Sheila’s extensive travel of all 7 continents, combined with a 35 year education career, have contributed to subject material incorporated in her creations.
These art pieces aim to portray cultural awareness and global understanding from the artist’s perspective.
Working in tupelo or basswood, Jim carves lifelike birds while Joanie completes each carving with detailed painting. The work is then mounted on natural driftwood. Sharing their deep felt connection to one small part of the natural world has been a joy for them for over 25 years.
Carmen works largely with sterling silver and semiprecious stones, incorporating a variety of techniques. Using both wire and sheet, she has created a wide range of hand-crafted jewellery for the last ten years.
An obsession with fabric discovered shortly after birth led Kathleen Parr to create Wilde Strawberries Studio where she creates one-of-a-kind quilts, dolls and wearable art. Kathleen is challenged to use up every last scrap!
Lisa creates unique jewellery from beach and recycled glass. Lisa also designs teddy bears, mitts, moccasins, hats, headbands and handbags made from grandmas’s old fur coat and other recycled leather.
Paula is an artist working in clay and paint. Working in 2 such different media allows Paula a wide range of creative expression. Paula loves using colors, texture, and imagery to communicate to others on a personal level.
My work consists of illustrations and watercolors on recycled book pages ( novels, atlas, envelopes ect ). My subject matter is mainly birds but I am constantly trying to evolve my work and expand subject matter and materials.
Johanna Westby is a Graphic Designer (R.G.D.) and Illustrator from Sudbury, and teaches in the School of Art & Design at Cambrian College.
Her illustration uses detail, pattern, and vivid colour to incite movement and visual interest.
Jacque and Gail have been weaving for many years. Inspired by nature’s colourful world and a desire to challenge oneself with new fibres and complex patterns, these two each travel their own path to produce unique and useful items.
In college Curtis spent time experimenting with ways to portray people and their personalities. He now paints people using various elements and media to express the individual's characteristics.
Zoe creates her own designs in stained glass using mixed media. Elements of nature are a feature: porcupine quills, rocks, and wood combined with history and recycling: old telephone wires, sea glass and beat-up old frames.
Rutger’s artwork techniques are inspired by the landscape artists of the 19th century. Traveling has led
to painting foreign landscapes on several continents, however his main focus is the Landscapes of Lake
Superior and the Huron Shores. His paintings are found hanging across the continent and abroad.
Lidia Silvestrova hand-paints wooden eggs and Matroshka Dolls in traditional Russian style, as well as nature scenes, Christmas and Easter themes.
Deeply driven by childhood memories in the woods of northern Ontario, Amanda’s palette knife paintings aim to capture the essence of stillness and beauty. Her artwork shows nature as a
reflection of humanity.
Born and raised in Elliot Lake and from an artistic family, I enjoyed taking art classes in high school but then life got busy! Six months ago I was inspired, through Facebook and YouTube, to create some very unique acrylic pouring and resin paintings.
My subject matter is wildlife in Northern Ontario. I use a mixed media approach, with vintage sheet music, book pages and more. The goal of my illustrations and paintings is to show the viewer nuances I see and to convey those nuances in the subject. Each piece is as unique and one of a kind as you are.
A self-taught artisan who enjoys both the challenge of learning new techniques and honing the skills she has already acquired. Techniques include wire work, metalsmithing, fold-form and upcycling to make both jewellery and ornamental work.
Doug & Mike 705-848-5262
Friends since coming to Elliot Lake in the 50’s, Doug and Mike have joined to exhibit their passion for turning local wood. Each piece is a work of joy.
Conrad Bobiwash 705-975-3956
Both an Educator and Designer, Conrad is influenced by Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven, he identified with their work and colour nuances. His work is expressive and emotional and provokes the human soul and opens the hearts of viewers.
Gordon Fiddler 705-578-2599
Gordon is a North American Aboriginal Artist who paints in watercolours, acrylic and oils. He loves to draw and does a lot of sketches before deciding on what to paint. Gordon’s focus is Northern images, traditional stories and legends.
Maggie Foran 705-848-5048
A diverse and innovative artist, Maggie Foran works in various media including watercolours, drawing, lithography, and fabric. Her work has been accepted in the NOAA and also the Gallery at the Centre. Her body of work for Arts on the Trail will focus on Elliot Lake with drawings and paintings.
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Born in Sarajevo, B & H, Lillian came to Canada in 1964. In the past 25 years, Lillian has studied watercolour, oil and silk painting. Lillian is known for her vibrant and dramatic use of colours. Her work can be found in public and private collections in North America and Europe.
Leland Bell Leland Bell has been painting for the past 40 years. His work is represented in many prominent art collections in North American and Europe. Other mediums Leland has worked on consist of soap stone carvings, song writing and recording, including composition for film, documentaries and plays. He has been an art instructor, keynote speaker and lecturer. Leland is deeply rooted in his heritage and conducts ceremonial and spiritual gatherings with his fellow helpers.