I am a mixed media, abstract artist. Covid Musings, painted in my living room over the past several months has kept me calm and focused. I begin my process with random black ink lines and marks. As an intuitive painter, I am intrigued by the luminous hues and unpredictability of alcohol inks, and I then relax into the challenge of then introducing other media such as pens, oil sticks, and acrylic paint. I seem to glide into a meditative state as I react to form and colour. And in the end? The magic of a title. “There are no mistakes only magical misadventures of mixed media art”
2007 University of Saskatchewan, BFA (Great Distinction)
Work in the collections of Royal Bank of Canada, EnCana, University of Saskatchewan, the United
Kingdom, the Bahamas, the United States, and Canada.
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I created 75 of these poppy prints, to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. Each poppy is a 14 colour serigraph/silkscreen on onionskin paper which is about 4 inches/life size. The onion skin paper is notepaper from the war that was used with carbon paper in a typewriter to send duplicate messages. I pulled the squeegee over 1050 times to create this piece. Yes, my arms and hands were tired.
I am selling them unframed for 75.00 with 75% of the proceeds going to Veterans Affairs. I am grateful to all men and woman that fought in the wars. @canadaremembers
Note: the fragile onion skin paper will not behave like a regular art paper and may wrinkle and unwrinkle as humidity changes. I have mounted them in a such a way that the paper can expand and contract accordingly.
Time marches toward the confluences of harmony and conflict. It is inevitable in nature and community that conflict will occur. It would be unnatural for life on this planet to exist without conflict. There is beauty in the brutality of the lioness taking down the zebra during a kill. If all the thousands of seeds in pinecones were to survive to adulthood, there would not be enough solid ground left for other life. All things in life march toward the final conflux of death.
The images in shades of black and white represent the loss of innocence each person suffers through aging. As each individual learns more about the world around them, it becomes more difficult to filter information in order to make decisions that satisfy their moral needs. Adults try to find a balance that will match their understanding with their feelings on what is best to do. There is a difference between fair and equal that causes conflict within each individual, as issues are not clearly solved in terms of black and white.
The color within the work finds the harmony within the conflict. The plant life struggles with the presence of the soldier’s boots, and pushing through is a beauty found by realizing that existence means dealing with conflict. People throughout history have had to deal with issues larger than their understanding. Each individual searches for the harmony within the conflict when there is a change of attitude toward the situation. Humans remember the colorful moments in their lives, while the everyday blends into shades of black and white.
Monique has exhibited printmaking, paintings, sculptures, installations and book works in more than 225 significant solo, invited and juried group exhibitions in 10 countries. Her works are held in more than 44 public and private collections in 10 different countries. Her printmaking works push the boundaries of standard printmaking with enormous-scale printmaking, installation-based printmaking and three-dimensional printmaking.
Monique finds that her work develops well when she is away from her regular routine in her own studio, so she often accepts invitations or seeks out positions as an artist-in-residence in other locations. She was Artist-in-Residence for Disneyland Paris, Paris, France (2013), the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival (2013), the Saskatchewan Children’s Festival (2012), Bytown Museum, Ottawa, Canada (2010), Spalding, United Kingdom (2008), Nice, France (2006), Vallauris, France (2006), Mount Vernon, USA (2004), Wynyard, Tasmania, Australia (2003) and Coaticook, QC, Canada (2001).
I have lived most of my life in Saskatoon, and now reside on an acreage just outside the city limits which provides me with most of the inspiration for my paintings. I attended the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with a Bachelor of Education and a Post Grad Diploma.
My art is a blend of traditional and contemporary. I often use a palette knife to sculpt out thick textures in my work, such as the bark of a tree or the edge of a rocky hill. I am fascinated by light as it is very important to me as I paint subjects outside or plein-air. Capturing the mood outside and then completing the painting in my studio is the most satisfactory process for me. My goal is to transport the viewer from reality to the place and time of the painting. Every time I paint outside, I am in awe of nature and try to communicate that feeling.
We pull over on a grid road to stretch our legs and pick a pretty prairie bouquet.
