featured artists

Ricky Schaede

Ricky Schaede

biography Ricky Schaede is a self-taught, Canadian artist born in Brampton, Ontario.   His studio is located in Orangeville, Ontario.   Schaede's artwork is rooted in a love for animals, nature, and fantasy.  Working primarily with oils and acrylics, his paintings...

Mimi Matte

Mimi Matte

biography Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Madeleine Rachelle (Mimi) Matte, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from McGill University and was later represented by prominent galleries in Toronto and Montreal. In 1974, the Art Gallery of Ontario chose one of her works to...

Peter Adams

Peter Adams

biography Primarily a landscape painter, Peter Adams is interested in questioning where we go to seek beauty and where we go to recharge.  His work highlights the complexity of calm immersion in nature, juxtaposing realism with abstraction, seeking serenity in a...

Steven Volpe

Steven Volpe

biography I paint open-ended narratives derived from unremarkable scenes: ordinary people engaged in ordinary activities. Achieving an effect that is out of the ordinary is where the work begins: the transforming, the editing, the re-imagining. Positioned somewhere...

Elena Henderson

Elena Henderson

biography Elena Henderson studied art at the Moscow School of Arts, in Russia. Since immigrating to Canada in 1996, she has upgraded her Visual Arts Diploma from the Haliburton School of Art and Design: Fleming College and, in 2009, graduated from the International...

Darlene Hassall

Darlene Hassall

biography Darlene Hassall was born in Montreal and now resides in Shelburne, Ontario.  She attended Concordia University, graduating with a B.F.A, major in Graphic Design.  After a 40-year successful career in business, she turned back to art.  In 2012 Darlene started...

Bill Schwarz

Bill Schwarz

biography Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Bill Schwarz won his first colouring contest at age five.  Bill earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Toronto in 1966 and was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1968.  Schwarz's has since...

Ivano Stocco

Ivano Stocco

biography Ivano Stocco's paintings are inspired by the architectural forms, the people, and colours of the everyday urban environment. He is interested in how to see and experience the world poetically in sub-optimal conditions and in imagery that is not necessarily...

Mark Anthony Jacobson

Mark Anthony Jacobson

biography Mark Anthony Jacobson is a widely-collected Shamanic Artist of the Woodland Art Movement, currently working and living in British Columbia. Born in Ontario of Ojibway and Swedish heritage.  He includes traditional symbolism carrying powerful meanings within...

Bob “Omar” Tunnoch

Bob “Omar” Tunnoch

biography Musician/Songwriter/Visual Artist, Bob ‘Omar’ Tunnoch, was born in Ottawa in 1953. The natural world has been his life-long passion and is a constant source of inspiration for him. As a member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), Ontario Society of...

Lila Lewis Irving

Lila Lewis Irving

biography Lila Lewis Irving was born in New York City and emigrated to Canada in 1964. She holds an MFA in Theatre Arts from the University of  Iowa as well as an MA and MFA, Fine Art, from the University of Wisconsin. She has exhibited extensively across the globe,...

Andrew James Smith

Andrew James Smith

biography Andrew attended the California College of Arts and Crafts on a full scholarship. He was the resident artist at the Coach House Press, and taught paper making at Massey College. He represented Canada at the 1st Handmade Paper Conference. He was represented by...

Teresa Rodrigues

Teresa Rodrigues

biography Born on the island of Terceira in the Azores, Teresa Rodrigues immigrated to Canada with her family in the ‘70s.  Her studio is located in Orangeville, Ontario. "My marks are spontaneous, expressive and simple; my colour scheme unnatural and the shapes I use...