does not define her work by typical standards of sculpture orfunctionality. Rather, she finds meaning in the materiality and sensuality of her particular media. She is inspired by the natural world, resulting in a powerful recitation of nature and biology throughout her work.

“I am seeking to create visual representations that convey the juxtapositions found in our natural world; ideas of growth and decay, strength and fragility.”

The surfaces of moss, lichens and algae exemplify these concepts in particular, as they are surfaces that have become blemished and worn over time exposing sediment, the past and growth. Blakey’s geologically inspired formations strive to embody a sense of time, so that the pieces themselves, crumbling and in decay, may be perceived to take part in this symbiotic cycle found in nature. Blakey sees her current ceramic work as particularized studies, dug up from the earth or sea. The objects feel like unearthed relics or remains; the surviving traces that speak of our past.

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Paul Elia

Paul Elia

King West

Mixed Media

6" x 88"

Paul Elia is a graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design, where he began integrating Drawing and Painting with Digital Media. He has since exhibited work in various notable galleries and worked closely with eminent Toronto artists Judith Doyle and Ben Woolfitt. In 2007 Paul moved back to his hometown of Hamilton and started the Hamilton Strip series. 

These photo-based illustrations depict post-industrial cityscapes of Southen Ontario (including Hamilton, Toronto, Brantford, and Windsor). Entire city blocks are recreated, often highlighting the surreal contrast between the imposing industrial shells from a manufacturing history and the residential development around it. The limited edition archival giclée prints are up to 8ft. long, allowing the viewer to literally walk down the block. Each piece is composed with dozens of photographs that are digitally stitched back together. The collected images provide a template that is digitally painted over, or “rotoscoped” for a stark illustration of a cohesive scene.

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Paul Elia

Paul Elia

Queen East 

Mixed Media

16" x 96"

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Paul Elia

Paul Elia

Queen West 

Mixed Media

16" x 88"

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Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Orange VW Camper

Mixed Media  

10 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 2"

150

As an urban mixed medium artist, voyeurism is the foundation for Chris’ creative process. It is through keen observation of modern day urban life that he creates a backdrop for social commentary, juxtaposing street life with nostalgic images of the cityscape that may be long forgotten.

Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Pink VW Bug

Mixed Media  

10 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 2"

150

Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Red VW Bug

Mixed Media  

10 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 2"

150

Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Red VW Camper

Mixed Media  

10 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 2

150

Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

White VW Bug

Mixed Media  

10 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 2"

150

Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Yellow VW Bug

Mixed Media

10 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 2

150

Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Blue Sunoco

Mixed Media  

10" x 38"

1,200

  Gulf    Mixed Media     16" x 32"  1,400

Gulf 

Mixed Media   

16" x 32"

1,400

Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Midway (green)

Mixed Media   

7" x 11"

375

Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Midway (red)

Mixed Media   

7" x 11"

375

Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Shell

Mixed Media  

16" x 32"

1,400

Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Girl With Bike #3

Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Girl With Bike #7

Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Girl With Bike #5

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Pear

 

Geza attended OCADU from 1998-2002 then continued on to the University of Guelph where he received a Bachelor of Honors Degree in Fine Art in 2004.

During his time at OCADU his interest in Classical Art and Art History led him to Florence Italy where his true passion for still-life painting and portraiture surfaced.

His studies and experiences in Italy led him to understand the ideologies of the great masters, that one should learn the craft of painting before becoming a painter themselves. This dogma has been the greatest driving force behind Geza’s work and continues to fuel his need to dissect the medium he works in.

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Vitamin C

Geeza Kokai

Geeza Kokai

Pineaple

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Kettle

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Brushes

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Coins

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Dave

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Fish

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Glasses

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Kathleen

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Loic

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Matias

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Natalie - Hawaii

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Natalie - Scarf

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Neil

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

TCup

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Natalie

Geza Kokai

Geza Kokai

Natalie - Leaf

Ileana Grimm

Ileana Grimm

Passing the buck

acrylic on canvas

34.5" x 25.87"

845

For 26 yrs the Canadian Company Grimm has been pairing the twist of a phrase with bright bold pop art imagery to create hundreds of designs.  This artwork can be found in gift stores across North America on many products ranging from fridge magnets to cooking aprons. In recent years Ileana Grimm, the artist behind the company, has been gaining a lot of attention for her original acrylic painting and limited additions, selling over 200 pieces in just the last two years. With a huge loyal following in Canada,  Americans are getting an appetite for bold art and intentional simplicity that have become the recognizable trademark of a Grimm design.