Trains rumble past through the golden fields.
Upon our arrival, we converse quietly over tea or coffee at the kitchen table.
Pauses are long but the silence is peacefully welcomed.
Stories and memories are always shared over a big meal around the table.
Produce, pickles and preserves are anticipated.
Amber Antymniuk was born and raised on an acreage outside Tisdale, Saskatchewan.
Amber holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Regina, where she specialized in Arts Education, with a major in visual arts and a minor in English. She holds a Fine Arts degree from the same university.
She makes her home in Saskatoon, where she taught Kindergarten to Grade 8 Arts Education in the Public School Division for five years before taking parental leave — “a perfect opportunity,” she says, “to utilize some of my skills that had been put on the shelf over the years.” Amber spends her days raising two boys, writing, painting and distributing her book titled, H is for Home: A Saskatchewan Alphabet.
Amber draws inspiration from her rural upbringing and from Mother Nature.
Abby Holtslander is a painter, potter, and printmaker based in Saskatoon. Abby has created art her whole life but has only recently endeavored to share her paintings with the Saskatoon community. Abby has a particular love for representing the feminine form in various configurations and styles. This show features two of Abby’s contrasting styles of painting figures.
The first body of pieces represents Abby’s perception of beauty in the female form. It features calm and self-confident women with distorted body proportions and skin of all colours and shades. The pieces evoke a joyful yet calming energy through the use of vibrant, yet natural tones. Each piece is meant to inspire viewers with one word, such as “listen” or “grow” to motivate self-reflection and the acceptance of themselves and others.
In the second body of pieces, Abby combines her love for painting texture and movement with her desire to portray tranquility and intensity at once. In contrast to Abby’s other body of pieces, where the pronounced shapes and outlines tell the story of faceless women, these pieces feature striking faces that stare back at the viewer with relaxed strength. It is Abby’s hope that through her expression, she creates images that portray the power and peace she sees in femininity.
In addition to being an artist, Abby is also currently in her final year of law school at the University of Saskatchewan.
Local artist DANIELLE FULAWKA has been painting and selling her acrylic pieces for nearly a decade. Most people can’t imagine the Canadian prairies looking anything like these ethereal floral paintings but all of these pieces are based off of real flower farms in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba.
As a cut flower grower herself she feels a sense comradely with growers in Canada as she seeks to immortalize all of their hard work, it is such an honour and privilege to share their beauty permanently with both flower and lovers outside of their reach.
In her pieces her primary goal is to push to boundaries of depths by using light and shadows to create a “bokeh” effect similar to that in photography. She is always learning and striving to become a better painter as she truly believes that “beauty will save the world.”
ROBYNN OLSON is a Saskatoon based artist and has been creating and selling works of art for seven years. Six of those years she focused on acrylic landscapes and in the last couple months she has switched over to oil landscapes. The vibrancy and slow drying time drewRobynnto explore in oil paints and once shestartedshe could not turn back! Using large brush strokes and focusing on simple shapes, a recognizable scene comes to life. Using the full spectrum of the colour wheel is also important when she explores a landscape.
“Places I want to go and places I have been: that is what I want displayed in my home and I hope others want the same! I see beauty in the world and desire to paint it – not in the reality we see it, but in a more vibrant, hyperreal, joyful way.”
Robynn’shope is recreate your memories and dreams using paint on canvas. @robynn.olson
The work in this exhibition was produced last winter where my primary focus was on my photogenic cats Dot and Lily. I had many images of them lounging glamorously in their favourite spots throughout the house. The fact that they are mortal enemies is evidenced only by the absence of pictures of them interacting happily together.
I have chosen to intersperse still life and landscape paintings as well. Personally, I like variety. I think it is interesting to see how the brush strokes, colour choices, mood and energy levels interweave the varied subject matter in a way that I hope is pleasing to the viewer.
Robynn’s show was going to happen in May, 2020 at Calories.
