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Biographies

Heather Boyd

Heather has been a resident of Manitoba for the last 10 years. She graduated from the University of Manitoba, then received further education in Alberta, returning to Manitoba to become a full time Visual Artist.

Her paintings originate from her love of nature, fascination with light and vivid colours. Web page: www.hboydart.ca

Sheldon Dawson

Sheldon Dawson is a resident of Warren, Manitoba. He balances both a successful career as a freelance illustrator and a long-standing commitment to produce and exhibit fine art that explores his own personal vision.

After a 25-year career in the advertising industry, Sheldon has devoted the last 15 years to the publishing world where he specializes in illustrating children’s books and educational material. Sheldon has illustrated more than 40 books. In the fine art realm his acrylic and mixed media paintings have been exhibited in many  solo, juried and group exhibitions throughout Manitoba and Alberta.

Eleanore Esau

Eleonore, as an elected member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, the Manitoba Society of Artists, and the Assiniboia Group of Artists, exhibits frequently with these groups, and has her work hanging in two galleries on Grand Cayman Island and has shown with Art@Governor’s on that island or a number of years. Following an invitation from Artifact Gallery in New York City in 2014 she had a 3-week exhibit there, and also showed her work at Art/ Vancouver in 2015.  She won the People’s Choice Award at Manitoba Art Expo in 2007, and was chosen to take part in 2 travelling shows by FCA Vancouver and by MSA in conjunction with Alberta Society of Artists.

Naomi Gerrard

Naomi Gerrard was born in the U.S.A. She trained as a registered nurse and later studied art, completing a B.F.A. in art at the University of Minnesota in 1980. That same year, Naomi along with her Canadian husband and their 3 children moved to Winnipeg. She has been active in the arts community since then.

Art for Naomi is a search for a visual voice, for the light, spirit, sound or tensions of the moment. Her early art, in water colour and acrylics focused on action scenes of children, capturing their movement, energy and spirit. She has moved to using a broader range of artistic expression, currently centering around collage and mixed media creating living texture by incorporating varied materials including paper fibers, thread, yarn, cloth, seeds, sand and other natural elements. Colour is integral in Naomi’s work.

Naomi Gerrard sometimes include social statements in her art. She is particularly interested in the voice of women, children and their families. Naomi’s art has been displayed in juried art shows and in galleries in Manitoba, Ontario, Alberta, in the USA and in Japan. Email: ngerrard@shaw.ca  web site – Naomi-gerrard.artistwebsites.com

Genevie Henderson, MSW,MSA, Visual Artist

Sun Tzu in The Art of War observed “ There are not more than 5 primary colours, yet in combination, they produce more dazzling hues than can ever be seen”.

Genevie is a colourist and a lover of dazzling hues. Her expressionistic, abstract, figurative and cultural art is rendered boldly and intuitively in acrylic, inks, metallics and assemblage. Line, shape and movement are characteristic in her work. Her signature style is recognizable through symbolism, motifs,stamping, markings, floating dots, and circular and squared patterns that evolve into very original personal abstractions.

Genevie’s award winning contemporary and elegant art has been exhibited across Manitoba and can be seen at Pulse Gallery at the Forks, Bulrushes Gallery in Winnipeg Beach,the Urban Art Gallery (public art),Sam’s Place and the Oseredok Gift Boutique and websites: www.fineartamerica.com

Lois Hogg

Lois Hogg is a graduate of the University of Manitoba – Fine Arts and Red River Community

College – Advertising Art. She worked as a freelance graphic artist from 1980 to 1995 with a client list of over 60 advertising agencies, various provincial government offices like Parks & Recreation, Manitoba Health, the Department of Education and others including McNally Robinson, Prairie Theater Exchange, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Great West Life and Standard Aero Ltd.

From 1995 to the present she has worked as a fine artists exhibiting at Gallery 757, the

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Picturehook Gallery, The Lion and the Rose, Site Gallery, Craftspace

Gallery, Wayne Arthur Gallery, Birchwood Gallery to name a few. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Society of Artists and CARFAC MB at various times over the past 17 years.

Ruth Kamenev

Ruth Kamenev is a Winnipeg artist whose representational paintings in watercolour and acrylics are hanging in homes and offices across Canada and as far afield as Korea. She is a founding member of Local Colour Art Group and a member of the Manitoba Society of Artists. As an instructor at the Forum Art Centre, she enjoys teaching watercolour techniques to the next generation of enthusiastic students. Her love of nature, animals and her fellow human beings inspires her work in landscapes, animal portraits, still life and beautiful, sun-filled florals. She invites you to view her work at Wayne Arthur Gallery on Provencher Blvd.  Website: http://ruth-kamenev.pixels.com/ email: rkamenev@shaw.ca

Lily Lim BFA, B.Ed

Advertising, Teacher, and Professional Artist

International artist, Lily Lim studied advertising at the Ontario College of Art and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees at the University of Manitoba. Subsequently, Ms. Lim pursued graduate MFA studies in painting, sculpture, and fabric arts at the Institution of Fine Arts, San Miguel del Allende, Mexico.Her varied career has included positions as an Art Educator, and Designer/Illustrator for the advertising industry.

She exhibits in Mexico, Singapore, and Winnipeg and continues to produce commissioned work in all media for private collectors. Winnipeg representation has included group exhibitions at Vault, Augusta Tree, Garry Street, Landmark, Wayne Arthur, Blankstein, MSA Juried Show – Winnipeg Art Gallery, Cre8ery, and Piano Nobile Galleries. Ms. Lim’s chief patron is the international architect, Leong Huatong. Email: muzarts@mymts.net

Pat McCullough

Pat is an abstract painter. Her work has developed over the years to its current style of hard edges with emphasis on shape, line and colour. Pat is a Board member of the Manitoba Society of Artists and the Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. She is a member of the Group of 8 Artist Salon and has exhibited her work throughout Manitoba, both in solo shows and group shows. She is represented by Soul Gallery in Winnipeg. Website: http://www.patmcculloughart.com

Bonnie Taylor  MSA Vice President

A self-directed artist since the 70’s, Bonnie Taylor paints as an abstract expressionist, with formal training in the history of art at the Sorbonne and Institut Catholique in Paris. She maintains a home studio in Winnipeg and at her Interlake farm, As an artist she believes that understanding our links to art history informs our creative process and carries us beyond what is today, into what could be. She fearlessly explores an uninhibited and saturated colour palette to capture the energetic tension between line and colour.

Bonnie keeps art very close to her heart, and enjoys the company of artists, attending workshops, exhibiting, attending and delivering art history educationals. She is a member of the Charleswood Art Group, Local Colour Art Group, and serves as a docent at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and as an Art Study Group Coordinator for the WAG Volunteer Associates.
Inducted to MSA in 2010, Bonnie Taylor is Past President and current Vice President of the Manitoba Society of Artists. She continues to serve on the Manitoba Open Juried Show Committee, MSA Art History Conference coordinator, and is MSA Curator of the Piano Nobile Gallery.

Paul Toews BFA, CIM

Canadian professional artist, Paul Toews earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts and CIM business degrees at the University of Manitoba. His varied career has included positions as advertising manager and designer/illustrator for national corporations. He continues to produce commissioned work for private collectors. Exhibitions have included joint representation at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, Gallerie Fore, Gary Street, Landmark, Wayne Arthur, Blankstein, The Lion and Rose, Vault, Augusta Tree, and Cre8ery Galleries. Artist Philosophy: “Accessibility and beauty through skill, strength, and clarity.”  Email: muzarts@mymts.net