Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Tina Concetta Revie has been developing her artistic talent since childhood. Painting has always been a passion throughout the years, but it wasn’t until 2004 that Tina was able to pursue her passion on a full time basis. Her formal training has included the Dundas Valley School of Art where she completed her Certificate Level in 2010.
Much of her inspiration today comes from the rural settings of the Grey Bruce region and her home, which is surrounded by woodlands, wetlands and wildlife. Tina’s paintings are a process of exploration and self-expression, always evolving and taking new directions. Her work is a direct response to the colour, form and beauty in the nature that surrounds her. She paints primarily in acrylic working in a colourful and sometimes whimsical style. Her painting style has been influenced by the Group of Seven and in particular the art of Tom Thomson. Her personal photography plays a part in the content and design of her work when she is not painting from life.
A style that balances between the abstract and the representational world of art, award winning artist Susan Seitz shares her love for painting on canvas – creations that are both visually rich in texture and colour.
Susan hosts Art Camps and Creative Workshops for children and Empowering Workshops for adults at her home studio in Bruce County. She is a fulltime Member of Elizabeth’s Art Gallery in Goderich, Ontario and the Southampton Art Gallery in Southampton, Ontario. Susan will be instructing Art Classes at the Southampton Art School this summer for children and adults. Susan is a member of a number of art groups and contemplates her next painting with joyful anticipation.
Susan Seitz Studio is located on a 1.5 acre property formerly known as the 1903 Narva School House. A recently renovated wood shed brings light to an old space where Susan can paint to her heart’s content!
“Looking back over the years, I can see how the “colour” of my various gifts have been blended and shaped. Even as a young girl, I can remember sitting down during family functions and drawing sketches. About twenty years ago, I took a watercolour night school course. That decision gave me the confidence to pursue my creative art interests in a new and more intentional way. Since that time, I have taken many courses from accomplished artists, to learn the techniques of painting in watercolour and acrylic. After retiring from teaching several years ago, painting became this grandmother’s passion.
The love of art is best shared with others of like mind. I have gained much from belonging to local art groups in Wasaga Beach, and Collingwood. Now, in Hanover, I have found the Saugeen Artists to be a great way to meet local artists and be involved in promoting visual arts in the area. It has been rewarding to be involved in library shows, outdoor art shows, and studio tours. Samples of my work are finding their way into local businesses such as “Noah’s Inn” in Neustadt, and “Millennia Books” in Hanover.”
Janet is a native of Kitchener, Ontario. After studying Canadian native cultures and religious studies at the University of Toronto, she moved to Elphinstone, Manitoba, and lived for three years near Riding Mountain National Park. Here, she deepened her interest in native arts and culture and studied the Saulteaux language, healing herbs, wild flowers and wildlife. Then, Janet lived three years in Brandon where she studied the spirituality of various traditions, drama, native studies, and English at Brandon University, before coming back home to Kitchener to work with the family business.
Now, Janet enjoys time spent with friends and family, including her mother, daughter and two, dear grandchildren. She now lives in a cottage on a small lake near Elmwood, Ontario. Her interests include watercolours, travel, writing, photography and will soon hold art classes in the Elmwood/Hanover areas.
Janet began to develop a serious interest in watercolour painting in 2004. She has studied with artists, Ardythe Campbell and Marion Anderson of Kitchener and New Dundee, Art Cunanan of Collingwood, and Gordon MacKenzie of Sault Ste. Marie.