Shirley paints in oils and acrylics. Her subjects include scenery, florals, and still life. She likes to use her own photos from local scenes and still life groupings that she sets up. Shirley paints on canvas as well as wood or metal such as saw blades or milk cans. She has been painting for many years and is mostly self-taught. Shirley welcomes commissions and is looking forward to being on the studio tour again.
Canadian-based artist, Kelly Houghland, has been honing her skills in abstract painting since 2014. Originally a singer-songwriter, Kelly found a new avenue for expressing her feelings when words and song escaped her. Kelly's evolution into painting was a self-taught adventure. Her experience of freedom in this discovered medium has expanded her range of skills, utilizing her ability to connect with people. Many of Kelly's original canvases are born out of the heart work of self-reflection, movement, and meditation. Kelly’s love of water, nature, earth, and sky are reflected in her pieces. Kelly has experience with installations in galleries, restaurants, and studios. Her works have been shown and sold in studios in Bayfield, Grand Bend, Collingwood, and Exeter. She had her first solo showing at Artistic Inklings in Picton, Ontario for the month of June 2019. Her commissioned work has created unique pieces for birthdays, weddings, memorials, or healing milestones. Kelly uses the mediums of watercolour, acrylics, and ink. Kelly has always believed that art is a way to bring more healing, vitality, and love into our lives.
Melissa Kristensen Smith
Recycled Wood / Steel