Artists' Biographies

Diane Nelles

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Diane Nelles

Diane Nelles was born and raised in Nakina, Ontario, a small town northeast of Thunder Bay. Art was always a passion, from early childhood through high school art classes. After graduation putting her love of art aside, expressing her creativity by sewing, herbal crafts, and gardening. When her two children left home, Diane returned to sketching and painting.During the summer of 2016, Diane decided to challenge herself by adding acrylics to her studio. With these vivid, exciting colours she works in a much looser style, creating bold and exciting compositions as opposed to her softer, detailed work with watercolour.Most recently Diane has incorporated two of her passions: painting and sewing. She designs useful items such as tote and wine bags, using her artwork and other creative processes to create unique accessories.Diane is a member of “The 6 plus 1 Art Group”, and the “Sarnia Artists' Workshop” Her Website: http://www.DianeNelles.com Shop her collection in our store: https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/collections/vendors?q=Diane%20Nelles


Regina Gudelis

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Regina Gudelis

The works of Regina Gudelis can be found in galleries and private and corporate collections in Canada, USA and Europe. In addition to winning numerous awards, her paintings and sculptures have been accepted in juried exhibitions in North America.Using watercolour and acrylics in a vibrant, loosely executed style, Regina produces unique abstract and traditional paintings. Meditation, teaching yoga and travel throughout the world add fuel to her creative spirit. She draws upon the images of the universe and the creativity from within her soul for her pieces. Many of her paintings are spiritual with symbolic forms.Often the subject is unknown and as she starts the painting. As she layers shape upon shape, colour upon colour, gradually the subject begins to reveal itself and have unity. Her collection in our store: https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/collections/vendors?q=Regina%20Gudelis&sort_by=price-ascending Regina's Website: https://reginagudelis.com/


Gloria (Peggy) Somers

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Gloria (Peggy) Somers

Gloria (Peggy) Somers was born in North Bay, Ontario and now resides in Sarnia. She worked for Dow Chemical in the Engineering Dept.Always having a great interest in drawing and painting, she joined the Sarnia Artist Workshop (S.A.W.) in May 2014. She also paints with the 6+1 group. Her interest in multi-media includes watercolour, acrylics, colour pencils, pastel, graphite and has recently added oils. Her work has been shown at "Gallery in the Grove", Brights Grove, "Art at the Lake Show", Sarnia, "Lawrence House Centre for the Arts", Sarnia "Paint Ontario", Grand Bend and currently showing with the 6+1 Group, in the Art Gallery at the new home of the ISO (International Symphony Orchestra) at 143 Christina St. Sarnia. Gloria's work varies from scenes of travel, animals, sea life, and still life taken mostly from her own photography. She hopes the transformation from a blank sheet of paper or canvas sparks interest and delivers a story with detail and colour. Shop her collection in our store: https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/collections/vendors?q=Gloria%20%28Peggy%29%20Somers&sort_by=price-ascending


Peg Kivi

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Peg Kivi

Peg Kivi is an accomplished artist. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree and currently works in watercolours and acrylics. Peg is originally from Smiths Falls Ontario, and now resides in Sarnia. She is interested in the evocative blending of rich colour and the subtle incorporation of repetition and texture. Her watercolours are loose, subtle and atmospheric, her acrylics are layered, rich and textural.She has been the recipient of two Arts Council Awards.Peg Kivi has participated in many art shows and her work can be found in private and public collections in Bahamas, Canada, China, England, Germany, Japan, Portugal, Switzerland, and the USA. Visit her collection in our store:https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/collections/vendors?q=Peg%20Kivi&sort_by=price-ascending Visit her website:http://www.pegkivi.com


Karen Schaw

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Karen Schaw

Karen was born in Toronto Ontario and graduated from York University. Her love of Art in its many forms began at an early age and was nurtured by the years she lived in Europe. She now lives in Grand Rapids Michigan but .spends many months of the year in Sarnia where her mother and sister live. Currently she is a member of the Sarnia Artists Worksop ( SAW) and is on the volunteer Board of the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. Visit her collection in our store: https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/collections/vendors?q=Karen%20Schaw&sort_by=price-ascending