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  • 8 Square Show

    Location: Hamilton, Ont

    337 Sketch Gallery presents an exceptional collection of original art by local and..
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    Location: Edmonton, Alta

    Male model available for serious artists in Edmonton and surrounding area for drawing,..
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  • Free To Be Artisan Show & Sale

    Location: Surrey, BC

    Free admission Paintings, Woodturnings,Pottery, Photography, Weaving, Glassware *Partial proceeds to Kids With Cancer Sunrise Banquet &..
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  • Art workshop in a Meditation Garden June 22, 2014

    Location: Niagara Falls (Fonthill), Ont

    Our beautiful Enlightened Feelings gardens and property is the ideal place to feel..
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  • Kanata 14 WITBC Tradeshow

    Location: Winnipeg, MB, Man

    Attention all Aboriginal artists: Opportunity to showcase and sell your art or merchandise at..
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  • FUSION International Art Exhibition

    Location: Toronto, Ont

    What could be more engaging than a synergy of expression from a global..
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  • Life Model

    Location: Kingston area, Ont

    Male life model available for artists, classes and private groups. Gestures, short..
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  • Canvas Unbound

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Federation of Canadian Artists juried Show at the Federation Gallery, Cartwright Street, Granville..
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    Location: Venice,

    Venice – With the proclamation of the five overall winners, the 8th edition..
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  • National Art Portfolio

    Location: Bracebridge, Ont

    Ducks Unlimited Canada invites submissions for consideration to our 2015 National Art Portfolio. Each..
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  • Okotoks Art Gallery Call for Exhibit Proposals

    Location: Okotoks, Alta

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES | 2015 Artists and curators are invited to submit proposals for the..
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  • A winters exhibit

    Location: Saskatoon, Sask

    Jacqueline Faye Miller- Art show and sale- Hues art supply- Exhibiting April 1 - April..
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  • Impressions | In-Definite Arts Society with Adele Woolsey

    Location: Okotoks, Alta

    In-Definite Arts Society (IDAS) is a creative arts centre in Calgary that champions..
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  • Botanicals | Elaine Funnell

    Location: Okotoks, Alta

    April 25 to June 8 Working from life, Elaine Funnell's watercolour and graphite paintings..
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  • Peter Lee Rhoan Exhibit

    Location: Toronto, Ont

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  • Project Gallery presents: CENSUS Exhibition

    Location: Toronto, Ont

    Project Gallery presents: CENSUS Exhibition Exhibition: April 17 - April 23 Opening Reception: April 17,..
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  • Call for Entry Buzzfest 2014

    Location: Terra Cotta, Ont

    Buzzfest 2014 Call for Artists and Artisans An Outdoor Art, Craft and Gourmet Food Event..
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  • Life model available for artist

    Location: Edmonton, Alta

    Jimi Hendrix model available for artist of Edmonton! Have You ever Experienced Milford..
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  • ARTZscape by the Bay

    Location: Sarnia, Ont

    We’re back AT THE BAY – bigger, better & beautiful! ARTZscape by..
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  • Life model available for artist

    Location: Edmonton, Alta

    Attention Edmonton artist! Milford Kemp, who played the role of Jimi Hendrix on The..
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  • Toronto Art for Peace Exhibition

    Location: Toronto, Ont

    The Canadian Society for Art of Imagination is celebrating it's inaugural exhibition, the..
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  • Michelle Montague: Sanctum, Gallery 1313

    Location: Toronto, Ont

    April 16 – 27, 2014, Wednesday-Sunday, 1-6pm Opening Reception: Thursday April 17th, 7-9pm, Michelle..
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  • Art in the Open

    Location: Brampton, Ont

    Deadline: May 1, 2014. CALL FOR ARTISTS/ARTISANS. The Brampton Arts Council is calling..
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  • VISTA HARMONIC - Renee Zie

    Location: Toronto, Ont

    The Abstractive Allegory. From Anguish to Ecstasy. Soliloquy to Expansion. Somewhere..
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  • Painting on the Edge

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    The 12th Annual Painting on the Edge Exhibition call for entries is open...
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    Location: Toronto, Ont

    From April 2 - 23, 2014 The slow, stately court dance (Sarabande) of the..
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    Location: Orillia, Ont

    Here is a wonderful opportunity to learn or add to your painting in..
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  • First Year Anniversary

