Alva Worsley learned to do art from her late husband who was an architect. He taught her to study a scene, to see much more than is visible at a casual glance. Together they painted on sight in Northern Ontario, and many times in the Maritimes and across Canada. In later years they also painted in Texas and Florida.
Alva paints in watercolour, oil and acrylic, and has included samples from each medium in her book.
Anne O’Rourke was born in 1935 in Germany. She wrote her memoirs about growing up in interesting times in Berlin to pass on to her children and grandchildren. In 1958 she immigrated to Canada.
Her technical training as a Dress-designer in Germany provided her with the necessary qualifications
to teach Pattern Drafting at Seneca College in Toronto.
Anne is now retired and lives with her husband Terry in their ski-chalet in Moonstone, where she paints,
plays music and writes stories and poems of day-to-day events in her life.
BCHC “encourages personal responsibility for one’s own health and that of the community through health promotion, illness prevention, chronic disease management and integrated primary health care”
It is our resilience that carries each of us through our challenges.
Beverly Pearl is a writer, editor and artist with a passion for environmental responsibility and social justice. She has worked for a variety of organizations and individuals to create works for audiences in different age groups, including work as a ghost writer.
Beverly Pearl est une écrivaine, éditeur et artiste avec une passion pour la responsabilité environnementale et la justice sociale. Elle a travaillé pour diverses organisations et les individus à créer des œuvres pour le public dans différents groupes d'âge,
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Simcoe County Branch is a not-for-profit organization governed by a community Board of Directors and funded by the Local Integrated Health Network (LHIN), United Way, Ministry of Child and Youth Services and private donations.
We provide service, support and education for individuals and families of Simcoe County experiencing effects of mental illness and addictions.
Hope is essential
Every individual is unique and deserves the opportunity to realize his/her potential.
People have the right to make their own choices.
People have the right to be treated with respect, compassion, and dignity.
D. C. Mackay is an environmental visionary and inventor. He was born in Aberdeen Scotland on Friday, May 13th, 1938. At age three, he and his seven-year-old sister were taken from a bomb shelter and moved into the country-side. At age seven, Derek was separated from his sister to be moved to a new location. There, he encountered years of abuse and neglect, and suffered from malnutrition.
At age seventeen, government officials informed him that when he turned 18 he would be shipped to Canada, as all his family were dead.
One month after his 18th birthday, in 1956, Derek ...
Dr. Ken grew up with ADHD, dyslexia and Irlen Syndrome before anyone knew what these things were. He was never diagnosed and never received any help, , but invented his own shorthand to get by in school. After studying architecture, art, theology, Greek, psychology and education, he earned a doctorate in education with a major in psychology. He wrote "Alex Chronicles" so that others with his conditions might succeed more easily.
Eileen Birch is a textile artist who likes to work with raw silks, linens, cottons and vintage materials. Eileen completed three years in design arts at St. Claire College and an extra year in design arts at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. Her designs reflect nature in natural materials.
My passion for art was inspired by my mother who was a talented artist. I have wonderful memories of her standing at her easel in our kitchen with a paintbrush in hand and a canvas in the works. She was fearless and ahead of her time. Her portraits and landscapes used vibrant colours and leaned towards abstraction. I seem to have inherited her eclectic style of painting. My father was creative in other ways. His love of language inspired me to write short stories and now I move back and forth between painting and writing, depending on my mood.
The International Women's Day art show is a non-juried show, held every year in Orillia, Ontario. It features the works of women of all ages, who are invited to submit artwork with accompanying stories and poems. "The Journey" features an eclectic mix of the photography, art and hearts of the show's participants.
I am a hard core stone addict, a second generation stone carver! When I create a sculpture I dream about the stone and then remove everything that wasn't in the dream. I love the whole process of working with the stone, from design to sculpting, through polishing and finishing. I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I enjoy creating them.
I come from Toronto Ontario Canada, and now live on a small farm centrally located exactly in the middle of nowhere. The peace and quiet is conducive to the creative process. Beautiful nature is constantly a source ...
Linda di Norcia is a retired social worker and a survivor of many family relocations, who is addicted to writing. She presently lives and writes in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
The Orillia Fine Arts Association has been in existence for 15 years. It was established to encourage and promote professionalism and excellence in visual arts in the Orillia area. Members' original art is showcased in ongoing exhibits in the Orillia Opera House, Museum of Art and History, Library, Medical Centre and Bistros and Galleries throughout the area. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This unique, full-colour coffee table book celebrates the diverse artistic talents of 65 of our active members. This publication of this book was generously supported by the City of Orillia.
Susan is a designer and artist living in Orillia, Ontario, Canada.
She has a University Degree in Landscape Architecture which indirectly lead her to a world of Theme Park and Entertainment design.
Her career as a landscape architect involved the study of graphic/visual communication, psychology of space, and took her to many different countries for the purpose of understanding differing cultural spaces.
She spent many years as Art Director and Designer of Thematic Galleries and Exhibits, Interactive devices, and much more for Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museums and other attractions throughout the world.
She is a strong ...