Josy britton . Gordon Harrison . Sarah Hillock
Mary Philpott's ceramic sculpture are inspired by wild and domestic animals frequently encountered in Ontario. Living in the countryside with farm and woodland areas, Mary is never far from these animals and their stories. She is particularly interested in animals depicted in folklore and fairy tales, and takes aesthetic influence from nineteenth century children's book illustrations and medieval manuscript illuminations.
Sarah Hillock's oil paintings are created on mylar and utilize a unique subtractive painting method. Her paintings depict realistic but expressively painted animals against a minimal background. Sarah finds her subject matter in fields, at farms and in other remote areas.
Josy Britton is inspired by the Canadian landscape and by time, light, colour and pattern within that context. She worked for many years in watercolour and oil, until one morning while in her canoe, Josy noticed the waxy texture of light on lily pads and was inspired to begin working with encaustics. Many of Josy's large scale watercolours and encaustics depicting waterlilies, or the canopy of trees, as seen while she paddles her canoe near The Pinery Provincial Park.
.Gordon Harrison is in a happy place following his heart and awakening his senses in a landscape playground. His distinct style of brushwork allows him to capture the energy of the Canadian landscape, primarily Ontario and Quebec, in vividly colourful oil paintings.