Friday, April 29, 2011

Portrait of an Artist - Evlyn Fortier

Today's Art Fayre Artist is Evlyn Fortier of LeFaivre, Ontario.

Evlyn’s two passions have always been Art and Philosophy. She received her B.A. in Fine Arts (studio) from the University of Waterloo in 1984. Evlyn returned to school in 1987 and completed a M.A. in Philosophy at McMaster University in Hamilton in 1991. She achieved her final degree, a PhD. in Philosophy at the University of Ottawa in 1999.

She has taught Philosophy at Carleton University, St. Paul’s University and the Dominican College in Ottawa. But even while teaching, she continued to make Art and keep abreast of ideas and trends in the Art world.

Evlyn works primarily in Chalk Pastel and Oil. She has participated in numerous group shows in Waterloo, Guelph, Kitchener, Hamilton, Toronto and Vankleek Hill. She exhibited regularly throughout the 1980s and 1990s in Miniatures Exhibitions in Toronto, and later in Miniatures exhibitions in Yugoslavia and Italy.

Evlyn’s husband, the late Peter MacElwain, was a sculptor who exhibited large-scale works in Toronto, Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. Evlyn assisted Peter in the creation and setting up of these works. She and Peter ran a foundry where they cast sculpture in bronze, aluminum and lead.

Most recently, she has participated in the Artist Trading Card group that meets once a month in Dunvegan, Ontario. Making Art Cards has allowed Evlyn the chance to try other media, especially collage, and to be more experimental in her work.

Evlyn presently works as a Policy Analyst for the Department of Human Resources and Social Development in Gatineau. She divides her time between her apartment in Gatineau and her home in Lefaivre, Ontario, where she recuperates from spending time as a civil servant by drawing, painting and mucking about in her garden.

Join us at Art Fayre 2011 to meet Evlyn and see her beautiful works of art!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Portrait of an Artist - Ronna Mogelon

Today's Art Fayre artist is Ronna Mogelon of Dunvegan, Ontario.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Ronna Mogelon has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University (Montreal). After graduation, she moved to Toronto, where she was owner of Cheshire Studio and created graphic design for various companies and organizations in and around the city.

Into the Woods

She is author of two published books: a compilation of her humorous cat cartoons entitled “Famous People’s Cats” and “Wild in the Kitchen: Recipes for Wild Fruits, Weeds and Seeds” -- an illustrated cookbook of wild plants she discovered around her Dunvegan farmstead.

Last Snow

Nesting Robin

She has exhibited her colour pencil drawings locally at several group shows in Vankleek Hill and Dunvegan. She’s had solo exhibits at the “Skelly Gallery,” St. Eugene in 2003, 2005 and 2008. Ronna has shown her work at Art Fayre since its inception in 2005.

Path in the Pines

Planting Time

Snow Shovel

January Road

The talented Ronna will again be showing and selling her work at Art Fayre 2011. Please join us June 11 & 12 and enjoy this fine art in person!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Portrait of an Artist - Barbara Glen

Today's Art Fayre artist is Barbara Glen of Maxville, Ontario.

Barbara Glen's early training was in photography. She spent a number of years photographing private collections, museum collections for cataloguing purposes, show installations and works of art for publication.

 A Ribbon of Yellow

 Design and collage had always fascinated her, and in 2002 an Artist Trading Card Show supplied a table with collage materials and an invitation to visitors to make and trade their own cards.

Since then she's made hundreds of ATCs, attended drawing and painting classes, numerous workshops and has been lucky enough to have talented artists encourage her, support her and share their knowledge and craft with her.

 Ode to Francis Bacon

 One Leaf and a Pair

Noodling Around

 Barb's creative art will be featured at this year's Art Fayre. Come meet Barb and the other artists on Vernissage day: Saturday, June 11, 2011!