Cherie Wasyliw ARTIST
Cherie splits her time between the Okanagan, BC and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Her paintings focus primarily on nature and the reflective qualities of water. She strives to create art that reminds the viewer of those moments when “we were lucky enough to be surrounded by nature and witness a little of it’s glory”.
Keegan Starlight ARTIST
Keegan resides and works on the Tsuut’ina Nation southwest of Calgary and has been creating art in one form or another for nearly 20 years. Art felt like a natural fit when he was in elementary school, and he understood it with an ease he hadn’t encountered in more rigid core subjects. The cultures expressed through Starlight’s work span a diverse breadth of traditions and experiences, moving through Tsuut’ina, Blackfoot, Stoney, Dene, Ojibwe and Navaho. They’re all connected, and Starlight views art as a messenger, whether it’s a piece about missing and murdered Indigenous women, residential schools or even climate change. Indigenous culture has a deep-rooted system for creativity and storytelling.
Petro‑Canada commissioned Indigenous artists to create murals at six of its locations across the country—Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver— Keegan Starlight does just that with his colourful, lively work, which can be found throughout Calgary, including a mural at the Central Library downtown and on campus at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).
Wendy J Bradley ARTIST
"Building on a legacy of appreciation for pristine wilderness, natural environs and mountain culture, my journeys continue to carry me into new horizons to explore and to paint. I e hiked, climbed, snow-shoed and arrived by helicopter to find a place to stand or sit with my pochade and paints. I paint regardless of the weather, in daylight or moonlight hours and in temperatures to –16C degrees. A painting space and how I am able to bring life to the image."
Wendy was born and raised in Banff in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park. I am so fortunate to call these mountains home. Her passion is painting enplei air, in water colours and oils. This passion has taken her to glaciers, lakes, mountain hillsides, forests and meadows in the Bow Valley and beyond to oceans and old-growth forests. Some of her favourite backcountry studios are Lake O’Hara. Mt. Assiniboine, Bow Lake, Haida Gwaii, and the wets coast in Canada and beyond to international destinations.
Janet B Armstrong ARTIST, AFCA, SCA
“When I paint, I am capturing a special place that will soon become only a memory. Whether an early morning or evening scene, I enjoy bringing that particular scene to the viewer. Seeing the connection between the viewer and my art is such a reward. When emotions are stirred up, through a painting, it is truly a reward for me as an artist. My passion for painting in and out of the studio will continue for many more years. It is who I am and my journey.”
Landscapes, architecture, animals and vintage paintings make up my collections. Many of my Landscapes are created from my plein air studies, created from my travels across Canada and other destinations.
AFCA - Federation of Canadian Artists (Calgary & Vancouver)
SCA - Elected Member with the Society of Canadian Artists (Toronto)
Member - Alberta Escape Artists, Blueridge Art Group, Alberta Plein Air Painters
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
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."
30 x 37, pastel $1300
30 x 38, pastel $1300
16 x 30, oil on canvas $495
30 x 37, pastel $1300
Cherie Sibley ARTIST
Cherie is a native of Southern Louisiana, is married to a Canadian and lives six months in the Okanagan, British Columbia, and six months in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Art has been central to her life from her formative years. She received a BFA with honors from Louisiana State University. Her career has included Graphic Design (before and after the advent of computers), Art Direction, Marketing, Advertising, Real Estate and Fine Arts.
In 1996 she moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with the goal of returning to painting and the arts. She started teaching adult painting classes (19 years ago) and continues to hold weekly classes as well as specific workshops.
Her paintings, now primarily focused on water and life living in and on it, have evolved through these last 21 years. She is still drawn to ethnic people and unique views of life around her. Her use of color and keen eye make her subjects come alive and live.
Her primary focus at the moment is exploring the newly discovered world of underwater reflections.
Four years ago she fulfilled a lifelong dream of learning the art of metal smithing, studying with Candians' William King and Marilyn Fraser. She focuses on works in copper and silver, with no two pieces ever being duplicated. She also teaches metal smithing.
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.
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