I am Claire Worrall, a multidisciplinary artist, born and raised in London, Ontario Canada. In 2020, I completed my last year at the Beal Art program in London with Ontario Scholars and the Bernice VIncent Award, and I am currently working independently on my studies. I have always identified as an artist and use expression as a means of creation. Whether I’m painting, or making music through my computer, my desire to watch my visions come to life is what drives me. I usually begin a piece with a feeling or setting in mind. I allow it to unfold in front of me, as I experiment with the art. Having my first solo show in 2019, since then, I have been creating and developing new pieces to represent my journey. As I create, I hope to inspire others to be their authentic self. I see art as a way of life, as it helps connect us and push the limits of what we imagine possible. Through art we can expand our visions and grow to become the best version of ourselves. Connect with Claire Worrall on Instagram. website
Fero An Zuza Baski
A Canadian artist Fero An Zuza Baski was born in Poland.
At The University of Western Ontario (UWO), she received Diplomas: BA in Visual Arts B.Sc (Science) and Organic Chemistry.
In Poland she studied at Cultural University in Tarnow, and Fashion Design School in Rzeszow.
As a child, she travelled around Europe to France, Germany, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Greece & the Greek Islands. When she grew up, she moved to Canada, to reside in the city of London. From there she continued her travels to Winnipeg, Vancouver & Victoria Island, Edmonton, Quebec, Montreal and Toronto. On many occasions she travels to the USA to visit her family in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Florida & Las Vegas. For pleasure she travels to Cuba and Mexico, continuing to expand her view of the world. Recently she spends a lot of time fishing from a boat on Lake Huron, swimming and sun tanning.
Fero An Zuza B. is swift with computer programs, excellent in drawing perspective, landscape, architecture, human figure, nature, water and flora. She is fantastic in painting oil on canvas, watercolours on paper, acrylic on wood, pastels on paper, markers on mixed media. She has done sculptures with clay and limestone. Her large sized paintings were influenced & completed in the style of Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Claude Monet, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Salvador Dali and St Ives.
While her creativity as an artist is tapping to her talents from champions, Fero An’s art is developed with emotions: reaching to autonomic aura of constructive influence.
Studying philosophers in fields of physics, mathematics, philosophy, psychoanalysis & biology; she applied their theory to artistic themes on canvas.
She developed her own style of painting with a unique aura of emotions from that constructive influence. In Architecture styled paintings she applies Issac Newton’s theory of Gravity from his book of Principia and theory of light and colour: that white light was a composite of all colours of the spectrum, and that light was composed of particles (applies the opposite visual in use of paints). In abstract paintings she applies Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity that could also be extended to gravitational fields, referencing his published paper on general relativity. In her figure and nature paintings she is applying René Descartes philosophical view from Passions of the Soul an early modern treaty of emotions, referring to the statement: “I think therefore I am” (French: Je pense, donc je suis; Latin: Ego cogito, ergo sum). In her figure and abstract paintings she is applying psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud where the parents are the envelope of children’s behaviour. Applying his Electra and Oedipus complex of primal id and realistic ego where the super-ego is formed as moral authority.
Fero An Zuza B. Is presently working in the medical field of natural healing and rejuvenation from inside & outside while patenting organic supplements & skin products. She is constructively supporting children and mature friends and customers, and she is supporting her family in many uplifting ways. In her free time she is devoting her mind to creating influential paintings.
My name is Ilona Burghardt and I was born in London, Ontario.
I attended at the University of Western Ontario, and the Ontario College of Art.
I started drawing when I was very young and have always been attracted to painting, and the world of visual art.
To me, the process of creation is such a spiritual experience; and the sources of inspiration endless. The materials deserve the utmost respect- the intensity of a shade of blue, the energy of a brush stroke, the juxtaposition of two colours on a canvas. I find it fascinating how light transforms the natural world, and have been influenced by the Fauvists, Group of Seven and the Impressionists. I work predominantly in oils and soft pastels. A large part of my inspiration comes from the beauty and wildness of nature; the order and the chaos. The ability to express a feeling or thought in a visual language of colour and form is so rewarding and challenging at the same time. There are limitless possibilities once I put brush to canvas, and there is always something to be learned and taken away from each piece of art that I create.
I paint landscapes, urban scenes, portraits, and am open to any kind of commission that someone might ask for.
I am a member of the Gallery Painting Group that focusses on plein air painting, and am also a member of the Lambeth Art Association. I am a member of the Square Pegs, and an associate artist at the Art Bank in London, Ontario, and also have works displayed at Art With Panache.
Brianna Montepeque a 19 year old emerging artist who was born and grew up in London, Ontario. She took an interest in art from an early age and her love for it grew.
