Visual Art

Art Gallery of Sudbury

The Art Gallery of Sudbury was established in 1967 as a Centennial project of the Sudbury and District Chamber of Commerce. Originally operating as the Laurentian University Museum and Art Centre, the gallery was incorporated in 1997. Housed in a turn of the century mansion, the former residence of lumber baron William Joseph Bell, the gallery has a unique architectural appeal. Local history and contemporary works of art come together in the lush surroundings of the Gallery grounds. Our exciting exhibitions, lecture series, art classes, special events, facility rentals, the opportunity to rent and buy local art and purchase Canadian art from our boutique make the gallery a gathering place for the local community. The Art Gallery is open to the public year round.

The Art Gallery of Sudbury / Galerie d’art de Sudbury is a dynamic bilingual public visual art gallery and key art educational, cultural and tourism destination in Northeastern Ontario, creating meaningful engagement opportunities in dialogue with contemporary artists and our permanent collection for all who visit the gallery — and beyond.

Biro, Kal

I always had an interest in photography, from my high-school days to the present. In the early film days, I did some of my own developing using the darkened bathroom as my darkroom. I got seriously interested in picture taking during the last fifteen years. Having retired gives me more time to spend on photography and digital manipulation of pictures. I had several of my pictures in the Annual LaCloche Art Show. For a while, I dabbled in wedding photography, and candid shots of people. I came to Canada in the late fifties, worked in land surveying and later on in computer consulting. I spent twelve years at INCO in the Geology Department and later on in the Computer Services Department.

Bornn, Doug

Doug started showing his photographs in the early eighties by entering various calls for submissions for Northern Ontario artists, often put out by the Laurentian Museum and Arts Centre in Sudbury.

He had his work on display in several joint exhibitions with other photographers and once with the abstract painter John Haynes. All his photographs at this time were done in black and white and he did all of his own printing, mounting and framing of work. In the early nineties certain changes in his life caused him to drop out of the art community and stop showing his photographs.

Although it would be nearly 30 years before Doug’s next show, he never gave up photography and continued to use his digital camera almost daily. In 2007 Doug purchased a digital camera and began once again to work in colour.

Browning, Kathy

Growing up in Thunder Bay, Kathy’s relationship to landscape has inspired her to create photographically for over forty years. She learns about land and water and her relationship to them through the work that she creates. In the past this understanding has inspired her to create sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, musical instruments, performance art, and particularly digital photography. Her latest exhibition entitled Spirit Animals was shown at the Stopciati Gallery, Sudbury wherein she superimposed images of animals on rocks, water, and sky photographs in Northern Ontario. Spirit Animals is a series of digitally manipulated images that encourages the audience to view nature as interconnected and unified. These photographs exemplify the spirits inherent in animals. We are all a part of this landscape and these photographs question the animals continued existence in this changing landscape. Some of her other exhibitions and photographic series have been Spirit of the North, Superior Power, Images on Rocks and Images on Icebergs. Kathy’s photographic series are limited edition archival quality giclee prints.

Kathy Browning is an Artist and an Art Educator. She has a Ph. D. and B. Ed. from University of Toronto, an M. F. A. from York University, and a B. F. A. Honours from the University of Manitoba. Kathy has taught Visual Arts and Technology at the elementary, secondary and university levels and currently teaches Visual Arts in the School of Education, Laurentian University.

Kathy’s research interests include digital photography, digital applications in elementary and secondary visual arts education, media arts, aesthetics, and video. Kathy has completed 14 DVD’s for Videos of Visual Artists in Greater Sudbury. She created these videotaped interviews in partnership with the Director of the Laurentian University Film Studio, Hoi Cheu. These videos are needed to support the implementation of the new Ontario Ministry of Education: The Arts guidelines and include Aboriginal, Métis, Francophone, and Anglophone artists. The videos will be made available on-line through streaming and links. The purpose is to add to the knowledge base of artists in Canada, particularly more remote areas like Northern Ontario, through videos and on-line sites for information access.

