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5iz Photographic Collective

The 5iz Photographic Collective is made up of five photographic artists dedicated to continuous improvement: Robin Andrew, Dale Dunning, Bill Pratt, Rod Trider an....

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Alan Mirabelli, Photographer - Appleton

Almonte photographer Alan Mirabelli captures compelling images of nature. He's the first artist (of 200 previously profiled) to achieve a second cover on theHumm, in February 2016.Whether it’s a gnarly tree trunk or a collection of decaying autumn foliage arrang....

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Almonte Crazy Quilters - Almonte

A group of collaborative, co....

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Basil Pessin, Digital Artist - Douglas

Pessin creates vibrant digital art which can be seen at local art shows, as ....

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Bill Pratt Photography - Almonte

A photographer of nature in locales across Canada and around the world, Bill is base....

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Brent Kirkham of Kirk's Kanoes - Perth

An artisan and wood worker who makes canoes, kayaks, furniture, bow....

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Cheryl Poulin - Painter - Dunrobin

Poulin’s art spans the gamut from craft to art. In addition to her abstract acrylic and mixed media paintings, s....

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Current Works of Glass / Jennifer Kelly - Glass Artist - Almonte

Working with glass is how Jennifer Kelly "fills her cup". When she isn’t watching the current of the Mississippi River, Kelly’s favourite place is in her studio, going with the flow of creativity the river inspires. Glass has always been her chosen medium. She likens i....

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Diane Black - Sculptor - Westport

Working in both clay and iron, Diane's sculptures provide poignant and humorous observations on life and the people living it. Now a major feature of many of her larger pieces is a beautifu....

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Dirk Mietzker - Painter - Smiths Falls

Acrylic painter Dirk Mietzker has a background in industrial design that informs his fascination with what we design and build. Many of his paintings feature....

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Douglas MacDonald - Sculptor and Cast Stone Artist - Philipsville

For the past 24 years, Douglas MacDonald has made his livelihood doing what he loves. The gargoyles and creatures that he creates in cast stone are his representations of and homage to the stone carvings that adorn ancient stone buildings from medieval times onward. MacDonald’s cast stone sculptures refute his claim that he can’t draw. His ability to replicate architectural images in ....

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Dr. Shelley L. Ball, Photographer, Biologist, Environmental Educator - Westport

A biologist and an educator, Shelley Ball's love of nature photography is one of the three ....

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Elizabeth Veninga - Mixed Media Artist - Pakenham

Veninga is an artist who is profoundly observant of nature. It inspires much of her art - paintings, steel sculptures and most recently, photography. Her mixed media landscapes illustr....

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Faboalous Mosaics - Almonte

Andréa Fabricius and Jamie Boal are a husband and wife team who transform discarded window frames into amazing and amusing....

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Graham Ross - Illustrator, Graphic Designer - Merrickville

Graham Ross is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from Merrickville. “kid with a crayon” is the felicitous name he bestowed upon the multidisciplinary studio he established i....

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Ian Paige Pottery - Lanark

Stoneware and porcelain pots, dinnerware, cookware. Tatlock and Lanark glazes. Oven, mic....

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Ingrid Harris, Artist & Costume Designer - Almonte

Ingrid Harris is an historic costume designer, painter and glass artist. Ingrid is the designer of interpretive characters, Art Buddies, for the The National Gallery....

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Jack Stekelenburg - Metal Sculptor - Renfrew

Metal sculptor Jack Stekelenburg's sculptures are thought-provoking, powerful, fun, confusing, whimsical, disturbing. Most are not representational, familiar or comfortable. The name of Stekelenburg’s studio - Walden Three - procl....

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Jacquie Christiani - Watercolour Artist - Pakenham

With watercolour and pencil, Jacquie Christiani creates circular paintings that are both meditative and celebratory. For the viewer, each scrutiny reveals another layer of meaning, another suggestion of im....

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Jennifer Noxon, Painter - Almonte

Almonte-based artist, singer and songwriter Jennifer Noxon views her artistic and musical creativity as inter....

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John Robert Bradley, Visual Artist & Instructor - Burnstown

Burnstown painter John Robert Bradley ....

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John Shea, Watercolour Artist - Elgin

Painting with watercolours on paper, Shea renders striking architectural portraits of 19th century Eastern Ontario stone buildings. His gift for subtraction is t....

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Joyce Frances Devlin, Painter - Burritts Rapids

Joyce's glorious, exuberant paintings are the biggest reason she is such a highly renowned artist, participating in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, in the U.S. and in England. She is particu....

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Karen Phillips Curran - Watercolourist - Springtown

Karen Phillips Curran is a watercolourist who is renowned in Bermuda as well as the Ottawa Valley. She is best known for her striking watercolour renditions of river stones, and another collection o....

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Laurel Cook, Painter - Clayton

A painter working with acrylic, Laurel Cook also raises labs with her husband Ross McLaughlin at Culandubh Kennels in Clayton.....

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Linda Hamilton - Visual Artist - Almonte

Almonte visual artist Linda Hamilton eats, breathes, draws, paints, arranges, cultivates and thoroughly enjoys flowering and other plants. This passion is her muse and i....