    Location: Enderby, BC

    COurtyard Gallery in Enderby celebrates their First Year Anniversary with a spectacular Event...
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  • Reflets de Lachine

    Location: Lachine, Que

    Painting Exhibition to be held at Art Premier,1385 notre Dame Lachine Que.titled 'Reflets..
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  • STudent Art Exhibition

    Location: Enderby, BC

    The Enderby And District Arts Council in partnership with the Enderby Artists' Initiative..
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  • Art supplies for ART THERAPY

    Location: Hamilton, Ont

    Looking for donations of any type of art supplies (paints, brushes, art tools,..
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  • EXHIBITOR CALL - World Wide Art Los Angeles

    Location: Los Angeles,

    EXHIBITOR CALL! World Wide Art Los Angeles is a Contemporary Fine Art..
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  • Heather Haynes Gallery

    Location: Kingston, Ont

    Come discover the newest works of Canadian artist Heather Haynes and other local..
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  • Christian McLeods new painting at The Al Green Gallery

    Location: Toronto, Ont

    March 20 - April 26, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday March 20 2014, 6-8pm PARTiCLE COLLiSIONS..
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  • “Desire” International Call For Artists by ArtAscent - Deadline April 30, 2014

    Location: , Ont

    Theme The competition theme is “Desire.” Emotional, physical, imagined desire. Global desire. Intangible desire...
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  • Call for Artists - Originals Art Shoppe

    Location: Toronto, Hamilton, London, Niagara, Ont

    Call for Artists - Painters, Print-makers and Potterers Looking for visual artists to be..
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  • Adult Painting Classes

    Location: Toronto, Ont

    Classes run from Monday March 17 to April 28, from 1 to 4..
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  • Kootenay Gallery of Art, Call for Exhibition Proposals

    Location: Castlegar, BC

    The Kootenay Gallery of Art located in Castlegar, BC is accepting proposals from..
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  • Josefina Maranzano solo exhibit

    Location: St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que

    Du 5 mars au 21 avril: Exposition solo de l'artiste Josefina Maranzano: ..
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  • Earls Kitchen + Bar Public Art Integrated Sculpture Competition

    Location: Calgary, Alta

    Earls Kitchen & Bar invites artists or artist teams to submit concept proposals..
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  • Watercolour Painting Workshop

    Location: Bonnyville, Alta

    Aurora Visual Arts Society will be hosting A three day Watercolour Workshop..
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  • Mount Revelstoke Artists' Cabin program

    Location: Revelstoke, BC

    2014 Caribou Artists' Cabin Program July - September 30, 2014 Mount Revelstoke National Park now..
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  • Photography At Shekinah

    Location: Saskatoon, Sask

    A course exploring Nature Photography and the use of Adobe Photoshop. Instructor will..
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    Location: ORILLIA, Ont

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  • James Agrell Smith: A Broader Picture – Drawings, Paintings and Original Prints

    Location: Calgary, Alta

    Lougheed House is excited to be working with the Red Deer Museum +..
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  • 3rd Bi-annual Open Juried Online International Art Competition

    Location: Online Event, Ont

    Four Points Contemporary honors the merit and significance of a life dedicated..
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  • Tony Calzetta: Shadow Blocking

    Location: Barrie, Ont

    March 6 – July 6, 2014 MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario Reception: Thursday, April 3,..
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  • Graphic & Watercolor realist illustrator

    Location: Montréal, Que

    Have an academic training in creating artworks portraying people, animals, nature and architecture,..
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  • 2014 Art Kudos Juried Online Competition

    Location: , is now accepting entries for the 10th annual Art Kudos competition, an..
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  • Okotoks Art Gallery Call for Submissions

    Location: Okotoks, Alta

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES | 2015 Artists and curators are invited to submit proposals for the..
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  • Portable Unit/Demo's Festival

    Location: Woodstock, Ont

    Hi i'm looking for an artist to come out to a festival with..
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  • Pouch Cove Visual Artist Residency Program

    Location: Pouch Cove, Nfld

    This year round visual artist residency offers studio space and lodging to..
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Folk Artists in Ontario

Canadian folk artists create artwork that is utilitarian, decorative and high quality, including jewelry, woven art, carved figures, recycled metal art, portraits in paint and sculpture as well as unique handmade artifacts of various materials. The regional uniqueness is the essence of the folk artwork and very collectible.



