I wanted to be an artist at a young age. Like many other artists, I want to create images that inspire emotional response.
My formal education was at the Alberta College of Art, but I feel that the experiences of life and an appreciation of nature have had the most influence on my work. Keeping standards high is what forces me to grow as an artist, something that is ongoing as I attempt to do more with my time and energy.
I find the most satisfaction from working with oil or gouache. I try to use design theory to create a strong composition. It becomes exciting to see it through to completion.
My work has found homes in Europe, the United States, as well as in Canadian corporate and private collections.
Brenda has a solid experience with Still Lifes and Landscapes in Acrylic on canvas, but also creates unique abstracts. Her previous profession in Decorative Painting and specialized wall finishes, has led her into using this vast knowledge of various plasters and metallic products, and applying them on canvas. These pieces mimicking her love of ancient European architecture with their aged and textured facades. She has recently started combining these plaster products with her fine art to push her boundaries even farther.
Along with her decorative painting experience she has done many residential murals and has worked in Canada, the USA, as well as Germany. Her many years crafting stained glass has also given her additional art form experience.
Brenda has also taught for many years, in such classes as stained glass, professional decorative painting and Trompe l Oeil. She also has experience and taught with many other mediums such as resin, chalk and milk paint, and incorporates some of these in her current works.
Her latest gallery exhibition “Escape With Me” was influenced by the world wide covid situation starting in 2020. She wanted her audience to be able to escape to the many travel destinations she painted for this exhibit.
She has her work adorning many businesses and residences in her area, as well as being featured in a popular Alberta magazine and Home and Garden Conde Nast UK.
I was raised on a farm north of Hanna and spent most of my life in Calgary, employed in the agricultural field and construction.
My wood turning started about 15 years ago as a personal hobby. After 7 years of building skills, I eventually began showing my work at the Farmers’ Markets around Calgary.
Upon retiring 3 years ago, I moved to Sundre, Alberta where I am continuing to make wooden objects and enjoying the small local farmers markets here. I buy most of my wood, but if I find an interesting piece of wood I try to turn it into someone else’s treasure.
Amanda Frost is a self-taught artist originally from England. “I have seen many places in the world but am proud to call Canada home.”
She got into art at a young age, and found that her father’s work as draftsman led her to use math in art, hence the pointillism and architectural drawings for which she is best known. She is also well known for her love of animals.
“My mission is to have fun trying to do justice to the beauty that surrounds us.” – A.F.
As I was born and raised in Red Deer I’ve grown up seeing the gradual growth and expansion of the city limits. My real love is the heritage buildings with the truly distinctive character and charm from our not too distant past. I always want to capture the essence in my photography as well as manipulating the colours to create something different but maintain the true heritage and character.
Being commissioned to photograph homes, barns, and people with their animals has been another way to express my creativity in a very unique way. As a member of Central Alberta Photographic Society I’ve received many awards including Photographer of the Year.
My Grandparents farmed near Markerville and I spent many holidays visiting and enjoying the farm life. Markerville has always held a special place in my heart so I’m very excited to be able to attend this show.
Hi everyone! My name is Savannah and I go by SASART for all of my creations! I am a completely freehand and self taught artist with a fond love of nature themed works when creating personal pieces! Based out of Lacombe Alberta, I grew up and enjoyed living in many various areas of Central Alberta adding to my fondness of portraying landscapes and scenery you see locally and within the province!
I create originals, commissions, and teach. With my teachings I do both in person and virtually for art classes, lessons, workshops, and even custom sessions. These are available for all ages and skill sets to allow for anyone to be able to expand their creativity!
I work in a wide array of mediums, styles, subjects, sizes, and price points as I am always up for new works that I have never made! I chose to not niche specifically into one art form as I love all forms of art, and love to expand my own knowledge and skills! Custom commission works of any kind you can imagine – whether it be a painting (acrylic, watercolor, oil paint, mixed media), drawings (pen, pencil, charcoal, marker, mixed mediums), illustrations (pen and ink), window painting, logo designs, tattoo designs, stencils, banners, 3D works, paper works, miniatures, wall murals, wood burns, chalk art, face painting, and so much more! You name it, SASART will bring it to life!