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Featured Artist: Steve Tracy (October - December 2019)

Canadian artist Steve Tracy was born in California in 1953. After discovering his natural affinity for art with a hand-me-down set of oil paints, Steve began his art at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he rubbed shoulders with the likes of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Andy Warhol in Soho. He went on to graduate from the Colorado Institute of Fine Art furthering his studies in sculpting, design, drawing, illustration and commercial art. Steve also studied printmaking at California’s Kala Art Institute and was a member of the Denver Art Student League for many years, as...

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Featured Artists: Jeanette Marshall & Cheryl Radford (July 3rd - September 30th, 2019)

Jeanette N. Marshall Jeanette grew up in the big sky country of Prairie Canada.  Rural origins gave way to the urban settings of Winnipeg, Montreal, Vancouver, Windsor and London.  At the University of Manitoba, she earned a BFA Honours degree, distinguishing herself with high academic standing and artistic integrity.  Further influences came from varied sources, including workshops and viewing collections from North America to Europe.  She draws her subject matter from nature and humanity, preferring to work from direct observation.  She trains her students to lead with their eyes as well.  She has honed an aesthetic refinement throughout the genres...

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Featured Artists: Virginia Caldwell & Jen Hamilton (May 7th - July 1st, 2019)

Virginia Caldwell Virginia Henderson Caldwell lives and paints in London, Ontario.  Art has played an important part in her life. At the age of eleven she was given a small set of oil paints as a gift.  This opened up a visual creative journey that includes many experiences and opportunities.  Primarily self taught, she constantly stretches her creative ability and pushes technical and compositional boundaries. From 1979 to 1989, the artist's medium was acrylic on wood.  Small hand painted artifacts given as Christmas presents formed the basis of producing hand painted earrings, neck pieces and pins as wearable art.  These...

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Featured Artist: Val Sloggett & Ross Bishop (March 5th - May 6th, 2019)

Val Sloggett Born in Peterborough, Val Sloggett graduated from Fanshawe College in Illustration Design, through the Graphic Arts Program.   Working within the commercial art field for many years has greatly influenced her painting style.  She has switched back and forth with constructive and non-constructive elements, providing quite a mental challenge. Books on early mid-century abstract artists (Canadian and American, i.e.: Hans Hofmann) help greatly to keep Val in touch with her goals. Some of what is central to her painting method include: mastering brush/pallet paint application; paint density (removing, sometimes wet scraping and re-applying paint to give the finished look);...

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Featured Artist: Tim Cosens & Melissa Mussell (January 3rd - March 4th, 2019)

Tim Cosens Tim Cosens lives and maintains a studio in London, Ontario, Canada.  He finished his formal arts training at H. B. Beal Technical School and graduated from this locally renowned arts program in 1978, receiving first prize for the highest standing in drawing.  London, Ontario, especially from the years forward of 1960, has maintained a vital and experimental arts community.  This climate of forward thinking has formed a strong backdrop towards Tim’s research as a painter who maintains an interest in many international, historical, and contemporary developments within the visual arts.  His own work through the years has become...

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Featured Artist: Roxanne Jervis (November 1st, 2018 - January 2nd, 2019)

Roxanne Jervis is an artist and teacher who is over-whelmed by the beauty in the landscape that surrounds us. Her style is her own, and can be recognized by the strong colours and composition, usually painted with a palette knife. Travelling whenever possible to places far and near, in order to paint, photograph and/or sketch; allows Roxanne to use the medium that inspires her.  Returning home, the energy from her trips is reflected in her work.  A large selection is done plein air, mostly on Manitoulin Island and the London, Canada areas.  However, she has a series from Tuscany/Italy, Hong...

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Jeanette Marshall on What's Up London

Are you interested in learning more about Jeanette Marshall's artwork?  Check out this episode of What's Up London, hosted by Kathy Mueller, which aired on September 24th, 2018.  Jeanette talks about the ideas and inspiration behind a select group of her paintings. 

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Featured Artist: Ann Pigott (August 31st - October 30th, 2018)

Ann Pigott was born in Hamilton, Ontario but has lived in several Canadian cities.  She has resided in London for the past 20+ years. Ann has exhibited work at Tourism London Corporate Offices; The Arts Project, London; Gallery in the Grove, Brights Grove; and Lambeth Art Association Annual Spring Shows.  She won the Best in Show Award, Lambeth Art Association Annual Show in 2011. Her main mediums are currently oil pastel and fluid acrylics. Ann is most influenced by artists David Milne and Tom Thomson.  She is inspired by the landscapes of Algonquin Park but also enjoys setting up still life's...

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Featured Artist: Gerald Pedros (July 1st - August 29th, 2018)

Gerald Pedros is a Montreal native who moved to St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada several years ago.  Pedros has had exhibitions around the world including Switzerland, Germany, Mexico and Ireland. "When I was sixteen, I realized that most of us live our lives through other people's experiences, i.e., pop singers, religious leaders, politicians, neighbours, family, etc. Why? Because we do not trust our own judgment.  My artwork is a timid attempt to trust my judgement." - Gerald David Pedros Gerald's work will be on display as our Featured Artist from July 1st to August 29th, 2018.

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Featured Artist: Kim Wilkie (May 8th - June 30th, 2018)

Kim was born and raised in London, Ontario. She has a diploma from the Regional School for Nursing Assistants and worked as a Registered Nursing Assistant before raising three children. She received an Honors Fine Arts Studio Degree with Distinction in 2006 from Western University, formerly The University of Western Ontario. It was with great honour that Kim was chosen in her graduating year for the “Embroiderer’s Guild Award.” The President of the Embroiderer’s Guild said they chose her because of the consistent use of sewing and embroidery in her art throughout her degree. She took instruction from Kim Moodie, Jennie White,...

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