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Cynthia Booth


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Maureen Woolley


I have lived in Alberta for most of my life and have always had an interest in art. In 1986 I took a watercolor class through continuing education and I was hooked!  After early retirement from teaching, I have been able to spend many hours painting.  Alberta's diverse landscape and the interplay of color and light through all the seasons continues to fascinate me.  I hope to inspire a memory to viewers with my paintings - whether it is a rural scene or a cityscape.  I currently work with both fluid acrylic and watercolor in an effort to show the play of light on a variety of subjects ....some real, but many are just my imaginings.


I was an active member of the ASSC (Sherwood Park) from 1989 - 1994. Since 2011, I have been a member of the Edmonton Art Club. For the past 3 years I have taken part in group painting with the Ottewell Neighbours group.  In addition to hosting a semi-annual homeshow, I have been part of group shows with the Edmonton Art Club at various venues throughout Edmonton. For the most part my artwork is in private collections throughout Alberta and southern Ontario.

Betty Dean


While completing my Bachelor of Education at the University of Alberta, I majored in fine arts and loved the time spent in the studio. After many years focusing on my career, I have returned to painting and print making. My work is influenced by the Group of Seven, particularly the landscapes of Varley and Thomson, by Emily Carr and Walter Phillips, Georgia O’Keeffe, and countless local artists. I have always loved the Impressionists, particularly Monet and Cezanne, and the remarkable ways light permeates their work. 

I have studied at the Banff Centre, with several local artists, with Linda Kemp, Gordon MacKenzie and Karlyn Holman. I am a member of the Edmonton Art Club and the Visual Arts Studio Association of St. Albert. 

I have always been awed by the beauty of nature, and have been absorbed by the challenges of capturing that beauty in water color, acrylic or mixed media. 

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Helen Davies


Born and educated in Australia,, I came to Edmonton in 1966  and taught in the Edmonton School District for a total of 30 years.  In 2003 I began painting - an extension of my primary interests in geology, geography and native plants. My instant enthusiasm for watercolour painting soon replaced other interests. I found some training in the U of A Extension Department,  in artists' workshops ( Linda Kemp, Gordon MacKenzie, Graham Flatt, Vern Busby, Karlyn Holman) and in the Edmonton Art Club.Then there were countless hours spent viewing Fine Art on the internet. Contact with the environment on the unbroken land of my recreational property  energizes by painting activities.

The seasonal colour changes and the patterns of light and shadow in rural Alberta fascinate me.  The combinations and gradations of colour and the many textures possible in watercolour painting provide an endless study. I start with many photographs of plants and ground  covers  on my property in the Ukalta Sand Dunes ( County of Laamont) and along the various routes  from Edmonton to this property. I am moving from representational paintings to more abstract ones in order to highlight particular elements of the Prairie Woodland. I want to add my mental " warp" to what I see, sometimes by adding more patterns,  by exaggeration or by adding something from my imagination.

Some of my work can be viewed in the artists' gallery of the Edmonton Art Club website -

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Val Solash



When I retired twelve years ago, I decided to get serious about art. I enrolled with the U of A Extension and eventually got my certification in Fine Arts in both the painting and drawing streams. Since then, I have really enjoyed this wonderful pastime.

I have dabbled in many mediums, but tend to go back to acrylic and I still do a bit of monotyping.  I have enjoyed all my artist friends and look forward to a few more years at the easel.

Madeleine Arnett


The water of rivers and ponds has been the inspiration for my artistic
journey. A balcony view of the sparkling waters of the Elbow River in
Calgary triggered my career as an artist. It was an epiphany, the moment
I decided to become an artist. The river kindled my desire to paint
even though I had no formal art background. My art has evolved from
small watercolors to large format acrylics on canvas. I now paint almost exclusively in acrylic.
Exploring the nature of fluidity in my acrylic “River Rock” series, I
paint images of submerged river rocks. Textured rocks form intricate
patterns and seem to liquefy in the clear shallow river. I love to paint
water, its energy and its distortion. The water becomes a kaleidoscope
and rocks naturally morph into dazzling abstraction. I layer intricate
patterns of curving, rippling light to elucidate the transparent and
elusive nature of water. I paint loosely and quickly in an energetic style to capture the
synergy of the flowing water, the dancing light and the jewel-like
colors of the wet rocks. By careful use of color, I add harmony and
balance to the chaos of detail in the river bed.

When I took the leap to pure abstraction in my acrylic Abstract
Series, I began to explore the fluid dynamics of the paint itself; the
swirling lines of lively color shift and mix on the canvas. The paint is
now both the subject matter and the application. My technique of
pouring and mixing directly on the canvas maintains the essence of
fluidity. There is almost playfulness in the process. I alternate
styles, techniques, and tools, in my dynamic and energetic process. I
paint loosely and quickly as I switch between brushes, palette knives
and color shapers to capture the synergy of the flowing paint. Traces of
my River Rock Series are echoed in some of my abstract works; layers of
rippling color are evident like the sedimentary formations in my rock




Sharon Abrams


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Vanessa Kary


Inspired to create art at an early age, Vanessa excelled in art studies throughout her 12 years of public school. After graduating from Medicine Hat High School in 1996, she attended the Visual Communications program at Medicine Hat College in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She continued to apply her artistic skills in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, illustration, lithography, art history, graphic design and website design classes.  In 2005, she enrolled in the Architectural Technologies program at SAIT in Calgary, Alberta where she graduated with honors in 2007.

After working full-time over the next three years at a Calgary Architecture Firm, in early 2010, Vanessa felt an overwhelming creative urge and desire to express herself. She started painting again and her passion for abstract expressionism began to emerge.

Since 2010, Vanessa’s artwork has been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows across Alberta and has been sold to private collectors across North America. She has also donated works to various charity events and fundraisers in Calgary, Alberta, including the Art Gallery of Calgary’s Annual fundraising Art Auction “Masterpiece Contemporary” in March of 2013.

She’s continues to paint in her home studio in Calgary, Alberta.

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Liz Medwid


Liz works mainly with oils and pastel, and loves painting weather phenomenon, animal portraits, and portraits in general. She is currently a student of Dixie Orriss at the Pygmalion School of Fine Art.


I have recently discovered my love for art, and have been enjoying the rewards of exploring different mediums and subjects. My "With Us For The Journey" series is a playful look at our love for our animal companions, whom I imagine we would take with us, even on the longest of journeys. 

Here is a selection of my work so far. "Katy Visits the Pillars of Creation" is part of the aforementioned series.


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David Scott


David Scott spent his childhood roaming the countryside around the town of
Cambridge, New Zealand.  By the time he entered primary school David
showed a natural affinity for the visual arts.  After receiving a bursary
for outstanding artistic achievement in High School, David attended the Waikato
Polytechnic Institute, where he received a degree in Fine Arts-Painting in
1996.  Bitten by the Kiwi travel bug, David spent a few years roaming
around Europe and North America.  While on a working holiday in Canada,
David met his wife.  Precision and attention to detail guide David’s
paintbrush as he attempts to capture vivid landscapes and their inhabitants. 
Not restricted to oil, David also works in acrylic, pencil and water-colour.