Carol Finkbeiner Thomas is primarily an oil painter whose subjects include landscape, floral and figurative work. Colour, texture and mood play important roles in her works which have been described as evocative and deeply atmospheric. Paintings begin with a loose, freehand drawing, and progress to the building up of the surface of the canvas using brushes, palette knives and a variety of traditional and non traditional methods.
Carol was born in London, Ontario and raised north of Toronto. She returned to London in the early 1990’s after receiving her Honours Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts at York University. She enjoys working in a wide variety of media including drawing, printmaking and pottery.
Born in Holland in 1960, Jeanette discovered the passion to paint after leaving high school while working as a Delft Blue Pottery painter. Working with paint, brushes, and colour felt natural. She obtained a BA in Fine Art and Textiles in 1983 and has since worked as a teacher, graphic designer and art director, but the passion to paint never left.
She left Holland for England in 1989 and then moved to Canada with her young family in 1997.
Jeanette’s work focuses on land- and waterscapes. Having worked with watercolours, acrylics and even the computer as a painting tool, she now works primarily in oils.
Jeanette occasionally teaches art classes and has been involved in various group shows as well as solo exhibitions. Many of her paintings have found their way into private and permanent collections.