Guelph Arts Council is pleased to collaborate with Meridian Credit Union in presenting Financial Literacy for Creative Professionals, a workshop designed to take the fear factor out of day-to-day…Read More
By Josephine Horton & Sally Wismer Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) is pleased to announce that retired elementary school teacher-librarian Beverly Matson has been named the 2017 addition to the…Read More
By Heather Fleming Festival Coordinator For the past 36 years, the Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph has been providing performance opportunities for young, aspiring musicians in our community that are…Read More
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Grayce is a self taught artist who pursues her artistic development with a passion. She loves to play with materials and and is constantly pushing the edges to develop a unique style. After years of creating sculptures and abstract painting Grayce has used her skills to develop sophisticated contemporary collage pieces. Grayce’s work deserves to be examined closely. Although sometimes appearing simple the pieces are unexpectedly complex and symbolic. Grayce’s recent series include “These Women I Know”, “Women of the Zodiac”, “Spirit Animals” and “The Invisible Thread”. Grayce’s work has won several awards and is in private collections around the world.
If You are interested in having a look at her recent work please join her for opening night festivities at Images Gallery in Elora on Friday May 12.
The culture of being creative is strong in my family. My mother, grandmother, and her mother before her have all been fabric artists. They work with traditional methods and tools, but the work they create shows a mastery in their trade and artistic vision. My sisters and I have all picked up this thread of creativity and woven it into our own lives. While I focus on drawing, painting, and mixed media, I also quilt, embroider, and sew my own clothing.
I paint things that are important to me. Things that have an impact on my life, like my family, my history, and the landscape around me. I've lived in Ontario, Britain, and Quebec, and these places and experiences come out in different ways in the work that I do. Regardless of my subject matter or medium, I strive to create an atmosphere and mood in each piece that viewers can connect with. I work from my own studio in Guelph and teach courses in both painting and pastel. My work is held in private and corporate collections throughout Canada, United States, Austalia and NewZealand.
Jessica's work will be featured in the Art Gallery of Guelph's Summer Exhibition titled When We Were. Join us at the Opening Reception Thursday, May 4, from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm.