This year the Gallery continues its Guest Artist program with full and 1/2 season season Guest Artists. All guests are members of the BPSA.
Full season (July 2nd – October 10th)
Mary is a visual artist who is inspired by both the urban environment and the natural beauty of the Northern Bruce Peninsula. When she is not out kayaking or hiking, Mary paints in oil, acrylic and encaustic at her studio near Tobermory. In addition, Mary does sculpture with found objects and fibre arts using hand dyed fabrics.
More of Mary’s art can be seen at www.facebook.com/Mary.ambrose.104
Mary can be reached at:
Brenda is a Permanent Member of the Gallery but is taking a sabbatical for the 2021 Season. We will have her art work on display for the month of July as a Guest Artist. Please see her full page for more info!
Raised in the then-still-rural community of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, I developed an excitement for nature and art very young. I’ve focused this passion for the natural world largely toward the science route, earning an HBSc in Health Science while taking all the zoology, botany, and environmental science courses I could fit in. I’ve drawn on influences from some of my favourite naturalist authors (Beatrix Potter, Ernest T. Seton) in developing my artistic style. In recent years, I’ve grown to love the mediums of watercolour and wood fibres, and my work is focused heavily on the intricate details of animals and plants. All of my paintings are based on my own encounters and photography, while my jewelry line is largely centred around the incredible variety of colours, textures and patterns in birch bark.
I moved up to Lion’s Head with my husband in 2018, and have delighted in the lovely community and opportunity for inspiration that the Bruce Peninsula provides.
Photography is a counterpoint to my working life with computers and electronics.
It will take me out of the house, in almost any weather, to see how a place looks at different times of the day or year. I will visit a particular spot when an imagined picture of it might match the moment’s reality. Sometimes it works that way, at other times it’s all right in front of me and there’s nothing to do but release the shutter. Post-processing is minimal, similar to what photographers have always done in their darkrooms, just enough to bring out the picture that was imagined before the shutter button was pushed. Most photographs are of the Bruce Peninsula, of scenes we all drive by or walk past often, but captured when weather, lighting and being there come together in a good way.
My wife Louise and I moved to Tobermory in 1998 where we worked together in our IT business.
Unique Stained Glass Creations
Wendy’s creative designs incorporate stained glass with a variety of accents: agate, gemstones, cut and fused glass, antique glass and jewelry.
Her work is inspired by the diversity and movement of our natural environment.
Wendy is a permanent resident of Northern Bruce Peninsula and is an avid lover of nature and outdoor pursuits. She expresses her passions through both glass and woodworking.
First half season (July 2nd – August 2nd)
I’ve been a painter for over 30 years but fell in love with kiln-fired glass ten years ago. It is a medium that fills me with joy and wonder. Its interplay with light, texture; its transparent and opaque qualities inspire me. I am fascinated with layering colours and seeing the unexpected. Recently I have been working deeper, creating more depth and colour through multiple layers and multiple firings and more cold work. I am always looking to understand glass more; to try new techniques; find new teachers and share my vision through glass and painting. I’m inspired by the land that I live on, the people that I love and the hope I find in the persistence of spirit.
To see more of my work please visit www.kimmckellar.ca