Bruce Sherman The Paintbox Gallery
Bruce was born, raised and educated in Brockville, Ontario. It was there that he began a successful elementary teaching career that spanned twenty-seven years. He holds a Bachelor of Art History degree from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
He was able to simultaneously combine his passion for art, the outdoors and teaching to sustain the continuous development of his painting skills and to enter the commercial gallery market. This fact proved to be of great advantage to his sales opportunities and reputation and quickly ushered his way into important galleries across Canada. As well, his work has found its way into personal and private collections, both nationally and internationally.
Bruce prefers to word en plein air with his oils. They permit him to paint outdoors in all seasons. The resulting canvases and panels, with their truth and freshness... reflect his deep love of landscape, historic buildings and rural subjects.
However, his artistic curiosity, energy and willingness to grow new skills have led him to experiment comfortably and capably with water color, pen with ink and acrylic mediums. Perhaps the greatest goal Bruce seeks to achieve in his work is to attain a spiritual connection that enjoins his subject... his own inner vision and that of the viewer.
"Art is the Garden of Humanity. And we, as artists... are its constant Gardeners."
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Fabric Sculpture is new interest and medium for Barbara. Each fabric sculpture is unique and starts with wire to create a frame that is covered with fabric. A fabric hardener is used to harden the fabric. The sculpture can then be highlighted with paint. Sculptures can be placed indoors or weatherproofed for placement in your garden or patio. Sculptures vary in size and custom orders are welcome.
Fabric wall art is very much like doing a puzzle except that it's being done with fabric. Using scissors, toothpicks, tweezers and non-toxic glue, the scene is assembled and layered. Some scenes have hundreds of pieces of fabric by the time she is finished. She can also paint the scene with water-based sealer allowing the scene to be framed without glass covering. Non-toxic substances are used in the creation of this art.
Batik is a very ancient form of fabric decoration, originating in the Far East, where it is used for making both clothing and wall hangings. It is a "wax resist" process; the designs are created with alternative applications of hot wax and dye.
Sarah Hale's original batiks are drawn freehand with melted wax on cotton, silk, hemp or wool fabric.
Sarah is one of the few North American artists specializing in batik as a landscape medium, and has found the process uniquely suited to capturing the colours and textures of the Canadian Shield.