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Art Auction 2019 – The Work

MARION DRYSDALE
Can Spring be Far Behind-watercolour 10×12

Value $800.00 Minimum bid $250.00

MARION DRYSDALE

Born in Winnipeg in 1929, Marion grew up in Montreal where she studied and worked in commercial art. After moving to London in 1974 and graduating from H.B. Beal Tech’s Special Art Program she has maintained a downtown London studio space showing regularly in Toronto and throughout Southwestern Ontario.
Marion has taught many Continuing Education workshops at London Regional Art Gallery, Fanshawe College, H.B. Beal Technical Secondary School and Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre. Her award-winning work is included in many private, public and corporate collections.

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KIM HARRISON
Port Franks – Windy Day – oil on canvas 20″ X 24″

Value $800.00 Minimum bid $200.00

KIM HARRISON

Kim Harrison attended the H.B. Beal Technical Secondary School Art Program and received his degree in Fine Arts at the University of Windsor. His work is included in collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. As an oil-painting instructor based in London, Ontario he has taught at Fanshawe College and has held classes and workshops throughout Southwestern Ontario for over twenty years.
Travel, literature and music have often inspired Kim’s work.

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BETTY McARTHUR
Northern Lake – Oil on Canvas Board 24″ X 18″
Value $800.00 Minimum bid $250.00

BETTY McARTHUR
Large White Floral – Acrylic on Board – 29″ X 35″

BETTY McARTHUR

Betty began her painting career when her fiancé, Bruce, gave her her first box of oil paints. Living in Port Colborne, Ontario, she was 19 and attended painting classes with Tony Sisti, a well-known Buffalo, N.Y. painter and later with Jock MacDonald at the Doon School of Art, which is now the Homer Watson Gallery in Kitchener. Betty attended art classes during the summers of 1954 to 1959 and was awarded the Director’s Scholarship in 1956 and Best Painting of the Year in 1957. She gave painting lessons in her dining room every Wednesday for many years. In 1960 and 1961 the Canadian Group of Painters exhibited some of her paintings across Canada.
In 1957 she and her family moved to Woodstock and Betty began teaching at Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, College Avenue Secondary School, Ingersoll District High School and Central Senior Public School. She and her husband opened the Betty McArthur Art Gallery in 1973 where she exhibited her own work as well as that of local artists. She also sold art supplies and did framing. During this time she published two books of architectural drawings, one of Woodstock and the other of Stratford.
After selling the business in 1978 Betty continued to paint and travel with her camera. Her interest in photography grew out of classes she took at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Some of her photographs were exhibited at the O.C.A. gallery.
Betty’s paintings have been sold around the world including in South America, Europe and Australia. She was also very generous in donating some of her works to various charities for fundraising. Betty McArthur was a very versatile artist, painting flowers, geese, houses, architecture, animals and a lot of commissioned work.

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GEORGE SHADFORD
A Windy Wait
Ceramic and Mixed Media 13.5″ X 4.75″ X 11″
Valued at $500.00

GEORGE SHADFORD

George Shadford was born in Namibia in 1959. His family lived in countries all over the world and finally immigrated to Canada in 1973. His travels as a boy and as a young man shaped George’s outlook on the world and have in turn reflected in his art.
After graduating from Sheridan College, George lived the “bohemian life” in Toronto drawing, painting and attending the Ontario College of Art and Design. It was here that George discovered that sculpture would be his primary endeavour in the arts.
In 1987 George moved to Ingersoll where he now lives with his wife and works part-time as a dental technician. Since moving to Ingersoll, George has pursued sculpture almost exclusively and has in recent years reached a point in his sculpture that he describes as “speaking the language of sculpture with fluency but eager to explore its depths.”. George’s works are in collections across Canada, the United States, England and continental Europe.

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PAT GIBSON
Two Pink Clouds – Oil on Board 16″ X 16″
Valued at $500.00
PAT GIBSON
Windy Sky – Oil on board – 16″ X 16″
Valued at $500.00

PAT GIBSON
Pat Gibson is an artist, art educator and former Curator of Exhibitions at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre. She is co-founder/co-curator of Oxford County Art Project: Art in Public Spaces. As an Educator, she has taught art classes for adults and children in Woodstock, Ingersoll, London and Brantford and served as Education Officer for Woodstock Art Gallery. In cooperation with Oxford County School Board and the Ontario Arts Council she has completed many Creative Artists-in-Schools projects. Gibson has exhibited her mixed media work in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Ontario. Her award winning work is in public and private collections throughout Canada and the USA.
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MICHAEL HUNTER
Long Pint Beach – Acrylic on Canvas – 14″ X 16″

MICHAEL HUNTER
Michael Hunter has a B.F.A. from the University of Windsor, Ontario. Before that he earned a diploma in Fine Arts from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. His passion for the environment drives many of his paintings. He is very concerned about what we are doing to our rivers and lakes. The human impacts on the environment and the ignorance of the future limitations we will face due to our mismanagement of it are subjects of great interest to Michael and his more recent works include garbage he has found on local beaches.
Michael Hunter draws much inspiration from his upbringing in rural areas of Southwestern Ontario on the shores of Lake Erie. He translates the natural lines created by wind and water on sand into his works of art. Michael is the recipient of the 2013 Jurors’ Choice Visual Elements 55th Annual Exhibition from the Woodstock Gallery and received Honourable Mention for his painting “Beating the Storm” in the Glenhyrst Gallery, Brantford 2nd annual Arts Country Juried competition, also in 2013.
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JOHNNENE MADDISON
The Window – Acrylic – 30″ X 30″
Valued at $1200.00

