Sheila Brenchley

by Sheila Brenchley
(dunsford, Ontario )

Peace of Earth Pottery is who I am as an artist and person. My studio is at 58 Clifford Dr.., Dunsford overlooking Sturgeon Lake. Both functional and sculptural pottery is available by chance or appointment. On August 4 th and 5th we host the Kawartha Annual Art Fair featuring artists in an outdoor show and sale with raku firings and pottery wheel throwing. visit the website www.peaceofearthpottery.ca


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Doug Wilkie

by Doug Wilkie
(Omemee Ontario)





Canadian landscapes are remarkably captured in acrylics by artist, Doug Wilkie. Doug has been perfecting his own style over the past three decades. Inspiration comes from Canada; this great land we are privileged to call home. Painting is one of Doug’s most-loved ways to express his creativity to share with others.

Currently Doug is painting in acrylics with a talent for capturing provincial panoramas. He has a flair for focusing on the countryside that Canadian’s are proud to boast of. Known for stirring emotions in the viewer, Doug’s use of vivid colour makes the scene come alive. Frequently people express feeling as though they can put themselves into the painting.

Doug resides with his family in the City of Kawartha Lakes in Ontario and summer months are enjoyed in Lanark County at the family cabin. Doug’s art is available at galleries throughout Ontario. Visit his website to determine current locations or to arrange a purchase of one of his outstanding pieces of art!

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Hot off the crochet hook

by Tracy Gardiner
(3919 Hwy. 35 Cameron, On)


All handmade crochet from clothing, wall décor, baby dresses & blankets perfect for any baby shower, to cozies for coffee cups, water bottles and tea pots, and soap scrubbies for dishes or for bathing. If its crocheted then I have it in stock drop by and enjoy my art.

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Amanda Glover

by Amanda Glover
(Lakefield)

My Larger Art and Me

My Larger Art and Me

My artistic passion is for scrap metal art!

I take peoples scrap metals (utensils, ironing boards, pipes etc.) and create art out of it all.

I've made a 10 foot tall flower out of an ironing board; I've made a terminator holding a large gun out of shovels, metal bowls, exaust pipes, springs and more. I've even made a chess set out of nuts and bolts with the theme cowboys vs kings.

My passion started in high school when I took co-op and couldn't decide what to co-op for.

My dad suggested welding so I co-oped at Canadian Welding Skills. It was great! I didn't know anything going into the school but they taught me everything I needed to know!

I decided to try and make something "artsy" one day and that's where it all started!

I've done custom art and custom construction as well. I constructed a "mineshaft" type cart for a customer on Stoney lake.

It gets pulled 100 feet up a steep incline by a remote controlled winch on a mono-rail. I've also made a railing with a sunburst and moon with stars.

Creating art from trash is so exciting for me because it makes me feel like I'm helping save the environment and making people happy at the same time!


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Ann Wardley

by Ann Wardley
(Fenelon Falls ON. CA)

I'm a self taught artist in Watercolour and a late bloomer.
I began painting in 1987. I was a founder of the Kawartha Art festival in Fenelon Falls. I should have gone to Arts School in Sheffield Yorkshire at age 11 but I failed the written exam because I am Dyslexic.
I stopped painting in 1997 to write a book and be a 24/7 caregiver to my mentally ill daughter. Now at 74 ( 2010 ) I have begun to paint again, but this time it is Abstracts and I'm loving it...Since July 1 2010 I have painted 283 canvas's. I can't seem to stop. Life is very sweet now.

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Bill Dopson ... A.K.A. Woodworker Willie

by Bill Dopson
(Linsday)

 Aspen, African Padauk & Cedar

Aspen, African Padauk & Cedar

 Aspen, African Padauk & Cedar



Several years ago, I saw two beautiful pieces of wooden art hanging on the wall in the home of a good friend in Langly B.C.

As I looked at them, I thought that this art form was something that I would like to try.

When I arrived home to Omemee Ontario (We have since moved to Lindsay ON) I did some research and found that this art form is called Intarsia.

I found some sources for patterns, ordered a few simple ones, purchased some tools and lumber, and I was hooked on Intarsia.

I retired from my full time job in April of 2004, and I found that in a year or so I had the house full of Intarsia pieces.

The full house is the reason that I now offer my pieces for sale. I make my patterns out of 1/8" Baltic Birch Plywood, and therefore can use them again and again. Raising, lowering and shaping of the individual pieces than most people do. This gives my pieces a much greater three dimensional look than most that I have seen.

If you have enjoyed looking at my work, please pass it on to your friends.

