BMFA Artist Directory
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Photography, Fluid Art (acrylic paint & resin), Muralist
Eden loves to capture the beauty and mystery of our world in landscapes, wildlife and macro photography. She also works with mixed mediums incorporating photographic artifacts, resin, encaustic wax, dried organics, as well as cyanotypes and fluid art into her pieces. Her photography is available, in limited release, on large-scale acrylic glass, canvas, and alupanels, as well as in wearable art scarves.
About the Potter
Each piece of custom Stoneware is hand crafted and finished by me, Jamila Monahan, at my homestead in the beautiful rolling hills of Glen Huron, ON.
My small batch, wheel thrown pottery is inspired by the beauty of the natural world around me and a simple Scandinavian aesthetic . Our honey bees, free range hens, organic gardens, local orchards and ever changing seasons constantly inspire my work and ignites my passion to create anew.
No two pieces of pottery are alike. Although sets may be similar dimensionally. This is the making of true, artisanal, handcrafted work.
This Stoneware is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe, and made to last for generations. (Removal of wooden or leather hardware is recommended before washing, if applicable).
Due to the intensive firing processes of this art form, the clay has been transformed back into stone and the glaze has essentially been melted into glass. Nothing tastes better than when eaten from natural pottery and wine or beverages take on a whole new level of complexity.
Each piece is lovingly handled and artistically refined dozens of times by me, over many weeks, before it is considered 'finished'. Over a 6-8 week period, I take the clay through many stages of transformation and refinement; wedging, forming, drying, trimming, handle application, more drying, sanding, bisque firing, glazing and finally a firing of up to 2269°F, where water and earth have now been woven into functional pottery.
I sincerely hope that you too enjoy each piece of this custom small batch stoneware as much as I have enjoyed making it for you!
Bruce became interested in painting at an early age when he received his first oil set as a Christmas present.
He was fortunate enough to study under the tutelage of Toronto artist Martin Grove at York University
Bruce, in 2006, was invited...along with Robert Bateman and 140 other wildlife artists across Canada...to participate in a project to create a large mural (16' x 24') for the CPAWS organization...which saves wilderness lands. We each received a panel upon which we painted our piece...it was sold through an online auction...to create the mural.
In 2008 Bruce was again invited to join a world wide group of wildlife artists from Argentina, Australia, England, Finland, France, etc. ... to create a mural (22' x 18') entitled "Le Cadeau du Cheval".
Bruce uses acrylic paint for his wildlife and pets and brilliant landscapes. He has works hanging in private collections across Canada, The United States and Europe.
Bruce does commissioned work as well as producing his own original pieces.
acrylic on canvas, murals
Stained Glass on Live Edge Wood, Oil and Acrylic
Victoria D. Huntley
I was born in the Philippines. I attended university and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in
Economics. I worked for a large international shipping company, as secretary to the president of the
company. I immigrated to Canada in 1997 and have worked as a Customer Service Coordinator for a
Canadian Licensee for a large Canadian brand. In 2006 I moved to a community on the south shore of
Georgian Bay. Here, I live in a setting that is ideal for a landscape painter.
In 2012 I was able to spend a few winter months in California, that was when I started painting. Although
I am largely a self taught artist, I have taken courses from some internationally recognized artists. I am a
landscape artist and the medium I use is oil. The paintings I create are largely based on my photographs.
I enjoy the entire process from observing the landscape, to taking photos, to perceiving the composition
and transforming it with brush strokes to become a piece of art. I have been told I have a good eye for
colour. My use of bold colours has been the feature that has drawn the most favourable comments from
patrons of galleries where my paintings have been exhibited. Each painting I create requires dedication
and hard work. I like facing challenges and the feeling of satisfaction I get by overcoming obstacles in my path.
In 2019 I embarked on a new art form that I long dreamed of; stained glass art. Since then I have been
created a number of pieces of stained glass art on live edge wood and received very favourable
comments from galleries, artists and the general public..
Tracey is a proud resident of Collingwood where she regularly admires the flower gardens around town. Using an airdry clay, Tracey exquisitely forms realistic looking petals, buds, blooms, and leaves. A Floral Artist/Instructor with The DecoClay Academy (Hawaii), her creative floral work has been published, showcased, auctioned, and admired by collectors since 2008.
