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Krista Hasson
Original Works

   I am a full time artist who was born and raised in Saint John New Brunswick, who loves using realism along with strong, rich color to portray the things I am passionate about. My inspiration mostly comes from nature, one of my favourite subjects being flowers, but I can often be inspired by things found in my everyday surroundings. I was recently published in the April/May 2010 issue of the International Artist magazine as a finalist for their International Flower and Garden Competition.
   My interest and talent for art was evident early on, as a child I loved to draw and paint, spending hours creating. I enjoy working with various mediums but work primarily in watercolour and soft pastel. It is my hope that when viewing my work you will find as much joy as I did while creating it. To view more of my work or to see upcoming shows visit http://www.kristahasson.com

Cematis Full
Pink Lily Done Reflection
Camera Shy

For more of Krista's work be sure to check out her website @ http://www.kristahasson.com

Georgia Rondos
Choreographer/Performer

   Originally from Montreal Choreographer/Performer Georgia Rondos moved to Saint John with her family, via Toronto, in 1994. Since then she has been Resident Choreographer and Modern dance teacher at Port City Dance Academy. In 2007 she launched a modern dance cooperative in Saint John called Out of Proportion dance/theatre and premiered a new multi media work at PCDA's annual Dancing Bodies show titled Stages. In 2008 she premiered Gnossiennes" and Places Unknown and in 2009 Urban Tracks and Ask Alice. Georgia Rondos also works as a free-lance choreographer in New Brunswick.


Waltz Four Three
Choreographer: Georgia Rondos
Dancers: Felicita Group
Music: 101 String Orchestra, Alberto Iglesias
Photos: by Beaver Smith

H20
Choreographer: Georgia Rondos
Dancers: Felicita Group
Music: Philip Glass
Photos: by Beaver Smith

Places Unknown
Choreographer: Georgia Rondos
Dancers: Syreeta Hector, Lucy May, Jane Alison McKinney, Sinead Wills
Music: Dead Can Dance, John Lurie and Original Score by Gabriel Dharmoo
Lighting Design: Marc Paulin
Costume Design: Georgia Rondos
Photos: by Beaver Smith

Gnossiennes
Choreographer: Georgia Rondos
Dancers: Felicita and Special Guest Performer Tara Butler (Ballet Jorgen of Canada)
Music: Eric Satie Played by Phillippa Wennberg
Costume Design: Andrea Scott
Photos: by Beaver Smith

Mike McCrory
Original Abstracts

   Our latest entry is from is Mike McCrory. Born in Montreal, Quebec and raised in Quispamsis, NB. he's been engulfed by the art world for 10 years now as a graphic designer and abstract painter. His medium is acrylic paints and mixed media using anything from grout to glass shards in his paintings. Mike tells us he's inspired by his surroundings where he lives and painting on large scales is where his passion lies.

If you would like to see more of Mike's work be sure to check out his website at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/94146645@N00/

Julie McKinney
Original Paintings

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   Julie McKinney is a self-taught artist from the Rothesay area, and she has been painting for 15 years. She works in acrylics for the ability to work in fine detail. Her favorite subjects include animals, landscapes, old buildings, exotic flowers, and pets. She has done commissioned portraits of pets, references available. If you would like a personalized painting done for you or someone special, please contact her at julieellin76@gmail.com.

Matt LeBlanc
Original abstract paintings

   Matt LeBlanc creates modern, abstract paintings in a variety of shapes and sizes. His art fuses design, rich texture, color, and proportion to harmonize with each client's decor. Matt lives and works in the city of Dieppe, New Brunswick. His paintings continue to grow in popularity. In fact, he has sold paintings to individuals, businesses and interior designers all across Canada, even in New York City.
   “Abstract painting is a way to express myself without boundaries. No rules. No direction. All fun.” Matt LeBlanc. To see more of Matt's work be sure to check out his website at: www.mattleblancart.com

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NANCY PERRON
Original watercolor, and photographic media artwork.

   Nancy Perron a 30 years old originally from the costal village of Grand-Anse in upper New Brunswick came to Saint John in 1999 and started a family. Nancy loved what Saint John brings to her when it comes to inspirations and material she can work with. Nancy has always had interest into photography and painting, touched a bit of everything but her heart is set on watercolors, "I love to immortalize nature as well as architecture at its best and like to explore angles with different lights and seasons. My inspiration for paintings are drawn from everyday life, and from a range of emotions which I like to reveal in my art". Links to Nancy's portfolio are included below.

