Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thomas Aitken & Kate Hyde

Thomas Aitken and Kate Hyde, both talented craftspeple and artists on their own, have recently started to collaborate on a series of objects that bring together Thomas's strong skills as a potter and Kate's interest in surface decoration. This winter they have worked on a number of pieces that reflect Kate's strong interest in costume and colour and also the playful beauty of the tulip. Shown here some examples of their new work. We are fortunate to currently have a number of the floral jugs and vases and several pieces that reference the theatre.

Susan Benson Theatre Images

Susan Benson, a well known artist and theatre designer, has been working on mixed media paintings of characters from plays by William Shakespeare. Her vast knowledge of the plays, her experience as a costume and set designer and her talent as an artist make these theatre images truly unique works of art. The images shown here are from Shakespeare's play The Merry Wives of Windsor. The first image is Mistress Quickly, the second is Nym, Bardolph and Pistol and the last image is Falstaff.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Leslie Watts New Works

We are gearing up for the opening of new paintings by gallery artist, Leslie Watts. Join us on Saturday evening May 8th, 7:00 - 9:00 for the opening or on Sunday afternoon May 9th, 1:00 - 4:00 and meet Leslie or come by the store and see the show when you can. It will run until May 21st. Please note that normal gallery hours for May are Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 - 5:30. * Click invitation to increase size.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Elaine Wigle Designs

Elaine Wigle is a talented jewellery designer from Collingwood, Ontario. Elaine has a degree in Fine Arts from York University and began making jewellery in 1986. She has won several awards for her Art Jewellery pieces. We have carried Elaine's work for a number of years and we are always impressed with her talent for combining fine materials with creative designs. Shown above: Pearl Bracelet set in sterling, a Red Pearl Necklace with an Optical Quartz Pendant containing Chlorite, Iron and Calcite minerals and a necklace of Black Onyx Beads with a Rose Quartz Pendant.