Visit www.woodworkerwillie.com

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Jim Melchin

by Jim Melchin
(Cameron, Ontario)

autumn pond

autumn pond

autumn pond
cabin under northern lights
autumn stream

I started painting for fun many years ago and took lessons from a local professional artist in the Kitchener - Waterloo area but my home now is in Ontario's beautiful City of Kawartha Lakes.

My favourite subjects are landscapes in general and lakes and mountains in particular. I try to create colourful pictures with a lot of depth and contrast

My favourite medium until recently has been acrylics, but now I use both acrylics and oils, with an increasing use of oils on canvas

I have enjoyed teaching oil painting art classes to grade 8 classes at a local school over the past 3 years - my favourite part is seeing the faces of so many kids who are able to create results that they never thought they could achieve.

I use photographs I have taken and other pictures as my main source of inspiration for my art.

There are a few examples of my art attached but you can see more by taking a look at my website

www.artofjimmelchin.com


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Reflection of Nature

by Anna Mcshane
(Lindsay Ontario)

Some of my images on canvas

Some of my images on canvas

Some of my images on canvas
Gateway to my Heart
Canoe Sun Set
Mixed Medium called Funky Bird

I grew up north of Bobcaygeon Ontario on the Thurston’s homestead.

As a young girl I explored the fields for wildlife; I spent a great amount of time riding an old work horse which enabled me to explore further afield for wildlife.

My passion is being in the outdoors, swimming, camping and cross country skiing.

All of these activities create wonderful opportunities for my wildlife and landscape photography.

I also to Mixed Medium.

Anna Mcshane,
Lindsay Ontario
annamcshane@yahoo.com

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Carol Jones

by Carol Jones
(Dunsford, Ontario, Canada)

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to get a larger photo

click on each of Carol Jones painting on feathers<br>to get a larger photo
carol jones painting on feathers
carol jones painting on feathers
carol jones painting on feathers

MY STORY

The art form that I am so passionate about is painting wildlife on feathers.

Born and raised in Manchester England I always wanted to capture the grace and beauty of the animal world around us.

At an early age I would go out into the country and sketch farm animals, rabbits, anything I could spot out there.

After moving to Canada I really got interested in the varied Canadian wildlife and my sketches turned into paintings . It has only been in the last several years that I discovered painting on feathers.

What I have learned over the years about painting has been mostly from trial and error, so I guess I would say I'm self taught. Hopefully I will continue with my feather paintings for many more years to come.

www.carolsfeatherart.com

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Karl Illini

by Laura
(Omemee)

Don McTaggart a WW2 Halifax pilot<br> holding a Karl Illini custom painting

Don McTaggart a WW2 Halifax pilot
holding a Karl Illini custom painting

I walked into Illini Gallery located in Bobcaygeon, just on a whim. Mr. Illini was on the phone at the time and motioned with an arm wave that I could just browse through the gallery.

Because of the diversity of the different artwork, my first impression was that he had a collection of different artists work. So here's me asking him a stupid question - "Are all the paintings from different artists in the Kawarthas'. With a humble smile, and that same arm motion, he softly said -"These are all mine."

I was blown away. Intrigued, I asked questions about his work and he humbly gave an answer. An hour later I walked out of his gallery in awe. A man who has gained a reputation internationally as an artist and is in the Who's Who in Ontario truly inspired me with his humility.

One of the works he told me about was a painting he made for a pilot. The pilot wanted him to illustrate his last night of April 13 1945 a bombing raid on the port city of Kiel Germany. At the time I was just impressed that Karl Illini could make a personalized painting, it was not until later I learned who that pilot was and his story.

The photo is the painting Karl Illini made for this pilot. The pilots story is to come later. In the Karl Illini's Gallery hangs the print.

(After this page was published, I had the opportunity to meet with Karl again. He has allowed me to publish his bio. That is also to come.)

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David Foyn

by David Foyn
(Bobcaygeon)

Meandering Waters 30h x 48w

Meandering Waters 30h x 48w

Meandering Waters 30h x 48w
Island in the sun 20h x 40w
Living on the edge 20h x 40w
Tranquility bay 24 x 48

David was born in Shanghai, China and spent his early childhood in Bangkok, Thailand. Later, at school in Hampshire, England, he discovered an inate love of art and was encouraged to develop his artist talent. After coming to Canada, he graduated from L'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Montreal. It was here that his unique vision emerged.

His works range from the abstract to the realistic, but recently he has favored acrylic canvasses of landscapes, inspired by his travels. David insists on painting easy-to-find places. "I'm not about to hike ten miles, then canoe and portage for another ten miles to find my inspiration. It comes to me on Hwy. 401, behind the motel where I'm staying, or visiting at a friend's cottage. All my landscapes are real and I can tell you where they were painted. Perhaps you'll recognize a few spots".

