Artists' Biographies

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.

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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.

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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.

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Evelyn Buchner

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Evelyn Buchner

"When asked what type of photography I do, I tell people that I don't limit myself to any one thing, but my absolute passion is nature and wildlife photography.

From butterflies, birds and blooms close to home or wildlife, wild flowers and breathtaking landscapes farther away, time spent outdoors with my camera in hand is both relaxing and rewarding.
Since retirement I have been enjoying water colour painting, inspired by nature and my photography.

I love sharing my passion with people and hearing how much they enjoy my art.
My goal is to create inspiring images that people will feel a connection to, perhaps learn something new as I always am, and gain a deeper appreciation for God's gift of nature and the beautiful world around us."

Evelyn Buchner is a retired florist and lives in Sarnia, Ontario with her husband.
She is a mother and grandmother of four.

To enjoy more of Evelyn's images, look for “Evelyn Buchner Photography” on Facebook.

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Linda Evelyn

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Linda Evelyn

Linda was born in North Bay, moved to Sarnia in 1979 and spent 30+ years in the Health Care profession. As a hobbyist, Linda tried several types of media including silk painting, paper tole, crewel work, etc. until finding her true passion in creating fashion jewelry. This led to a new part-time career in the jewelry retail business. In 2014, she decided to fully retire and part-time volunteering at the Lawrence House Centre exposed her to a wonderful supportive network of local artists and a new love of painting. Linda paints mainly in acrylic and combines elements from other media in which she has worked, to give a 3D effect to her works. Her paintings and jewelry are available in the Lawrence House Gift Shop. 

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