Brownrigg, Elizabeth (Liz)

Owner/Operator of Gypsy Potter Studio’s

I love playing in the Mud… Clay that is!  I have been asked “what statement am I trying to make with my art, and the answer is, “I don’t have one specific statement”. We all have several layers of ourselves and through my art I am “peeling” back all of the layers.

I have tried to have a “plan” before I begin a piece, but I am more of a “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of person. One thing I can guarantee, is my art is always evolving and no two pieces will ever be the same; even my so called “Functional” pieces have some alterations to them, I like to make sure every piece has a distinct personality to it, so it will speak to the unique individual who acquires it.

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Bunt, Anita

Anita is a Northern Ontario artist who first started painting about 30 years ago. She started out photographing the natural landscape where she was always drawn to express the beauty of light and colour of the natural world. From there it was a natural progression into painting where she could make the colours as vibrant and varied as she saw them.

Burton, Robert

Robert Burton was born in Arnprior , Ontario and raised in Rouyn Noranda, Quebec. He moved to Sudbury in the 1970s to work in the mines. Robert has been interested in photography since childhood. His photographs have been published by the Museum of Civilization in Quebec City, Vital Signs, and in the book entitled Mine Mill Fights Back, based on the Mill Strike by CAW Local 598 in 2000. He is self-taught and believes that a photograph is a moment turned into a memory.

Butler, Jon

Jon Butler, a retired newspaper executive who changed his clothes to enjoy the passing seasons of life, has been capturing La Cloche light for over 30 years.  He concentrates on solitary and contemplative landscapes and atmospheric effects.

The photographs exemplify Jon’s unique sense of light.  Exhibition photographs are usually taken at dawn before sunrise with no filters or digital enhancement.  All are in a limited series of 10 or less.

Jon’s « Photo Haiku » combine his photographs with original haiku.  A haiku is the expression of temporary enlightenment, in which we see into life and in this case it is La Cloche.

Jon and his wife, Kerry, live in the village of Willisville located in the heart of the La Cloche Mountains.  They are founding members of the La Cloche Mountains Preservation Society and the Willisville Mountain Project, dedicated to preserve Willisville Mountain and the beauty of La Cloche.  In 2011, Jon published the book « Visions of La Cloche, Contemplating La Cloche with Words and Photographs« .

Jon’s photographs are available at Turners Gallery of Little Current, The Art Gallery of Sudbury gift shop, Killarney Park Store, The Red Dog Whitefish Falls and  Since 2001, Jon has had seven solo exhibitions, three two person shows and participated in 50 juried and group exhibits.

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Cambrian College – Open Studio

Contact Name: Joan Campbell

Canale, Mary

Mary Canale, owner of The Purple Door Studio, her art workshop that she runs out of her home, describes herself as a laid back, don’t sweat the small stuff kinda person.  Her area of interest include acrylic paint and stencils.  She is part of two local organisations: Sudbury Basin Potters and the Art Gallery of Sudbury and has artistic training in acrylic courses taken at the Sudbury Art Gallery, High School Art and private pottery lessons.

You can reach Mary at, , by phone 705.618.3292 or you can find her at 101 Whittaker St, Sudbury.

Cannon, Kristan

Kristan was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario and educated in North Bay and Toronto.

She is a staunch supporter of literacy, reading, and young writer’s programs.  She also holds a current membership with the Indi Writer’s Network and is a member of the NaNoWriMo Ambassador’s program.

When not researching or writing, Kristan exists for sailing on the local lakes, painting, and outdoor sports until the snow and ice locks her boat on shore at which point she moves to EVE Online and creating cosplay.

Cartier, Linda

Linda is a devoted, hard-working arts advocate.  A visual artitst, trained at Cambrian College specializing in silk painting, she is a small business owner of a local financial services firm and national training firm for financial professionals.

Cerutii, Gwen

Gwen Cerutti has resided in the Sudbury area most of her life. Although she has no formal art training, creativity has always been an important part of her life. A primarily self-taught artist, she works in watercolour, pastel, acrylic, and textiles. She is a member of the Sudbury Art Club, the Walden Art Club and Artists on Elgin. Gwen started painting in early 2000, and joined the local art club later that year. At that time she was only working in watercolour, but she began to experiment with other mediums at workshops given by several well known artists. Attending these and other workshops has provided her with some of the necessary technical elements to pursue her artistic passion and creativity.

Gwen is always open to trying new ideas and techniques and gets inspiration from viewing the works of other artists and talking to them about the different techniques and styles of their paintings.

In 2006, Gwen began exploring textile arts which have led her to designing one-of-a-kind scarves. Her scarves are available at the Shutterbug Gallery in Huntsville, Silverbridge Gallery in Bracebridge, Artists on Elgin in Sudbury, Jan Browning Boutique in Sudbury, and by custom order. Her recent works include a number of mixed media collages, in which she has been exploring textures and design elements. Many of her art works are in private collections in Ontario and Alberta. Gwen believes that art is a way of seeing things and she invites you to have a look through her eyes.

Christakos, Caitlin

Cockburn, Shirley Rose

Shirley Rose Cockburn is a progressive artist working in gouaches, watercolours, acrylic, and gold leaf. Her work attempts to capture the serenity of Northern Ontario’s meditative landscape. She studied paper making and marbling, along with calligraphy while living in Singapore in the early 90s. Cockburn was instantly captured by the silky flow of gouaches and inks applied to the picture place, using various nibs and brushes. Her fascination for the feel and texture of paper led her to study the techniques of handmade paper making and in turn producing handmade books. Cockburn returned to Northern Ontario in 1995. Her growing interest in a wide range of art forms guided her to expand her knowledge and applications. Cockburn studied at Canadore College, Nipissing University (Bachelor of Arts Program,) and participated in workshops led by well-known Canadian and international artists.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association Inc.

CCE SIAAI concerns itself with the development of an environment conducive to: promoting traditional Irish music and arts in all forms; promoting, in particular, the playing of the harp and uilleann pipes locally; promoting Irish traditional dancing and singing with the traditional music; fostering and promoting the use of the Irish language; creating a closer bond among all lovers of Irish music and culture.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association Inc. (a non-profit, charitable organization) was originally formed on March 17, 1996 under the name Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Branch. Since the begining, we have produced 14 Irish Celtic fairs, and ran a variety of weekly programs, large community shows (e.g. Echoes of Erin) and preformed in countless venues.  We also train local adult singers, dancers and speakers of Irish, and also children to dance, sing, speak Irish, Irish crafts, do plays, and play fiddles and tin whistles.  Our programs are provided on a weekly basis to children, youth and adults.  We also run a week long Irish Summer school.

Cook, James

Daniel, Danielle

Sudbury-based writer, artist and illustrator.

Danielson, Frank

Frank Danielson is a painter working in Sudbury, Ontario. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at York University and has held solo exhibitions of his work in Canada, Japan and France.

“I allow experiences, images and emotions, assimilated by the unconscious, to resurface in my paintings. This is facilitated by contrasting an abstraction that expresses a distinctive idea or emotion with an image that carries both personal and cultural significance. Through this juxtaposition, I achieve unexpected results that reveal the paradoxical nature of visual representation.”

Dequanne, Gigi

I strive to capture special moments in a realistic style.  My areas of interest include watercolour, graphite, and photography.  I’m also affiliated with other organizations within the community, Sudbury Art Club and Rayside-Balfour Art Club.

DIY Craftery and Lounge

At our Craftery & Lounge, we offer drop-in crafts for adults and children, monthly events and classes, and private events such as birthday parties, fundraisers, summer camps, and more!

Dolan, Kathy

Kathy is an internation award winning artist who has exhibited in juried shows in Canada and the U.S. and also in several group exhibitions.  Kathy has had her work published in well known art magazines, and debuted her solo show titled “Life’s a Birch” in 2014.  She has won awards for her photography, pastels, graphite, watercolour and oil paintings.  Among her many achievements is a finalist and feature in the “International Artitst” magazine, 2nd prize in Pastel Canada’s “Purely Pastel” 20th Annual open juried exhibition, and recipient of the “Ivan Wheale” award at the La Cloche Art Show.  Her works can be found in corporate and private collections in North America and abroad.

Kathy currently holds “Master Pastellist” designation with the Pastel Artists of Canada and is a signature member of the Society of Canadian Artists.  She is a member in Manitoulin Fine Art Association, Sudbury Art Club, Nothern Ontario Art Association, and Pencil Art Society.

Kathy has taught numerous workshops in different mediums and also shares her talent by volunteerint to teach a weekly class to guests at Sun-N-Fun Resort in Florida where she spends her winters.

Kathy lives in Espanola where she finds plenty of inspiration in her surroundings.

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Edwards, Barbara

Barbara Edwards was born in Owen Sound, Ontario. She has been drawing and painting since an early age, with colour and light being the focal point of her interest. Glass soon became her media of choice and Barbara has been designing and creating her own unique stained glass designs since 1996. She continues to study and experiment with the many facets of working with glass, combing fusing and three-dimensional designs for original works of art. Her work demonstrates the hot fluidity of the glass and the ways in which it captures and influences sunlight. Barbara’s work often includes themes of local wildlife and vegetation.

In addition to stained glass, Barbara also creates lampwork beads and fashions them into one of a kind pieces of jewelry. Her many experiences in the art field include setting up numerous art displays and organizing art shows, as well as the presentation and framing of art work.

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Edwards, Richard

Richard Edwards is an accomplished artist whose work resides in the private and corporate collections of many throughout North America and Europe. He was born in Toronto and has been a full time artist since graduating with honours from the Ontario College of Art in 1970. He is a master of many mediums including oils, acrylic, and serigraphs, but the challenging art of water colour painting is his choice for working from nature. Richard has spent many years refining his skills as a watercolourist.

His landscapes reflect his dynamic approach to watercolour and the respect he has for nature. Richard works from his studio, Edwards Studios, located in the historical Old Mill, Kagawong. Through the many workshops he conducts, he helps others develop their talents. He is an Associate of the Ontario College of Art, a member of Visual Arts Ontario, Ontario Craft Council and the Sudbury Arts and Craft Foundation.

Fauvelle, Tyler

Sculptor from Lively, who’s become known especially for his bronze sculptures of mostly Canadian historic figures over the past decade.

Inspired by Canada’s natural and cultural heritage, Tyler sculpts in clay, and casts his work in bronze, or in a metal-infused medium.

His public monumental artworks include commemorations of Indigenous military heroes and activists, cultural figures, and Canadian mining pioneers.

Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario

The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (GNO), is an artist-run centre that brings together francophone visual artists working in contemporary art in Ontario.

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Girard, Vikki

I have been painting since 1987.  Lessons for 7 years gave me the basics I needed to continue.  I paint in oil, acrylics, sketching, and have taken workshops in colour pencil, watercolour, pastels and much more.  Every workshop or lesson I have attended, I have learned from it.  I use it in every art piece that I produce.  I read many books about techniques or different kinds of mediums.  This is how I learned my trade.

My artwork consists of painting on any material that the paint will adhere to.   Subjects I like to paint are landscapes, portraits, animals, birds, and still life.  I have done Woodcarving Clay modeling, Ceramics, Soapstone carving.

I became a teacher 2001 when a friend pushed me to do so. . My classes are in oil and acrylics. I also give workshops in clay on boards, clay figures, palette knife painting and painting a picture in one-day oil or acrylic.

I joined the Rayside-Balfour Whitewater Brush & Palette Art Club in 2001 and have been president for a few years now.

In 2010 I judged an Art Exhibition for the Cavalcade of Colours in Dowling, Ontario.  For the last 2 years I occasionnally go to Ste Etienne and art with students.  I also have fonated my artwork for fundraisers

Gorecki, Ellen

Ellen Gorecki’s earliest memories of painting go back to primary school and the joy she felt in creating a painting that delighted her teacher. Her ability to shine in art was evident throughout those early school years. Ellen was very disappointed with high school as the rigid curriculum denied her any opportunity to take art classes. In those days the art world did not exist for everyone. Nevertheless, Ellen’s desire to create, draw and paint never went away. Ellen went on to teach elementary school and enjoyed sharing her artistic nature and helping to develop an art curriculum. Years later she met a group of artists who would get together to paint. The exciting world of painting with watercolour was introduced to her and she never looked back. Ellen painted, exhibited her work, took workshops with experienced watercolour artists, taught watercolour painting and painted even more.

Hill, George

George Hill  lives in Lively with his wife on their farm. His love of photography started at a young age; at 16 he began to print contacts in a darkroom in his family’s home. He enjoys taking pictures of the beauty he sees in everyday life, taking pictures of urban landscapes and the natural world around us. Up until recently, he took photos with black and white large format film and 35mm film. He has now taken up digital photography.

George was an educator during his professional career, and his love of education and art can be seen in his photography. He instilled the knowledge in his students that scientific discoveries can be used to protect the planet and benefit everybody. His pictures convey this message, whether it’s a leaf floating in a pond or weeds growing out of cracks at abandoned buildings.

Holmes, Elizabeth

Hubert, Hermina

An artistic father provided Hermina with the creative background and enthusiasm for the arts. After having graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto, Hermina obtained a Bachelor of Education degree at Queen’s University and taught Art to Secondary School students in the region for the next twenty-eight years.

Recent retirement has afforded Hermina more time to pursue her artistic endeavours which include creating “Wearable Art” in clay & textiles, silk painting, pastels, and photography. She is an active member of the Lively Heritage Arts Guild, the Walden Art Club, and the Sudbury Horticultural Society. Her Artwork is on display at City Hall and Artists on Elgin in Sudbury, Ontario.

Innocente, Janice

A painter who works in oils and soft pastel to create realistic art depicting nature and portraiture. She has an especial interest equine art.

Innocente was awarded two best in show; first place in oil/acrylics as well as pastels at the cavalcade of colours juried art sale.

Other than the Sudbury Art Council she is also a member of the NOAA and the Walden Art Club.

Kurczak, John

John Kurczak first started photography as a hobby in his teens, and was later renewed when his curiosity was sparked by an interest in digital photography. In 2003, John purchased a digital camera and pursued his interest in digital photography based on hands-on, self-learning. John joined Artists on Elgin in 2003 where his work is currently featured. His work was exhibited by the Sudbury Arts Council in 2003/2004. Digital photography allows the artist to control the processing of images from the original photo to the final print by way of colour and vibrancy. This process allows the artist greater freedom to create his artistic vision. Challenges include the use of light to implement lines, shapes, form, texture, pattern and colour to produce powerful compositions.

Oftentimes, the end result of John’s work is a photograph that appears much like a painting. John’s inspiration comes from the dazzling natural beauty of Mother Earth wherein he enjoys filming birds, animals, landscapes and abstract nature. John is also influenced by the works of Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven.

Langin, Ron

I was born in Sudbury, Ontario in 1949.  The Sudbury landscape and people are an endless source of inspiration for my work.  My unique perspective has been coloured by my involvement over the years with “The Drawing Circle”, a group of artists dedicated to the practice of life drawing; “The Malcontents”, a band of activists who accomplished their mission to save the Laurentian University Museum and Arts Centre at the Bell Mansion as a public gallery; and “The Cedar Collective”, a contrarian band of artists still full of life.


I have held 9 solo exhibitions as of 2019. My work has also been shown in sixty group shows since 1985 in Sudbury and throughout the province.

Maddock, Rosie

Rosie arrived in Sudbury from the U.K. in 2009 having received a B.A. Honours Degree in ” Drawing for Fine Art Practice” from Bath University shortly before moving, and a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design from Abingdon and Witney College three years earlier.

Her interests could broadly be described as experimental and multi-media, often exploring social, historical or conceptual themes through the use of related materials and objects.
Her work is usually rooted in the qualities of drawing practise in its broadest sense: immediacy, directness, experimentation and playfulness, to record, invent and communicate. . Rosie enjoys experimenting with new possible applications for her work output, and find this keeps her work lively and varied.

Current involvement in the Sudbury visual art community includes student mentoring for the Cambrian College Art and Design diploma course, regular teaching for the Parkside Older Adults Centre, and sessional instruction for the Voices for Women Programme. Rosie has also provided occasional workshops for Sudbury Art Club, and taught several short courses at the Art Gallery of Sudbury.

Moratz, Gary

Gary Moratz grew up in the Sudbury region and that gave Gary the advantage of being inspired by the unique combination of the natural beauty of Northern Ontario juxtaposed with urban life. As a result, his subjects vary from outdoor scenes with flowers and the northern lights to buildings and people. Gary’s interest with stained glass started in 1985 and he began working with mosaic tile in 2000. Also in 2000, one of his art pieces was featured in the Art Gallery of Sudbury’s “Hand and Spirit” arts and crafts exhibition.

Gary likes to experiment with different materials such as metal, wood, tile, glass and stones. His designs include a desert scene on a paddle and concrete table tops combining most of these materials.

Mullola, Linda

Born and raised in Sudbury, Mullola continues to pursue her life-long passion, painting daily from her studio on Long Lake. As an active member of the Sudbury Artist Community for 20 years, she has held a number of solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Sudbury, Manitoulin Island, and Elliot Lake. Mullola’s work has received numerous awards from The La Cloche Juried Art Show. She has participated in The Sudbury Studio Tour, The Sudbury Art Gallery Local Arts Program and is a member of Artists on Elgin/The Northern Artists Gallery. Her paintings can be found at The Art Gallery of Sudbury, Artists on Elgin, and online at Artists in Canada and Xanadu Gallery.

The ever-changing seasons of the beautiful, and at times harsh Northern Ontario landscape, are the inspiration for Linda’s paintings.  She begins each acrylic painting on a toned canvas or gesso board, layering thin washes and gradually building up to more opaque paint as she progresses towards the completion of a painting.

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Myth and Mirrors Community Arts

Contact Name: Blaire Flynn

“Through the process of multi disciplinary artistic practices and public art interventions, Myths and Mirrors collaborates with community to weave art and story into the landscape and practices of our daily lives.  We actively seek unexpected connections, openings, opportunities and possibilities of collectively being in the world.  We push boundaries and create openings for public participation in social transformation.  Everyone is welcome to imagine and create community with us.”

We work to blur the lines between artist and audience and push boundaries around places of artistic creation and experience. We use methods of artistic subversion to question who is artist, who is audience, where and when art is made and experienced. As community and environmental connections become increasingly electronic and virtual, Myths and Mirrors seeks ways to reconnect. We believe it is necessary to find opportunities for first hand connections. By sharing our stories in meaningful and tangible ways we humanize and learn to be a community.

While M&M continues to create collaborative visual art such as murals, we are also directing our energies toward performance, puppetry and circus arts.

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Nardi, Maggie

Maggie Nardi studied Fine Arts at Cambrian College for four years, majoring in pottery & weaving. She has taken several other courses over the years including summer programs at Canadore College in North Bay and workshops throughout Ontario. She presently manages the Sudbury Basin Potters shop and teaches basic pottery lessons.

Nelson, Harry

Harry Nelson moved to Sudbury in 1966, with his wife Hilde, where he still resides today. He showed interest and skill at drawing from an early age and began painting as a teenager. He began photography as a sketching aid but soon realized that photography was an art form in its own right. While painting was exclusively studio based for him, photography was a highly portable activity that got Harry moving.

His involvement in photography increased once he retired from teaching in the late 90’s. At that time he began selling his images. He has sold his work at a variety of venues across Ontario. His primary subject interest is landscape, which in his mind include rustic, heritage, urban, and rural scenic elements. Harry utilizes digital techniques to manipulate the photographs in post-production. All images are printed on premium photographic paper with long lasting pigment inks

Nine Star Designs

Nine Star Designs is a custom area rug company based out of Sudbury, Ontario. Designed and crafted by Andy Blanchette,  Nine Star is a full service custom design area rug company created to offer unique service to fulfill your area rug needs.

O’Donnell, Susan

Susan (Zsuzsa) O’Donnell was born in Budapest, where she returns periodically for inspiration. She was encouraged to follow in her father’s footsteps and studied art in Hungary and Canada during her formative years. She concentrated on photography while raising her children. Acrylic paint, a new medium for her, drew her back to painting.

She teaches painting and has completed numerous commissioned pieces. In 2006 she received the Committee Choice award for one of her paintings. Susan paints landscapes and still-life, but prefers to do portraits in oils.

O’Sullivan, Paddy

Paddy O’Sullivan grew up in Timmins, Ontario, and has resided in Sudbury since 1978. He studied at Laurentian University where he received both an undergraduate degree in Physical and Health Education and a graduate degree in Human Development. Prior to pursuing art as a key activity in his life he spent seven years developing an international practice as an organizational development consultant, facilitator, and coach.

He began painting in 2002. One of his goals is to help corporations create more soulful workplaces by surrounding workers with art that touches the minds, hearts and spirits of people in the workplace. He is committed to bringing creative experience to the workplace and igniting creativity in other.
His paintings are hanging in private corporate collections in the Scotland, France, Saudi, Arabia, the United States and Canada.

Studio visits are by appointment.

Peredery, Matt

Matt is an artist specializing in the ancient Ukrainian art of “painting” eggs. The traditional method is similar to “batik”.  An outline of hot wax, the egg dipped in various colours and waxed over. Afterwards the wax is removed, polished and hollowed, leaving a unique art piece.

Being raised in a traditional Ukrainian household, she was exposed to this art at a young age, and has perfected her skills over many years. Interested in the history of the art, Matt worked with her father to delve deep into Ukrainian mythology and history to discover the meaning of each colour and shape.  The finished egg telling a story.

Through her research and years of experience, she has become a master at the ancient Ukrainian art of painting eggs. Each represents something different, and is a great, easily preserved yet delicate art piece that adds a mystical and intriguing focal piece to each home.

 The process is very delicate, and takes a long time but the results last for years and provides a truly one of a kind piece of art.

Reddie, Erin-Blythe

Erin-Blythe is a multi-media artist living and working on Manitoulin Island. Within her practice she has focused on textile designs in silk and natural yarns, interpretive watercolours, pottery, photography, and more.

Her current body of work explores ‘naturescapes’, pieces that combine natural items found on Manitoulin Island with haiku poetry. The ‘naturescapes’ consist of purpose-built frames with concave depressions or boxes in the center to hold the natural elements that she collects. These elements include shells, branches and driftwood, seed pods, dried fronds and fungi. The frame and inset boxes are covered in natural daphne fibre paper and the piece is completed when erin-blythe handwrites a unique poem, composed by herself, onto the paper.

Erin-Blythe gives much thought to the titles of her pieces, sometimes taking days to enable what has, through the creative process, become more clear in our timeframe. Her representations are deliberately crafted to leave much to the viewer’s imagination; the titles simply offer the viewer a starting point for contemplation.

Themes evident in her body of work include the interconnectedness of existence, intersecting relationships, calmness, and tranquility.

Ruddy, Jamie

Jamie Ruddy’s interest in photography began in high school. He studied cinematography at Humber College in Toronto. His skills as a photographic artist continue to evolve through workshops and self-teaching. Since 2004, Jamie has exhibited his photographs at various venues in the City of Greater Sudbury. Prior to 2004 he participated in the Sudbury Arts Tour. He is also involved with various arts organizations and projects which promote art within the community. Jamie is available for commissioned photographic artwork, commercial photography assignments and portraiture.

Sawchuk, Oryst

A multi-disciplined artist, Oryst Sawchuk defies simple classification. He is an architect, a graphic designer, a painter, a sculptor and a musician, as well as an urban planner, and a business and community leader. His artistic expression is rooted in social consciousness. Sawchuk won a Community Builders Award for Arts in 2010.

Smith, Christy A.

Christy is an impressionist artist, who paints mostly ‘plein air’ (outside) and ‘alla prima’ (painted in one session only). She paints landscapes of Sudbury and the surrounding region, Killarney Park and Georgian Bay, as well as the beautiful Killarney Mountains, LaCloche Mountains and Manitoulin Island. She also frequents and paints yearly in Algonquin Park.

Christy depicts her landscapes in all four seasons. She uses pastel. graphite or watercolours and has been painting outside for more than 25 years.

She holds an Honours Visual Arts Diploma and have been teaching art, drawing and painting for many years to children and adults alike. Recently, she has focused on teaching how to paint outside and in particular, how to paint while on extended camping trips canoeing, kayaking or hiking adventures. Christy has been teaching for over 9 years now “alla prima” and “en plein air” style painting annually at Camp Tanamakoon, in Algonquin Park

Sudbury Arts Club

The purpose of the Sudbury Art Club is to create and maintain a positive environment for the development, the coordination and the promotion of art activities in Greater Sudbury. The encouragement and appreciation of art, professional development, the fostering of fellowship among artists as well as the continuous growth of artistic skills and creativity from beginner to advanced levels.

Sudbury Design Society

The Sudbury Design Society is a member-based non-profit organization working to raise the value and visibility of design in Greater Sudbury.

SDS works to provide networking, professional development, advocacy and transparency for everyone with an interest in the Sudbury design industry.

The SDS builds awareness and support for good design by participating in initiatives and projects which positively benefit the community.

SDS is working to better the Sudbury design industry for everyone involved. We intend to:

Provide grassroots community, services, and advocacy for the Greater Sudbury design professions, promote the value of design to the Greater Sudbury business community, increase the awareness and visibility of design in the general Greater Sudbury community, promote standards of professionalism and ethics, support associated organizations, promote the Greater Sudbury area as a destination for design professionals, promote and support environmental sustainability and socially conscious actions, encourage mentorship between experienced professionals and young professionals, advance relationships with individuals and organizations involved in compatible pursuits, and engage in other complementary purposes not inconsistent with the above.

Theriault, Colette

Entirely self-taught, this award-winning artist from the Valley East area of Greater Sudbury captures the essence of her subjects using soft pastels on archival suede or sandpaper. She often finds herself experimenting with colored pencils but also enjoys the more traditional mediums of graphite pencils.  A perfectionist by nature, it takes Colette countless hours to create her finely detailed works in a photo-realistic style as she meticulously draws or paints her subjects with utmost attention to detail.

Colette has artwork commissioned from clients across the United States and Canada through her website. A recent project involved the U.S. Pentagon (K-9 Detection Division) in Arlington, VA. When not working on pet portrait commissions, she is always compelled to draw or paint wildlife and nature.

Thoms, Ray

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Townend, Helen

Tye, Shirley

You can contact Shirley at: 705.677.5891 or via email:


Walden Art Club

Contact Name: Anita Bunt

Wallingford, Heather

Heather Wallingford has always been involved in some form of handwork. She remembers knitting with her grandmother when she was 4 years old. A car accident in 1992 made it impossible for her to sit for more than a few minutes at a time. In her search for handwork that could be done while standing she met Wendy Fahey from Lively who introduced her to decorative art.

Heather loves decorative painting and has spent many happy hours painting, sometimes with grandchildren. Her husband used to tell people who visit not to say still too long or they might find a flower or scene painted on them! Heather is delighted to have her painted glasses at Artists on Elgin is looking forward to creating new designs for a wider audience.

Whittaker, Bill

Bill Whittaker gained fame as an expert decoy carver under the tutelage of master caver Orest Andrews. Functional hunting decoys eventually evolved into decorative bird carvings. In 1986 Bill was commissioned to carve Hooded Mergansers, which were presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II when she officially opened Science North. Retirement has allowed Bill to pursue other creative outlets including acrylic and oil painting and soap stone carving.

Bill has attended workshops offered by Paul Burdette, Suzanne McRae, Vicki Girard and Sandy Cline. His works can be found in numerous private collections.