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Michelle Gauthier is a 26 year old artist and graduate from the Ontario Collage of Art and Design (OCADU) with a bachelor of fine arts in Criticism & Curatorial Practices. She also has a graduate certificate in Culture & Heritage Site Management from Centennial College. She started out as a painter at 13 years old, but has since moved on to work mainly in embroidery. It is because of this change in mediums that she feels very passionately about challenging the notion that works of the ‘fine art’ are more valuable than those of ‘craft’.

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Rob Gregori started making and exhibiting work in Toronto in the early 2000's. This latest body of work consists of small to medium size work, for home and office.
Influences range from Classical and Realist, Symbolism to Impressionism. Currently working with stone, clays, ceramics and plaster.
The subject matter is influenced by cultural histories and design styles, and world heritage.
He has secondary education in graphic design and art foundations.

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Artist's statement
"I see myself as a realist figurative artist; I use direct painting or classical approach, hoping that the technique I choose will reflect my interaction with each person I portray. 

People around are a great source of inspiration, I find that in portrait and figure there is always something left unexplored. A special joy for me is to paint women of all ages; I'm fascinated by this (possibly) life-time project and I'm sure I will enjoy every moment. "

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Salah Khosravi is a self-educated artist residing in Richmond Hill, Ontario. His passion for drawing, painting and photography began at his early teen.

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Evan Magar studied and graduated from the Art College in 1993, later working as an Art Director on variety of theater and film projects. In 1997 Evan enrolled at Vancouver’s Film Collage, subsequently graduating from with a Graphic Design and 3D Animation faculty. After graduation Evan was developing character designs for cartoons and 3D Animation projects. In 1999 Evan become an member of BC Film Union IATSE LOCAL 891 working in Vancouver film industry for several years. Currently painting from his studio in Toronto, Evan continues to exhibit internationally.

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Clare Ross has been showing and selling her work internationally since 2008. Her work has been reviewed in magazines in Canada and in England. She periodically opens her studio for tours and exhibitions.

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Photography
The Elderly Leaves Series – David’s favourite time of the year is the fall, when the leaves change colour. His intent is to illustrate their beauty and dignity.

Weeds & Grasses Series – Most roadside weeds and grasses are the “other” flowers in the city. They are the forgotten plants that populate the roadside. He admires their utilitarian structure and tolerance of the elements.

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As an artist Mayya Chykalovets is based in Toronto working with various mediums focusing on abstract and conceptual art employing acrylics, mixed media, oils, casein, encaustics, and lithography printmaking.
She was introduced to the arts at a young age and was encourage to express herself and expand creative thinking.
She studied painting and drawing at George Brown College, Central Technical School of Art, OCAD University, International Academy of Design and Technology, Art Gallery of Ontario, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.

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Genie Weinstein started drawing at age 3 and had a book published commercially with her illustrations when she was still in her teens. Her experience includes several publishing credits and a tenure as an artist for digital children's titles. Her artwork can be found in a New Zealand travel guide by Lonely Planet and a collection of essays on J. R. R. Tolkien recently published in France.

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Grace Dam is a Toronto based artist. Her love affair with art began at a very young age and it has been the greatest gift in life. She has painted for the past 20 years and currently studies at OCADU for her Fine Arts degree. She specialises in oil and acrylic, most of the subject matters deal with conflicts, social issues or entice at least layers of thoughts. See more at www.gracedam.com

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