Artists' Biographies

Sharon Ormerod

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Sharon Ormerod

Sharon was born in, what was at the time considered to be a rural area outside of Hamilton Ontario. She has fond memories of spending most of her early years outside in the country side. A graduate of McMaster University Studio Arts she went on to teach art in Hamilton and surrounding schools.

In her early years as a Canadian artist, she was influenced by Lawren Harris and the Group of Seven and Emily Carr. Later her exposure to Theosophy through the society in Toronto and her art history studies lead her to Wassily Kandinsky and several other artists in the first part of the 20th. century who were striving to express the spiritual through art.

In the last few years, Sharon has become well known as a plein aire painter, painting outside she feels its the best way to capture the power, energy and expression of the land. She brings these small studies back to the studio and uses them as inspiration for some of her larger works.

Working in oils, acrylic and multimedia, her work varies from realism to abstract.

Sharon now resides full time in Sarnia and has a studio space from which she continues to work.

Lawren Harris had been hugely influential in the Toronto art scene and gave lectures at the Toronto Theosophical Society expounding the presence of the One spiritual expression of energy and consciousness and how it could be expressed.


Lynn Tait

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Lynn Tait

Lynn Tait is an award-winning poet/photographer. Born in Toronto residing in Sarnia her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and magazines and in over 100 North American anthologies. Her photography/photo art has graced the covers of 7 books and appeared in North American Art magazines. Her photography has won numerous prizes and been exhibited at The Gallery in the Grove, the Sarnia Arts Gallery, Cheek Monkey, Zony's Framing, The Story and The Lawrence House. She uses various programs and filters to get painterly-like effects.


Joan Bennett Ross

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Joan Bennett Ross

I am a lifelong artist with a medical background and I take most of my cues from nature working mostly in watercolor, acrylic and pencil. 


David Rapaich

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I am a SARNIA native in my 50th year of dentistry. I started acrylic painting in my early sixties. I love bright colours in my paintings and enjoy animal art. 


Regina Gudelis

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Regina Gudelis

 

Her paintings focus on the spontaneity and fluidity that is ALIVE in us all.

Accepted in many juried shows and winning many awards, the works of Regina Gudelis can be found in galleries and private and corporate collections in Canada, USA and Europe.

“My paintings are centered on actual experience and expression of feeling and emotion through gestural vigorous brushwork. This energy draws the viewer in and communicates a message beyond words.”

Using watercolour and acrylics in a vibrant, loosely executed style, Regina produces unique abstract and traditional paintings.

Although she is primarily a self-taught artist, she has studied at the Summit School of Arts (New Jersey) and Lambton College. She continues her art education by participating in numerous workshops given by world-renowned artists.

Her awards include Sarnia Mayors Art Award (1st place in 2005, 3rd place in 2019), WOLFF award (2002 and 2009), Petrolia Victoria Hall (2017 and 2019).

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