Since moving to NOTL in 2015, Ronald has been working in painting, collage, sculpture and photography. The thinking behind all of these mediums is the same. Balance, beauty, desire, humour and character grace the work. Ronald uses “upcycled” found pieces and uses them with his own created pieces.
Our Professional Artists
Ron Clavier was born in Montreal in 1948. He attended McGill University, and earned a bachelors degree in psychology, with a specific focus on the relationship between science and the arts.
Darren has illustrated dozens of books and has done many notable portrait commissions. He has shown in galleries in Toronto but has been away from painting for a number of years and is now glad to be part of the Collective, as he journeys back to his painting roots.
Cathy is a representational artist working almost exclusively in the pastel medium. Her impressionistic scenes often depict a particular viewpoint of a scene with a focus on the play of shapes, the patterns of light, line, or movement.
Born and raised in the Hamilton-Burlington area as well as in Sudbury, Rick taught for 30 years for the Halton Board of Education in both elementary and secondary schools. He spent 20 of those years teaching Art for grades 2 to 13, as well as photography and computer graphics at the secondary level.
Many different elements have contributed to Lynne’s artistic direction: She studied art at universities in Calgary, Quebec City and Montreal, and she has taken courses with prominent figurative artists. Additionally, her travels to places such as Mexico, India, Kenya, Turkey, Morocco and Chile have influenced her colour palette.
Patricia works in acrylic, watercolour, mixed media and collage. She considers herself a colourist, impressionist. Pat’s love of colour, movement, pattern, line and texture can easily be identified in each piece of her work.
Retiring in Niagara, Susan decided to study stained glass at a local college as a hobby. It soon went far beyond and led to displaying in galleries, wineries and art shows.
Julia Kane Studios
Originally identified as a gifted artist in school, Julia continues to enjoy inspiring workshops and open studios given by many leading artists. She embraces the different styles of watercolour, vibrancy of acrylics and mixed media as well as contemporary poured resins. Julia is embracing a new experience in fused glass and painting with glass paste.
Having lived and traveled all over the world, Lorraine’s artistic influence came from places she had seen and the art education she received from noted artists. She now calls Niagara-on-the-Lake home where she teaches art and participates in art associations. Her work is currently represented by ArtSpace 106 Gallery.
Sandra currently works in acrylics & oils. She is presently enjoying realism and re-discovering the essence of common household objects with a specific interest in reflected light on glass.
Sherron paints to offer the viewer an opportunity to enjoy and experience the subject matter in their own way. The artist works in oil paints with brush and painting knives and dabbles in coloured pencil and oil pastels.
The artist uses acrylics on a variety of mediums and finds wildlife to be the most interesting subject in his paintings.
Rosie began painting in earnest, when due to an illness, she found herself at home with free time. Creative energy is a wonderful healer and an avenue to focus positive energy. It was also a way to personalize her own home with the beauty of bold and vibrant colors.
Tim Sullivan is a full-time artist displaying his work in many of the local art shows in Niagara on the lake, Fort Erie and the Pelham Art Festival as well as in galleries in Niagara on the Lake, Fort Erie and Toronto.
As a Fine Art Photographer, photography has been Rick’s lifelong passion. He deals with a versatile range of subjects including travel, events, products, architecture, and nature. He is a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada, with accreditation in both Nature and Architecture photography.
Nancy’s paintings capture the beauty around her. She is currently focusing on contemporary portraiture and figurative work. It gives her great pleasure seeing her paintings come to life using bright vibrant colours in a loose impressionistic style. Nancy is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
When I relocated to Niagara-on-the-Lake in 2014, I transitioned to acrylic painting. The beauty of Niagara provides endless inspiration and subjects to paint. Although I still love to work in pen and pencil, acrylic paints have become my preferred medium.
My work has evolved from a life-long passion for art, a keen interest to preserve nature and learning new things. It is created for the joy of creating and for the sharing of that joy.