Vicky Wagner’s art currently focuses on detailed examination, whether of real-world objects or introspective opinions. She’s interested in how personality and emotion can affect physical appearance, and how to portray that personality in a realistic manner. It is a way to solidify and fill out ideas, to explore the detail of the objects around her, and to really know what she’s looking at or thinking about.
Ted Johnson’s believes that wood cut prints have a particular effect on viewers to consider the basic elements of the scene and not to be distracted by colour. His prints have been exhibited locally in various group & solo exhibitions and are being added to private collections in Ottawa and elsewhere. His work has been featured on the CTV program Regional Contact and in publications such as Ottawa West magazine, the Orleans Star, the AOE Calendar of Events, and the FSCA magazine.
Elaine Boivin is a native of Ottawa and, thanks to her former career, also an experienced world traveller. Since retirement, she’s spent more time exploring Canada both by land and sailboat. Elaine draws her inspiration from the places she’s visited. The peace, grandeur, and isolation of the Canadian wilderness, particularly around the Great Lakes, are a breathtaking revelation.
Intrusion: the forcible entry of molten rock or magma into or between other rock formations (Webster Dictionary) I have always been interested in how and what things are made of. Wood and metal inspire me as tools used by humans throughout all the ages. They both can transcend and convey a multitude of textures […]
“At the present time I am exploring historical helmets. As an object it can assist in identifying authority or individuals belonging to various factions. Designed to be ornate or simple, all helmets attempt to protect the user. When I paint the helmets I present them positioned showing the inside, displaying the crucial surroundings that offers […]
Artist’s statement: “In painting, I strive to convey what I feel and experience. Sentiments vary from calm and wholeness to energy and playfulness. I try to capture the aspects of the mind and the spirit, including their direction and randomness. I approach each work with minimal plan; the work develops as it unfolds itself […]