PHOTOGRAPH PAINTINGS
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TRACY ANN GAVIN
Original acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media artwork.

   Tracy Ann Gavin was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick. She graduated from Saint Vincent's High School in 2001 and went on to attend the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design where she majored in Graphic Design, graduating in 2004. Graphic Design played a key role in her education as an artist. To create a work of art that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also visually interesting one must have a strong grasp of layout and design. Aside from the drawing and painting courses provided by NBCCD Tracy has also completed a beginner and an advanced traditional Chinese painting course and plans to continue taking various art courses.

   Tracy's artwork can be found on her website www.tracyanngavin.com, you may also purchase artwork by Tracy at Decor8 Finishing Touches, Level One Brunswick Square in Saint John, NB. If your are interested in purchasing artwork or having a painting commissioned please e-mail her agent luther@tracyanngavin.com

Blue Calla Lilies - Color Expressions - White Lily -
Golden Haze - Green Iris - Black Calla Lilies -
Daisies - Untitled - Blue Girl -

DEBORAH STEPHAN
Arta Eclectica
2006

   Deborah was born in Saint John, New Brunswick a few decades ago. As a child she lived in Fife, Scotland for five years before returning to her birthplace, then on to Mississauga, Ontario. She will pursue her middle years in Vancouver, British Columbia.

   Shows have been numerous over the past five years or so. Thirty-eight of her emerging works were shown at the Art in Public Spaces, at the North Vancouver Municipal Hall in 2001. A daughter/mother show continued the tradition at the Belart Gallery in North Vancouver. Various exhibitions at coffee houses ensued. Paintings and photoconceptual work have been on view at community and college galleries throughout Greater Vancouver and the North Shore. Her learning continues through art courses at Regent College at U.B.C. and her involvement in the Studio Art Program at Capilano College, North Vancouver.

   Her delight in painting seems to have begun early when she was handed what looked like a colouring book and a paint brush with a glass jar of water. As the images were covered with plain water, watercolours appeared. Now she reverses the process and turns water and paint into images. Always engaged in creating, her media now spanning ceramic art and printmaking as well as painting and photography, she thinks of her work as "arta eclectica".

   Deborah is an idea person. She expresses in high colour what she sees in her mind and feels deeply within. Fragments of images are pulled from memory, from art history and from the world around her. She stitches them together with paint. Her work spans modernism to postmodernism - is expressive and spattered with both the joy and angst of living.

Evidence
Evidence
Substance
Substance
The North Shore from Green College
The North Shore from Green College
UBC Botanical Gardens
UBC Botanical Gardens
Knitted Landscape
Knitted Landscape
The Middle Years - II
The Middle Years - II
The Middle Years - III
The Middle Years - III
The Middle Years - I
The Middle Years - I

Deborah's current website is www.myartclub.com/deborahstephan

Sheri Lynn (Burhoe) Larsen Artist Statement:

   I'm a Canadian artist and art coordinator for the annual Hampton Canada Day Art Festival. Allowing myself to work freely is how I produce the expressive works that I do. I have been drawn especially to artists Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Marc Chagall, Degas and Klimt. I have had the pleasure of viewing each of these artists works in person, at the National Art Gallery in Ottawa during the summer of 2008. I work in expressionism style using acrylics, oils, charcoal, ink, pastels and mixed media on many surfaces. You can find my work internationally in private and public spaces. In New Brunswick, Canada at Sessions Cafe located in the town of Rothesay and in St. George at Gillmor's Coach House Gallery. Sheri's blog site: http://www.sheriburhoe.blogspot.com email: slburhoe@nbnet.nb.ca

Six in the Garden by Sheri Burhoe

Pete Vassilakos

   Pete Vassilakos just moved to Saint John from Montreal. He has been visiting the city frequently over the last 4 years, and finally decided to move here. Pete says "Saint John is a wonderful city, and exactly what I have been looking for . The biggest reason I chose to move here was to pursue my career in photography. I eventually plan to start my own business selling my art work". Once you view some of Pete's work I think you'll agree that his business should prosper. Here is the link to his web site: www.photographical-life.com .
   All photographs below are the property of Pete Vassilakos, use of these photographs is prohibited. Just click on the picture to view a larger version of the photo.