Since the restaurant will remain closed through the month of May due to Covid-19 health crisis, Robynn’s art will remain at her home. Follow Robynn on Instagram @robynn.olson and see her virtual reception at her home on Friday, May 1st. You can view many of the Road Trip Collection 2020 pieces on Robynn’s website We invite you to take the Road Trip along with Robynn from her home and dream of the time we can all hit the road again.
‘Cultural Appreciation’, tells 14 stories of strength and beauty through the contemporary Indigenous fashion designs of collaborator, Lauren Good Day, set on the harsh, yet mesmerizing prairie landscapes of Treaty 6 Territory. Each painting is a visual and impressionistic form of storytelling – sharing the perspectives of others through bold, colourful and organic brush and knife strokes. Leaving the details up to you, the ‘receiver’.
I invite you to immerse yourself. Imagine the stories. Be filled with curiosity and wonder. Be connected to the land. Feel the strength and beauty. And appreciate the culture.
Rachelle Brockman is an experienced and award-winning post-secondary educator, a passionate artist, volunteer, mother, partner and an enthusiastic entrepreneur. In addition to being a Professional Artist, she the Principal of Eureka Experience (www.eurekaexperience.ca) – guiding ‘Passionate, Productive People’ and the Lead Facilitator of The Betty-Ann Heggie Womentorship Program.
Rachelle, of Métis and Irish descent, learned to appreciate art and nature from her mother and grandmother. Her wild ideas and curiosity are thanks to her adventurous father and the freedom she had growing up north of Prince Albert. And her deep desire to understand and connect with people and perspectives is a result of her experience working with diverse people.
Rachelle is the illustrator of two children’s books, published by Nelson Publishing, the former owner and lead Art Instructor at Creative Minds Studio. Her paintings can currently be enjoyed in person at D’Lish Café, UNA Pizza & Wine and Calories Restaurant.
Collaborating Fashion Designer. Lauren Good Day “Good Day Woman” is a Multi-award winning Arikara, Hidatsa, Blackfeet and Plains Cree artist. She has shown her artwork at the world’s most prestigious Native American juried art shows. She has been awarded in a diverse range of artwork and was presented with the prestigious Best of Tribal Arts award.
Being a sought after artist and designer her work is in numerous public and private collections internationally. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Indigenous Studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, NM. Lauren lives on the rolling hills of North Dakota, her traditional homelands. Her role as a mother and woman of her tribe guide her to continue on the arts of her people for the generations to come. For more about Lauren, visit laurengoodday.com or @laurengoodday.
A note about Cultural Appreciation from designer, Lauren Good Day:
“Let’s talk CULTURAL APPRECIATION vs cultural appropriation. Often, I get asked if it’s okay for Non-Natives to wear or collect my work. I always say yes, it’s absolutely appreciated to support authentic Native art & design direct from enrolled tribal artists. So many major companies appropriate Native imagery & iconography with zero Indigenous partnership and it doesn’t benefit actual Native people or communities. Wearing Native American Art you’ve purchased from the artist directly is CULTURAL APPRECIATION and is okay!” (Lauren Good Day, Jan. 2020)
Eye on U is a collection of street photographs of storefronts across the world,
taken using vintage cameras. The negatives and prints were hand developed.
Everything is fashion and everything is art.
How we choose to decorate our bodies,
our private spaces,
our public spaces,
our gardens and the food we eat are
all part of our own personal artistic expression.
All these forms of expression have become fashion statements and speak volumes to our way of life
and the way we choose to exist.
Trint Thomas is a Fine art photographer specializing in 35mm black and white photography. Trint was born and raised in Saskatoon Saskatchewan but currently lives in North Vancouver British-Columbia. He uses a variety of cameras from vintage to digital. He does his own developing and darkroom work to achieve the images he prints himself.
Trint works almost exclusively with his Leica M3 and M8, although is known to use vintage 35mm cameras from the late 1900’s, when the occasion calls for it. The work he creates is visually captivating; the images both thought provoking and moving, often cause for self-reflection.
Trint’s work leaves a lasting impression on the viewer. Trint Thomas has been exhibiting his work for over a decade including both group and solo exhibitions. His work has begun to gain international attention and recently was exhibited in the John Michael Kohler gallery in the United States.