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Folk Art Artists in Ontario

  • JoEllen Brydon

    JoEllen Brydon


    JoEllen Brydon is a visual artist-painter, and interpreter of history. She has been exhibiting since 1985, and her many paintings hang in homes and collections on both sides of the Atlantic. Brydon as she says of her paintings, 'tell a tale', they capture the history of bygone times, in major insta..  more...

  • Evan King

    Evan King


    My artwork can be viewed and purchased at Grevpode Gallery. My style ranges from 3D Folk Art pieces to refined landscapes.   more...

  • Charlie Poppa Wilson

    Charlie Poppa Wilson


    Unique FOLK ART is POPPAS specialty. Poppa can create just about anything from primitively carved decoys to dimensional mixed medium paintings. His choice of materials ranges from old tin roofing tiles,his worn out clothing to sticks and limbs. All this is a great accomplishment considering, ..  more...

  • Madge Granny1 Wilson

    Madge Granny1 Wilson


    For Granny1, art has always been a part of her life. In 2007, Granny1 decided to pick up her paint brush again ..or in her case a sponge after a 40 year break. Hope you enjoy the artwork. .  more...

  • Rick Almont

    Burk's Falls  unique carved signs,   more...

  • Jeet Aulakh

    Windsor  Artist from Punjab known for his distinctive style of oil paintings   more...

  • Elisabeth Barnes

    Ottawa  Elisabeth Barnes is a young artist who works primarily in acrylics, capturing the beauty of moments and cycles of nature. Here you can find original art at incredibly affordable prices. Unique abstract and interpretive art. Canadian originals for less!   more...

  • Daniel Brassard

    St. Thomas  Multi Media Artist   more...

  • Sharon Brassard

    St. Thomas  Celtic Art in clay,watercolour,pastels,wood and paper.   more...

  • Lindsey Byers

    Alliston  One of a kind paper mache sculptures; specializing in cats, dogs and water fowl.   more...

  • Karen Colville

    Whitby  contemporary,world visionary,folk eco upscale   more...

  • Leigh Cooney

    Stratford  Pop Folk Outsider Animals Lowbrow Self Taught Brut   more...

  • Genevieve Crabe

    Ottawa  Decorative painting, workshops, One Stroke painting classes, watercolour pencil painting   more...

  • Gary Crosby

    Meaford  Woodcarving, Painting, woodburning, Inlay, and new designs patterns and plans for the Canadian Artist.   more...

  • Kristal Davis

    Ottawa  i just love designing using repurposed vintage fabrics, delightful scraps of textiles in bright colours and creating functional art from recycled, recrafted fabrics.   more...

  • Steve Debruyn

    London  Official website of Canadian fine artist Steve deBruyn, who specializes in painting and installation art.   more...

  • Larissa Dedkova

    Toronto  Illustration, artwork and greeting card design in digital media.   more...

  • Judy Dinnick

    Toronto  Sailors Valentines were first created in Barbados by islanders in the 19th century. Sailors purchased them after their long journeys on whaling ships to take back to loved ones in the US.- hence the name. They are made using seashells in various designs glued into an octagonal case and covered wit..   more...

  • Robert Downer

    toronto  artworkmurals   more...

  • Trevor Edwin Clark

    Kawartha Lakes  this is a web archive featuring paintings created by Canadian artist Trevor Edwin Clark. Search by year then by sub category. Key words art artist paint painter acrylic representational epic painting easel people portrait floral still life studio curio   more...

  • Sharon Eyres

    Windsor  original folk art paintings you will appreciate her naive sense of composition   more...

  • Wendy Whitfield Ferguson

    Newmarket  Contemporary acrylic artist. Whimsical portraits of historical women, north american landscapes and abstract images.   more...

  • Vanessa Garcia

    London  Artist - Art painter - Handycrafts   more...

  • Daljit Gill

    Brampton  My work represents my curiosity and study about world around me and interaction by means of abstraction and brilliant color combinations that leads me to explore the endless creative opportunities that are inspirations for my work. Typical method of work   more...

  • Philip Glofcheskie

    Ottawa  Bitkraft Digital Theatrics is the online portfolio of Canadian multimedia developer Philip Glofcheskie (flash, 2d,3d illustration/animation)   more...

  • Lara Grant

    Bobcaygeon  Unique art portraits from photos. Oil pastel, digital art, photo and art prints onto canvas and posters.   more...