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Ileana Grimm

Ileana Grimm

Out standing in my field

acrylic on canvas

30.5" x 28.75"        

870   

SOLD

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Ileana Grimm

Ileana Grimm

The Stock Exchange

acrylic on canvas

32.5" x 28.87"  

870

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Ileana Grimm

Ileana Grimm

Art

acrylic on canvas  

32.75" x 30.5"  

870

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Ileana Grimm

Ileana Grimm

The Bar Exam

acrylic on canvas                

32.5" x 27"  

870

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Ileana Grimm

Ileana Grimm

Briilance

acrylic on canvas  

32.5" x 32.5"  

870   

SOLD

Ileana Grimm

Ileana Grimm

Dex & Eddie Mood    

acrylic on canvas

32.75" x 27.5"  

845

Ileana Grimm

Ileana Grimm

Living on edge

acrylic on canvas

29" x 24.62"  

770

Ileana Grimm

Ileana Grimm

Leave your mark  

acrylic on canvas  

34.5" x 27"      

845   

SOLD

Ileana Grimm

Ileana Grimm

Losing my patience

acrylic on canvas

34.5" x 27"

895

Ileana Grimm

Ileana Grimm

Nonconformist

acrylic on canvas

28.75" x 23.5"  

770

Ileana Grimm

Ileana Grimm

Pearl doesn't give a damn

acrylic on canvas  

32.5" x 27.62"  

820

Ileana Grimm

Ileana Grimm

Test

acrylic on canvas

34.5" x 26.75"   

845

 

Ileana Grimm

Ileana Grimm

Well hung

acrylic on canvas

32.5" x 28.5"    

795

Kathleen Finlay

Kathleen Finlay

Pussy Willows

Kathleen Finlay loves to photograph for a living. She does have a soft spot for photographing circus performers but her assignments come from all over including corporate, editorial, and advertising clients. Her fine art work has been exhibited and sold in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Canada and internationally. Her first children’s book titled Starfall was published in 2011 by Red Deer Press. Her second cookbook with celebrity chef Lynn Crawford: At Home With Lynn Crawfordhas just been published by Penguin.  She will soon begin work on her third cookbook and is at work on a new adult fairytale with writer Alexandra Leggat .

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Kathleen Finlay

Kathleen Finlay

Kathleen Finlay

Kathleen Finlay

Kathleen Finlay

Kathleen Finlay

Kathleen Finlay

Kathleen Finlay

Kathleen Finlay

Kathleen Finlay

Kathleen Finlay

Kathleen Finlay

Kathleen Finlay

Kathleen Finlay

Tammy Ratcliff

Tammy Ratcliff

Crab Apple Branch (left)

SOLD

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Tammy Ratcliff

Tammy Ratcliff

Crab Apple Branch (centre)

SOLD

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Tammy Ratcliff

Tammy Ratcliff

Crab Apple Branch (right)

SOLD

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Tammy Ratcliff

Tammy Ratcliff

Tammy Ratcliff

Tammy Ratcliff

Tammy Ratcliff

Tammy Ratcliff

Marni Grossman

Marni Grossman

The Bike

24 x 24

Limited edition pigment print

975 framed

600 print only

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Drawn to esthetics at a young age, Marni was compelled to pick up a camera and begin to document what she saw. Launching a career in the film and television industry in 1979, she amassed 25 years of experience, credits and a respected reputation. But in 2003 Grossman travelled to West Africa to photograph a group of drummers and, there, she turned her camera towards the extraordinary she found in ordinary life. Since then Marni has endeavored to become a student of what is elusive and beautiful in the real and the natural.

