Jesse is a member of the Ontario Society of Artist, the Society of Canadian Artists, Art Renewal Center and Scarab Club, Detroit, MI. He has been a part of numerous group and solo exhibitions in Canada and the USA. Jesse's work is in the public collections of the municipal government of the city of Ottawa, the Corporation of the County of Essex, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham ON, the 48th Highlanders Regimental Headquarters in Toronto, the AIDS organization of Canada; CMHA in Windsor, Government of Ontario Art Collection at the Archives of Ontario, Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, Michigan U.S.A.
My interpretations are expressed through my own eyes but very much influenced by following others examples. I feel I have developed as a painter over the years by constant learning and challenging myself to grow. The goal has always been about the journey itself, the enjoyment of new experiences and being able to share my interpretations with others.
John is a member of the Ontario Society of Artists.
Josy graduated with an Honours BA in Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo in 1979. Her paintings have hung in over 90 juried and group shows in regional and commercial galleries in Southwestern Ontario and in 16 solo exhibitions. Josy is inspired by circular time, which constantly reveals miracles in nature, and is compelled to paint and share her eyes’ interpretation with others.
She often paints a close-up point of view; breaking the painting into jewels of colour in a mosaic technique originally inspired by her love of Impressionism. Josy’s latest series is encaustic paintings of water lilies. The scale increased to 7ft by 4 ft paintings after seeing Monet’s water lilies at the MOMA. After a visit to the Muir Woods near San Francisco, Josy returned to her Look Way Up Series with large encaustics. When you understand Josy’s paintings it will change the way you see when you walk through the woods.
Lee is a proud member of the SCA "The Society of Canadian Artists" and OSA "The Ontario Society of Artists." Lee has a number of pieces of his artwork exhibited across Canada, the USA and Europe which is represented in private and public collections.
She was a member of a co-operative gallery “Chimera” in Salem, Ontario from 1976-78 . She returned to teaching in 1986 and retired in 2000. Margaret has taught printmaking courses across Ontario and was the printmaking instructor at Wilfrid Laurier University from 1988 to 2006.
Margaret is chiefly represented by the Art Gallery of Guelph, Kloepfer Gallery, and Barber Gallery, Guelph, the Rebecca Gallery, Toronto and Carnegie Gallery, Dundas. On Aug. 1, 2001, she took a painting studio at the “Williams Mill” in Glen Williams near Georgetown. She is known for her landscapes, abstracts and mixed media. She is a member of the Guelph Creative Arts Association, the Central Ontario Art Association, and is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (1990) and the Ontario Society of Artists (1991). She has received five Ontario Arts Council grants. Margaret has held many individual exhibitions since 1974. Participation in numerous juried shows throughout Southwestern Ontario has brought her many awards. Her paintings and prints are in private and public collections around the world. Her work “Harvest Time” was published in “International Artist Magazine” February-March, 2001 issue and her etching “Remnants of Life on the Trail” was published in the April/May 2002 issue. Guelph Life magazine (Jan/Feb issue 2008) featured an article by Rob O’Flanagan that profiled her life and career as a professional artist and teacher.
In 2014, she was nominated for a "Woman of Distinction "award in the Arts and Culture Category by the YWCA.
In the summer 2019 Issue of Living Spaces magazine, an article was written that featured her as a Local Artisan.
She has been exhibiting in 17 Countries across six continents and received numerous Awards and Grants. Her work can be found in private collections, Government of Ontario Art Collection Archives public collections of Art Galleries and Sculpture parks.
The specific forms of my work float on the surface of a well of memory. I create discreet objects, objects in series and installation.
My preferred material is steel, and/or Stone. In my constructions the material wears its identity through rough-cut edges, visible welds and an undisguised slabness. I may combine them with glass, stone, text, Photographs, and miscellaneous findings.
By cutting, burning and welding, experience and emotion are melded into steel.
Peter is represented by Abbozzo Gallery in Toronto and Naomi Stuecker/Paul Paletti Gallery in
Louisville, Kentucky. His first solo exhibition, Tranquility, at Abbozzo Gallery in 2015, sold out almost
two and a half times over, with Saks Fifth Avenue acquiring two complete sets to represent Canadian
Art at their two stores in Toronto. He was awarded “Best of 2015” by the American Society of Media
Photographers, “Best Work by an Emerging Artist” by the Ontario Society of Artists, and his work has been shown at the Affordable Art Fair in New York City, alongside art from 70 international galleries.
Peter was elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in 2015 and the Society of Canadian Artists in 2016. He is also a proud member of the Rotary Club of Etobicoke and the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC). Great photography is the rare marriage of the creativity of art with the technique of craft and the precision of science. If any one of these elements is missing, a photograph falls short of its full potential. Peter’s photography benefits from over 25 years of experience as a computer consultant and programmer, building sophisticated database systems, which requires a similar blend of creativity, craft and extreme attention to detail.
Born in Bratislava, Slovakia, Peter moved to Canada when he was seven years old. He lives in the
beautiful Hockley Valley, Ontario with his wife, dog and cat, exploring the countryside by motorcycle,
bicycle, or on foot, often accompanied by his dog, Daisy. His frequent excursions give him a deep
familiarity and affinity with some of Ontario’s most beautiful lands.
