Trent Hills Artists with Creative Christmas Gift Ideas

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Barb Klatt
Barbara Klatt does innovative painting, furniture restyling and novel wood crafting work. "Folk Art is a very personal way of working with natural materials. I have always been fascinated with three things: Boxes, Wood and Children's Picture Books. In my hand-painted boxes I have combined these three loves - the mystery of a box, the beauty of wood, and the naïve charm of children's book illustrations." See her works here or at her beeklatt@gmail.com email address.
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Brian Tyson's photos are full of form and wit. Taken from the urban landscape around Toronto there will be recognition, surprise and humour. See his works here. Contact Brian at his cameraf11@gmail.com email address.
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Barbara Klatt does innovative painting as part of her restoration woodcraft work; but also in a series of country and farm images as well. See her works here or at her email address.
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Alvin VanDrie is a woodland artist artist whose paintings are infused with the colors and aura of the animal and plant life that abounds in Nature. Alvin's paintings reflect the energy of multi-varied life forms. See his works here or contact Alvin at his info@ajvandrie.ca email address.
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Carey Campbell-Dinkel is an adventurous as well as accomplished artist doing paintings, mixed media as well as photography work. Her paintings are quite vibrant drawing from some of the mixed media styling Carey does. Contact Carey at her careydinkel@gmail.com email address.
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Carey Campbell-Dinkel mixed media works are quite compelling using stimulating textures with color blends that build a surface sculpture. Even her photography work is framed in 3 dimensions. For a young artist Carey brings a vigorous styling to the fore. Contact Carey at her careydinkel@gmail.com email address.
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Hans Backer was born in the Netherlands. Hans family immigrated to Canada and settled in Prince Edward Island. Several years later, they moved to Toronto. He has been interested in photography since his teenage years, and has worked in the photographic industry for over 35 years. See Hans' gallery for everyday things seen in a unique perspective. Contact Hans at his hgbdesign@bell.net email address.
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Alasdair Gillespie has the photographic talent of plucking telling moments in time in his images. The range of photos-taken is quite diverse so do drop by Alasdair's web site to see a sumptuous photo show. Contact Alasdair at his northwoodphotography@gmail.com email address.
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Jeanette Campbell is an artist and teacher of painting living and working in Campbellford Ontario. Jeanette was born in Toronto, and has studied at MacMaster University, Ontario College of Art and Banff School of Fine Art. Her paintings have been exhibited and sold across Canada, the USA, Britain, the Netherlands and Barbados. Jeanette works in oils, watercolours, acrylics, pen and ink and pastels. Her realistic style lends itself to her favourite subject - people at work and play. Contact Jeanette at her campbellstudio@sympatico.ca email address.
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Paulus Tjiang is glass blower and sculptor. His glass works exhibit classic style or funky humor - your choice. See more of his works at his website. Also call directly at 705-924-9173.
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Monica Johnston is a complete potter. Monica has embraced wood firing in her pottery. It's an earthy and physical engaging process. All the wood is cut, stacked, and hand fed into the fires. The fire and flame from wood firing brings out variations, depth, and subtlety from the clay and glaze, that gas or electric firing could not reveal. See more of her works at her website. Also call directly at 705-924-9173.
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Kathy Beckford is a fabric worker extraordinaire - and it shows. Kathy is a certified teacher with the Ontario Rug Hooking Guild. She has completed many different styles, from a fine cut for shading to a Primitive style. Kathy is also adept at dying her own wool. Her latest endeavour combines hooking with the blanket stitch. Contact Kathy at 705-639-2583..
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Dimitri Papatheodorou is an architect, painter, sculptor and musician who lives and works in Toronto and Warkworth. Your Gallery Hop visit may include an impromptu piano recital-performance! Findout more about his works at his website. Also send an email to dimitripapatheodorou@me.com or call him at (416)839-3102.
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Claus Heinecke is an artist living in Campbellford ON. Claus has evolved from graphic design to the relative freedom of fine art. He began painting marine subjects born of his love for sailing. Later he produced large canvases bound only by the imagination. These works were boldly minimalist in nature, expressionistic in treatment and straddle representation and abstraction. Claus finally made the leap to sculpture, his current passion and culmination of his exploration of visual media. See Claus' website or call him at (705)632-1475.
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Tony Crocker is a worldwide traveller and photographer. Tony's passion is to capture and share the images of all living things. See Tony's website or call him at (705)653-1100.
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Patricia Calder is a photographer who specializes in horse and animal imagery. When Patricia goes out shooting, she likes to capture the many moods, motions, and personality of the horses and scenes she photographs. See Patricia's website or contact patinpei@yahoo.ca by email or call her at (905)355-3005. Patricia resides at 11 Cedar Street, in Colborne ON.
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Erwin Rummel is a most diverse artist. Erwin has spent the last 20 years steadily acquiring the skill and techniques needed for realistic and abstract painting in oil and acrylic, as well as sculpting in stone and mixed media. See Erwin's website or contact him by email at erummel@istar.ca.
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Gundi Viviani-Finch is a glass artist. Gundi's studio is situated nestled into a hilltop overlooking the surrounding fields, forest, marsh, and creek. It therefore comes as no surprise that the Nature scene outside her studio window provides much of the inspiration for her brilliant and flowing sculptures, in particular the intense cold, bright light, snow and ice formations of the Canadian winter. See Gundi's website or contact her by email at gundi@gundi.com
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Rick Beaver works in the media of acrylic, gouache, silkscreen, stone lithography and recently giclée prints and designer collectibles. Rick believes in and promotes the growing sense of curiousity about and responsibility for the world around us. He is dedicated to fostering a sense of awe and inspiration in the natural world. See Rick's website or contact him by email at sweetg@rickbeaver.com .