The mystery and magnitude speak to her: sunlight paints the landscape a different hue at every moment; constantly changing weather leaves it's footprint on every blade of grass; an impassive mountain range breathes and subtly shifts. On the west coast of this continent, Grossman pointed her lens into the mist of Big Sur; in B.C. she was awed by Canada's Great Bear Rainforest and the fragility and nobility of it's indigenous bears, particularly the sacred and illusive White Spirit Bear, whose habitat is threatened. It is difficult and painstaking to capture such images but it is her aim to engage with and photograph what is ephemeral, evolving, endangered, innocent, dangerous and beautiful.

In this vein, Marni has also explored the abstract elements she finds, to record what is primary and naturally occurring in shape, colour, texture, light and shadow. Human sensibility depends on the existence of such beauty; on the possibility of encountering what takes our breath away and reminds us of our own vulnerability. Mani photographs not just with her eyes but instinctively from her heart, and with a desire to preserve - in the frame as well as in the landscape - the tenuous magnificence of places where not many people get to walk. Grossman's work as a photographer is less about composing the shot and more about becoming a medium for the fleeting canvases of art she finds around her. In her latest works, Grossman has moved into an expression of herself beyond where she has tread... exuding passion and movement in a still and ever so silent moment.

Marni is devoted to the environment and is printing using sustainable papers.

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Marni Grossman

Marni Grossman

Authenticity 

39 x 24

Limited edition pigment print

1000 print only

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Marni Grossman

Marni Grossman

Brighton Beach

24 x 24

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975 framed

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Marni Grossman

Marni Grossman

Exposed

30 x 20

Limited edition pigment print

800 print only

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Marni Grossman

Marni Grossman

Ferris Wheel

24 x 24

Limited edition pigment print

975 framed

600 print only

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Marni Grossman

Marni Grossman

Friendship

24 x 24

Limited edition pigment print

975 framed

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Marni Grossman

Marni Grossman

Sea Haze

24 x 24

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975 framed

600 print only

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Marni Grossman

Marni Grossman

Shee

24 x 24

Limited edition pigment print

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Marni Grossman

Marni Grossman

Unveiling

35 x 24

Limited edition pigment print

1250 framed

900 print only

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Russell Hackney

Russell Hackney

One of a kind

tea lights

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Russell Hackney

Russell Hackney

One of a kind

ceramics

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Vanessa McKernan

Vanessa McKernan

At The Table

SOLD

oil and pencil on mylar | 2015

My work as a painter begins with a focus on the narration of a dream, fantasy, memory or experience. 

In these narratives the figure acts as a vehicle through which I can explore our nature, and the fragility of our social structures.

I am most recently interested in how the figure can act as an omen within the composition foreshadowing tragedy, mediocrity or a move towards some kind of greatness. Through exaggerated gesture, broken posture and the repetition of limbs I am aiming to break down both the narrative and the figure into something emblematic of the larger more universal human condition.

Vanessa McKernan received her BFA in Studio Art from Concordia University, she currently works and lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Vanessa McKernan

Vanessa McKernan

In Conversation

oil and pencil on mylar | 2013

SOLD

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A Broken World ⎯ Vanessa McKernan painter

Jordan Nahmias

Jordan Nahmias

Toy Soldier

Toys Series

Photograph

Jordan Nahmias is a Toronto-based photographer. Jordan's work spans a wide range of interests - traditionally focusing on travel and "found object" work, Jordan's current series moves toward nostalgia - the capturing of images of our youth and past.

The current "Toys" series is a memorialization of toys from Jordan’s collection which he, and many of his generation, looks at with a sense of familiarity and, in many cases, profound.

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Jordan Nahmias

Jordan Nahmias

Toys Series

Photograph

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Jordan Nahmias

Jordan Nahmias

Pogs

Toys Series

Photograph

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Jordan Nahmias

Jordan Nahmias

Somewhere Between Las Vegas and Death Valley

Photograph

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Jordan Nahmias

Jordan Nahmias

Somewhere Between Las Vegas and Death Valley

Photograph

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Jeannie Pappas

Jeannie Pappas

My Little Gemini

Porcelain, Underglaze, Rutile Wash

1 x 180

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Jeannie Pappas

Jeannie Pappas

Alicorn Fairies

Porcelain, Underglaze, Rutile Wash, Gold Luster

7 x 150.00 (wall pieces)

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Jeannie Pappas

Jeannie Pappas

Jeannie Pappas

Jeannie Pappas

Sarah Dolls and Max Dolls

Porcelain, underglaze, Rutile Wash

6 x 180 (wall pieces)

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Daniel St-Amant

Daniel St-Amant

Alfred J. Kwak

acrylic on canvas

30 x 40 inches

2015

The work:

“Modern Surface”

It is a critical and exciting time to be an artist. In an era of mass consumption, poverty, pollution and war, it's difficult to avoid being alarmed by the abundance of negativity and hopelessness that surrounds us.

