A little bit of form and lots of colour—figurative and landscapes.
Elizabeth Kusinski is a self taught oil painter. She has established herself as a professional artist having produced art full time over the past 18 years and her work can be found in many private collections worldwide.
In her artist statement she says, "I feel passionate about painting! Some have even called it my addiction! I love the richness of the oil colours. The subjects that capture my interest vary from florals, to landscapes to portraiture. I try to step out of my comfort zone as often as possible, so as not to become stale in my work.
Elizabeth recently had her first solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Bancroft. She has also been in numerous group shows, and her work has won awards at juried competitions. She has been a member of the Scugog Studio Tour, the Apsley & District Studio Tour. She is also a member of the Association of Port Stanley Artists.
Elizabeth currently resides in the quaint fishing village of Port Stanley, Ontario.
Katherine has a unique relationship with stained glass; she loves to push the limits of this medium with her custom designs and incorporate creative materials and techniques found in jewellery making. More recently she has incorporated her artistry and skills into the creation of quirky and imaginative robots in a range of sizes.
Joseph is an artist who works in many mediums from large sculptures to murals in oil. His focus lately has been on ceramics such as glazed plates and bowls with colourful abstract arrangements. He has given lectures on large sculptures and some are exhibited in various galleries. He has just moved to St. Thomas where he is creating a workspace to expand productivity.
Katelyn Tippin graduated from University of Western Ontario with a BFA Honours Specialization in Visual Arts. She produces in a variety of mediums such as oil, acrylic, ink, watercolour and various printmaking techniques such as lino relief to produce her work.
Past works were often inspired by her interest in Gender Studies. Recently working on the Archer series she is inspired by a personal hobby of target shooting sports; combining art and sport which both provide her a feeling of empowerment. Currently she has returned to a body of work rooted in female portraiture, something she has always gravitated towards.
"As an artist, I aim to keep the mystery alive in my work as much as possible. This is reflected not only in the questions I ask, but also by keeping an open mind about how art can engage the world. This honesty leads to new discoveries, new accidents, and further engagement with the questions. My work, like the world and people that inhabit it, is multifaceted. Raw, uncomfortable narratives not talked about or socially acceptable."