Artist: Esther Slevinsky
Exhibit Title: With Intent
June 3, 2019 - August 30, 2019
“With Intent” exhibit by Esther Slevinsky
With Intent features the paintings of Waterloo artist, Esther Slevinsky. After working for almost two decades on commissioned wall murals and art projects, Esther has committed to a creative shift: to work with personal intent. Years of unexplored ideas and undocumented life experiences are begging to be painted, and she is finally giving space and time to produce personal paintings. This collection of her work represents a starting point.
Esther (Allen) Slevinsky is a painter currently exploring everything from landscape, still life, figurative painting, and portraiture. She grew up in Kincardine, Ontario: a small town on Lake Huron with a Pipe Band that boasts their own tartan. From an early age, Esther developed an obsessive passion for paint and always knew she wanted to pursue art as a career. Esther received her BDes with a major in Illustration from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2006. For almost two decades, she completed large scale commercial and residential mural projects, but has decided to trade drywall for canvas as her surface of choice. Esther lives and works in Waterloo, Ontario with her sidekick Mark, her two young boys who are willing to pose for paintings as long as they are compensated, and her cat/lapwarmer Maeby.
Artist: Liz Skelton
Exhibit Title: Colourfest 2019
April 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
My name is Liz Skelton. I am a Canadian artist, born and raised in South Africa, now living in Waterloo Ontario.
I have always been interested in art; as a teenager drawing mystical figures and then as a young stay-at-home mom where I found a passion for pottery. This passion turned into a thriving business and for 12 years I sold my pottery at local Cape Town markets, exporting to several out of country venues and participating in a regional ceramics art exhibition. I stopped potting and sold the business when the family immigrated to Canada in 1997.
Several years later I attended art classes presented by local Canadian artists at The Button Factory in Waterloo. These triggered a new direction for my artistic passion.
I started exploring color and as a self-taught artist I am continually inspired by various shapes and forms, the vitality and vividness of color and the optimism it portrays. As an abstract artist I love to experiment with new techniques, creating different textures, shapes and movement using acrylics.
Cell: 519 897 2576
Artist - Mary K. E. Murphy
Exhibit Title: Solascuro
February 4, 2019 - March 29, 2019
Solascuro is not a real word, it's a relationship between "Solas" which means light, and "scuro", which means darkness.
That's what relates and encompasses these works of art. They were created by playing, tempering, layering, and slicing light and darkness. The process of each artwork is about time, transience, light, translucency, and fragmentation. By changing the visual permeability with ink and oil the Artist explores visual tension. The Artist works continually to create works that are, what she calls a 'lucid obscurity'.
Mary K. E. Murphy is an Artist located in Kitchener, Ontario. She specializes in concepts such as light, perception, and fragmentation. Murphy received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo specializing in Studio Art. Murphy explores dimensions of light through printing on film, mixed media, inks, LEDs, photography, digital alteration, and any platform that explores visual depth. Most recently, the Artist produces work for backlit illumination which uses altered camera images printed on Duratrans(a form of backlit film that can be printed).
To view more from the artist visit http://mkemurphy.com
For purchase inquiries: Mary K. E. Murphy, (519) 954-2102, firstname.lastname@example.org