My work explores some of these issues, specifically our destruction and exploitation of the natural environment. As our population grows, so does our consumption as a species with increasing pressure to meet quotas and profits. Humans are driving deeper and deeper into the wilderness. My latest paintings discuss this pressure we are putting on the natural environment and the adaptation that the animal kingdom is forced to undergo.

Using modern surfaces such as major road ways to emphasize our global footprint, I have managed to capture the density within our city life. Laying my canvas on the road I capture physical traces of climate affecting technologies “tire tracks” to which I use as a landscape for my animal compositions.

Bio

Daniel St- Amant was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec. In 2000 he received his Diploma of College Studies(D.E.C) of Fine Arts in painting and graphic design, from Champlain College in Lennoxville, Quebec. In 2005 he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) from the esteemed Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). In 2009 Daniel successfully completed a graduate diploma from Seneca at York University in Visual Effects for film and television. Combined with his fine art knowledge and strong design and technical skills he currently works as a visual artist and VFX artist at one of the top feature film studios in Toronto.

Daniel is collected both nationally and internationally and has been featured in a variety of cultural art and news publications. He has also received multiple VFX credits on Hollywood features for his digital paintings and compositing work. In 2015 Daniel was invited to participate in The Golden Encore artist residency at Algonquin Park.

Daniels use of modern roadways emphasizes our global footprint by capturing tire tracks from climate affecting technologies.The distinct markings of tire tracks creates his backdrop to which he paints his animal portraits. This unique process is helping him create a reputation in the art world.

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Daniel St-Amant

Daniel St-Amant

Heidi

acrylic on canvas

48 x 60 inches

2014

SOLD

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Daniel St-Amant

Daniel St-Amant

The Peabody Ducks

acrylic on canvas

30 x 40 inches

2015

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Daniel St-Amant

Daniel St-Amant

Toonies

acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 inches

2014

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Daniel St-Amant

Daniel St-Amant

Wood Bird Study 2

acrylic on canvas

48 x 48

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Daniel St-Amant

Daniel St-Amant

Wood Bird Study

acrylic on canvas

48 x 48

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Chief Guns

Chief Guns

Laurie McGugan

YMCA

YMCA

Laurie McGugan

Dave MacVicar

Dave MacVicar

Pallets

Photograph

Dave MacVicar is a Canadian fine art photographer who currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.

Dave discovered his passion for photography when he purchased his first camera for the sole purpose of filming a music video. Dave always had an interest in studying photography, and with camera in hand, his curiosity led him outdoors where he began photographing his surroundings. During this period of learning the technical aspects of photography and experimenting with different styles, Dave found himself drawn to the intimacy of landscape photography.

With landscapes and seascapes as his primary focus, Dave’s fascination with symmetry and minimalism began to impact the evolution of his work. Traditional landscape photographs were eventually replaced by long exposure black and white images that are free of any unnecessary distractions. This style of photograph has become a signature part of Dave’s current work. In addition to his landscape and seascape images, Dave has also been focused on photographing architecture in a similar fashion. Many of Dave’s images have received international recognition and have garnered awards in several international competitions.

Whether he’s revisiting a familiar location minutes from home or exploring new territories abroad, Dave’s commitment to making great photographs is relentless.

Dave MacVicar

Dave MacVicar

Pay Per View

Photograph

Dave MacVicar

Dave MacVicar

Remnant

Photograph

Dave MacVicar

Dave MacVicar

Sentinels

Photograph

Dave MacVicar

Dave MacVicar

Shallow Grave

Photograph

Dave MacVicar

Dave MacVicar

Steel Span

Photograph

Dave MacVicar

Dave MacVicar

Ties

Photograph

Dave MacVicar

Dave MacVicar

Trinity

Photograph