This page has two parts. The first is a selection of members' works: a showcase. It is not a comprehensive list of members or their works, and many of the works may not be current. The second part are links to members' personal websites. All Pumphouse members may display on these pages; however, any member who has a personal website is not listed in the Showcase.
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Dennis ChiltonAs long as he can remember, drawing and painting have always been part of his life. Born in London, England, Dennis moved to Canada in 1959. In England . . .
Shirley DolbyShe has always had a keen interest in gardening and this hobby has in turn inspired many of her original paintings. . . .
Fran ElliottI have always had a strong interest in painting. I like acrylics, but was drawn towards the watercolour as it allowed me to further express myself. I love the translucency and . . .
Flora HuttererMy belief is that each painting is a part of oneself, represents the talents and wisdom of the artist, and directly and honestly communicates the message. Life energy of the artist . . .
Claire McCauslandMy interest is in depicting the beauty of nature, showing its growth and development, the changes of natural forms with the time of day, the seasons of the year, and the life cycles . . .
Pat McGuireI grew up in an artistic family, so I've been painting and drawing since I was a child. In fact, one of my first efforts was painting murals on my school corridors in England. My first love is water colour, although . . .
Sharon MogridgeSharon has been an artist for 20 years. Her passion for painting started with the use of oils; then later watercolours. Her love of both mediums has given a diversity to her paintings. Sharon's eye for beauty is found . . .
Dave MorleyOriginally I studied watercolour so I could do landscapes, but I found that it is the old buildings of urban landscapes that I really enjoy doing. There's something to be said about the geometric shapes and their relationships with . . .
Joyce RichardsonSince my retirement I have developed a passion for watercolour painting. I love the discovery, the experimenting, the transparency and spontaneity of watercolour. Most of my inspirations come from my experience; . . . .
Silva TalmassonsMy interest in acrylics was inspired by my teachers, the wonderful strong colours and the contrasts that can be achieved with this medium. The love for the natural beauty of the landscapes that surround us is the inspiration for many of my paintings. I carry in my heart the vision . . .
Nancy TeminskiHaving always enjoyed the interplay of colour and shape, watercolour has provided the opportunity to play with what fascinates me and see what comes of it. This is a challenging diversion . . .
Elaine TwiggMy joy in art is twofold: to play with colour and to create something of my own. When that happens, to paraphrase the idiom, 'what you see is . . .
Rhonda WhittingstonI will always feel rich as long as I can keep learning, growing and stretching myself to be more than I was yesterday. Every day I observe, I read about art techniques, I learn from other artists and I paint taking risks in my work. . . .
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Ken Gordon — Ken is a retired Visual Arts teacher, who works in painting, drawing and sculpture. Recently, he has worked in non-representational artwork, where the artist is the only one who is deciding on what the piece will look like. The techcial ability and originality needed in the act of creating something that has never been seen before, that is aesthetically pleasing is challenging; but when done well is spiritual and magical.
Mary Ann Huisman — My subjects range from nature to florals and landscapes, but my favourite theme is water: the movement of lakes, streams, rivers or oceans. My inspiration comes from the diverse landscape, gardens and people of the Niagara Region as well as her many travels abroad.
Mary Noble — Mary studied Illustration at Sheridan College, and has a Fine Art History degree from the University of Toronto. Her paintings are a diary of places she has been and people she has seen. Her paintings are also a collection of works that reflect her love of nature and her interest in the human spirit.
Betty Petis — I love to use my talent of painting to transform scenes from travels, photos and her imagination as a lasting gift to family, friends and viewers. I love to try various medium, including paper tole, and oil.
Colette Verrier — I took up painting seriously in 2004. Painting is an ongoing learning process, and as I am always game to try something new and different, I have learned to paint in watercolour, acrylics, pastels as well as with pencil. Along the way, I hope to engage the viewer into the journey I experienced, and the pure joy I felt in making of the painting rich, vibrant and alive with colour. Since February 2016, I've volunteered as a watercolour teacher to people living with cancer.
NOTE: This list is provided as a courtesy only, and should not be construed as an endorsement by the Lakeside Pumphouse Artists' Association of the content or views of the linked materials.