Born in Montreal in 1957, Charles Carson has been devoting himself entirely to his art since 1983. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. He spent his early productive years living in South America from where he gained international recognition, acclaimed by experts and art historians for his unique technique which they named Carsonism.
Early in his career, the artist employed traditional techniques, gaining inspiration from his environment. His early figurative works left him unsatisfied and he started to lean towards a semi-figurative and extremely personal style of painting. This technique combined with his unique pictorial language rapidly affirmed themselves and his talent was revealed with each new creation.
The artist produces extraordinary works that exhibit sensitivity, depth and liveliness, as well as dynamism and variety of composition that characterize hs work. His works are sought after by serious collectors from around the world.
Carson's artistic talent has garnered him many honors and distinctions, including seven gold medals on the international stage. Other honors include induction into the Académie internationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec as Master of Fine Arts (2007) and Grand Master of Fine Arts(2013), Artist of the Year at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Academia XXI Gala (2009), recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh international art prizes awarded by Italia del Arte (2009, 2011), Grand-maître académicien at the Salon international de l'académie Européene des Arts France (2007), to name but a few.
Denis Moreau is a self-taught artist residing in Quebec. His deep love of nature reveals itself in his distinctive wildlife paintings and abstract landscapes. Curious by nature, Moreau approaches his art with vigor and passion while never losing sight of the sensitivity and fragility of his subject matter.
The artist does not view his art as creation but rather as a reproduction/interpretation of that which nature has already created. Each of his paintings expresses his gratitude for what nature has so generously provided as well as a plea to humanity to improve its relationship with the environment. His impressionistic, idealistic, almost celestial, vision of the world transmits the energy of the environment from which he draws his inspiration.
Like an acrobat without a safety net, Moreau constantly pushes boundaries. His art is replete with powerful images reflecting the force of nature juxtaposed with the fragile beauty of its wildlife. Working in multiple mediums, he confronts man and his reality. There is a duality between the artist and his subject that is particularly evident in the attention that is paid to the smallest detail.
Through his singular approach to art and his personal quest, Denis Moreau is making his contribution to the evolution of humanity.
Alan Briks has been characterized as an intuitive artist whose approach to visual imagery imports both impressioist and expressionist aspects.
Alan's appreciation of the delicacy of light and definition of line stems from a background as architectural stained glass artist. His endeavors include abstract expressionisme, plein air painting and figurative work with wide ranging art media.
Alan's studio art formation derives from studies at the Ontario College of Art, the Three Schools of Art, the Faculty of Fine Arts of York University in Toronto and the Faculty of Fine Arts of Concordia University in Montreal. Alan earned a Master's degree in Art Therapy through the Faculty of Fine Arts and Art Education at Concordia. He maintains a practice and an art studio in Calgary, is an associate professor with the Nursing Faculty, University of Calgary and has taught sessionally at the Alberta College of Art and Design.
Patricia was born in Quebec where she studied Industrial Design and Business Administration. Upon relocating to Calgary, she studied at the Alberta College of Art & Design and has been an active professional artist since 2000. In addition to painting and sculpting, she teaches at the Calgary Arts Academy and privately in her studio. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Regroupement Artistique Francophone de l'Alberta and promotes the visual arts in her local community through projects with the KO Arts Centre and an annual children's art show. In 2010, she was invited to show her sculpture project "Dare to Dream" at the Vancouver Olympics Cultural Olympiads.
Her work is motivated by a personal reflection on life and its contrasts -- dualities that inhabit us and constitute an integral part of our experience, conscious or inconscious, as human beings. She uses her observation of human experience and nature to express these dualities. Through paint and sculpture, she presents metaphors that speak of our place in a world that controls us, where we are born, live and die like all other living beings but in the illusion of our own importance. Without losing sight of our place in the environment and trying to comprehend what, if any, control we may exercise, she looks for harmony and interrelationships in apparent contrasts, in movement and in color. Her work is a witness to life's emotional movements and to our unity with the environment.
Over the course of his 35-year career as an artist, Terry Gregoraschuk has worked in acrylics, oils, pastels and mixed media, but he is most recognized for his high-realism paintings in watercolour. His artwork has won numerous awards and been exhibited at local, national and international levels. It can be found in many private and corporate collections, including those of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the City of Calgary, the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre (formerly the Medicine Hat Museum) and the Vancouver General Hospital. Numerous institutions have commissioned his artwork over the years, including Canada Post Corporation, Environment Canada, the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Rimrock Hotel, Bankers Hall, United Way and Canada Olympic Park.
In addition to painting, Terry has also served as Artistic Director for a popular lifestyle magazine and as an instructor at Mount Royal University. In 2010, he took a four year sabbatical from painting to complete a novel, which has recently been shortlisted for a prestigious competition.
Emerging from his sabbatical Terry has At the end of his sabbatical, Terry embarked on a new artistic quest with a new abstract series entitled "Reemergence". Drawing on his innate mastery of color, form and movement, Terry has produced a series of beautiful paintings that lead the viewer to believe he has been painting in this style his entire life.
Yanelis Reynaldo began painting at an early age in her native Cuba. Since immigrating to Canada, she has continued to grow and evolve as an artist under the mentorship of her husband, internationally renowned artist Charles Carson. Her most recent works on display at Inglewood Fine Arts represent the culmination of this artistic process. They are a perfect reflection of the competing facets of her personality. Her gentle nature combined with a fiery passion for her art have produced this series of beautiful abstract works marked by their vivid colours, gentle harmonies and fluid composition.