Studio Eleven: Artist’s Workshop, 119 Beechwood
Jo-Anne Parthenais, Watercolor/Acrylic landscapes, florals and nature inspired themes
Jo-Anne is a professional watercolor artist. Taking art all through high school and then on to an education in Visual Arts, painting has always played an important role in her life. After a physical disability in 2000 left more time to focus on herself, art and painting was the natural course to take. Since 2006 she has participated in regional art shows, watercolor workshops and in 2014 published in the International Contemporary Artists book. She share her studio and love of painting with her husband, Dakota their dog and a cat named Harley.
“Ideas for paintings come from all around and usually unexpected so my camera is always with me. Taking countless reference photos until I find just the right moment that I want to capture on paper. I visualize the finished painting even before I begin and am only satisfied when brush and paint merge together to bring to life the image on paper.”
Lynn Raymond, Acrylic Life landscapes
Am now retired but have had several careers….librarian, researcher, store owner, etc. I have also been involved in dog breeding and showing and owned Canada’s Top Dog. I have just recently taken up painting.
My art is an expression of the joy I feel whenever I pick up a brush. In painting, I try to create visuals that I personally enjoy and make me feel happy.
I draw inspiration from the world around me, whether it is a grain field in the Prairies, or a neighbourhood street in winter.
Using acrylic paint and canvas, I try to create a vision of life–flowers, lakes, landscapes, skies, clouds–the beauty that surrounds us all.
Maureen Tracey, Acrylic and oil with mixed media
From a young art student at the Montreal Museum to one painting in both Canada and Barbados, I bring a fresh and cheerful vibe to my work. Also having spent 18 yrs. in Whistler/Vancouver, I worked with a large group of artists from the film industry and we regularly had group showings which we all helped organise in Vancouver. That was the great part – the collaborative approach in bringing our work to the public. I look to continue this interaction with my local community which I have recently chosen to be Ottawa.
My paintings are a combination of traditional painting in both oil and acrylics then I begin the process of working with fibre, glass beads, material to create a multi-dimensional effect.