Jody Noelle Coughlin

   Our latest entry is Jody Noelle Coughlin, a self taught artist who has been painting, drawing and generally creating since as long as she could hold a pencil. Her medium of choice is oil but she also paints in acrylic and watercolors. She draws her inspiration, as many artists do, from music and her own life experiences. Jody paints outwardly what expresses her inward self and only paint things that hold a great meaning to her. Jody is a new resident to Saint John and is looking forward to delving into the art scene here. If anyone would like to contact her about her work please do so at jcough@ rogers.com .
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Beautiful Africa

Eye of the Storm

Olivia

sketch from my pencil case

Sarah McLaughlin

Bathing woman

by the way - red hot chili pepper album cover photo

Olivia & Me

Jerry Woodcock

Our latest entries are from Jerry Woodcock, we don't no much about Jerry but his work does speak for it's self.



Dotman

   Chas Goguen, a local Saint John "artist" of sorts has created his own series of comic books called "Dotman". He currently has over two hundred six-panel comics to date, and produce a new one every week. Chas has been drawing these comics for well over ten years now. To review Chas's comics, check out his WebSite at http://dotman.ca.

Kiki Tanfara

   Our latest entry is from Kiki Tanfara, Kiki shows the human body in a new perspective. Her work captures the imagination!

Live!
Live!
Duma
Duma
Fire Goddess
Fire Goddess
Pregnant Nude with Vase
Pregnant Nude with Vase
Dualities
Dualities
Kiki
Kiki
Pregnant Red
Pregnant Red
Under One Moon
Under One Moon

Christopher Eatmon

   Christopher Eatmon is a local Saint Johner with a talent for detail. If he continuing on his path I'm sure it will lead him to the road to success. Chris is self taught but was encouraged to draw by Rosi Jory, a German professor at UNBSJ, as she like his art when he studied german with her at UNBSJ for 5 years. Chris has a bachelors degree and just finished a Tesl program to teach English overseas. Hopefully he will continue to draw and explore different mediums in the future.


Fatherhood

Title Unknown

Phillip Chisholm

   We just received these from Phillip Chisholm. Phillip is 36 years old and use to be a jewelry designer, the owner and operator of E.A.Lamy & Co. and the Jewellers Studio in Rothesay. He has since become unemployed and in his spare time started drawing again after 15 years. He is experimenting with pastel, acrylic and water colour. He hopes to work more on his art and develope his skills.


Male Impression

Male in Pencil

A Newer Look!

   Here is a new entry from an old one, David Hook one of our first entries to the local artist forum, submitted a drawing he created of uptown Saint John 3 years ago at the age of 16 and all done with MS Paint and a Mouse! Well I've just recently heard from David and he thought we'd enjoy the new look to an old look. Well as usual David has not disappointed us, take a look at the updated version and judge for your self, I'm sure you'll agree.

Saint John by David Hook

   We hit the Jack Pot with our next entry, "Art on the Edge" is a wonderful expression of art from the youth of our city. The main collection of art is from the waterfront area of the city but as you travel through the city you'll see they have left no stone unturned when it comes to finding canvas for their art.

ART ON THE EDGE

   Our next entry is from Dave Strickland who just recently settled in Saint John from Quebec City. Dave's is original from Windsor, Ont. Dave preference is for wildlife and animal portraits. Although the majority of his work is done in oil, the acrylic medium is slowly taking up more and more space in his work.
   Dave is hoping to open a small gallery in Quispamsis in the near future. We have just a few examples of his work displayed here but if you would like to see more of his work you can check it out at: www.artistsincanada.com/strickland
   You can contact Dave by email at: quarry@sprint.ca

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   C.S. Graves lives on the West side of Saint John, he's 23 (24 in April) and he mostly make music in his spare time. He used to draw more frequently as a kid before music took over, but he still get to put pen to paper once in a while, often doing illustrations for the local 'zine Nightwaves.

The Blueroom Gary Chan Portrait Heretic

Get The Lead Out

Here are a few pics from our latest entry, local artist Jennifer L. Mawhinney.

   Jen is a 24 year old consultant working as an Internet applications developer, who's been drawing since 1987. Her younger sister is a very skilled sketch artist. Her favourite artist is Robert Bateman. She wishes to become an animation graphics programmer and is a fan of science fiction and slapstick humour.

Madonna Mariah Carey Due South
Man & Woman Next Generation Star Trek
Rod Stewart X-Files A Few Good Men

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