Arts Society King presents
Studio Tour King 2022
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Studio Tour King 2022 will take place April 23 & 24 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Meet the Artists of Studio Tour King 2022
Karen L Bowen paints Canada’s Countryside and Shorelines, oil on canvas. Her work has been exhibited in many Ontario galleries, studio tours and juried art shows, winning several awards; top ten seller McMichael Fall Sale 2019. Please see karenLbowenart.ca and visit her studio near Midland.
“. . . in a far far land of CHO, there lived an illustrator who drew cats and dogs and frogs and more.
there were dark skies filled with the sun, stars and moon.
every day told a story of good and bad. stories of memories had.
“wendy CHO is an oil pastel illustrator. She studied at OCAD in design and is a member of the artists’ network (a Canadian, member-led, organization dedicated to supporting visual artists in their business practice), art society King, Richmond hill group of artist as well as the York regional arts council. her artwork is regarded as clever, whimsical and storybook like. wendy’s artwork brings joy and smiles to everyone!”
Inge Dam is a hand weaver and has been weaving since 1982. In her work, she uses natural materials such as silk and cotton, dying most of them. She specializes in weaving scarves, and making small bags and greeting cards from her left over hand woven and hand dyed fabric. Sometimes, Inge finds inspiration for her work in nature but most often she finds inspiration from working with many different colours and combining them with complex weave structures.
From the corporate world I moved to fulfill my lifelong desire to be an artist. I have studied with artists Catherine Mills, Phil Starke, John MacDonald and David Santillanes among others. I am influenced by the works of Eduardo León Cortes and Edgar Payne and by contemporary artists Christine Lashley and Michele Usibelli.
I have been accepted to compete by the McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa), McMichael Gallery En Plein Air (Kleinburg), En Plein Air in Norval-on-the-Credit, Autumn Reflections En Plein Air in King City where I received an Honourable Mention for my work ‘Shimmering Lake’.
Jacqueline England resides in the Mississauga, Ontario, but was born in Nottingham, England, and immigrated to Canada as a young child. She returned to the U.K. to further her education and there, she became introduced to the realm of horses. She spent many years riding and showing horses, before turning to drawing and painting. Jacqueline has worked in various mediums, such as pastel, watercolour, gouache, acrylic, graphite and oil. Her greatest wish is that upon viewing her paintings, the viewer will be able to feel and see what she saw and have a greater insight into the animal it portrays.
Eva was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has always had an affinity for art, learning her skills through experimentation and a great deal of practice.
In 2011, Eva turned her full attention to her art. Since then, she has won awards for her work, participated in numerous juried shows and exhibitions, volunteered on art show and studio tour committees as well as jurying shows for various art groups in the Greater Toronto Area and York Region. She has clients in Canada, the United States, South America, Great Britain, Australia, and Hungary.
I strive to create bodies of work that are original, narrative and imaginative in nature. Creating fantasy worlds allows my mind to wander free of everyday life, exploring new ideas and processes.
I was fortunate to have 2 excellent art teachers in high school. Both laying a foundation of classical study methods that were used by the Great Masters, and Architects of the same eras throughout Europe and Asia.
I pursued my own passions in life that included the training of horses, photography and art. This is where I obtained the volume of knowledge that I take into my painting style and techniques.
I paint naturally, with intent , strict ideals and a thirst for constantly keeping depth and feel through the use of light in my paintings. My medium is Oil on Canvas or board. I generally hand stretch my canvases, and prepare the surfaces myself.
My paintings are in private collections in England, Bahamas, East coast Canada, and United States.
Maryam M. Khani
Maryam M. Khani was born in Tehran, Iran in 1979. She graduated from university with bachelor degree of engineering in 2002. She immigrated to Canada in late 2005 and continued with her education in Canada until she became a mother. Her husband introduced her to the world of art and became her biggest supporter and encourager. Maryam loves to spend more time with her children and provide them with a safe, loving and learning environment. She changed her career and became an artist. She believes world of art would give her confidence to portray her feelings and her thoughts, where she is able to provide safe and loving place for her boys to grow. In January 2014, Maryam became a member of Kingcrafts in King City, Ontario where she started pottery and since then she’s been in several different pottery workshops. She continued her artistic work by learning watercolor in October 2016. So far, she has been at several art exhibitions to show her pottery works and watercolor paintings in Canada.
