Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Aidan has lived in Newfoundland, Quebec and Ontario, first in Burlington and now in Picton where he resides with his wife, Maureen.
Completely intuititive, his work is described as “contemporary impressionism”. Aidan works mainly in oils and sometimes in fluid acrylics. His paintings encompass a wide area of Canada mainly in Provincial and National Parks. He has traveled extensively in this country even to the Sub Arctic.
Aidan has had solo shows at McGill & Guelph universities, in Burlington at the Artist’s Gallery and Burlington Art Center and at Bright’s Grove Gallery. He has exhibited in the East Central Ontario Art Association’s (ECOAA) Juried and Algonquin Shows and in commercial galleries in Quebec and Ontario. He has paintings in many countries of the world; Canada, USA, Mexico, Barbados, Costa Rica, Great Britain, Holland, Australia and New Zealand.
Some recent highlights in his career have been;
Painting small panels to be used in the play “The Colours of the Storm” a story of Tom Thomson.
The Federal Government purchasing two of his Innukshuks in 2001 / 2002
Artist in Residence at Sandbanks Provincial Park in 2003.
Artist on Location at Waring House. (a popular local Inn) in 2004.
Taught a sketching course at Loyalist College in Belleville 2003/4.
Prince Edward County’s “Artist of the Year” in 2006
Surpassing 1000 recorded paintings in 2007.
Teaching Innuit art for Young Imaginations, Canada Project 2009.
Mr. Haley is an active member of the Prince Edward County Arts Council, and was a participant of Prince Edward County’s Studio Tour.
Aidan also has his own studio/gallery at 26 Barker St. Picton that is open to the public daily from 10am till 6 pm or by appointment.
Amelie Koning de Bourbon
Studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Exhibitions in The Netherlands, Germany and Canada. Work is represented in public galleries and private collections in Europe and North America. Currently at Arts on Main Gallery in Picton and Amelie Silks Studio in Bloomfield.
Fine Art and Handpainted Silks.
Paintings, prints and cards.
Oils, watercolours, acrylics and graphic art.
Wearable Art on Washable Silk: Blouses, scarves, shawls, capes, accessories, sarongs, chemises, camisoles, caftans, jackets, shorts. Various types of silk and sizes.
I have had a love for recycling several years before it became fashionable or trendy. I started with making a canister set out of Crisco tins, icicles for the Christmas tree of foil wrap from cigarette papers and then on to making jackets from old blue jeans and pre-loved ultra suede suits.
I find it beneficial to attend courses in a different variety of Art forms to further my education and challenging myself to come up with new and interesting ideas.
My focus now is to recycle old windows and to create art for your fence or windows in your home. I use stained glass, glass beads and even mirror to create windows of art.
I hope to continue learning and coming up with new ideas as time goes by.
Carryl Postma is an accomplished pen and watercolourist. Currently depict-ing her passion for architecture through a “Haunted Window Series”. Inspired by a love of photography, each piece is a rendition of that perfect shot, a journey of “Layering Through Realism”.
Carryl also celebrates success as a commercial and residential textured acrylic abstract artist. Her most recent commissioned painting hangs in POLISH, a newly opened day spa in Belleville.
Besides producing fine original artwork, she has written, illustrated and published a children’s picture book on climate change entitled “The Tree That Could Be Green”. Visit http://www.thetreethatcouldbegreen.synthasite.com
for more information. Carryl is a member of Arts Quinte West, the Brighton Arts Council, the Quinte Arts Council and a member of Four.
Carryl can be seen displaying at various art shows and many charity events throughout the year. See http://www.cpostma-art.spaces.live.com for more information regarding Carryl, and http://www.thetreethatcouldbegreen.synthasite.com
Connie Yrjola – Glamour Junkie Jewellery
Connie Yrjola founded Glamour Junkie Jewellery to fuel her life-long passion to create “jewellery styled with a twist!” From stylish and modern to bold and dramatic and glamorous and chic, each piece is an original handcrafted design ready to be brought to life by the person who wears it!
Collections are ever changing and handcrafted using a variety of materials: natural gemstones, lustrous pearls, Swarovski crystals, glass, resin and unique elements such as vintage finds mixed with sterling silver, base metals or natural fibres.
Glamour Junkie offers custom design options to reflect your personal style, add sparkle to that little black dress or to make gifts for bridal parties and special occasions. We also specialize in “up-cycling” – to re-jewel or refurbish your vintage pieces.
