Alice’s Featured Artist
Graham Mastersmith – Curator
A contemporary landscape painter, carol Westcott depicts natural and built environments. Her images are formed from the memories, fragments of experience and influence of her early life in Eastern Ontario. Working in acrylic and mixed media, she interprets the landscape, often in a slightly abstracted form.
In speaking of her own work, Westcott states: “My work is inspired by the natural environment. Growing up in rural Ontario gave me an early appreciation for the land and its vagaries so, from a very young age, I was inspired by the landscape that I now present in my images.”
Westcott has exhibited her award-winning work in many solo shows and group exhibitions across Canada and Internationally. Her work is represented in corporate, public and private collections and is collected internationally. Several of her paintings have been purchased by the Government of Ontario Art Collection.
Featured artist: October to January 2020
A Fine Art Photographer, is currently residing in Manotick, Ontario
She began creating her collection of photographs entitled, “Light Illusions”, early in 2009.
The idea originated from a personal discovery of how fascinatingly light alters the everyday appearance of an object, making it somehow magical. The result of this moment has led to many abstract compositions which allow the eye to see what it wants to see.
Cynthia was born in Montreal, but grew up in Ottawa, She returned to Montreal and Concordia U. to complete a BA HONS. in Arts / Education
Further adventures took her to Victoria, North Vancouver and Comox B.C. Some of her creative inspiration comes from her time living on the West Coast of Canada as well as Ireland.
Her endeavours include photography, drawing, painting, yoga and tarot, as well as tutoring English.
Please visit the website as the collection grows: www.light-at-play.com
Featured artist: March and April 2020
Born in Ottawa, Ontario Canada in 1985, three consistent aspects of Evan’s life have been his passion for art, competition in athletics and desire to incorporate both ideals as a teacher through education. As a teacher, Evan’s passion to balance both artistic endeavours and encourage an active lifestyle through sports has been a prevalent theme.
Evan received a Bachelor of Visual Arts with a focus in painting and a minor in Physical Education from Castleton University, Vermont. Evan was recruited to play hockey at Castleton in the competitive ECAC Division, NCAA III. Having played hockey for 4 years, he graduated Cum Lauda and was awarded the Academic Achievement Award by the Visual Arts Department, their highest award granted.
Upon graduating, Evan continued his hockey career in semi-professional leagues throughout the United States. Injuries have taken their toll, Evan retired from competitive hockey and immediately was accepted into Queen’s University’s Teacher Certification program in Art and Physical Education programs in 2012. Since graduating, Evan has become a teacher in Ottawa and most recently received his Honours Specialist in Visual Arts through Western University. Evan is now focusing his energy on teaching and further developing his passion for the creation of art.
Evan has been drawn to graphic designs, colourful imagery and surrealistic storylines from a young age, making comic books a perfect vehicle for a creative imagination as a child. Many of Evan’s paintings draw inspiration from these early childhood memories. Much of his work communicates ambiguity and wonder to audiences, combining multiple painting techniques to express colourful and whimsical scenes.
A sequence in Evan’s painting process dictates much of the outcome of the art. Fostering play by mixing media such as spray paint and oil paints, reveals visions and sparks inspiration, continuing the painting journey. Evan’s final artworks look to give audiences creative licence to say what is happening, allowing personal narratives with each painting. So while viewing Evan’s art, let your imagination run wild and have fantasy take you to another domain while creating your own storylines.
Evan Romeo’s Art website: https://evanromeoart.wixsite.com/romeo
“I try to communicate the spirit of a place in my work. Colour, mood and atmosphere are very important to me.”
I was born in Bermuda, later moving to the scenic landscapes of Moncton, New Brunswick.
As a young child, I was motivated to sketch, which later blossomed into an artistic career.
Upon graduating in 1988 from the Graphic Design program at Algonquin College in Ottawa I worked in the Art department of a Design firm, creating logos and doing graphics.
Then, the painting of commissioned portraits further helped to develop my career.
I was represented by Koyman’s Gallery in Ottawa where 25 of my paintings were sold.
One painting entitled “Market flowers” was published in the International Artists publication “One hundred ways to paints flowers and gardens”
Venues: Art in the Park, International Tulip Festival, (Ottawa). Art Square Gallery (Toronto), Skylark Gallery & D-Fine Arts (Bolton), Heron Bay Gallery ( New Brunswick), Kleinburg Art Walk.
I have taken courses with Douglas Purdon and
Aili Kurtis in Ottawa, and Greg Hindle in Toronto.
Toronto, Ottawa, New York, Texas, New Brunswick & England
Featured artist: September and October 2019
J. Morin 1 Hemlo Cres., Kanata, ON K2T 1C7 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lynnemorin.com
Throughout my career I have been motivated by a variety of subject matters triggered by emotion, travel, life in its entirety of discovery.
My current focus embraces familiar hideaways, safe, reflective, cool, warm in thought and visit. I venture into current and past happy places that stabilize the emotion imbalance brought on by existing. These sanctuaries have been found through accident, travel and global exploration. I find myself frequently wandering the paths of my youth in the Gatineau Park.
While visiting these places, I absorb the healing flow of my personal treasure. I note and interpret the karma around me. With sketches and notes I document my vision in preparation for the studio.
My artistic vocabulary continually under review, serves as my tool for expression. I simplify the scene and change the realistic colours to a palette that is intuitive and speaks to me.
With anticipation I work, rework my art work until I find the expression of the emotions first experienced. Once complete, with reluctance I offer to share my experience to see if others see what I see.
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