Stevin Tuchiwsky

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“Stevin has always been passionate about capturing the adventures he himself takes part in. He has always immersed himself wholly in adventures off the beaten path, photographing his peers and fellow athletes in some of the most breathtaking places.

A diverse and in-depth knowledge of the backcountry and most common outdoor sports gives Stevin the edge to push outdoor documentary photography to new levels.

Stevin has been making photos for over 7 years and currently calls Calgary, Alberta, Canada home.”

 http://www.tuchiwsky.com

Jeff Lyons

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“The girlfriends series is a collection of female portrait oil paintings and illustrations by artist Jeff Lyons. Jeff is a self-taught artist from Calgary, Canada. He started cartooning for fun when he was a child. In 1987 Jeff became interested in fine art and began painting. He has experimented with oil, acrylic and gouache paint, oil pastel, pencil, ink and digital mediums.

Inspired by women (a timeless muse) and positive public feedback from his art exhibits, Jeff began creating illustrative female portrait paintings in 2001. A new, more extroverted art series emerged, which became known as the 'girlfriends' series. Jeffs main goal was to create attractive imagery with a broader 'pop' appeal. These (mostly fictional) women painted are representations of individual female beauty, persona and attitude.

The girlfriends series portraits led to public demand for commissioned custom portrait paintings. Jeff has painted ALL people; men, women, children and couples. Sometimes, pets were painted. This kept him busy for many years, allowing him to pursue his art passion full time. View Jeffs commission portraits.” http://lyonsartwork.com/artist-jeff-lyons.html

Eveline Kolijn

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Dutch-Canadian artist based in Calgary, Alberta Eveline Kolijn.

“Welcome to Eveline Kolijn’s artistic biosphere.”

“I EXPLORE A GENERAL QUESTION: WHAT IS NATURE AND HOW DO WE POSITION OURSELVES IN IT? EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED THROUGH A WEB CALLED THE BIOSPHERE. I AM FASCINATED WITH THE CONCEPT OF THE NOÖSPHERE, DEFINED BY VLADIMIR VERNADSKY HUNDRED YEARS AGO AS THE MENTAL SPHERE OF LIFE; THE CAPACITY OF HUMAN THOUGHT TO CHANGE THE BIOSPHERE. NOW, WE CALL THIS OUTCOME THE ANTHROPOCENE: THE EPOCH OF HUMAN IMPACT ON ECOSYSTEMS, INCLUDING CLIMATE CHANGE. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN ARTIST IN THE AGE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE? HOW DO WE BECOME ECOLOGICALLY INTELLIGENT? THE ANTHROPOCENE CHALLENGES HUMAN EXCEPTIONALISM. WE MUST COME TO A FUNDAMENTAL UNDERSTANDING WE ARE A POROUS ORGANISM, A HUMAN HOLOBIONT, WITH MICROBIAL KIN AND SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIPS IN A LIVING WORLD.” http://evelinekolijn.com


Jamie Morris

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Calgary artist, illustrator and educator Jamie Morris.

“Jamie Morris earned a degree from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 1997, majoring in Visual Communications. He added to his formal education the following summer as he was accepted into the Illustration Academy in Kansas City, Missouri.

He returned to Calgary to begin his freelance illustration career and a few short years later, had compiled numerous high-profile projects and a handful of awards from the Society of Illustrators. It was at this time that the painterly qualities of his oils made a smooth transition to the walls of art galleries.”

“Jamie now enjoys a nice balance of commissioned illustration projects and personal gallery work. As well, Jamie teaches illustration part-time at ACAD.” http://www.jamiemorris.ca

Monika Wright

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Canadian artist Monika Wright with her abstract seascapes, from Nova Scotia.

“Water sustains us physically and emotionally. I am surrounded by its soothing beauty; I swim and dive and kayak. I drink from the well and trust in its purity. But its strength and force deserves respect. It's life-giving power is precarious as we ignore the dangers of an environmental crisis in the making. Its abundance and our history of easy access in most of Canada may be at risk, and certainly it hasn't always been a matter of safe and easy access in all communities in our country. World wide, we see the damage that we are doing not only to the oceans, but to the entire planet. Water - oceans and lakes - are a resource we often take for granted in Canada.”

http://art.monikawright.com

Martin Beaupre

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Martin Beaupre an artist, painter from Quebec, Canada has won several awards for his stunning works!

“Over the years Martin has found his point of balance by associating art with energy. As a full-time painter Martin's paintings are a reflection of his inner world. Martin takes us on a Zen journey which reveals a search for beauty and harmony in muffled tones, with serene, uncluttered compositions inspired by Asian art.” Martin Beaupre

http://www.martinbeaupre.com/en/

Melanie Giguere

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Born in Quebec City, Canadian artist, photographer Melanie Giguere.

“Originally from Québec, Mélanie Giguère is a passionate Artist of Painting, Photography and Fashion. Since her early childhood, she has had a vital need to create and connect with the world around her. At the age of 10, she enrolled in her first Oil Painting class and it was the beginning of a beautiful love affair with the Visual Arts. She knew that this passion would one day play an important role in her career. Her first step in that direction was General Training in Fine Arts, which she completed with Technical Training in Fashion Design. After graduating in 2000, she held a Fashion Designer position for several years for the renowned Maison Simons.”Melanie Giguere https://www.melaniegiguere.ca/home