You can view Glamour Junkie’s collections online at http://www.glamourjunkie.ca or visit Connie’s studio located at 282 Front Street, downtown Belleville. Glamour Junkie is part of the Fusion Creative Collection – a group of 5 unique businesses and services operating under one roof. Open Monday to Friday: 10am-5:30pm and Saturday: 10am-5pm.
Donna Bonin has lived in the Quinte area for 40 years. After retiring from teaching phys ed, art, and English at Moira Secondary School, Donna has become a full time artist and watercolour instructor. Her paintings have been shown in many juried shows and exhibitions throughout Eastern Ontario, with several awards to her credit.
Donna’s watercolours are known for thier vibrant colour, and wide variety of subject matter from local landscapes, to florals, to scenes from her travels, to abstracts. While watercolour is her medium of choice, Donna does work in inks, acrylics, and soft pastels for horse and pet portraits. Visit her web site http://www.donnabonin.ca to view a selection of her work.
Abstract and animal energy sculptures in Canadian and Italian stone.
Rough stones begin with their own energy and provide a catalyst for interactive exploration of form.
Funktional Art and Design
FAD showcases over 50 of Ontario’s most accomplished artists in 2 gallery locations: 3 Corey Street and 285 Main Street in Bloomfield, ON., Prince Edward County.
FAD means: Fine Art & Design and Functional Art and Design.
Our media include acrylic, clay, encaustic, glass, mixed media, oil, stone, metal and wood.
Find us on twitter at http://twitter.com/FADart4everyday
FAD’s Fine Art & Design gallery is located at 3 Corey Street and features internationally renowned contemporary fine artists whose work is relevant for today.
FAD’s Funktional Art & Design space is located at 285 Main Street; Funktional Art is art you can use. We are devoted to promoting 100% Canadian hand-made artisan wares.
FAD has earned an esteemed Design/Commission reputation in which we work directly with our artists to create specific and unique works for a client.
We are in partnership with numerous Interior Designers throughout Canada.
FAD is art for everyday living.
Gabi von Gans
Internationally acclaimed Gabriele von Gans was born in Vienna, Austria. From the age of five, Gabi expressed her creativity to audiences in song, in the theatre as the lead in musicals, and painting in the visual arts. From this beginning it led her to a turning point when she found her true medium and passion, the camera.
Gabi received an honour’s diploma in visual communications and advertising. She was called to Toronto to work with one of the largest studios as a commercial photographer. Her career lead to many exciting and varied projects which included working for Ottawa in media relations as a “spin-doctor” and traveling to international locations as a portrait and editorial photographer.
As a special project, Gabi built the series “My Backyard – Ontario” which was officially launched in 2002. This has now grown into a significant part of her business and is available at many locations around Ontario and online at http://www.gabivongans.com.
After returning from an exclusive exhibition in Vienna, Austria in September 2009, one of a kind pieces from the “My Backyard – Ontario” series are now featured on a permanent basis at the Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery and Village Traditions in Sutton, Ontario. Another select location in Beaverton, Remax Country Lakes Office hosts the series, the historic Stockdale Mill in Quinte West, Ontario, as well as the Art in the Community Gallery in Belleville, Ontario.
The series may be purchased as the “Touring Edition”, in reclaimed vintage Ontario lathe or in greeting cards. A select number from the series also raise funds on a permanent basis with the proceeds going to the charity that each represents.
Also in 2002, the Studio G Group was launched in Canada and is currently introducing its own website property. This new venture encompasses visual, print, and audio arts. Several of her students, whom she has been teaching in her master class have now graduated to join the Studio G Group and work under Gabi’s creative direction.
In May of 2006, Gabi celebrated her 25th Anniversary as a photographer and unveiled a body of work “Wall of 25”, produced for the 25th anniversary show “SILVER”. The Wall of 25 toured throughout Ontario. Gabi has launched the first two in a series of fund-raising books. “Women of Wisdom”/ breast cancer research and “Country Gentlemen”/prostate cancer research are now on sale throughout Ontario with half the of the money going to these charities.
Gabi truly embodies the spirit and dedication to her art and lifelong passion capturing the world through her left eye. She is working on her 30th anniversary collection called ‘TAKE 30’, which will be officially launched and exhibited in Vienna, Austria in 2012.
Belleville’s Gallery ArtPlus is a diverse art centre in the heart of Hastings County, featuring acclaimed work from local and international artists. Over the course of three years Gallery ArtPlus has become home to numerous workshops, classes and private gatherings while our featured artwork decorates homes across Canada and the U.S. Gallery ArtPlus looks towards the future with an ever changing perspective on art, opening its doors to new collaborators, ideas and emerging artists.