Robert Knox is a Kingston Ontario resident. He considers the beauty of natural wood to be a gift to mankind and over the past 28 years has developed a passion for fine woodworking.
The particular format he works with is called fretwork. Fretwork is a woodworking technique that involves using a scroll saw and other specialty tools to cut intricate designs in wood.
Robert works with both domestic and imported woods from around the world as he crafts works of art depicting various subjects that include animals, nature scenes and people.
Past Featured Artists
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.