Summer’s bounty has arrived in the forms of paintings, glass, jewellery, ceramics and sculpture… a feast for the eyes!
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A Quiet Day
Mixed media on canvas 47 x 50
Wandering comfortably between worlds of the abstract and narrative, Niina selects and dissects her subject matter to keep the viewer engaged and questioning. There is not one technique she clings to – but the essence of her approach – the juicy layers of texture and translucent colour, creates a sense of mystery to her work.
Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36
I am drawn to the abundant variations found in nature – wild, fragile and majestic beauty… Tree, water and earth, my aim is to discover a new way to view a very old subject. I have an insatiable hunger to create – no sooner than I start with one idea when my mind meanders somewhere else. I sculpt, scrape and splatter paint in search of new colour harmonies and mark making. Textural layers reveal aspects of the original source. – Niina Chebry
Acrylic on canvas 55 x 45
Her childhood spent under vast prairie skies of rural Alberta, Niina now lives in Vancouver – where the shift to coastal flora and fauna seep into her compositions.
When The Sky Met The Pond
Mixed media on panel 40 x 48
Large White Crawl Glaze Bowl
Ceramic 4 x 16
After visiting the deserts of Mexico in January, I drew inspiration from the cracked patterns of the dried riverbeds. Upon returning home in rainy February, I was motivated to do some testing in my workshop. I have always been interested in the more primitive, natural, less glossy aspect of what potters call the ‘crawling glaze’, as it shrinks and crawls across the clay. – Bill Boyd
Gourd, White Crawl Glaze
Ceramic 8 x 10.5
Carrara Marble, Marble turntable base 18 x 9 x 4
A few years ago, my wife Nadine and I were in Florence, Italy. Walking through the beautiful narrow streets we walked past an old stone church and heard gorgeous, young voices coming from inside. They were rehearsing for a concert that night. Of course, we went to the concert.
That night I not only heard the music, I saw the music swirl around us. I will never forget the experience. It was a few years later that I remembered that fortunate experience and knew I had to put it in sculpture. – Maarten Schaddelee
Gossamer Series Vase Medium I (Light Blue)
Glass 11 x 4 x 4
Julia grew up and still lives in a small prairie town nestled in the foothills of southern Alberta. Her aesthetic, based on the simplicity of light and form, is derived from this environment of crisp prairie light, gentle hills and windswept grasslands.
Gold-Fill, Sterling Silver 2″ drop
Anne’s new Semisphericals Earrings are a perfect example of her unwavering attention to detail and desire to create wearable art.
Fractal Damascus Scale Earrings
Sterling Silver, Titanium 2″ drop
Anne’s Fractal Damascus Scale Earrings meld natural forms, intricate patterns and sublime colours.
Heather, Catherine, Kathleen, Barb & Elyse