Jean Claude Roy
French artist Jean Claude Roy’s vibrant, expressive landscapes have generated a significant following in France, Eastern Canada, and the United States. This artist’s work was introduced to Ontario through The Bartlett Gallery.
Roy describes his style as expressionist-colourist; he works most frequently in oils and with a palette knife. Characteristic of his landscapes are evocative skies that include stylized suns. Roy found that putting a sun, initially a black sun, in the sky added light to the painting, and the technique has come to form an important part of the composition of each work.
Roy’s art can be found in various private and public collections including the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Courvoisier-Cognac, France, and Muse St. Pierre et Miquelon.
Goodyear has been involved in Photography as a professional and an amateur for over 35 years, and has had several showings at Memorial University Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador) and has won several awards from groups including the Canadian Community Newspaper Association and the Atlantic Community Newspaper Association.
Geoff is currently a helicopter pilot and gets the opportunity to travel to remote areas of the region which now hosts two of Canada’s newest National Parks. He also gets to work with wildlife from time to time such as the Peregrine Falcon. He resides in Happy Valley-Goose Bay in central Labrador with a very patient wife and a very cold dog.
Lynda Clare Grant
Lynda found painting in her late 30’s. During a course in 2000, she experienced a brain shift, which taught her that that art comes from within, and creativity is not something learned. But skills and mentors cannot be overlooked. The experiences and knowledge of fine artists she worked with had great influence on her. Lynda uses a variety of mixed media in her work, usually layering with acrylic, and often ending with the juiciness of oil paint. From an over 25-year career as a massage therapist, the human figure is most familiar to her; therefore, figurative representation is typically found in her work. Her paintings can be found in Canada from coast to coast.
Elena Henderson came to Canada from Moscow (Russia) in 1996. Since then, she graduated from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Toronto. She resides and works as a full-time artist at her studio in Orangeville, Ontario. Now, she is working on her new abstract series on raw canvases, using a variety of acrylic textured paint and mixed media. Her style is sophisticated and elegant, her colour palette is unique and fresh, her shapes are organic and electrifying.
Born in Scotland, Jerre Davidson immigrated to Canada in 1988. In 2000 she was introduced to kiln-forming glass. Fascinated by this new medium, Davidson set out to educate herself on glass techniques, specifically about how glass behaves when processed or fired at various temperatures. She perfected her skills with classes at Pilchuck Glass School, North Lands Creative Glass Centre in Scotland, and The Studio in Corning, in New York.
Her work explores the landscape in figurative composition as well as themes in instinctive and expressive abstraction. Her early career in dance at the Scottish Ballet School in Edinburgh, Scotland, instilled in her a love of rhythm and movement. Like a dancer, lines move rhythmically through our landscape. Davidson’s work represents an emotional response to the complex visual depth of nature’s musical cadence.
Jerre Davidson’s work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and private collections in Korea, Scotland, USA and Canada.
Rotten stumps, broken branches, invasive species, ravaged trees as well as polar opposites and dysfunctional objects; these are the things that excite Floyd Elzinga. He has made a career out of highlighting and glorifying these through three dimensional sculpture, relief work and environmental installations for over 15 years. Current themes in his work focus on broken landscapes, portraits of trees and the aggressive nature of seeds.
Floyd received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, NS. He was initially drawn to steel, due to its malleable, plastic and forgiving nature, and he continues to utilize its range of colours as well as the way light plays off the surface. He has been exploring traditional metal working techniques to create textures and depth the same way a painter would use a paintbrush.
Elzinga’s Pine Cone Colony installation was featured at The Campbell House Museum during Toronto’s 2010 Nuit Blanche. Public commissions of his work can be seen in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto, as well as Rockcliffe Park Village Green, Ottawa, and Cedar Ridge Cultural Centre, Toronto.
He currently lives next to his studio in Beamsville, Ontario nestled on the Niagara Escarpment.
Teresa Rodrigues Brownell
Born on the island of Terceira in the Azores, Teresa Rodrigues Brownell moved to Toronto as a child and began painting more than 20 years ago. A full-time artist now, she splits her time between her home studio and running The Bartlett Gallery in the Alton Mill.
Rodrigues’ expressive paintings bring her audience face to face with those candid moments lost in the hurried pace of everyday life. Her work has been featured in shows across Ontario. Her awards have included the People’s Choice at the 125th Birthday Celebration in Shelburne. Her design was also chosen for the new flag representing the Township of Amaranth. Her work is in private collections across Canada and the United States.