  • Ramesh Halari

    Brampton, On.  Hello !! My Name is Ramesh Halari.... I am naturally born artist, I would say, even though I am a graphic designer & Cartoonist by profession but painting, acting, and drawing realy makes me internally happy. I alwayas wanted to show my art because I love getting compliments that is giving and getti..   more...

  • Christina Hantos

    Ajax/Toronto/London  Craft Artisan, Fabric arts   more...

  • Cathrine Hardy

    Madoc  We are a family-owned Retail Art Supply Store located in Madoc,Ont.We strive to give you the best prices for All Your Creative Needs.We ship world-wide. Don't forget to sign up for Our Monthly Newsletter for all the Sales and Upcoming Art Classes while your on our site. :)    more...

  • Philip Hare

    Toronto  My work morphs human figures with animals and elements of nature, gay sexuality and naturism in a variety of media; paint and plywood, silkscreen and cloth.   more...

  • Jennifer Harrison

    Toronto  Thick, colourful oil paintings of houses & neighbourhoods.   more...

  • David Ingram

    buckhorn  outdoor garden folkart carvings of birds and animals   more...

  • Lauren Judge

    Kitchener  An artisan hand-knitter and painter from Kitchener. Lauren Judge creates fibre art using natural fibres. Her acrylic painting style is influenced by the abstract expressionist movement. Her paintings explore random and raw designs.   more...

  • Kipik

    Toronto  My mediums are fine watercolours and/or tempera and crayons on fine watercolour paper. My main subject is the Canadian landscape and Identity. I paint it as a 'world' with it's own code, language, symbols, I paint it as a myth.   more...

  • Samantha Knops

    Kemptville  FAIRY TALES & FOLK ART for KIDS - Original children's folk art brings fairy tales and popular children's themes alive for kids of all ages -   more...

  • Joe Kovacs

    London  Branching Out Artistree makes unique handcrafted furnishings which are inspired by nature. The natural form of branches and the beauty of hardwood slabs combine to make functional art. As founder of Branching Out Artistree, I have been working with wood for 19 odd years & until recently I was making..   more...

  • Keith Krautle

    Ottawa  Wooden rings or wood rings either way you say it, beautiful. All wooden rings are hand crafted by myself from start to a fine finish. Custom work is always welcome, drop me a line.   more...

  • Karen Lediard

    Penetanguishene  one of a kind, original designs made from new and recycled materials. Custom orders and patterns   more...

  • Ryan Livingstone

    Toronto  Ryan Livingstone is a contemporary Canadian Artist working with encaustic wax and forms of printmakiing. Working on large scale, his encaustic paintings reflect the personal and sentimental aspects of life. A collage of private moments and memories.   more...

  • Kathy Macauley

    Mississauga  This site is a gallery of fine art illustrations,coloured pencil,watercolour,acrylic pen and ink   more...

  • Lisa Macdonald

    Hamilton  Artist Lisa MacDonald sells original, acrylic paintings. Site also features exhibitions listing, portfolio, bio and an art blog on tips and tricks of painting and art marketing.   more...

  • Sheila Maloney

    Zephyr  Naive, Folk Painter of town, country and home with love and humour.   more...

  • Vincent Marino

    Toronto  My paintings contain realism, semi-abstract themes as well as primitive symbology. In subject matter I concentrate primarily on still life but I also work in landscape and figure painting.   more...

  • Judy McCormick

    Windsor  I am a calligrapher promoting my work in Windsor Ontario. I do complex custom work, by turning poems into a unique piece of art, as well as simply elegant wedding invitations and hand addressed envelopes. I have been a Calligrapher for twenty years now.   more...

  • Judy McCormick

    Windsor  Calligraphy, Pergamano, Quilling. Handcrafted cards, framed work, unique affordable gifts   more...

  • Sharon McNamara Black

    Angus  Creative painting of animals, scenery and folk art in Jo Sonja's Artists' Colours and Mediums. Pattern packets, painting books, paints, brushes and finished pieces available.   more...

  • Sharon McNamara-Black

    Baxter  Canadian Decorative Artist, Designer, Instructor, Travel Teacher, Publisher of art books and pattern packets.   more...

  • Shelley McVittie

    Aylmer  Nostalgia paintings, hand painted mattes, original work created to reflect gentler times, cross stitch kits, books, memory boxes and more   more...


    TORONTO  Unique, handmade, unusual, leaf, nail, portraits, landscapes, rare, natural artists   more...