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Maureen Harding has spent a large part of her life exploring, discovering, and eager to find out what the next place is like. It was living in a remote settlement in a valley up against the Rockies, living off the grid and with solar panels for power, that she was introduced to the marvels of sheep and their wool. These influences and experiences have resulted in an appreciation for simple things, real and unpretentious. See Maureens website or contact her by email at maureen@dreamspinfibres.ca .
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Paula Lishman, as a designer, manufacturer, and retailer, has pioneered the innovative process of manufacturing a fur yarn which, when knit or woven, creates a double-faced "fur fabric" unparalleled in appearance and comfort -- fur inside and out! Through her creation of knit fur, Paula has established a “niche” in the fur industry. Knit fur, with its unique look and feel, is the fashionable fur choice of contemporary, active people.See Paula's website or contact her by phone at (905)982-2287.
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Melody Macdonald specializes in Alpaca wool. She is able to pursue her two passions as an alpaca farmer and a fibre artist. She machine knits with this luxurious fibre, creating socks, insoles, scarves, hats, mitts, gloves, sweaters, duvets and texting gloves. These garments are soft, warm and lightweight, a bonus for anyone's wardrobe. See Melody's website here. Contact her by email at melody@twoloomalpacas.ca.
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Christine Muir had the good fortune to meet and study under the tutelage of Nel Steedsman one of the first Master Weavers of the Canadian Weavers Guild. She attended Sheridan College where she took fashion designing. Tailoring was one of her favourite classes. Christine, a retired teacher, spends her time trying any new fibre technique that may cross her path. She weaves, spins, dyes, knits, felts, braids, beads, quilts, sews, makes glass beads and jewellery with these, and carves wood.
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Skye Morrison is a kitemaker and designer extraordinaire. He is the Design Co-ordinator for the annual Windfest Kite Extravaganza in Toronto [see http://windfest.to ]. See Skye's kite making video here. Contact Skye at 705-696-1382.
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Frank Ditomaso is a wood turner. Frank has been crafting furniture since 1990 and in 1996 he expanded his skills to include woodturning. His creativity and passion for woodturning is apparent in the unique designs he creates and the fine quality he produces. Frank demonstrates his commitment to the art of woodturning as an instructor for Lee Valley Tools. Contact Frank at 905-852-1291.
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Denis Newman takes you on a pictorial journey through rural Ontario with pen and ink Denis captures Ontario history from Lake Ontario to the Bancroft and North with sidetrips of mining history and boating heritage. In addition to framed pen and ink sketches, Denis will also be featuring two recently published books pertaining to mining and community in Porcupine and Kirkland Lake areas. See his Facebook page here Contact Denis at 613-966-3125 or email him at den.gen@sympatico.ca .
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Paul Portelli is a professional sculptor living and working in Warkworth, Ontario. He manipulates the natural beauty and versatility of terra cotta clay with colour and glazes to create his popular Greenman series, little brown birds and figurative forms. His newest work, Regal Rabbits, A Murder of Crows and other Blackbirds are inspired by the nature that is so abundant around his Warkworth home studio. Many of Paul's works have been exhibited in public and private galleries and are held in private collections in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ghana and Germany. Contact Paul by email at paulportelli@bell.net .
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Terrie MacDonald uses earthenware clay and concentrates on table and accent ware. Pottery fills an important role as a vehicle to celebrate domestic activities that are intimate yet also rather routine. They remind us that the beauty and movements of reflection are found in our most fundamental everyday activities. Contact Terrie by email at terrie@terradoluspottery.ca .
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Veronica Derry specializes in finely crafted fibre vignettes, whimsical quilt like creations which utilize & draw inspiration from vintage textiles, things collected from the imperfect elements of her surroundings. Contact Veronica at 905-372-0494.
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Gary Mulcahey's passion for photography started at 11 years of age when his father lent him his first camera – a Yashica twin lens reflex and set him up with a black and white darkroom. While the other children took their first jobs delivering newspapers, Gary was at the local baseball diamonds and rinks taking and selling team photos. At age 22 Gary attended the Photography Program at Fanshawe College in London Ontario. By age 25 he was working as a full time freelance photographer producing images for magazines, advertising, the performing arts, and private and corporate clients. He has lived and worked in Toronto, Dublin and Madrid. Contact Gary by email at gary@mulcahey.com or by phone at 905- .
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Elizabeth Kiser is a Precious Metal Clay artist who takes delight in creating pure silver jewellery using this dynamic medium. Designing pieces & incorporating semi-precious stones to add colour and dimension to the uniqueness of her jewellery. Additionally, making rings is her specialty whether the creations are whimsical or custom-made. Elizabeth happily accepts orders, as well as offering workshops in her studio - Exhale into Health in Port Hope. Contact Elizabeth by phone at 905-375-5903 .
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San Murata lives in an historic small town east of Toronto. In his studio he paints scenes from everyday life, depicted in a folk art style “with a twist”. San’s inimitable colour sense and style convey a truly magical spirit of place. His gouache paintings are lively, colourful, and whimsical yet display a mastery of what can be a very challenging medium.Contact San's artist agent at 514-287-1064.
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Leigh Thompson lives in Hastings, Ontario and doesn't have far to travel to find inspiration. She finds the vibrant colours and beauty of Ontario, with the combination of northern landscape and an intense southern light, both inspiring and captivating. Leigh was brought up in an artistic family in England, where her family encouraged her to paint and draw from an early age. After years of deafness an operatio of 2009 restored her hearing and her returnn to art training. Cotact Leigh at 705-696-1211.
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Barbara Trenholm is an audacious fabric worker. Barb has recently moved to Northumberland County from Oakville where she has been "hooking" for over 10 years. She is inspired by nature, folkart and the animal kingdom.