Cynthia Makara, Artist
I initiated my professional career as a Graphic Designer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging Design. I started to paint at the age of fifteen with a passion for colour, lights, shadows and texture, taking art classes in drawing and painting, plastic expression and human figure with Nicholas Menza, in Argentina, where I was born.
I moved to Alberta in 2005, and continue my development as an artist participating in different associations and workshops. Introduced to encaustic medium in 2009, I committed myself to evolve and perfect this unique technique.
Skies are my favourite subject to paint, most of them are inspired on the western skies of Alberta, the beauty of nature. My paintings are peaceful and relaxing, they tell the glory of the sky and its magnificence. I love texture and explore the volume of the material.
Kathleen McCallum, Artist
Calgarian Kathleen McCallum is an Alberta College of Art Visual
Communications (1981) graduate. Her artwork can be found in private and
corporate collections and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts provincial collection.
She is represented by several Alberta galleries and is a member of the
Federation of Canadian Artists (Vancouver) as well as the Leighton Art Centre.
Kathleen's rewarding career as a graphic designer constantly influences her
compositions and subject matter. Her colourful acrylic and mixed media paintings
exude beauty and a playfulness – inspiring her popular greeting card series.
“The world always seems brighter when you’ve made something that wasn’t
there before.” - Neil Gaiman
Dean Tatam Reeves, Artist
Dean Tatam Reeves’ studio is under an open sky, wherever he plants his painting chair. In this way, he produces an ongoing series of works in pastels and watercolours that investigate diverse Canadian landscapes. Dean is at home whether he is exploring cool Central Alberta forests and wetlands of the Beaver Hills UNESCO Biosphere, windswept open prairies, rugged Great Lakes shores, the wilds of Algonquin Park, or the tidal basin of the Bay of Fundy.
Born in England, Dean has lived in Western Canada since 1956. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alberta in 1978 Dean established ongoing art practice. Throughout his career, he has served the public in roles as an art educator, arts manager, and curator. His artworks can be found in numerous public, corporate, and private art collections.
Bonnie Scott, Artist
"I work in oil and watercolor, with a commitment to painting images reflecting the beauty and joy found in this world.
My art practice explores the visual language of abstraction, particularly modern geometric and formal abstraction. The use of the grid helps me represent both issues of interrelationships and interconnectedness.
My paintings reflect my responses, both emotionally and intellectually, inclusive of the poetic possibilities of colour, form and pattern."
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