Her focus in the studio is Lithography and Ceramics, but she also uses mediums such as paint, pencil, colored pencil crayons, watercolor and ink pens.Her work explores her connections to life, nature, self-growth and reflecting on her relationships with others in the past, present and future.
When She is not working away in the studio she sketches her surroundings, she often sketches during bus rides or bus stops to practice drawing faces.
Brianna has completed a Special High Skills Major in Art at John Paul II Catholic Secondary School and is completing a two year art program at H.B Beal Secondary school. She has also assisted in teaching and taught art therapy classes and also ceramic classes at London’s Hutton House. She has participated in art shows such as H.B Beals end of the year shows and Simple Reflections hosted in the middle of downtown london
My name is Karissa Hill, I am a reflexologist and artist. In my practice I guide the body through physical touch, guiding the nervous system through the roots of the feet. And through guided mediation to balance and ground the mind. Through my art I explore the subconscious mind, the intricate and obtuse nature of habits we all form. Addictions and substances that can break down the body. And how can we build them back up in a beautiful way. Addiction and attachment to form are all about connection. In this show I explore cigarette ashes. Taking a spin on how ‘sitting’ is seen as the new ‘smoking’. It was very fitting to have a room full of dancers while I rebirth from the ashes the body once again. Each time I make a piece with the ashes I try to give thanks to the person who received these toxic blend of materials. I hope the smoke gave their body some release and destress. Without judgement I take the material from their release and transmute it. Knowing and trusting the lungs naturally know how to detox and let go. I believe we are all just trying to find a place of peace. Coming home to our heart, the walls that is our skin, the ceiling that is the mind and floor that is our feet. I think art can be that healing centre, that warm blanket that comforts the walls of our home. Reminds us the breath, take in the air and the energy around us that our heart can then nourish every cell of our body. Oxygen is all we need, we just need a reminder to breath to allow the heart to heat and heal. I hope my art makes people stop and breath. Find something comforting within, that they can let go and transform. Karissa Hill, London Ontario artist. I am fascinated with all things sensory. How the subconscious mind keeps us safe through fear. Exploring materials that break down the body or involve fear. How we are all seeking comfort and even materials or acts that are labeled bad can be healthy based on the experience, time, and consumption – but it is all broken down to expression and perspective. Since the body is always growing and transforming. We can learn to let go, create space. A home seems empty without art, it is a space that feels vulnerable. It is vulnerable to us to admire we need something to fill a void within the walls of our body. How can we express them outside the body and build them back up in a beautiful way when they have become heavy within. So we can create new space for something inside to birth to repeat the cycle.
What made you choose art? Every artist has a similar story of how they grew up drawing, or being creative. We are all artists and birthing an expression with material is more natural when words feel forced. It is a way to leave a mark or impression that allows space. That space is healing for both artist and viewer.
When did they start their professional career? 2015 after graduating undergrad I would say thats when my professional career as an artist took off. Expanding into the world through set design and applying art skills to life and other jobs.
Tell us about a memorable moment in the group? Creating a mural for my high school program. It was the first experience I had creating an image and then letting go of the outcome and sharing the creative process with others. Even others who were not exposed or experienced in art or painting. It added a level of give and take that was an amazing space to share. The face it still stands in the halls were learning takes place is powerful, a reminder that every person and subject has their creativity. Much like every substance has their polars, we can always shift our perspective and transform a substance. How would you like people to enjoy your art? I would like my art to be healing. To allow fear to be replaced with beauty. To remind us that all material, all forms in life are all at different frequencies and levels. What is consumed will be let go and transformed in some way. I hope it gives them a space to remember to breath. Trust that their body knows how to cycle and recycle with the space around them. If they simply find the shape, it is okay to transform and it is okay for beauty. It is in beauty that we can appreciate the darkness, or heavy materials of life and learn to digest, and building them back up.
Tell us a little bit of your backgroundWhat age did you start making art/music? I believe I started drawing around grade 3 or 4. Dancing came to me around grade 6. I always had a natural talent for dance, but never had to confidence or trust in my body. I cared art throughout university, and I think it was difficult and burnt me out not having a physical outlet link dance along side of it. This year I have been allowing my body and soul to express in both the physical space with dance and material of art. It is a beautiful process I am excited to keep expanding.
What do you enjoy the most about art/music? The way it helps connect people. How you can feel so in your head, yet once the piece whether it is dance, art or music. It will always find someone, something or some place where it resonates. That alone is true love, expression of vulnerability. It was so amazing to have all three forms of art in the same space, I felt truly at home during that moment.