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

Joffre Lake Pemberton BC

acrylic on canvas

60x36

$3700

Sandra Harris

Sandra Harris

"Broken Islands - Twenty-Two"

72 inches wide x 45 inches tall

4,300   SOLD

“Broken Islands - Twenty Two” is a coastal scene from The Broken Group on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in Barkley Sound, south of Ucluelet.  The painting is inspired by the same sea kayaking trips as the other pieces from the Broken Islands series.  I find that the landscapes along that stretch of coast just feel so alive with movement, colour, the drama of the light from whatever the weather is doing, and just an overall awe inspiring beauty.  And all of that working together sort of weaves together this enchantment, or energy, or whatever you want to call it that fires up the imagination with this hint of an intangible sense of something that can't quite be put into words and yet is ever so captivating.  (If that makes any sense?) :-)  More simply put, the area just has a really interesting look and beauty to it that I'm quite fascinated by and hopefully that comes across in this painting.

Sandra Harris

Sandra Harris

"Hiking The Helm Creek Crossing" (Garibaldi Park, Whistler area)

45 inches wide x 36 inches tall

3,000   SOLD

This painting is a mountain scene from Garibaldi Park in British Columbia.  Located north of Vancouver, the provincial park lies east of the Sea to Sky Highway.  It stretches from Squamish all the way up to Whistler and encompasses a wild and well used recreational area where grizzly bears still roam glacial mountain rages with wolves, black bear, mountain goats, cougars,and other wildlife.

A couple of summers ago I hiked a trail through the park called the "Helm Creek Crossing."  A 25 km one way route, it connects Cheakamus Lake to the Taylor Meadows below Black Tusk.  Quite a long day hike, but well worth it for the scenery and sense of being out on the edge of the backcountry.

Sandra Harris

Sandra Harris

Cerise Creek - Three

24"  x  18" 

"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.

SOLD

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Sandra Harris

Sandra Harris

Cerise Creek - 5

30"  x  20" 

"Cerise Creek - Five" is a moody mountain scene from north of the Whistler Ski Resort area (in British Columbia) with lots of interesting shapes and details going on in the rocks and clouds.

SOLD

 

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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!

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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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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