Fused Glass Beach Waves
Having recently retired I had the desire to nurture my creative side! I fell in love with the Beach Wave and knew that I needed to learn how to make them. Thankfully I found a studio in Florida for making my creations and the waves just keep on coming!! If you love water, you probably have very fond memories of jumping over or diving into waves. Every wave is unique and can be customized to suit the colours of your decor. I hope that you will find a special spot in your home or cottage that can highlight one of my beach waves! Enjoy! Instagram - @beachwaveglassart
Susan Sellers has had a drive to create since childhood. She began quilting in 2000 and hasn’t looked back. She keeps her mind firmly open to new techniques and materials. A love of colour guides the exploration, with fabric as the medium of expression. To allow inspiration to come from the subject, her style ranges from representational to abstract.
Living in Toronto most of my life, I found myself wanting to move closer to nature. Recently my husband, son and I landed in Wasaga Beach. I focus on fine art photography. I try to capture the magic that hides in the mundane. I like to highlight the beauty of a droplet of rain shimmering in the suns rays or the unwanted flower that will likely be weeded out of the otherwise sterile patch of grass. I tend to be attracted to the overlooked beauty that can be found in everything.
Acrylic on canvas
Elaine is a contemporary, Canadian artist, living in the Southern Georgian Bay area of Ontario, who is inspired by nature and aims to capture the beauty and awe of her natural Canadian surroundings, in her work.
Elaine primarily paints in Acrylic on canvas but, when inspiration strikes, is happy to try and learn new mediums -- always stretching and reaching for new adventures. Her artistic style is a modern-blend of realism and post-impressionism, with a twist of abstraction, turning natural landscapes into stories to experience. With a trained eye for design, Elaine’s approach to creating is visceral and intuitive and is as much of a journey as a destination, resulting in work that has a unique feel, with interesting levels of abstraction within seemingly conventional landscapes. She is also an avid photographer, typically composing her pieces through lens, before translation onto canvas.
As a member of the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts (BMFA) and an Associate member of The Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), her artwork is currently available through The BMFA Art Shop, in beautiful Collingwood, Ontario, Canada and graces the homes of private collectors across the country.
oil, acrylics, digital (procreate), beadwork, felt, watercolours, murals
Andrea Scott is a Canadian artist, born on Turtle Island of German and Nordic descent. As a mother of two boys and attending university for her Masters, Andrea seeks to use art as a healing journey. Each piece is a part of her and she does not stick to one theme, but explores many different works throughout her lifetime.
Maggi Olson was born in Bracebridge, Ontario and spent her formative years in reduced circumstances on farmsteads. This life in rural gray Ontario left her soul starving for colour and beauty. As a natural born creative, this desire for passion and fulfillment was released and then nourished, when she picked up her first paintbrush.
As her emotional response to her environment was beginning to be recognized, it began to be enthusiastically fed during her early travels to France and Italy. Maggi was drawn onwards and inwards towards the artwork of the Impressionist movement painters. Finding a stronger calling painting in mid-life, Maggi began to take courses at OCADU and took advantage of her life living in scenically gorgeous Vancouver to hone her observational skills. This allowed her to take courses and instruction at the Emily Carr University of Art & Design. The fire was lit during this highly developmental period in Maggi’s artistic life. She went on to pursue further instruction from local and international art teachers such as Brian Buckrell, Efren Gonzales, Don Kilby, John David Anderson and Sue Miller, among others. Maggi also attended an art retreat in Tuscany in 2017. This once again proved a further impetus with inspiration for her development as an emerging, impressionistic painter.
Since retiring from a successful and hectic career in real estate, Maggi is now painting joyfully from her home studios in both Collingwood and Walkerton, Ontario. Maggi also spends her winters in Ajijic, Mexico where she continues to be greatly inspired by the sea, and the colour and vibrancy of Mexican culture.
Maggi is represented by Mountainside Gallery in Collingwood, Ontario and is a member of the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts. Her work has also been represented by the Calli Intro Muros Gallery in Ajijic, Mexico where she is also a member of the Ajijic Society of the Arts. Maggi participates regularly in local art shows and events in her communities.
