Meet the Artists
The 2020 MOSAIC Art Studio Tour Participants
Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2020
Visit artists in their studios/homes to see where they work, what they are working on, and who they are. Works will be for sale.
We open our studios and homes to those interested in exploring the artistic excellence and diversity of the South Winnipeg area.
Our logo is a Mosaic design. Signs and flags with a mosaic logo will mark the various routes and sites.
Laurel paints in oil, watercolour, acrylic, and tint black and white photographs. Her interest is in capturing simple moments, in comfortable or unusual settings. She loves to paint...landscapes, life drama, still life, portraits and historical themes. Laurel participates in Brushworks and Artarama, displaying works in Winnipeg shops and cafés.
There's two things that Nikki knows for sure; she must create and spend time outside, connecting with nature and its beauty. Watercolour is her chosen medium, because there is a looseness, flow and uncontrolled nature, that challenges and captivates her creativity.
Sandra is a self-taught artist who works in a variety of media. Detailed ink/pen drawings of architecture, animals, birds, alcohol ink on tiles, acrylic paintings on canvas, birch bark, glass are all examples of some of Sandra’s works. A few years ago, Sandra suffered a back injury and art is her therapy/escape from chronic pain.
Denise’s inspiration comes from her love of nature. It’s been a life long hobby of hers to collect stones, driftwood and other natural items. Her work includes items primarily from Lake Winnipeg beaches. Her work depicts endearing scenes of people, families and nature that come framed in shadow boxes or wood frames.
Georgina lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She finds her inspiration and colour palette in the 4 seasons of the prairie landscape and in her travels. She paints mostly in watercolour, acrylic. She has been painting since the 1990s and is currently a member of the Fort Garry Palette Club.
Susan, a Winnipeg fabric artist, spent her adult working life in non art- related fields. The fire of creativity within Susan was sparked when she enrolled in a fabric sculpture workshop in 2014. Susan played with this art form, eventually creating and refining her own style of fabric sculpture.
Over the last 10 years Wade has spent countless hours, hiking, bicycling, snowshoeing, travelling and camping, taking his camera with him wherever he goes. This is where he gathers his inspiration and excitement for Landscape Photography, and sharing the beauty of this world.
Lola is originally from Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, now currently living in Winnipeg. She works with watercolour, pencil and acrylics, transforming her emotions into paintings, and sharing with the viewer, the warmth, gentleness and beauty of her life.
Every art piece is a masterpiece, because an "imagination has no limitations". lolakecman.weebly.com
Upon retirement Bella took watercolour and oil classes with several notable instructors, in Wpg.,Spain and Mexico. Ultimately acrylics became her primary medium of choice. Bella's love for nature has her artwork on canvas ranging from bees, dragonflys, to llamas, and birch trees, also available on her printed cards.
ngela grew up in rural Manitoba. Motivated by curiosity and a drive for perfection she experimented with different mediums for years until she discovered fluid acrylic paint. The fluidity of the acrylic helped to convey the flowing lines she so often found in nature. She sometimes works in vibrant saturated hues, other times in ethereal, calming tones. Water reflections, veins in rock, billowing clouds, or wildflowers inspire each piece of work.
She has allowed the Creative Spirit within, to lead her mind, soul, and spirit to be free to have fun, enjoying the process, while using knowledge from years of classes and workshops to create her unique artworks. She paints in her Winnipeg studio daily, believing that beauty heals.
Her art has been exhibited in galleries in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba, and in Ontario. Her collectors come from Canada, the USA, Australia and Europe. She is a member of the Manitoba Society of Artists, the Winnipeg Sketch Club, and the Assiniboia Group of Artists Cooperative Inc.
Dodie’s work is diversified and it depicts all subject matter. Her years of freelance artwork include painting restaurant signs, window painting and wall murals. Dodie welcomes you to her home studio where you will discover new and exciting works of art. Enjoy a collection of acrylic and mixed media paintings from realism to abstract. Painted tile ready to hang and an assortment of art cards.
Valerie is an artist who enjoys painting wildlife and flowers. Having grown up in north western Ontario, she developed a love for the rugged beauty of her surroundings. After living in Winnipeg and working as an NICU nurse for many years, she and her husband bought a cottage near Vermilion Bay Ontario. Her paintings come from many of the reference photographs taken while boating on nearby lakes and creeks.
Lorraine works mostly in watercolour, acrylics and mixed media, working from photos she takes or sketches done plain air. She is inspired by nature, her garden and the prairies, past and present.
Britta explores a variety of media but fell in love with the malleability, textures, and challenges of porcelain. She creates functional pieces and works with glazes that highlight the line and texture of freehand carving. Britta’s most popular item are her Peppermill saucers and she particularly loves the challenge of a beautiful teapot.