“I use weaving, sewing, drawing and lapidary to delve into my lived experience of womanhood and relate to the stories of women around me, past and present. The themes that underpin my inspiration, materials and creations relate to resilience. Resilience refers to resourcefulness, endurance, and an ongoing dedication to the many mundane tasks that have been traditionally associated with woman’s work. In particular, the resilience women have shown in their personal craft, work that had to be portable, easy to put down and pick up again, and could be done in the midst of family life.”
Janie Lockwood's creative focus has been to emphasize the beauty of nature by simplifying and abstracting her subject matter. Her goal is to have the piece enjoyed from a distance but attract the viewer closer for a more intimate look at the surface.
Using Alberta’s vast mountains and never ending prairie to give her inspiration; stirring a memory or an emotion for the viewer. Her intention, to spark personal recollections in the viewer from an unconventional perspective, carefully building layers, using depth of colour, luminescence, sculptural textures & surface transitions. "Love for the unspoken words of nature."
Kathleen's colourful acrylic work exudes beauty and a playfulness - inspiring her popular greeting card series.
Elise is drawn to the reflection and refraction of light. Her artistry comes from the contrast of light and shadow, and the shapes they make in the urban scene.
I've always been fascinated with animals. My body of work is my often whimsical take on the beings that live amongst us, big, small, fur and feathered.