A native of Chile, Humberto Pinochet has lived in Quebec for the past thirty years. Hailing from a family of artists, he studied at the Catholic University of Valparaiso, in the faculty of architecture and the graphic design school. He is also a graduate of the visual arts program of Laval University in Quebec City.
Humberto Pinochet devotes himself passionately to his painting and has participated in numerous artistic and cultural events around the world, including more than 100 exhibitions in Canada, South America, the United States and Europe.
Over the years, he has participated in over 60 painting symposia across Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes and has won numerous prizes and distinctions. He has been honored many times by the Académie internationale des beaux-arts du Québec, as academician in 2006, academician counsel in 2007, Master in 2009 and artist of the year in 2011.
The Mazarine academy of France appointed him honorary lifetime member in recognition of his ability and devotion to the arts. In December 2007, he was chosen by the Salon national des beaux-arts de France to represent the Canadian delegation at the Carousel of the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Traveling provides a source of constant inspiration to Pinochet. his works cover a wide range of themes and are open windows to a world that the artists invites us to discover. urban scenes, landscapes and marine scenes are among his favorite subject matters.
Intense colors, wildly exotic subjects and vivid light characterize the artist's work. His pictorial universe is in constant mutation. The artist's work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world and he is represented by many of the best galleries. He has been featured in many press articles and television reports.
Mark Laguë is a dedicated painter who has developed an international reputation and won numerous awards, both in his native Canada and in the United States. He was born in Lachine, Quebec in 1964 and he has had a fascination with drawing since childhood, a skill he practices constantly, even to this day.
Upon graduation, from Montreal's Concordia University in Design, Mark embarked on a 13-year career in the animation industry, working primarily as a background designer and art director. During this time, despite working full time, he began receiving international acclaim for his watercolor paintings through competitions, juried shows and solo exhibitions.
In 2000, Mark switched to oil as his primary medium and, in 2002, made the jump to full-time painter. As an artist, he is a realist who is open to virtually all subject matter. What keeps him excited about painting is his endless quest to simplify and get to the essence of whatever he paints.
Mark has been featured in numerous national art magazines and continues to receive international recognition for his distinctive style of painting.
Veronica Funk was born on June 25, 1966 in Winnipeg and raised in Northern Manitoba. She studied art & design at Red Deer College in Alberta, apprenticed with potters, stone sculptors and painters in Manitoba and spent a year painting on a farm in Saskatchewan. She is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and resides in Airdrie. Alberta. She has been painting professionally since 1999 and is currently continuing her education towards completion of her Bachelor of Fine Arts designation.
Despite forays into mixed media, altered books and pottery, she has always returned to the medium that got her career started: painting. Over the years she has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles and her work has been published in a number of art books. She has also taken up writing.
Her goal is to create a visual story. She combines symbols, imagery and vibrant color through the use of opaque and transparent acrylic glazes, stamping, utilizing her hands as tools and drawing with her brush. Her images are an endeavor to capture the essence of Canada.
Lyse Marsan is a Quebec-born artist who has been devoting herself full-time to her craft since 1991. She began her artistic quest more than 40 years ago, studying in private workshops and public institutions before moving to Europe to perfect her skills. In France, her talent was acknowledged with an award of the gold medal for Merite et devouement francais au titre des arts in 2002. Lyse is also a member of many provincial, national and international organizations and in 2013 was honored with the distinction of Grand Master of Fine Arts by the Academie Internationale des Beaux-arts du Quebec.
Lyse relies on symbolism to create dynamic environments from which dreamlike animals, charcters and prismatic colors emerge. Her passionate nature and keen perception allow her to expose the hidden truths of her subject matter. Regardless of whether she is working in oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, watercolor or ink, she seizes the essence of each passing moment.
Brian Stone graduated from SAIT in 1974 and followed a career in architecture, construction and property development. Having painted as a hobby most of his life, he eventually earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from ACAD in 2004.
Inspired by history represented through art, the enduring power of the elements and personal experience, Brian is a student in the North Romantic tradition with a focus on contemporary abstract interpretation of the urban and natural landscape and human intervention therein.
Through his work, Brian seeks to conceal and reveal representational forms. His mixed media paintings instill memories of nature, urbanity and humanity – prescribed within the visually active spaces and layers of reflective metal, static imagery and abstract paint.
Brian resides in Calgary when he is not travelling or spending time at his Stonewater studio in Winderemere. He has exhibited in several solo shows, group exhibitions and collaborative charitable endeavors and his work is held in numerous private and public collections.