Carol Finkbeiner Thomas, Denise Antaya and Donna Andreychuk
September 21 - October 9, 2021
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. Her 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.
DENISE ANTAYA was born in Windsor, Ontario and now lives in Port Stanley, Ontario. After a 31 year career in Advertising, she decided to pursue alife long passion for painting landscapes on a full time basis. "We are surrounded by beauty. I often wonder if people see the world as I do. Do they see the magic that is all around us? As an artist I work hard to create paintings that speak to me, and hopefully, to others about the important things in life. I hope my paintings evoke memories of childhood vacations long forgotten, where the stresses of the world are left behind, peaceful times at the lake or hiking in the woods. I hope they remind us of simpler times with family and friends, times of happiness, peace and tranquility." Denise has exhibited throughout Canada and the United States and was a finalist on Landscape Artist of the Year Canada.
DONNA ANDREYCHUK's work can be found in private collections worldwide and in numerous corporate collections. Her main interest is in the Canadian landscape, with plein air painting playing an integral part in her working process. Her works leans towards abstraction. Donna's unique brushwork gives her paintings their brilliance and animates the surface, energizing the picture plane with colour and vibrancy. “I have a romantic notion of myself exploring the Canadian landscape one province at a time, with paint box in hand and a palette full of juicy oils," says Donna. "The large studio paintings are created from and inspired by the small paintings done on location. Calling on only a fragment of colour or shape, the composition develops. I view my work as landscape-inspired expressionism.”