My career began in dance. After a decade as a dance artist educator, choreographer, and studio owner, I left studio life behind to earn an MBA. I worked as a marketer, manager and strategist with many arts and community organizations, as well as with the City of Ottawa’s cultural services and urban design teams.
Wanting to get back to being a practicing artist, I now find myself happily back in studio life, this time as an abstract visual artist. I am also a modern quilt designer-maker and over the past few years both my textile art and my paintings have become part of private collections in Canada and Germany. My work has been exhibited in juried national and regional shows, a local cafe, and at community centre and social enterprise galleries.
I divide my time to live and work in both Ottawa, Ontario and in Frenchfort, PEI.
Denise Cormier Mahoney
Denise Cormier Mahoney is a contemporary mixed media artist who lives and works in New Brunswick, Canada. Her work focuses on subjects that unite rather than divide us as humans with hopes of bringing harmony and beauty into a world that is becoming increasingly chaotic, cynical and politically charged.
Her work is intuitive and spontaneous and addresses human themes through symbolic imagery. Trees, florals, female figures and animals help her create themes that function as metaphor, linking to her life’s story. She works in acrylic, fabric & paper collages as well as silver & gold leaf.
Denise earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and a Master of Art Education from Texas Tech University. She is a current member of the National Association of Women Artists, the Association of Professional Acadian Artists of New Brunswick, ArtsLink NB and CARFAC Maritime. She enjoyed active membership with the Women Painters of Washington from 2006-2020, and the Federation of Canadians Artists from 2005-2020 while living in Seattle, Washington.
Artiste peintre née à Caraquet, au Nouveau-Brunswick.
Après avoir passé dix-sept années de sa jeune vie d’adulte à Montréal, elle revient à ses racines, en Acadie, et se consacre entièrement à sa passion : la peinture.
Elle se décrit comme une autodidacte « nouvelle », une personne libre de suivre des formations qui la motivent. Ces choix « à la carte » lui permettent d’aller à l’essentiel et de progresser plus rapidement dans l’apprentissage de la peinture acrylique.
Et c’est à Moncton, où elle habite, qu’elle découvre et adopte l’art abstrait.
« L’art abstrait n’a aucune règle. Je peux exprimer ma vision du monde sans compromis », dit-elle.
Quand on lui demande pourquoi elle peint. Elle répond :
« Je peins parce que je ne peux pas faire autrement. J’y pense tout le temps ».
Pour Marjolaine Paulin la peinture est sa vie.
Bernard est un artiste visuel qui utilise l’aquarelle, l’acrylique et l’huile comme médiums. Il peint ses œuvres en mélangeant les couleurs en multiples couches. Il s’inspire de ses sentiments intérieurs et de photographies prises de ses multiples jardins de fleurs, de la forêt et des paysages maritimes. Ses œuvres abstraites sont colorées et pleines de mouvement. Sa démarche artistique est une activité méditative visant l’exploration de nouveaux horizons.
Lucie est une artiste de la fibre qui demeure à Point La Nim ,NB.
Lucie crée des tapis hookés depuis 2013. Elle travaille sur du lin et de la jute en utilisant des fibres naturelles et synthétiques.
Les conceptions des tapis de Lucie sont le reflet d’images qu’elle crée en elle, images qui la font sourire. Elle ajoute des éléments abstraits et colorés qui forment un tout cohésif. Les textures intéressantes et contrastantes des divers tissus et fibres utilisés ajoutent une originalité à ses œuvres.
Rhonda is a self-taught artist from Newfoundland, currently living in Nova Scotia, whose experimentation with mediums has brought her to paper collage and the joy that can be found in little bits of paper glued to canvas. The irony of using disposable sources of paper such as newspapers to create lasting artworks is not lost on the artist, but rather, is part of the statement she tries to make about society and our consumerism and lack of connection in general. She works out of her studio in Halifax, NS.
Currently a member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS), The Paper Artist Collective (UK), and Art Zone Gallery on Barrington Street, Halifax, NS.
Her work has been seen in solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in numerous galleries in Nova Scotia and Montreal, QC. She was also featured in Metro News Halifax and Toronto, January 2017; a large source of Rhonda’s chosen medium of newsprint.
Visit her at wwwe.littlebitsofpaperbigart.com
Originally from the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, Elizabeth Sircom received her art training in Paris, France, and lived in Le Havre, Normandy for 20 years, working as a professional artist and art teacher (drawing, painting and clay sculpture). Her interest in portraiture led to involvement in several community art projects on a portrait theme. She returned with her family to live in Nova Scotia in 2013 and since then has been an active member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia, CARFAC and the Nova Scotia Potters’ Guild, giving many workshops to adults and children through the PAINTS and ArtsSmarts programmes, and at the Acadia University Art Gallery in Wolfville. She has exhibited at the Corridor Gallery, the Charles MacDonald Concrete House in Centreville, the Cedar Centre in Windsor, and also in Charlottetown, where she exhibited a series of historical busts on a Confederation theme in the summer of 2017. Her other main focus is music. She is the cello instructor and outreach coordinator for the newly-formed Acadia Regional Youth Orchestra in Wolfville, N.S.
Eric MacIntosh was born in 1959 and lives in Shelburne NS. He developed his interest in art at an early age with help from a local ship model builder Peter Frotten. Peter taught Eric the basics of drawing and painting using a variety of affordable and found mediums.
In 1980 Eric was accepted to study Fine Arts painting at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. Eric’s painting has been off and on since leaving NSCAD. Eric has just retired from a 32 year carrier as a Conservation Officer for Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Eric has now dedicated himself to painting full time.
Eric’s paintings are in private collections in Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Eric’s had a painting shown at the VANS and AGNS show “Far and Wide” in 1998. The painting was displayed at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and its annex’s in Yarmouth and Sydney Nova Scotia in 1998 and 1999. Eric has shied away from galley shows and sales. On a few occasions he has shown his work at the Black Duck gallery Lunenburg, The Shelburne County Arts Association gallery, the Osprey Arts Centre and the Lockeport Recreation Centre.
Eric is attempting to acquire and archive images of his life s work. Many of the works are in private collections. Eric has set up a web site to archive his new and old works. His work can be seen at:
My ceramic wall sculptures celebrate the expressive and fluid qualities of clay, combining extruded forms with thin slabs that push and carve the surrounding space.
O’Neill was born in Montreal QC, in 1955. Admitted to the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1989, he completed a double major program in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking graduating with Honors in 1993. He graduated in 1994 with a BFA in Studio Art from NSCAD University.
First teaching appointment in 1995 at NSCAD was as faculty replacement in printmaking. Accepted to the NSCAD MFA program in 1997, graduating with his terminal degree in 1999 and continued teaching Lithography, Monotype and Relief printmaking at all levels, and topic based drawing classes at various undergraduate levels, and Intermediate Studio Drawing as Regular Part Time Faculty since 1995. He has received national and provincial arts grant awards, also receiving an established artist designation from Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council in 2011. His work is represented in national and provincial art banks, and in some university art galleries respectively.
His core artistic practice occurs in lithography and he maintains a cross-disciplinary studio practice that centers on drawing, painting, writing, construction/installation and collage. Collage is his primary method for gathering notation for forwarding concept development for lithography and other media, harvesting visual material from the public domain for his work.