Oil & Acrylic
Sabine currently lives in Grey County and is a self-taught, ever-evolving visual artist and amateur digital photographer with an admiration of the local landscape as well as capturing scenery from her travels and her lifelong passion; horses. Various mediums allow Sabine to breathe life into her images and seize a moment in time that resonated with her.
She has participated in many local art shows and is a member of the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts in Collingwood, Headwaters Art in Alton and the Marsh Street Artist Group.
Her paintings are in private collections in Canada, Germany, Ireland and Southern Africa.
Painting, Paddles, Jewelry, Mixed Media
Jennifer Keskikyla Is a Collingwood Artist who is inspired by the
Living in Collingwood gives Jennifer access to nature. Whether it
is the shores of Georgian Bay, with waves crashing and skies
brooding, or the serenity of an old maple growth forest towering
over her head, with birdsong and wind rustling the leaves, nature
is where she goes to fill up her energy, to seek inspiration.
Jennifer tries to represent the feeling of energy and wonder she
gets during her time outdoors.
Jennifer has studied art at the Royal Ontario Museum, Freehand
School of Art, The Haliburton School of Art and Design, and the
McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Vaughan. Mediums she
has explored in her painted works include watercolour, oil,
acrylic and mixed media.
Collingwood-based artist Heather Smiley has been honing her painting skills since retiring from the world of work in 2019. She takes her inspiration from the beauty of water, land, and sky anywhere, but looks first to the landscape on her doorstep: the rural landscape of Simcoe and Grey Counties, the Blue Mountain area, and northern Ontario.
Pen and Ink and water colours plus Acrylics on Canvas
Bruce was born in Bowmanville ,Ontario, August 1938 and grew up in the Port Credit area of Mississauga, Ontario.
He is a member of the Wasaga Artist and the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts.
While he is noted for his detailed pen and ink drawings as well as use of watercolour's and charcoal, he is also a very accomplished artist using acrylic medium.
Bruce spent a time living in Hong Kong and was able to capture the cultural essence of Asia through his art.
Once back in Canada, Bruce, through many acrylic and watercolour paintings, has managed to capture several scenic and fascinating rural areas of Ontario.
His work can be found in many private collections.
Hilary Wilson is a ceramicist based in The Blue Mountains, ON. She first found clay while managing a pottery studio at summer camp in 2017 and never looked back. Hilary loves getting her hands dirty and shaping something beautiful out of clay, taking inspiration from the natural world. She focuses on creating functional objects for everyday living to bring slow awareness to simple moments.
Acrylic on Canvas
My name is Peter Scott Elliott, a colour expert. I have worked as a professional colour consultant since 2018, helping people make design and colour decisions for their homes and lives.
Prior to that I had a colourful career in the computer animation industry beginning in 1998. Where I worked on a wide variety of projects in the film and television industries. Credits include movies such as Friday the 13th part ten Jason X, and music videos for the band Prozak.
Returning to my roots as a visual artist has been my primary focus of the past three years. Acrylic landscape painting is my passion and the great Canadian Shield is my inspiration.
I love to create art quilt pieces that are colourful, conceptual with lots of texture and embellishments. I began as a traditional quilter and gradually moved into Art Quilting. I love to experiment with new techniques and I am constantly challenging myself. I belong to two international Art Quilting groups and have exhibited in Europe, USA and Canada.
Acrylic, Mixed Media
Acrylic, mixed media, collage fabric
Meet EJ, the world-renowned macrame artist and expert knot-tyer extraordinaire. I have been weaving my way through the world of macrame for roughly 3.5 years, creating stunning works of art that will leave you knot-tying your own shoelaces in awe.
I’m a master at crafting intricate and delicate designs out of thick, unruly cords that would leave even the most seasoned sailor scratching their head. I have been known to turn the most mundane household items into macrame masterpieces - from plant hangers to wall hangings, mostly wall hangings, to even a fully-functional hammock that can hold a family of four (provided they're not too heavy).
When I’m not busy knotting, I can be found listening to smooth jazz, soca, 90s R&B, and sipping on herbal tea, because what else would a macrame artist do?
So if you're looking for a macrame artist who will knot disappoint, look no further than EJ, me – I’m the whole package, cord and all.