My painting biography is short. I dabbled in oils during my university years in the 1960s, when I was working on my Ph.D. degree in physics. I started painting seriously in 2003 and have focused on watercolour.
I have been a member of SOYRA, the Society of York Region Artists and of ASK, Arts Society King. I have participated in shows both inside and outside of York Region and have been awarded three first prizes and two honourable mentions.
I took group lessons continuously and attend workshops whenever they are available and appropriate. Now in my eighties, I do not have the time to figure everything out on my own.
I do not have a preferred subject matter or style. Pretty well all subjects are of interest and deserve close study and work. The outcomes are never known in advance.
Shiva Moghaddasi is a textile and pottery artist and a graduate of OCAD U Material Art & Design. As a textile artist, she designs nunofelt shawls and paints on silk fabric, creating colourful luxurious silk scarves. As a potter, Shiva makes colourful functional and decorative ceramic pieces. Craftsmanship and attention to detail are paramount in her work. Every element of design and workmanship is considered in order to stimulate and heighten your experience with each piece. Shiva employs contemporary colour pallets and designs that reflect the subtleties of colour, which she witnesses in her surrounding environment.
Evangeline Munns has been painting for many years. Her love of nature is reflected in her landscape and floral paintings where she tries to capture the beauty of what she sees in her daily walks and frequent excursions into the country. She is thankful for the creative outlet that painting provides.
Since 2010, Mary has immersed herself in her art with passion and an indomitable spirit, producing numerous paintings on a variety of subjects and experimenting with various mediums – a collection she shares through her dedicated website, Mariellart Gallery. Mary’s ultimate desire is for her creative gift to touch lives, bring light and joy, a smile to your face and beauty to your eyes.
Ivanka has been an artist since she first started drawing and painting as a child. In school she used to participate in competitions, and won several awards in recognition of her artistic talent.
Many years later, Ivanka found herself rediscovering her love of creating art when she signed up for oil painting classes with Vladimir Ribatchok in 2009. She hasn’t stopped painting since.
She is an Artist member of Willowdale Group of Artists since 2011. Her paintings were chosen to be on display at the Annual Spring Juried Art Shows every year since 2012. Other shows include Annual Fall shows and Sunnybrook Hospital art show.
In 2014 she joined the King Craft Studio. She became an Artist member of King City ASK in 2014 and she has been taking part in ASK Studio Tour every year since 2014.
In 2015 she joined SOYRA and has been participating with her art in the annual shows at the Aurora Cultural Center. For the last 3 years her art work has been chosen for the Aurora Town Hall juried shows.
In 2018 and 2019 she took part in North York Visual Arts Fall Show.
During the pandemic took part in multiple virtual shows.
She continues to work on improving her technique and is participating in arts workshops with famous artists including Didi Gajansky, Andrew Hamilton, John Anderson, Margaret Rosemary, Brayan Shmith and others. In her work she is inspired by nature landscapes. She is always fascinated by the amazing colors of the seasons, reflections in the water of the various lakes and rivers. Figures of people have also always been a source of inspiration for her. She mainly paints with oils, but she is continuously exploring and experimenting with other mediums. Constantly growing and evolving as an artist, Ivanka aims to create beautiful, impactful art that convey the feeling and mood of a moment in a way that the viewer can become a part of it.
Vibrant, realistic, original oil paintings.
“My passion for painting is rooted in nature and the fascination I have for light and shade. That has drawn me to paint through my senses to share what I’m feeling”.