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Linda Manzer, Luthier - Almonte

Linda Manzer is an extraordinary Canadian luthier who has built guitars for legendary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, Canada’s beloved Bruce Cockburn and Gordon Lightfoot, Braz....

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Mary Jane Lancaster, Painter and Sculptor - Carleton Place

Lancaster is a talented artist whose vivid paintings suggest the wide range of interests that fuels their creator’s ar....

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Mary Lou Devine, Fabric Sculptor & Instructor - North Gower

Mary Lou Devine’s fabric sculptures are endlessly amusing, imaginative and just plain fun. They run the gamut from outdoor ga....

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Mary Lynn Baker, Artist and Craftswoman - Addison

Mary Lynn Baker is a multi-talented, award-winning artist and craftswoman with a unique view of the human condition. She trained as a draftswoman before attending Toronto's Ontario College of Art and Design, where she stu....

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Mary Pfaff, Abstract Artist - Carleton Place

Visual Artist, Teacher, and Arts for Wellness Coach Mary Pfaff loves creating abstract art because it is an endless “exploration of how images, symbols, relatio....

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Meredith Kucey, Jeweller - Almonte

Jeweller Meredith Kucey works with silver (and gold for commissions), using the traditional Lost Wax Casting process. Unlike many jewellers Kucey does all her own casting. Carving, forgin....

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Out of the Box Fibre Artists - Ottawa and the Valley

The Out of the Box group of Ottawa and area artists is passionate about creating innovative and thought-provoking works of art with fibre, our preferred medium. Our membership includes machine and/or hand embroiderers, art quilters, weavers, felters, doll makers, embellishers, silk painters, appraisers, dyers as well as other needle workers and mixed media and fine artists. We are a co-op organization and therefore we place strong emphasis on act....

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Paula Gray - Stone Carver - Almonte

Stone carver Paula Gray discovered her fascination with sculptural form when she began working with trees and branches to craft unique furniture pieces. Shaping the flowing lines of their arms and bac....

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Pine Ridge Studio - Carp

Pine Ridge Studio is a one-person pottery studio located in the Ottawa Valle....

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Robert Pauly - Milliner, Jeweller, Art Quilts - Clayton

Pauly creates wonderful women’s hats that run the gamut from whimsical to elegant. All are eye-catching. Many of Pauly’s millinery creations are bespoke hats - custom designed in consultation with his ....

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Rosy Somerville - Painter - Carp

A painter working in watercolour, acrylic and oils, as well as an art instructor, Rosy is based in Carp. The challenges presented by her preferred medium are precisely what makes watercolour the perfect choice for her a....

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Sally Hansen, Intrepid Arts Reporter and Nature Photographer - Almonte

Best known to theHumm's readers for her profiles of nearly 200 ....

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Sarah Moffat - Mixed Media Artist - Carleton Place

Moffat, a mixed media artist, has an enduring fascination with exploring texture and colour in her art. She creates textured backgrounds using a vari....

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Shawn De Salvo - Photographer - Almonte

An Almonte area photographer with a photojournalistic style and an eye for capt....

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Sherry White - Mixed Media Artist, Sculptor, Graphic Designer - Stittsville

White is both an artist and a graphic designer. With her transcendent paintings she creates an atmosphere of tranquility that is a balm an....

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Spartan Rubacha - Furniture Designer - Poland

Flook D. Doo is the catchy name of Spartan Rubacha’s Fine Furniture and Woodworking business. He creates an original line ....

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Strachan Ley Johnston, Painter - Carleton Place

Strachan Ley Johnston’s paintings of scenes of Lanark County evoke comparisons with the boldly, almost roughly painted works of the Group of Seven. Like the Group of Seven, Strachan (pronounced Strawn) loves to paint en plein air. He remarks wryly: “The model is free.” Johnston’s....

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Teresa Wingar - Potter - Kinburn

Teresa Wingar creates functional slip-trailed stoneware pottery. Working from her Kinburn studio since ....

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The Grotto Artworks - Merrickville

The Grotto Artworks offers a wide range of local fine crafts including pewter, pottery, jewellery, wood turnings, woven silk scar....

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Victoria Jenkins, Clay Sculptor and Potter - Carleton Place

Clay sculptor and potter Victoria Jenkins operates out of her own studio in Carleton Place. Jenkins finds Carleton Place a stimulating place to work,....

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William (Bill) Veale - Painter - Perth

Painter Bill Veale lives and operates his Birchwood Studio and Gallery just a few minutes south of Perth. Veale’s goal is to portray....

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Willow Creek Studio - Almonte

Willow Creek Studio features the work of Kaija ....

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Zoe Lianga, Fibre Artist - Perth

Zoe Lianga is a fibre ar....

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About the Directory

This directory of local resources is based on the lists of local businesses and resources that we've compiled at theHumm over the years as we've worked on our annual guides (eg classes/courses, volunteering, gift giving) and our event calendar. It's a natural extension of our work in scanning the region for great resources, and it's a work in progress.

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