MEET THE ARTIST

Salena Richard – Visual Artist (pencil & acrylic)

President

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Salena Richard has been an active member of the art community for over 20 years. Experienced in acrylic based abstract painting, pencil portrait drawings, photography, and textile design, face painting and a make up artist.

Born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Salena grew up next to the Atlantic Ocean, drawing inspiration and solace from the sea. Through the soul-calming colours and flowing designs within the acrylic works to the life-like accuracy of the pencil portraits, the diverse talents of this artist are clearly displayed.

Initially self taught, these foundations were later reinforced while studying at various institutions across the country, developing a flair for subtle, yet unique design.

Working out of her home art studio in Richmond Ontario, she currently divides her time between pencil portraits for clients, and experimenting with different acrylic painting styles.

www.salenadraws.com

artapronsmakeup@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/Salenadraws

 

 Coralie Bartley- Textile Artist

Treasurer and Art Show Planner

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Coralie Bartley is a textile artist, working primarily in silk. She paints pure silk scarves with colour-fast dyes, in colours ranging from monochrome neutrals and pastels to strong primary colours. She particularly enjoys working with a client to mix dye colours that exactly match a special outfit. Her scarves featuring maple leaves have been sent as gifts from Canada all around the world.

Ms. Bartley was born in Deep River, Ontario and educated at Queen’s University and Carleton University. After a career working in Human Resources at Carleton, she retired to spend more time as an artist, caterer and gardener. She is a founding member of the Richmond Village Art Club. She can be reached at: coralie.bartley@gmail.com.

Les Bartley – Visual Artist

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Les Bartley was born in Hull, Yorkshire and immigrated to Canada in the late 1950s. Educated at Queen’s University and Carleton University, he has two degrees in Economics.  After a career working in land records and as an IT consultant, he retired to spend more time as an artist.

Initially working in water colour, Les began working with acrylics on board in the early 1980s.  He prefers to paint landscapes in a fairly realistic, detailed style.  His scenes are often set in the late fall, featuring fields of ripe grain.

les.bartley@gmail.com  613 838 5328

The studio is located at 3469 McBean Street, Richmond (corner of McBean and Hamilton Streets).

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Wendy Southin – Jewelry Maker

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Most days you will find me in my home studio either designing and creating jewelry and altered art or teaching creative workshops.

I’m inspired by texture and layers in everyday life and nature itself. This is reflected in my work while I use a variety of elements and techniques in both my jewelry and altered art creations.

Although my favourite metal to use in jewelry is copper, you will also find other metals, semi-precious beads, found objects and resin.

My altered art projects are created with anything from paper to paint and ink, to metal embossing and found objects.

 

Karen Xarchos – Visual Artist

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Karen grew up in a rural setting on the outskirts of Ottawa, Ontario. These formative years were spent surrounded by forests, fields and the beauty of nature–an experience that influences her work today.

Fascinated by art for as long as she can remember, she began drawing by the age of three and painted with watercolours and oils throughout her childhood. Painting opens a door to another world–where the ordinary becomes interesting and the commonplace, beautiful.

Karen is self-taught, and believes an artist is never finished learning. studying the practice of making art is an life-long journey that she will never tire of. As Charles W. Hawthorne wrote,  “An artist is eternally curious… a great painter is always a student”.

Some of her favourite art movements include: the Baroque, Pre-Raphaelite, European and American Impressionism and Contemporary Realism. Together, these have inspired her own “painterly representational style”. In her work, she often combines images with simplified, abstracted backgrounds– at times merging tonalist and colourist approaches. Acrylic is her medium of choice because it lends itself to both watercolour and oil painting techniques. Themes she enjoys painting are animals, figurative work and lately, motorcycles (since becoming an avid motorcyclist). Past projects include personal portraits, commissions for interior designers and many murals in both public and private spaces.

Karen can usually be found in her studio in the village of Richmond, brush in hand, where she lives with her husband Gus, and son, George.

karenxarchos@gmail.com

www.karenxarchos.com
http://facebook.com/KarenXarchosArtwork

 

 

Peter Miles – Visual Artist

Peter Miles was born in Ottawa, Ontario Canada in 1961.

He is mainly, a self-taught artist and has been pursuing it since 1998. He attended the Ottawa School of Art where he was exposed to various mediums, including oils and acrylics. Peter was a guest on WPBS Television in Watertown, NY in 2007, 2012, and 2016 as part of  “Showcase of the Arts & Auction. His work has sold through Chapters and Indigo stores across Canada and online. He enjoys creating various types of scenes including wildlife, landscape, and seascapes in an oil medium. He gets much of his inspiration from his local surroundings and from places he has visited.

peter@petermiles.ca

http://www.petermiles.ca

 

Joanne Tugwell

I was born and raised in Ottawa but retired to Richmond 8 years ago.  I paint exclusively in acrylics and paint a variety of subjects from landscapes to abstract, whatever catches my eye.

Janice Ann Barclay

Janice has been an artist and painter for many years. She was interested in art since High School. Janice completed art classes as a special interest ever since. Janice has a Degree from University of Waterloo in Therapeutic Recreation and a Bachelor of Education degree from University of Ottawa. She enjoyed  long career as an Elementary School teacher where she would incorporate art into her lessons whenever possible. She encouraged the children to enjoy the process and not just focus on the end product. Janice also worked for one year as an Arts Consultant working to bring the arts alive in classrooms for her fellow teacher colleagues. Janice has run summer art workshops for adults with developmental disabilities. She enjoys the creative process and experimenting with new techniques. Janice particularly loves playing with texture through various mixed media. Janice hopes to continues learning and creating and sharing her love of the arts for many years to come.