fine arts


With 15 years experience being creative with acrylics and working in publishing, Anne Wanda Tessier discovered the fine art of printmaking and now uses it to spread positivity. Based in Ottawa, Anne is a frequent traveler, seeking out different press studios around the world to explore and work in. Her […]

Anne Wanda Tessier’s ‘Complimentary’ Typographic Prints


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I am excited to feature our March Monthly Maker, Patrick Cruickshank, the artist behind Cruickshank Creative. Cruickshank Creative offers a variety of handcrafted concrete and plaster goods, including my favorite pieces, the concrete plant pots (pictured below). Patrick’s collection features rustic and textured styles that echo nature at its finest. […]

Monthly Maker: Cruickshank Creative, maker of concrete & plaster creations


The Web Though print magazines seem to be a dying medium I feel the need to argue that perhaps comics and art in the print medium art still alive and very much kicking, they have just had to change some. The growing technical prowess of the everyman in the realms […]

The Web, Print and Beyond: Artists & Artwork at Fan ...



Symphony Nova Scotia Season Launch 2010 I specifically mentioned in my first article that I would leave the debate on the issues that symphony orchestras are currently facing to the experts, but upon return to Toronto from Halifax, I could not help but report and dig deeper into the successes […]

Accolades: A Canadian Example of Symphonic Success


Following my first article for this publication a friend of mine approached me with a movie watching suggestion. The film he presented to me was made by a famous graffiti artist known simply as Banksy entitled Exit Through the Gift Shop. This Film chronicles an obsessive film maker’s quest to […]

Destruction vs. Art Part II: The Case of the Toronto ...


I had the opportunity a few weeks ago to meet with a private art collector who happens to be one of North America’s top private collectors of the art of Sunny Choi. This individual does not wish to be named, because of his modest nature and the value of his […]

An Intimate Experience with the Art of Sunny Choi



So much of the art we see is a fully finished product, something that’s been whittled and shaped through many iterations. It’s most obvious when we think of the editing that goes into writing, or the production behind recorded music, but it happens visually as well. In some ways, the […]

Works in progress


On March 18, 2011 something horrible happened in my city. It’s something that many, including myself, took for granted would never occur. For those who live in Guelph or went to University here, the Canadiana/Begging Bear statue that resides in front of the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre has become a […]

Destruction vs. Art: The Case of the Begging Bear


A large white tent at the corner of the Quartiers des Festivals was the place to be in the Montreal arts community this past weekend. The Association des galeries d’art contemporain (AGAC) hosted their fourth fair for contemporary art on paper under a great white tent, showcasing works by over […]

Gorging on art at Montreal’s Papier 11



For me, art critiques are kinda like putting your heart and soul on display for everyone to see and judge. If it goes well, I am elated, confident, energized…. If it goes poorly, I am crushed and find myself dramatically indulging in feelings of anger and hurt. Or maybe I am just […]

Critiquing the Critique


An established and respected artist both nationally and internationally, David Samila creates art that is “original, beautiful, funny and…abstract.” A graduate of the Winnipeg School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art (England), David is the recipient of many prestigious awards and recognitions. After living in both London […]

Success in Fine Arts – Interview with David Samila


“Often contrasting organic and inanimate subject, she challenges the viewer to find beauty in the seemingly ordinary and to look deeper into their surrounding world.” – MelissaMercier.com Originally from Quebec, Melissa Mercier is a fine arts photographer now based on the West coast in Vancouver, B.C. Her work is featured […]

Success in Fine-Arts Photography – Interview with Melissa Mercier