Artists' Biographies

Debbie Okun Hill

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Debbie Okun Hill

Debbie Okun Hill is a Canadian poet/blogger/freelance writer who holds memberships with the League of Canadian Poets, The Writers Union of Canada and other literary organizations. For eight years, she was a co-host of Spoken Word, an open mic event held at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. She is the recipient of two Ontario Arts Council Writers’ Reserve grants with over 450 poems published in over 165 different literary publications including Descant, Existere, The Literary Review of Canada, Vallum, and The Windsor Review. Tarnished Trophies (Black Moss Press, 2014) is her first full collection of poems. She has read her work at numerous festivals and events from Ontario to the western coast of British Columbia and is currently addicted to her sketch pad. Follow her literary journey plus her numerous blog postings featuring other Canadian writers on "Kites Without Strings".

https://okunhill.wordpress.com/ 


Joanne Morris

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Joanne Morris

Joanne Morris became a professional artist when she attended the Ontario College of Art in Toronto in 1971. She completed her B.A. in Art History and Art Criticism and then a post-graduate in Art Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. After graduation, Joanne worked at the Sarnia Public Art Gallery and Gallery Lambton as the Education Officer and Gallery Assistant where she was influenced and inspired by the Permanent Collection of the Group of Seven paintings. Joanne has exhibited in a few Juried Shows in Lambton and Chatham Kent. Joanne's art can be found in numerous private collections in Ontario. As a retired and Registered Art Therapist and OCT, Joanne has inspired and motivated hundreds of young artists to express their thoughts and feelings through art. Joanne is now devoted to her painting and drawing in her studio in Wallaceburg. 

https://www.artplay.ca 

 


Lauren Clark

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Lauren Clark lives in Sarnia and has been creating art in various mediums and forms since the 1990's. Lauren received her Degree from York University in Visual Arts & Art History.
Nature and recycled findings inspire Lauren to create one of a kind art pieces. Mediums of interest; Jewelry art, semi precious stones, acrylic, oils & mixed mediums.

Her Collection in our store:

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Her collection on our website : 

https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/collections/vendors?q=Lauren%20Clark


Jale Fancey

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Jale Fancey

Jale received her first camera at the age of 14, a Kodak Instamatic. She is now the owner of a Canon Eos 7d mark ii DSLR and she loves her camera.
Jale's passion for photography increases daily as she takes photos of the wonderful world around us. She mostly specialized in nature, landscapes, and macro photography, but she has also photographed weddings, families, portraits, and headshots. She has taken a course a few years ago on street photography from B.D. Colen who is an award-winning journalist and photographer who has taught at MIT for many years, to broaden her knowledge. She is always looking for an opportunity to learn and take photos of new places, new ideas and new genres.


Julia Potts

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Julia Potts

At the age of eight, Julia received a brownie camera to bring to girl guide camp. Instead of taking pictures of people, she was intrigued with setting up vignettes in nature.

Recently, she took some time out from life and went on a year long journey enjoying whatever adventures the Universe put in her path.
A solo trip camping & hiking across Canada, taking care of an alpaca farm in Wales, all helped her reconnect with photography.

It was during this time that the photos took on a creative spin. Having the time to edit and play around on her iPad lead to discovering filters & photo apps. After many experiments, Julia found a consistent pattern by layering several methods.

The end result of Julia’s photography style took on a more whimsical feel.

 

Her collection in our store:

https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/collections/vendors?q=Julia%20Potts