1950-1959

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Donna Andreychuk

Born on a farm in rural Ontario, Donna Andreychuk always had a passion for art but only started painting seriously in 1999 while living in Owen Sound and inspired by the Georgian Bay landscape. Her large-scale abstract expressionist works, based on her outdoor paintings and photographs, memory and imagination, reflect her love for the Canadian landscape and its impact on her ...
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Josy Britton

Josy Britton knew she was an artist in Kindergarten, when she was looking at her assignment of a Fall tree hanging amongst the efforts of her classmates and decided hers was unique. Every Christmas and birthday thereafter answered the wish for art supplies ...
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dlmorrow

dlmorrow studied art under Don Holman and Janis Hoogstraten through the Studio and Art History program at Scarborough College, University of Toronto. She received a BA with distinction in Visual Arts, Art History and Archaeology in 1979 ...

Lynn Donoghue

Lynn Donoghue was born in Red Lake, Ontario, in 1953. Due to her father’s career as a mining engineer, her family moved many times during her childhood. Donoghue completed high school at H. B. Beal Secondary School in London, Ontario ...
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Fern Helfand

Fern Helfand developed an early enthusiasm for art. During elementary school she was enrolled at the Children’s Art Centre of the then Art Gallery of Toronto (now the Art Gallery of Ontario). Along with weekly art lessons, there were regular visits to the art gallery and occasional exhibition grand openings. Helfand’s passion for art evolved ...
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Kirtley Jarvis

Kirtley Jarvis was born in Balmertown, a small mining town in Northern Ontario, and moved to London, Ontario, as a teenager. While Jarvis has training from the H.B. Beal Secondary School’s adult art program, the Sheridan School of Design, and the Ontario College of Art and Design, she is simultaneously self-taught in many respects, learning from those she meets who have something to teach ...
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Shelley Niro

Born in Niagara Falls, New York, Shelley Niro moved with her family to the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford, a member of the Turtle Clan of the Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) Nation. She is a multi-media artist whose work involves photography, painting, beadwork, and film ...
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Jan Shepherd McKee

Jan Shepherd McKee’s education was extensive and varied; she holds degrees in English Literature, Philosophy (Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science), Visual Arts (Studio), Law and Business Administration from Western University and The University of Hawaii. Cross-disciplinary work has formed the basis of Shepherd McKee’s creative exploration over the last 35 years ...