"Artist Susan Wallis is a master of the craft; combining the unusual technique with her love for the Canadian landscape. The results are visually stunning and have earned her kudos from critics and collectors the world over." Arabella Magazine, Spring 2011 Susan Wallis is a Toronto born artist currently residing in Prince Edward County, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from U of T. Wallis has mastered the medium of encaustic painting relying on the Canadian landscape as her muse. She is represented across Canada by galleries in Toronto, Montreal, Canmore, Alberta and Whistler, BC. Locally she is represented by Studio 22 in Kingston and Mad Dog Gallery in Prince Edward County. For more information visit www.susanwallis.com.
Betty Jane Ware is an herbalist, soapmaker, and owner of Goddess Blends. Starting with melt and pour, then on to find Hot Process, she has been making soap for a number of years. Her journey into soapmaking began from a rather different perspective than most of us: she is a practicing witch. One of the things a witch does to prepare for ritual is a bath or cleansing for the particular ritual. She notes ” I wanted to use something specifically for me that brought in the elements of whatever I was working on, this led me to soap making.” Betty Jane started selling soap by accident, making too much soap for personal use. That first recipient loved it; the business started and has grown from that point. Betty Jane is a certified herbalist.
I am currently completing my 3rd year in the BFA program at Queen's. My interest lie primarily in oil painting, drawing and printmaking. Much of my work draws on events and characters from my own life, and consequently, I have become most interested in depicting the human body. While fascinated with the idea of recording the "character" of an individual, I have recently become interested in the notion of anonymous portraiture, which might have a more universal familiarity. Conceptually, I am also captivated by the spectral interaction between past and present, and the consequences of such for the future. Influences include Rembrandt van Rijn, Tom Thomson, Lucian Freud and Ryan McGinley. am available for commission of any kind in painting, print or drawing. I am particularly interested in life-sized portraiture and figurative work. Please visit www.davidwoodward.ca for more information.