Lucy Quin finds inspiration in the endless wonder of the seasons and the beautiful scenery that Canada offers. From Ontario farm fields and Provincial Parks to the East and West coast, Visual artist Lucy Quin is enchanted by Canadian landscape. Canadian Seasons were for her a new road and have had a dramatic impact on the direction she has taken as an artist. She prefers to paint in the classic style used by Tonalist/Luminist artists, with a contemporary approach that combined with the spirituality she finds in nature allows her to create works that are mood evoking and timeless.
After exploring traditional quilt blocks for 25+ years, Kathleen Rodgers became interested in creating fibre art designs based on colour and shape for Art Quilts, table runners and lap quilts using her own hand dyed and hand painted fabrics and batiks. She has participated in group fibre art exhibits for several years, including the International Women’s Day Show (OMAH) and the Fibre Content traveling exhibit. She had her first solo show at Burr House Gallery and Tearoom in November 2019. She is part of a fibre arts group that is creating travelling thematic exhibitions.
Sue is an award-winning art quilter who painstakingly paints plain white cotton fabric with dye and thread to create images of wild animals living free. Sue is a Juried Artist Member of Studio Art Quilt Associates. Her pieces have won cash awards at the Canadian National Juried Show (2018, 2019, 2021), the American Quilters Society Charleston show (2019), the International Quilt Festival (Houston, 2019, 2021), and have also been shown at the National Quilt Museum (Paducah, KY) the International Quilt Museum (Lincoln, NB), the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (CO), the Texas Quilt Museum (TX), and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (AZ).
A native of Toronto, Canada, Steve Silverman is a Canadian award-winning, fine art photographer with a keen and unique artistic vision. His
love and appreciation for black and white photography are reflected in his dramatic landscapes and engaging cityscapes from across Canada.
Catharine Somerville was born in Toronto and lives between the UK and Canada.
After completing her early art education in Toronto Catharine went on to study at Georgian College and later realized a BA Arts and Humanities (Art History) at the Open University, UK. In 2009 she completed her postgraduate studies at West Dean College /University of Sussex. This included spending 6 weeks in Edward James surreal garden , Las Pozas, Mexico resulting in a series of work that won the Chairman’s Prize.
Catharine holds lectures, exhibitions and inspires other artists to make work by teaching and mentoring. Her main studio is Herringbroom Studio in West Sussex, UK. When in Canada she continues to work under the Herringbroom Studio identity. Catharine continues to participate in Artist in Residence programs internationally.
Major awards include “Iceberg” presented to The Gryphon Theatre Co, ON, The Chairman’s Prize, West Dean College/University of Sussex and Best Architectural Feature, Arts Society King, Ontario.
Colborne Street Gallery, Gallery 1313, Jordan Art Gallery, The Elmwood Spa (artist in residence), Women’s art association of Canada, Artel, Artscape’s Gallery, Artscape.
Joe Trimmeliti is a self-employed graphic artist who has rekindled his interest in painting in recent years. He enjoys capturing nature and landscape images in both oil and acrylic. He lives in King City with his family.
Lynn lives and paints in her home studio in King City, Ontario.
Her work is described as strong, bold, powerful and colourful!
Lynn has a wide range of inspired creativity including florals, abstracts, streetscapes, intuitive art,
altered book journaling and sculptured clay pieces. All her work incorporates many mediums including arylics, metallics, iridescents, inks, graphite, calligraphy, collage and clay.
Having shown her work in many juried art shows, live art events and Studio Tours since 2002, Lynn
now teaches both live (group and private lessons) along with online art classes and is an active
participating member of Arts Society King and SOYRA -Society of York Region Artist.
Michelle Zikovitz has been weaving baskets for over 20 years and teaching for the past 15 years, throughout southern Ontario. An appreciation of the beauty and function of hand-woven baskets, Michelle prefers to design baskets for teaching that incorporate many different weaving techniques, materials and concepts that can be applied to a variety of baskets. Reed is her personal material of choice for teaching, incorporating hand dyed reed whenever possible. She is happiest when she feels her students are learning something new that will enhance their own work while developing a true appreciation of the ancient artistry of basketry!