  • MiKa

    Ottawa  Contemporary pop folk art paintings, art blog   more...

  • Vishal Misra

    Mississauga  Vishal a website that showcases the artist's ideas, thoughts, views of the world, and concepts exhibited through art forms and styles ranging from impressionism to surrealism.   more...

  • Karen Oppenauer

    Athens  sculpture made of found objects, contemporary folk art, assemblage   more...

  • Rob Oppenauer

    Athens  sculpture made of found objects, contemporary folk art, assemblage   more...

  • Andrew Osta

    Ancaster  Ukrainian Canadian fine artist Andrew Osta has a unique and highly collectable style. Working mostly in oil, he had exhibited internationally since 2005 and his art is found in many collections, including that of the Canadian skating legend, Toller Cranston   more...

  • Yvette Perrin

    Prescott  handpainted items..original designs by Yvette Perrin, pattern packets, instant download patterns...join our mailing list for great monthly specials!!   more...

  • Celia Piper

    Kingston  Celia is a mixed media artist who incorporates collage, strong line, texture and layers of bright color in her paintings.   more...

  • Rani

    Hamilton  Mendhirani - Henna/Mehndi artist available by appointment. Bringing this ancient & exquisite form of temporary bodyart to you. Adding glamour with glitter and gems. The colour fades with time, the art is timeless.   more...

  • Deborah Read

    Cannington  Lampwork, Traditional Glass Painting, Beadwork, PMC, Wirework   more...

  • David Rheaume

    Toronto  Toronto-based Metis artist. Founding member of the North Light Artists Group.    more...

  • Vera Romoda

    Newmarket  I became interested in jewellery as a form of artistic expression because of the inherent intimacy of small-scale work. I find that a pendant invites the viewer to come closer, to turn it in their hands, and to explore it in a way that larger scale pieces   more...

  • Jim Rowe

    Lakefield  outsider folk art paintings   more...

  • Wendy Ryan

    Ottawa  painter, cats, angels, saints, icons, nuns   more...

  • Janice Saunders

    Ottawa  I am a textile artist using fabrics, felts, and other mixed media in a folk art style.   more...

  • Jim Sawada

    Scarborough  From finely crafted boxes of unusual & exotic woods, And unique free-form sculptured boxes, to an array of fun-spirited items to brighten your decor   more...

  • Kathy Sawada

    Scarborough  From finely crafted boxes of unusual & exotic woods, And unique free-form sculptured boxes, to an array of fun-spirited items to brighten your decor   more...

  • Michele Seraphim

    Belleville  Art dolls, Primitives, Teddy bears, One of a Kind   more...

  • Nadia Silvestri

    Windsor  Art4All was created to bring professional looking art to everyone's home at an affordable price. Nadia is a self-representing Canadian artist. Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Nadia had an afinity for arts and science at a young age. She obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science degree fr..   more...


    PETERBOROUGH  Bronson Smith ( aka Geoffrey Smith) -routered wood relief painting - using acrylic paint, laminated pine, pine stirps and balsa wood to capture images of eastern Canada - primarily outports of Newfoundland - and rural Ontario scene - since 1983   more...

  • Bonnie Tickner

    kirkland lake  Self taught artist. Works in acrylic, graphite and oils. Feather paintings, wildlife and pet portraits are a speciality.   more...

  • Matthew T Volk

    Smiths Falls  Beauty because of Error   more...

  • Saadia Wasim

    Toronto  I have always been iinvolved in creative work. Took an Art course in Canada.Want to learn more thru experimentation.More Oriented towards Nature and Culture. Want to interpret my vision into my own style.   more...

  • Shelley Wiebe

    Grimsby  At The Charming Place you will find the most creative collection of high quality hand painted Italian charms on the market today. My high quality system of hand painted charm creation, design selection and unparalleled quality set me apart from the rest.   more...

  • Terry Williams

    Picton  Terry Williams, Folk Artist, creates whimsical pieces that defy definition. His birds, fish and animals are "happy" interpretations of nature; his "creatures" are figments of a creative imagination (and an off-beat sense of humour).    more...

  • Joe Xie

    Kanata  As long as i can remember, drawing has always been my lovely things to do through my performing art studies at Central Drama Institute of China . I strive to infuse my Canvas with spirit of colour and inspiration of strokes as well as my own interpretation of life.    more...