November 3 - December 7, 2019
D. Carswell – Lita Roo Designs
Bob Coates – Acrylic
Irvin Hawkes – Watercolours
Kathy King – Siver Metal Clay
April Kramczynski – Good Waves Beach Glass Art
Betty McCready – Transformed Treasures
Steve Morris – Woodworking
Tammy Ward – Dragonfly Pottery
Neil Werden – Birdhouses
GOTS Community Partner 2019 – Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile
Lita Roo Designs
Lita Roo Designs was introduced February 2018 in Sarnia with the intention of providing one of a kind art for your home. Each piece of artwork is created by D. Carswell, from Ottawa.
All pieces in the collection are unique… whether it be the Rocks from Lake Huron, Framed Pictures, Bookmarks, Cards or Boxes. Each presentation of art is an expression of passion, joy and awe.
Artwork can be customized for the individual or business and commissions are welcome. Anything from a drawing of your pet or cottage, or a favourite scene from a special trip.
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook at Litaroodesigns or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was born in the United States and moved to Canada in 1949. I first began my artistic leanings as a child and like many others I was fascinated with colours. I used crayons in colouring books and then moved on to pencil sketches mostly of comic book characters, the human figure and horses.
Later while working in production at an advertising studio in Toronto I started painting in a variety of media and finally with acrylics. I then moved to London and worked in a photo studio. After many years, I stopped painting altogether since I no longer found any pleasure in it.
A short time after retiring and moving to Blue Point I took up painting again. An acquaintance was taking lessons from Kathy Rath and encouraged me to do the same, which I did. I later took lessons from Ariel Lyons. I now paint as a hobby in the winter months. I get a lot of satisfaction out of creating an image on a blank canvas. I paint mostly birds, butterflies and landscapes. I like to think that my paintings are peaceful and not disturbing. Several have been sold to friends.
My style is influenced somewhat by Georgia O’Keefe, Ken Danby and Klaus Verboom of London, Ontario.
Irvin was born in England but raised in Sarnia since after WWII. He has been wed to Mary for more than 50 years and they have 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Mary and Irvin live in Bright’s Grove and winter every year for a few winter months in Fort Myers, Florida.
Irvin enjoyed art from an early age but never fully took it up as an active interest until after retiring. When in Florida, he started to take art classes, which he continues to do, with nationally recognized instructors Cheryl Fausel and Sue Pink and others. In Sarnia he has taken classes with Kathy Rath. Irvin is a member of the Fort Myers Beach Art Association (FMBAA), Sarnia Artist Workshop (SAW), 6+1 Art Group, Lawrence House and The Gallery in the Grove.
Irvin paints in watercolour and likes to paint varied subjects but primarily landscapes or other pictures of interest that he has photographed. As he plays less golf his dedication to painting has increased.
Starting in 2018, Irvin has started to exhibit some of his paintings and has won awards from his initial showings at juried shows.
Kathy is a local artist involved in the art community in Sarnia. Paint, ink and graphite are her go to media when composing
In the world of silver metal clay, she is self taught and has worked with this medium for over ten years. Silver metal clay is a crafting medium consisting of very small particles of silver mixed with an organic binder and water for use in making jewelry, beads and small sculptures. Originating in Japan in 1990, metal clay can be shaped just like any soft clay, by hand or using molds. After firing, Kathy’s jewelry is fine silver which is .999 pure silver. Imagination and visualization are the most challenging aspects of silver clay. Working with textures, building components, and trying new designs, there are no boundaries.
Kathy is currently branching into silversmithing, working with sterling silver and copper metals. She will combine the metal clay silver with the sterling to make rings, bracelets and pendants.
Kathy is a member of Sarnia Artists’ Workshop, 6+1 Art Group and is on the Planning Committee of Art Under Glass Art Show and Sale. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Good Waves II
My name is April Kramczynski, Canadian part-time beach glass artist and full-time mom to my amazing, smart and sweet one-year old son. I was born and raised in Sarnia, Ont. I’ve always been drawn to the water and the mysterious treasures that lay beneath the sand just waiting to be uncovered. Spending many summers on beaches sparked a lifelong fascination turned passion with beach stones and glass, incorporating theses elements into each unique piece of art you see here.
It is our mission to bring you joy and a treasure that makes you smile by making each piece you need or want beautiful, one of a kind, and meant just for you. Here at Good Waves II we are more than pleased to accommodate all those who wish to have personalized or custom orders.
Every art piece is very special, unique and designed and created in Ontario, Canada. Thank you for shopping local as an independent artist I really appreciate your support and know you will love you purchase.
We go to the beach to lose our troubles and find our treasure instead.
Facebook: Good Waves 11
Betty looks at vintage and antique items and sees different purposes for them. Angels are created from china saucers, knife handles and chandelier crystals. Silverware becomes bracelets, rings, earrings, and pendants. She also works with jewellery, watches and beach glass to create framed art.
Betty shows and sells her work primarily at summer art festivals and enjoys doing custom creations with clients’ family treasures. You can contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a woodworker, woodturner, and cabinet maker with a passion to craft unique and functional pieces.
Originally from the east coast, however, I have lived in Sarnia for over 30 years.
I work with North American hardwoods making sure that each piece is unique. Much of the lumber used in my pieces is reclaimed from old barn timbers found around Lambton county. Every item is crafted using my museum quality collection of antique tools.
I offer a wide selection of gifts, housewares, and furniture.
Green Dragonfly Pottery
I started my journey in pottery in 1999. After studying at Lambton College, I opened my studio, Green Dragonfly Pottery in a spare outbuilding on our farm.
Dragonflies and nature have always figured heavily in my work. From my studio overlooking woods, ponds, and farm fields, there was no shortage of inspiration. I make functional pottery for the home, and whimsical pottery for the garden. From mugs and bowls, to bird feeders and birdhouses, dragonflies and bees and bright colours bring it all together.
My work can be found in stores and galleries in several towns throughout Southwestern Ontario. I frequently enjoy teaching small workshops at my studio and other venues, and attending local art and craft fairs with my pottery.
I am a carpenter/woodworker born and raised in Lambton County where I have been a resident all of my life.
I share a love for all things natural and rustic and I am a self-taught artisan. My medium is salvaged wood and discarded materials. I create functional and decorator pieces for the garden, shed, or cottage as well as art for the home.
I am also a singer/songwriter and have recently released my first album “Fact or Fiction” Sept. 2019
I can be contacted by Phone: 519-849-5038 or Email: email@example.com
Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile
The cards have the same verse inside,”May your days be filled with magic and cheer!” There are 6 cards in a pack which sells for $10. Art work was done by CCMF artists who are involved with the weekly “Hands on Art” program. Printing of cards, courtesy of Haines Printing.