Artists' Biographies

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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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.

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