Artists' Biographies

Kathy Rath

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Kathy Rath

Kathy Rath has completed art history courses from the University of Western Ontario. She has participated in workshops with many distinguished Canadian and American artists including Jack Reid, Brent Heighton, Brian Atyeo, Linda Kemp, Gordon McKenzie, Anthony Batten, Mary Lampman, Tom Lynch, Joe Fettingis, Christopher Schink, Don Andrews, and Judy Betts. She has been painting, teaching and selling her work in Sarnia Area for more than 25 years . Kathy’s paintings are in numerous private and corporate collections. She paints in watercolour and acrylic but also does photography. Her style can be either representational or non-representational.

Her collection in our store: 

https://the-lawrence-house-centre-for-the-arts.myshopify.com/collections/vendors?q=Kathy%20Rath


Rebecca Hunter

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Rebecca Hunter

Rebecca Hunter is a Sarnia born Artist, Writer, Illustrator who now resides in Wallaceburg. She runs her own little art studio out of her home called Little Introvert Expressions. Rebecca had the honour of being September 2020's "Artist of the Month" for the Wallaceburg and District Council for the Arts. She has always been drawn to the arts and literature. After studying Graphic Design in college and eventually finding her way to working in the theater industry at Sarnia's own Imperial Theatre, she has now returned to her roots and made it her business to CREATE. Suffering from Epilepsy since childhood, Rebecca has come to utilize her art and writing as a means to ease her condition by releasing stress through creativity. Her pieces are all handmade/painted and she can be found using a variety of mediums from watercolours and acrylics to oils and ink. These days when she is not busy painting away or making greeting cards for Little Introvert Expressions, you can find her working on her first children's book.

Her collection in our store: 
https://the-lawrence-house-centre-for-the-arts.myshopify.com/collections/vendors?q=Rebecca%20Hunter

 http://littleintrovertexpressions.art


Wanda Philbin

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Wanda Philbin

Wanda was born in St. Clair, Michigan and immigrated to Canada in 1975 when she married her husband John. They have 2 daughters and son-in-laws Amy and Kevin and Carrie and John.

Wanda was a founding member of the Sarnia Quilters’ guild in 1979 and is an honorary member. She has served a President of the guild several times in the last 40 years. Wanda learned how so sew from her mother at a young age. She has been quilting for almost 50 years. Wanda makes quilts for family and friends. She has also made quilts that have been raffled.

Her special gift is her “Quillows” because people can just cuddle up with them on a cold night. She does do some commission work. The biggest commission was a King sized double wedding ring quilt for a nice lady that wanted to give a special gift to her niece on her wedding. Wanda has been retired for 4 years from Al’s Vacuum and Sewing Centre where she worked for 15 years specializing in selling sewing machines.

Her collection in our store: 
https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/collections/vendors?q=Wanda%20Philbin&sort_by=price-ascending


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/