Hi, Caleb here! You may see me on Saturdays at Railway City Tourism, or at special events. I've seen a few Arts Crawls come and go, and every year look forward to seeing what the artists are up to. This year, I wanted to recommend my top three picks. All art is subjective and definitely a matter of personal taste and preference. I hope you like my selections! Let us know your top 3 artists in the comments if you like.
I really liked that she attempts to tell stories and capture personal emotions in her artwork. I also noticed that she has a fondness for wildlife and she likes to incorporate specific animals, in specific scenarios, to further portray a narrative in her art.
I personally am a huge fan of stained glass artwork, and Katherine's designs are very unique and often leave room for interpretation. For example, the stained glass artwork pictured below shows what looks like an unopened lock in the middle of her design, but she also includes a color contrast from the bottom (darker) to the top (lighter). I personally took the following from it: The contrast from darkness to lightness is used to represent maybe a “yin and yang” ideology with the unopened lock in the middle to act as an equilibrium or ideal position that has not been unlocked. She may have been focusing on a differing views when she created it, but it leaves interpretation for multiple ideologies, religious beliefs or personal views.
This upcoming September I will be going to school for my bachelors in building science, as I’d like to design residential and community infrastructure. Therefore, I like that Richard focuses on community infrastructure in his artwork. His designs, at first glance, look quite simplistic but the way he details his projects shows how intricate his artwork truly is. I’m also excited to see how he captures Port Stanley and St. Thomas artistically.