David recaptures his experiences aided by his photographic images and his mind's eye. The key elements of light, atmosphere and perspective help to bring his landscapes alive.



"Nature has a way of composing itself. It is my goal as a landscape painter to find the best way to capture and express it on canvas".

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Peter Wippert

by Peter Wippert
(Lindsay ON)

I began my career in the late 1960's.

I specialize in landscapes, the majority from places my wife Peggy and I visited when we used to camp.

I paint in both Acrylic and Oils.

I have a studio in my home and you are welcome to view my work by appointment.

I am located just minutes north of Lindsay.
I can be reached at 705-324-6493
or email me at peterwippert@gmail.com

Some of my work can be viewed on my facebook page as well.

All of my work is for sale and I look forward to hearing from you!

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Deb Larson

by Deb Larson
(Cavan, Ontario)

A furniture

A furniture

A furniture
paper mached heron
images from my website timberlane art.ca

I am always happy when I am drawing, cutting, pasting and painting. My dad worked at Domtar in Cornwall and there was always lots of paper around to draw on.

After high school, I attended U of T in Fine art. We raised a family in Ottawa and Toronto and we are now retired and living near Bethany, Ontario.

Throughout the years I pursued every opportunity to be involved in artistic endevours, but it wasn't until Christmas, 6 years ago, when my son presented me with a couple of canvases. The rest is history.

I now have a studio and have had shows and participate in the local studio tours (on Mother's Day weekend). Of course I am a multimedia person. I enjoy working with all.

My experience working on a project for Binney and Smith (Crayola) in product development was challenging and set me up in a frame of mind to be creative with materials.

I always have paintings available for viewing at my studio and am available for commissions for paintings as well as furniture "rescues".

Visit my website at timberlaneart.ca

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C. J. Irwin

by CJ Irwin
(Lindsay, Ontario Canada)





During the day you'll find CJ orchestrating an entertainment deal between a corporate buyer and an entertainment property or setting up a business pow-wow in the tropics or custom designing entertainment travel pkgs for the media. CJ is no stranger to the world of Arts & Entertainment - with 30 years operating Bronson Productions Inc.

Between the cracks, CJ plays and experiments with unique ideas (many garnering awards), working in Plaster, Encaustic (wax), Acrylic, Oil, Glass, Gold Leaf, Mache... thru Emotion, Texture, Dimension, Manipulation. The passion is obvious.

Art leads us into our imaginative subconscious and creativity, where the roots of curiosity lie, waiting for a reason. Without curiosity, we would have no reason to do the things we do. What happens if I do this? Experimentation also leads to moments with the soul, where uncertainty can take our breath away, leaving us to gasp with a new breath that expands and transports us to new levels of insight and expression, teaching us patience and providing the spiritual fodder that so satisfyingly feeds our soul.


Location: CJ's Gallery - Lindsay
42 Colborne Street West (Victoria/Colborne)
Open Wknds Sat & Sun 10A-5P
705-324-0755
website: http://www.cjsgallerycanada.com
Enquire about Children's Art Camp


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Beverley & Paul Williams,
Williams Design Studio

by Beverley Williams
(1470 Hwy 7A, Bethany, Ont., Canada)

Paul by copper Maple Tree Best Western Hotel, Cobourg.

Paul by copper Maple Tree Best Western Hotel, Cobourg.

Paul by copper Maple Tree Best Western Hotel, Cobourg.
18 ' MAPLE TREE, Best western Inn, Cobourg
Liftlock Hockey Tournament Wall of Honour
Millbrook Mediacl Clinic, Giving Life Tree

Paul and I are full time artists/craftspeople living and working in our studio in 'downtown' Bethany. We came to Bethany in Jan. 1977 and have been sharing our studio and gallery for over 36 years.

We design and build brass & copper fountains, garden art, decorated gourds, leather sculpture, wall art and masks, as well as belts, purses and small gift items like key rings, bookmarks and hair barrettes.

We have a SECRET GARDEN beside our studio where we have 10 water features with our fountains on display. From Mother's Day to the end of September you can visit our studio and Secret Garden and see lots of frogs, fish flowers and fountains.

On Mother's Day weekend annually we are part of the ROLLING HILLS STUDIO TOUR which centres around the towns of Cavan, Bethany, Pontypool. Come out to see us. www.RollingHillsStudioTour.com

Every November we have our annual CHRISTMAS ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW with work from many local artists for sale; such as, carved horses by Laura Boyle, Art Photography by Walter & Peggy Cracknell, soapstone sculpture by Sandy Cline, handthrown pottery by Ed Longueville, Green Heron Pottery and copper jewellery by Lucya Almeida, The Tima Collection.