2019 The President’s Award, Ontario Society of Artists
2018 Honorable Mention, IPA International Photography Awards 2018
2017 Best Landscape Award, RMG Exposed 2017, Art auction, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery,
People’s Choice, Ontario Greenbelt / McMichael Canadian Art Collection / Professional
Photographers of Canada Photo Contest, ON
2016 Elected to the Society of Canadian Artists
Honorable Mention, IPA International Photography Awards 2016
Honourable Mention, Ontario Society of Artists Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works, Toronto,
Curry's Award, Ontario Society of Artists, Toronto, ON
2015 Elected to the Ontario Society of Artists
ASMP Best of 2015, American Society of Media Photographers, USA
Honourable Mention, IPOTY International Photographer of the Year
Best Work by an Emerging Artist, Ontario Society of Artists, Toronto, ON
Honorable Mention, Neutral Density Photography Awards, ND Magazine
Juror's Choice Second Place, Orangeville Art Group, Orangeville, ON
2014 Juror's Choice, Headwaters Arts, Headwaters Arts Gallery, Alton, ON
CSPWC Open Water Annual Juried Shows
International Watercolour Biennial, Mexico City, Mexico, 2000
Annual York Region Juried Exhibition, The Varley Art Gallery, Markham, ON
The Whitten Gallery, King City, ON
Buckingham Fine Art, Markham and Uxbridge, ON
The Waterleaf Gallery, Richmond Hill, ON
McKay Art Centre, Unionville, ON
The Ethel Curry Gallery, Haliburton, ON
The Distillery District, Toronto, ON
Art of the Matter, Aurora, ON
Sign of the Whale Gallery, Yarmouth, NS
Arctic Quest, Win Henstock Gallery, Oakville, ON
Arctic Quest, Linkway Gallery, TD Centre, Toronto, ON
Arctic Quest, Legislative Assembly, Iqualuit, Nunavut
Arctic Quest, Yellowknife, North West Territories
Arctic Quest, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver, BC
Arctic Quest, J. D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre, Toronto, ON
Arctic Quest, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, ON
Arctic Quest, Library, Penn State Abingdon College, Philadelphia, PA
Arctic Quest, Northumberland Art Gallery, Cobourg, ON
Art Expo 2008, Toronto, ON
Ontario Society of Artists, Summer in the GTA, 2008
Ontario Society of Artists, Summer Exhibitions, 2009
J.D. Carrier Gallery, 5 Palettes, 2010
Webster Galleries, Calgary AB, Landscape Show, 2011
Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON, 7 Artists Group Show, 2011
Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON, One-Person Show, 2012
Ontario Society of Artists, Archives of Ontario, Toronto, ON, 2012
Ontario Society of Artists, Members Show, Guelph, ON, 2012
Ontario Society of Artists, Vision & Devotion, Toronto, ON 2012
J.D. Carrier Gallery, Venezia Con Amore, Toronto, ON 2013
Pelham Art Festival, Foothill, ON, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON, Making Waves, 2015
J.D. Carrier Gallery, Places & Faces, 2015
Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON, Town & Country, 2017
Creations Art Gallery, Ancaster, ON, Waterscapes, 2017
I have shown across Canada, the United States, England, Tasmania and Turkey, in shows like the Toronto Art Expo, Red Dot Miami, Paralux and Spectrum New York VIBE Canada in London England, TAS ART Tasmania to name a few. I am in many private and corporate collections throughout the world, my work has also been featured at Queens Park, in The Peel Gallery, Brampton City Hall, Mississauga Gallery and Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie. Tasmania, London England and Istanbul Turkey, I have been featured in many magazine and articles in print featured in a 3 page article in “SIDEROADS of Caledon and King” spring issue 2016 and a 7 page feature article in the inaugural issue of “FutuReale” in 2008 and his work graced the cover, I was also invited to attend to the 8th Portakal Cicegi International Plastic Arts Colony which took place at Sapanca Dogapark Turkey, 11-19 June 2016 for a 2 week venues with 29 international artist to paint for Ahmet Şahin and his museum collection. I am represented by The Gallery, Niagara Falls Ontario and Morrison Galleries Geneva Il.
In my work I try and convey a feeling, emotion or message by capturing in one frame or image that tells a story as well as challenging the viewers perception, that makes them laugh, cry, or starts a conversation and in some cases I present a satiric look at the world we live in. I try to include those little extras that allow the eye to explore and discover hidden gems or messages. As an Artist, Teacher, Juror and Gallery owner of “Steve Wilson Studios and The Gallery” located 4681 Queen St. Niagara Falls, Ontario in the downtown arts and cultural area, an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists and currently on the board serving as Vice President, an elected member and previously Director of Exhibitions for the Society of Canadian Artists and an elected member of the Colour and Form Society. I was on the board of Directors at Beaux-Arts Brampton from 2003-2007 serving as President the last 2 years, and previously Vice-President of the Mississauga Arts Society. I co-juried the 2nd Annual Wildlife Nature and Native Show at Beaux-Arts 2010 with international artists Charles Pachter and Daphne Odjig as well as juried the CFS 2’x2’ exhibition, the Orangeville art group members show and the Franklin Carmichael Art Centre annual show to name a few.
“effects of excess crying on the landscape is a series that explores imagined and emotive landscapes in dialogue with the existent political landscape. The gesture and lushness of the paintings correlate with a measure in time-- one can follow the drip of paint as held within its fall-- in this manner the paintings become bodily and enterable. The physicality of the paintings invites a concentrated meditation on the action inherent in the pieces, my time and emotion in the making--in the moment.
The series, effects of excess crying on the landscape, explores my unreal memories of land akin to the untouched and pristine; there is something mournful about an idyllic landscape in a modern context. Yet there remains within me an indoctrinated subconscious imbued with a history of landscape and the wilderness despite our current crisis.
The landscape is a universal subject-- of self, land and sky-- everyone has engaged in the horizon--an unattainable lived metaphor. The paintings are gestural poems; weeping landscapes. effects of excess crying on the landscape are landscapes of the soul. “
Angie Quick lives and works in London Ontario. She had a 2016 solo exhibition at Good Sport gallery and has participated in group exhibitions in London, Hamilton and Toronto. She has obtained several grants from the London Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council.