I’m lucky to be able to live in Markerville with my own home studio. This will be our fourth year hosting Artist’s on the Avenue on the front lawns of our homes on Johnson Avenue.
Since moving here, I’ve finally gotten to offer a wide range of functional work in many different styles of pottery. Using electric kilns, a gas kiln and a raku kiln there is bound to be something that you would like to take home.
There is quite a selection of bowls, cups, plates, trays, mugs, and kitchen utility pieces in both high- and mid-fired clays.
To help you remember your visit to our hamlet, Markerville souvenir mugs are offered in several different designs.
Winter offers a great opportunity for the making of my art pottery creations which are displayed in the gallery and yard. Drop in, you never know what you will find!
I was born and raised in Alberta and have spent the majority of my life surrounded by the enriching beauty that is our natural backyard. I am compelled to venture to the Rocky Mountains whenever I need a spiritual recharge. I enjoy every moment being in the wilderness, especially when I get the opportunity to sit by a flowing body of water.
My desire to be immersed in nature has made me an avid wildlife enthusiast, particularly when it comes to understanding the impacts people have on wildlife populations. I’ve spent hours and hours mesmerized by the behaviors and antics of other living beings on our planet. Painting animals has been one of my most rewarding subjects, as I love showing the expression of their soul through my art, as well as reminding people that they too, exist.
I’ve been painting professionally for a few years now and always pursue greater excellence as my style emerges and my artistic journey continues.
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 17 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 a few 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.
Marianne Harris was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and developed her talent for art while still in elementary school. She started with a general exposure to various types of art media, but quickly focused her interests on painting–first oils, then watercolours, and now acrylics and mixed water-based media. Over the years, several artists have inspired and influenced her, and a somewhat looser style currently predominates her paintings.
Her works have sold across the country and abroad, being displayed in many art shows, with various art clubs and associations, as well as in private shows. Marianne’s works are available in several galleries as well. Commissioned pieces are done on request.
Marianne has expanded her art business, Paintwerx Studios, to include teaching children and adult workshops, for-fun “Away To Play” paint events, competitions, illustrations, and photography, which makes hers a continuously busy schedule!
August 8th was a great day, with sunshine and a little rain and gusts of wind to keep everyone on their toes.
Sunday the 9th was a perfect day with lots of sunshine, and visitors spending time browsing artwork and chatting with the artists. Thank you to all the artists who attended: Amanda Frost, Christina Ekman, David Todd, Doug Taylor, Ed & Marlene Potter, Raevyn Berg, Ron Bradley, and Vern Steinbrecker. A last minute addition to the group, Derick Dunphy, set up for the second half of the day, and some of the local car club members even drove by to say “Hi” in style!