Artists' Biographies

Jack Keefe

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Jack was born in the small northern Ontario town of South Porcupine, and grew up in Sarnia, where he lives with his wife Toni. Together they have 3 sons, 3 daughters in law, and 3 grandchildren. 

 In the year of 2000 he was a founding member of the 6+1 Art Group, which started with several Lambton College art students who got together and still continue to meet weekly to share critique, and encouragement with each other.

 His love of painting is inspired by his family, friends, nature, history, outdoor activities, travel and the art group 6+1.

 He has had paintings displayed at numerous juried art shows.  In November of 2006 he won the Mayor’s Award at the Lawrence House with his painting “One Winter’s Day” (the Coast Guard Cutter, the Griffon).  He was selected to paint the cover for the Grey/Bruce B&B Association for the years 2008-2010.  In November of 2009 he won the Honourable Mention Award at the Lawrence House for his painting “Cottage Memories”, and in June of 2013 he won the Wolff Award Honourable Mention from Sarnia Artists’ Workshop for his painting “Down by the Barn”. In June of 2014 he won the People’s Choice Award at SAW’s annual Awards Night for his painting “Spring Rush”. In 2016, his painting of Roadside Falls won the “Best in Show” award at the “Celebrate Art” juried art show at the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia, and in March of 2017 his Creekside painting won the best watercolour award at the Paint Ontario Show at the Lambton Heritage Museum in Grand Bend.  In October 2017 his painting of “Jasper” won Best Watercolour award at the “Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary” show at the Victoria Playhouse.  In the fall of...


Pam Wong Biography

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Pam Wong Biography

Pam has enjoyed a successful career as an artist since 1989. A love of the Natural World and an enjoyment of solitude bring a sense of mystery and wonder to her work. It has been said that you get a sense of Pam’s spirituality in her paintings. Watercolour has been Pam’s preferred medium, however she has ventured into acrylic works in the past few years with some success. Favourite times are spent outdoors where the elements of sky, water, and weather are absorbed for expression. With the mood set in each painting she hopes the viewer will pause and think from their most innermost self , if only for a moment.”For further information visit: www.pamwong.net 


Jane Hunter Biography

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Jane Hunter Biography

Jane Hunter is a native of Sarnia and has painted in watercolours for over 40 years.  She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art 
and was appointed a life member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour in 2007.
Jane has shown widely in Southwestern Ontario as well as in juried exhibitions in Toronto and beyond. Her work is included in corporate
and private collections in Canada and abroad. She was one of ten artists across Ontario and Quebec selected to represent to her city
in the Suncor Crossroads Series of Paintings.
'International Waters” a joint juried exhibition of the C,S,P.W.C.,the American Watercolour Society and the Royal Watercolour Society
included one of Jane’s paintings touring Canada, the U.S. and Britain.
The Canadian Federation of University Women named Jane “Woman of Excellence in the Arts” in 2000 and she was included on the Mayor's
Honour list for outstanding service to the people and City of Sarnia.  In 2002 she was recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in recognition of
outstanding service, achievement and contribution to the community.
Jane acted as co-campain chairman, raising funds for the inception of the Judith and a Norman Alix Art Gallery which opened in 2002. She 
received two volunteer awards as a consultant at The Gallery in The Grove,Brights Grove, Ontario, and as a member of Board of Directors of the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts.


Lynne "Kenneith" Brogden

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Lynne "Kenneith" Brogden is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, President of the Sarnia-Lambton Arts Council and holds a B.Sc. from University of Toronto. In high school, she won a scholarship to the Ontario College of Art. however, loving math and science, she majored in chemistry and nutrition, but took as many art courses as she could. Travelling and living throughout Europe and Mexico; visiting the many art museums, matured h

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Silvya Mazerolle

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Silvya Mazerolle

Sarnia based artist, Silvya Mazerolle, has been honing her skills on the canvas for the past several years. Primarily using acrylics, her mental images and stories have been transferred into her paintings. Art, inspired by the scenery of Southwestern Ontario and Lake Huron is gracing the walls of many local residents and cottages. Having also lived in Alberta and travelled through different parts of the world, scenes from mountains, prairies, cities and oceans have animated her paintings. Strange ideas of her own, friends comments and commissions have led to paintings based on Heavy Metal, biking experiences, barbarians, laughing donkeys, strutting roosters, angry herons, plus many more. She loves to capture her viewers into the scene, whether it is compelling or odd. A Facebook album of past works can be made available upon request.