Women's Art Association of Hamilton

WAAH Online Exhibition Summer

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Contributing artists for our 2019/20 exhibition are arranged alphabetically by surname: Joan Carte, Cheryl-Ann Hills, Karen Logan, Cathy McPherson, Zorica Silverthorne, Ljuba Simovic, Patricia Williams.

Joan Carte

My education in art has been informal, taking classes and workshops with many renowned artists in the Hamilton and Burlington area.

Having painted in watercolour and oil in the past, I have turned my attention to acrylic painting in recent years, often still life compositions and landscape.

I also enjoy portrait and figure drawing in pastel.

The vibrant colours and the patterns created by sunlight and cast shadows on the foliage and tables inspired me to paint "Afternoon on the Patio".

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Afternoon on the Patio

  • Acrylic
  • 14" x 18"
  • $250

Cheryl-Ann Hills

A native of KW, and currently living in Hamilton for over 25 years, early art experiences began at 16 with Canadian landscape painter Michael Roth.

Cheryl has always felt a deep connection to nature, spending much of her youth in local forests and woodlots hiking and exploring. Cheryl continues to explore the trails and parks of Ontario sometimes working in plein air, completing the artwork outdoors.

Cheryl strives to produce work that is authentic and expresses moments of discovery and awe in nature. She enjoys the look and feel of oil paint and has begun to explore other mediums; incorporating these into her work to add more distinctive textures and layering effects.

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Huron Beach

  • Oil on Canvas
  • 16" x 20"
  • $175

Morning Glows

  • Oil on Canvas
  • 20" x 16"
  • $325

Northern Summer

  • Oil on Canvas
  • 16" x 20"
  • $175

Karen Logan

I earned my advanced honours certificate in Visual Arts from Mohawk College and although I work in various media including chalk pastel, watercolour, coloured pencil, graphite and acrylic, I most enjoy painting using Chinese Brush Painting techniques. I have shown my work in exhibitions throughout the GTHA and in China where a number of my pieces remain in private and public collections.

 Life is so busy now we often don’t see what is in the world around us and we take those native species for granted. My goal with this project is to highlight the variety of native species found in the Hamilton area specifically and Ontario in general. This series of art work (http://www.karenloganart.ca/portfolio/backyard-neighbour-series.aspx) shares both the beauty and diversity of nature that (when we look) we all have – right in our own back yards and provides me the opportunity to add my voice to the growing concerns around climate change and the risks to our natural environment.

Shortly after the Covid-19 shutdown was declared I sustained an injury which limited my mobility forcing me to slow down and focus exclusively on this project. Over the past 14 weeks I have spent more time just sitting and observing these visitors to my garden than I have ever done in the past and appreciate how much diversity this city actual does have. I have seen species over the past few weeks that I have never seen before so have been able to increase my list of native species in my garden to over 100 different plants, animals, birds and insects and it continues to grow! I am excited to be able to share this story with others to encourage them to stop and appreciate our environment and protect what we have and try to help grow the diversity.

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Purple Toadshade Trillium sessile

  • Chinese Brush painting on Mulberry rice paper
  • 16" x 16"
  • framed original $400 or matted prints $75

Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus

  • Chinese Brush painting on Mulberry rice paper
  • 16" x 16"
  • framed original $400 or matted prints $75

Pandorus Sphinx Moth and caterpillar Eumorpha pandorus on Virginia Creeper - Parthenocissus quinquefolia

  • Chinese Brush painting on Mulberry rice paper
  • 16" x 16"
  • framed original $400 or matted prints $75

Cathy McPherson

Cathy McPherson studied art at the Toronto School of Art in the early 2000s and worked as a sessional printer at Open Studio (a printers collective) in Toronto prior to moving to Hamilton in 2013. She has experimented with acrylic painting, moving into abstract, multi-media, printing and etching in more recent years.

EXHIBITIONS: Gallery 1162 (Toronto), the John B. Aird Gallery, the Dignam Gallery (Women’s Art Association of Canada), Art Square Gallery,  the Sage Restaurant Gallery, Gate 403 Jazz Restaurant,  Roncey Rocks, the Jessica Roth Studio (Hamilton), Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Art in the Workplace at the McMaster Innovation Park.

MEMBERSHIPS: Centre 3 Print and Media Arts, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Art Gallery of Ontario, Women’s Art Association of Hamilton.

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Watermelon Dreams

  • This is an abstract mixed media piece - dreaming of delicious relief during these hot days.
  • 40" x 24"
  • $250

Zorica Silverthorne

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Rose coloured

  • Digital Photography
  • NFS

Summer brings much beauty which I enjoy cultivating. Gardening is a way I connect with the earth and to myself. This piece is a digital collage of a summer self portrait after spending hours in the hot sun and a passing photo of some beautifully variegated roses, which I couldn't help but photograph. This piece represents a merging of human and nature.

Waterscape

  • Digital Photography
  • NFS

I'm a sucker for a great reflection. This moment really struck me as something I had to photograph. A foreboding sky that began to dissipate and transform into something calm and serene. There really is a silver lining, well at least in the sky.

Ljuba Simovic

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My Lilies

  • Acrylic
  • 12" x 16"
  • $150

These lilies are at the front of our house and they are in the bloom right now. They do appear to be this dark, and I love that colour.

Patricia Williams

I am a retired Hamiltonian with 15 years of painting experience. Classes included the DVSA and the Haliburton School of Art. My work has been shown at the DVSA, the Bancroft Art Gallery, and McMaster Innovation Park.

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Study of placement

  • Acrylic
  • 14" x 18"
  • $100

This was an exploration of colour, shape, composition and placement.

Out There

  • Acrylic
  • 16" x 20"
  • $125

For this I used skins to imagine distant possibilities.

Stratified

  • Acrylic
  • 16" x 20"
  • $125

Line, colour and texture called me to this exploration.

Interested in the Artwork?

For availability and to purchase artwork, please contact Zorica Silverthorne, the WAAH (Acting) Exhibitions Chair.