The Grotto Artworks

The Grotto Artworks

The Grotto Artworks, artist run gallery Statement The Grotto Artworks is an artist run gallery offering a wide range of local fine crafts including pewter, pottery, jewellery, wood turnings, woven silk scarves, carvings, and textile arts. Original works of art in oil,...
Willem Vlaanderen

Willem Vlaanderen

Willem Vlaanderen, acrylic painter Artist’s Statement – Biography   The Grotto Artworks Willem’s Studio 124 Carleys Corners Road, Merrickville, ON...
Bram D’Hoest

Bram D’Hoest

Bram D’Hoest, Woodworker Artist’s Statement – Biography I’m a programmer turned furniture maker, wood turner and CNC guy. Born and raised in Bruges – Belgium, I moved to Ottawa – Canada in 2009 where I worked as a software architect...
Katharine Fletcher

Katharine Fletcher

Katharine Fletcher, visual artist | writer Spirit Horse:: Fantasy -- work in progress. Original art and photo by Katharine Fletcher.Part of my Endangered series is almost completed. I've named this Otters At Play. Mixed-media original art and photo by Katharine...
Debbie Gilmer

Debbie Gilmer

Debbie Gilmer, potter Artist’s Statement – Biography Debbie Gilmer has been a full-time potter since 2004 with a studio and showroom near South Mountain. As a potter she enjoys simple forms with lots of throwing marks, showing that each piece is uniquely...
Beatrice Eberhart

Beatrice Eberhart

Beatrice Eberhart, mixed media artist Beatrice Eberhard grew up in Switzerland, studied fine art ceramic at the school of art and design SfG in Bern. In 2000 she immigrated to Canada and lived 12 years in Alberta before moving to Gananoque, Ontario in 2013. Her...
Marje Fletcher

Marje Fletcher

Marje Fletcher, plein air artist Artist’s Statement – Biography Marje has made the Ottawa Valley her home for most of her life …. she has travelled extensively and loves to reflect the rural scenes of Ontario and Quebec in her plein air paintings....
Lesley Strutt

Lesley Strutt

Lesley Strutt, poet, novelist, playwright Artist’s Statement – Biography Lesley Strutt is an award-winning poet, novelist, and playwright. She lives in Merrickville, Ontario but she grew up in the Gatineau Hills on the edge of the forest. Her writing is...
Johanna Jansen

Johanna Jansen

Johanna Jansen, ceramics artist Artist’s Statement – Biography The balance between tension, stillness, movement, expansion, volume as natural forces continues to feed my inspiration. In my ceramic work, I use low-fire ceramic techniques including raku,...
Don Crowder

Don Crowder

Don Crowder, wood turner Artist’s Statement – Biography For me, working in the world of wood turning began about ten years ago. I was looking for a relaxing, stress free hobby to counter balance my full time job, working as a Correctional Manager in a...
Go Figure Life Drawing

Go Figure Life Drawing

Go Figure Life Drawing, group drawing sessions Artists’ Statement – Biography The Go Figure Life Drawing group has been meeting in Burritt’s Rapids Community Hall for thirteen years. Sessions are held from 10am to 4pm on the third Sunday of every...
Douglas MacDonald

Douglas MacDonald

Douglas MacDonald, sculptor Artist’s Statement – Biography Inspired by decorative stone work that adorns heritage and historical buildings, Douglas MacDonald has been sculpting and casting a myriad of gargoyles, grotesques and greenmen for over twenty...
Herman Ruhlan

Herman Ruhlan

Herman Ruhland, mixed media artist Artist’s Statement – Biography Herman was born and educated in the Netherlands and was always interested in art. While drafted in the armed forces in the Netherlands, he attended evening art classes where he met artists...
Aleatha Aiken-Sherrer

Aleatha Aiken-Sherrer

Aleatha Aiken-Sherrer, artist/ jeweller Artists Statement – Biography I’m a chronic hobby collector. I’m a hairstylist, a baker, a children’s book illustrator, and I love getting my hands into new mediums and techniques as much as I can but I...
Ivy Sinkunas

Ivy Sinkunas

Ivy Sinkunas | Digital Artist Artists Statement – Biography “I love colour, contrast, texture and motion. Colour evokes reaction. Mix colour with flow and texture to enchant and positively influence how we choose to feel, relate and connect.” After a...
Kenna McCall

Kenna McCall

Kenna McCall | Lapidarist and Metalsmith Kenna McCall is a Merrickville-based lapidary artist, metalsmith and owner of TerrAdore Jewelry. TerrAdore, literally means “love the earth”, so named for the beautiful stone and metal elements she works with to...
Véronique Stefanica

Véronique Stefanica

Véronique Stéfanica, artist “Painting is like traveling within my world.”  Véronique is a visual artist who also loves wool and other natural fibres. Her paintings are a “breath of fresh air” — vibrant, full of life, and in their childlike innocence, take...
Fiona Macintyre

Fiona Macintyre

Fiona Macintyre, jeweller, silversmith 330 Main Street East, Merrickville, ON Email: fionamacintyredesigns@gmail.com Tel: 613-269-3070 Website: fionamacintyre.com...
Molly Quayle

Molly Quayle

Molly Quayle, traditional quilter Artist’s Statement My preferred medium is, of course, fabric.  I enjoy the precision of traditional patterns, as well as the challenge of using them in non-traditional ways.  I confess that I have always loved math, and that...
Mary Loos

Mary Loos

Mary Loos, Painter   Artist’s Statement Painting has the ability to pull me into a world where time isn’t a consideration and the happenings of the outside world fade away. I create because I enjoy this alternative world and discovering new places I can go...
Jane Jefferys, artist

Jane Jefferys, artist

Jane Jefferys, Artist   Artist’s Statement I use acrylic paints. I have all sorts of different media that l like to add to the paintings — digital imagery, jewellery, a variety of textiles, hardware, metallic paints. I love how they add to the story I am...
Laurie Carter

Laurie Carter

Laurie Carter | Writer/Photographer Artist’s Statement – Biography I think of myself as a writer/photographer. For me, the two are inextricably entwined. When I photograph a subject, it is nearly always with an eye to complementing the written word for a...
Bruce Kemp

Bruce Kemp

Bruce Kemp, Writer/Photographer A ballerina named Angela who dances with the Mission Dance School in Kelowna.Ridea Canal Artist’s Statement – Biography I love to both write and shoot. Its like the old saw “a change is as good as a rest” and that doubly...
Michael Gray

Michael Gray

Michael Gray, glass artist Artists Statement – Biography Michael Kevin Gray has displayed a passion and interest for art since a young age. Michael has lived in an environment where art is central, as he became attracted to glass by watching his father work with...
Jim Weller

Jim Weller

Jim Weller, painter Front Doors and Porches I‘m intrigued with doors and porches because they symbolize the state of transition from one condition to another. For example, a transition that is between: an outdoor space and one that is indoors a dangerous location to...