In 2008 we created the 'TREE OF HONOUR' in the Evinrude Centre commemorating over 40 years of the volunteers and donors of the LIFTLOCK HOCKEY TOURNAMENT. You can see the copper and leather tree on display in the lobby before you go into the ice rinks.

For the OMEMEE MEDICAL CENTRE we designed and built the 'GIVING LIFE TREE' with 3 leather birch trees covered in brass, copper and stainless steel 'birch' leaves with the donors names on them.

On the staircase of the MILLBROOK MEDICAL CENTRE you will find the very large DONOR WALL with 500 places for donor names on leaves of brass, copper and stainless steel.

Paul designed and built an 18' copper MAPLE TREE for the lobby of the BEST WESTERN INN, COBOURG in 2009. There are over 800 copper Maple leaves on it. He built it out of steel that he welded together in sections. Those sections were bolted to the cement wall in the lobby where anyone can go and see it. The tree is very popular with wedding parties every weekend.

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Graham Dudley

by Graham Dudley
(Lindsay ON, Canada)

Graham Dudley

Graham Dudley

Graham Dudley
Autumn on the Farm
Furnace Falls (near Kinmount)
Morning Glories

About the Artist

A lifelong passion for the beauty of nature and photography has in his retirement years led Graham to the magical world of watercolour.

His paintings are inspired by his own original photographs taken locally and during his travels across Europe and Canada.

In the beautiful Kawartha Lakes Region, where he makes his home, Graham paints his favourite topics: local landscapes, delicate florals, old farm buildings, wildlife, waterscapes and reflections.

Living in England from 1959 - 1971, Graham used black and white photography as a means to express his love for nature. A natural evolvement for Graham was to colour photography from which he gravitated to his most recent and enduring love - watercolours.

Graham first studied water colour at Durham College. During the past ten years he has studied and painted with several fine artists including the famous American Watercolour artist Zoltan Zebo

Watercolours provide Graham with the perfect medium to express how he experiences the world around him.

"I have discovered watercolour to be a luminous and exiting medium for expressing my passion and appreciation for all the beauty, joy and peace I am blessed with in my life. It is my sincere desire to bring these same qualities to the viewer through my artistic impressions".



Several of Graham's paintings have been awarded prizes in local juried shows and many of his works hang in private collections in Canada, USA and Europe.

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Walter and Peggy Cracknell

by Beverley Williams
(Bethany, Ont. Canada)

Whispering Water

Whispering Water

Whispering Water
NACRE -detail
Walter & Peggy Cracknell

Walter and Peggy have been involved with Photography for over 40 years. Both have worked with traditional film in the past, having owned their own studio and lab. More recently they have transitioned into the digital world which has opened up a wider palette to express their varied interests.

Walter has taught photography at Sir Sanford Fleming College in Lindsay Ontario through the Continuing Education Department and has been a guest speaker and judge at many Horticultural and Photographic Societies. Having photographed people for most of his career, Walter has always looked for the inner person to bring his portraits to life, he continues this theme by looking for the soul of his landscapes. Walter has been influenced by Ansel Adams, who once said “A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” And “A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into”. Both of these quotes express how Walter looks for his subject and then how it is handled at the time of Printing. Walter studied Art for 3 years under Elizabeth Trott in Thornhill Ontario

Peggy’s interest in photography started at a young age with her father’s camera, being raised on a farm she has a deep affinity for two of nature’s main elements, Water and Rocks, and these are the main interests of her works. Peggy’s excellent eye for colour and composition make her an accomplished photographer and it follows through in her printed pieces.

Walter and Peggy’s works have been shown in Oxford Nova Scotia, Williams Design Studio in Bethany Ontario, Studio, Studio 203 Toronto Ontario, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts Collingwood Ontario, Lindsay Art Gallery Lindsay Ontario, and in The Blue Tomato Gallery Peterborough Ontario.

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Julie WIlkie

by Julie Wilkie
(Omemee, Ontario)





Julie Wilkie has a keen sense of design and loves combining traditional patterns and styles with contemporary fabrics. This produces wonderfully warm, cozy comfort with each product created.

Julie's past-times include sewing and working with wood. She explains, “I love the sense of relaxation that I get when I am able to create something from a meter of fabric or a piece of wood.

It’s exhilarating to see the finished product and know that it’s something special!” Being raised in a creative family has given me the basis for my inspiration.

You will enjoy products that last for a long time because they are put together with extra seams, made with great care and high quality fabrics.

Enjoy my pre-washed products that are made specifically for you! Are you tall, short, thin or a bit chubby? I can take care of your own specific needs to make your garment fit just for you!
Perfect solutions one-of-a kind gift that will delight everyone and show quality of workmanship that you will be proud of!

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