Val Roy is a local artist working in mixed media. Her style is continually evolving and is very colorful, textured and expressive. She is inspired by live music and musicians and their energy. Val has been in over 50 exhibitions and has had numerous solo shows. She has studied with a number of prominent artists and is an active member of a number of local art groups including Ottawa Mixed Media Artists, the Ottawa Art Association, and the Kanata Civic Art Gallery. Val works full-time as a high school art teacher. You can check out her work at www.valigrl.com.
Shirley Moulton is an artist from Ottawa, who has been exhibiting her artwork since 1995. She paints in oil, pastel, gouache, watercolour, pen & ink and graphite pencil. Subject matter varies from landscape and florals, to portraits and Shirley has painted many portrait commissions of dogs and other pets. She is a member of a number of art associations: Ottawa Art Association, Art East, Ottawa Watercolour Society, Ottawa School of Art and Colored Pencil Society of America. If you are interested in purchasing artwork, or requesting a portrait commission, you may contact her by email at Shirley_moulton@yahoo.ca.
These works include drawings and photo snap shots collaged into an acrylic painting. UV protecting glazes are applied to the photo prints but they remain fragile as any photographic print. The snap shots are in the Henri Cartier-Brisson tradition of quick shots which document a moment in time. One can’t fully grasp the fact that billions of digital images are captured every day not only with cameras but phones and other devices, especially in iconic places such as New York City and tourist spots like Ottawa.
A passion for painting is evident in her use of intense colours and vivid imagery. Her city scenes depict personal experiences that bring an eclectic, vibrant feel to the canvas. Claudia is a member of Arts Ottawa East and the Ottawa Art Association; samples of her work can be found in collections throughout Ontario, Québec, and New Brunswick.
Marshal has been creating and training in art for the past twenty years, seeking out the best teachers available to learn from. His first instructor Douglas A. Manning, didn’t allow him to use colour for four years but instead concentrated on drawing, value, composition and the craft of creating art. After this Foster moved onto pastels and had success with wildlife paintings rendered in pastel.
Christopher was born in Kampala Uganda, then via Boston, Massachusetts he came to live in Canada as a young child. He pursued his desire to become an artist and in 1993 he graduated with Honours from the OCAD Fine Arts programme. At their overseas campus in Florence he developed an enduring interest in the masters of the Italian Late Gothic, Renaissance and Mannerist periods. In Toronto, he was deeply influenced by the renowned muralist Carmen Cereceda. Concurrently he became absorbed by the works of artists such as Stanley Spencer, Paul Nash and George Grosz.
As a freelance artist and teacher Chris has developed substantial versatility relative to landscape painting, portraiture, murals and graphic design. His recent works are both traditional and loosely speaking, surrealistic. They are accomplished in various media and evoke his love of landscapes and portrait work. Evident too is his will to express in a highly individualistic manner, the intrinsic contradictions in human nature.