JOHNNENE MADDISON
Growing up near the Detroit Institute of Arts had a profound impact on Johnnene’s life as an artist. She was able to take art lessons at the Detroit Institute of Art from the time she was 10 years old until her late teens. Drawing while sitting on the floor beneath the Diego Rivera murals was an inspiring and empowering experience.
Johnnene earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Pratt Institute in New York City and took full advantage of the exciting world of art in New York. A few years later she earned a Master of Arts degree at the University of Michigan. During that time she worked as a cake decorator, an interior designer, a poster artist for Hollywood Bell Telephone, a window display artist and a keyline and paste-up artist. Ms. Maddison moved to Windsor, Ontario and worked at the Art Gallery of Windsor. She earned a teaching certificate at Althouse College in London, Ontario. That enabled her to teach in Ontario Secondary Schools, at Fanshawe College and UWO adult education classes.
Her exhibition, Women, Work and WWII” traveled to eight Ontario public galleries and museums and was featured in magazines in Canada, the United States, England and Japan. Fifteen pieces were purchased by the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. A book by the same title was published thanks to funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Johnnene won first place awards in group shows in Michigan, North Carolina and Ontario. She also won the National Visual Arts Advocacy Award from Canadian Artists’ Representation (CARFAC).
After the loss of her husband, she completed a series of mixed media pieces dealing with issues of loss, grieving and recovery. Currently she is working in acrylics on canvas. This series echoes back to her early New York years when she worked in an abstract expressionism style. The pieces are about individuality and the experience of women as both powerful and vulnerable. Through active line and brilliant colour, she confronts the complexity of identity, gender and the need to reinvent herself.
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JULIE HAWKINS
The Cab Was Calling – Acrylic on Canvas – 30″X30″
Value $1250.00 Minimum bid $250.00

JULIE HAWKINS:
Based in Woodstock, Ontario, Julie feels as though she discovered her talent and passion a bit later in life than most creatives. Holding a degree in Interior Design from Humber College, Julie left this practice behind, searching for more creative inspiration. It wasn’t until she was convinced by friends and family to show her passion to the world that painting quickly became her full time career. Her first job started with a 15-piece collection for an upscale health facility in London, Ontario.

Other than in London, Julie’s art pieces can be found in many different cities in private collections internationally. From art fairs to runways and interior design exhibitions, Julie’s work has been seen in Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver, as well as Los Angeles and New York City. Partnering with Camouflage Heater, a company that produces infrared heating systems, customers are given the option to use one of Julie’s designs as the imagery on the glass surface of the heater.

Julie has been working with other select brands as well, licensing her artwork to be printed on various items such as clothing and tech accessories. The collaboration with Toronto apparel brand Nuvango was featured on the runway at Fashion Art Toronto in April 2016 — an arts and fashion week that recognizes contemporary art and fashion design.
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SUSAN RAYNER
Naked – Raku Pottery
Value $65; Minimum bid $30.00

SUSAN RAYNER
Susan Rayner first fell in love with clay many years ago but didn’t start seriously working in pottery until she retired in 2007. Since then she has taken many valuable lessons from accomplished ceramic artists at the I.C.A.C, Haliburton School of the Arts and others. Her love of this medium and the many things you can do with it intrigues her and she continues to create and learn daily.

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MIKE BROUSE
Sunset on Six Mile Lake – 12″x12″ Oil
Valued at $150.00

MIKE BROUSE
Mike Brouse grew up on the Ottawa River across from the Laurentian Mountains and surrounded by forests.  The changing light on the river and the alternating seasonal effects on the trees were a constant inspiration.  He work in oils & acrylic.  Sun Set on Six Mile Lake is a representation of his earlier style.
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YVONNE JEAVONS
Queen’s Lace – Clay Plate
Valued at $40.00 Minimum Bid $20.00

YVONNE JEAVONS
Yvonne Jeavons was born and raised in London, Ontario but now currently
resides in Ingersoll. Since joining the Creative Arts Centre in 2010 she has
discovered a love for pottery. She loves working with clay and in particular
hand building and throwing on the wheel.  And now with the last of her
children away at University, time has opened up for her to explore her
creativity. This has led to a preference for functional pottery and the use
of simple elements of nature in her work.
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GABRIELLE NADEAU
Morning on Mongoose Lake – Oil on Canvas 12″X24″
Valued at $350.00 Minimum Bid $100.00

GABRIELLE NADEAU
Born in Lévis Quebec, Gabrielle Nadeau began painting at the age of 9. Throughout her education and career the arts have held a large place in her daily life as she worked in and studied music, theatre, filmmaking, visual arts and French literature.
Gabrielle graduated in 2007 from York University in Toronto from the Film & Video Production department. Her career in film has taken her around the world to over 20 countries and across 6 continents – from the scorching hot deserts of Namibia, to the frigid Arctic in Siberia.
Throughout her travels, Gabrielle has continued to paint and draws inspiration from her unique encounters. She loves to create portraits that tell a story, and transform banality into a unique and significant moment.
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ALAYNE BRISSON
Gift Certificate – Value $100.00
ALAYNE BRISSON
RED FOX – Print on Canvas
Value $120.00 Minimum Bid $40.00


ALAYNE BRISSON
Alayne Brisson is a long-time photographer who grew up on her family farm with a camera in her hands. Her home town is Magnetawan, Ontario in the Amaguin Highland where there is an endless bounty of inspiration. Moving to Oxford County hs given her the opportunity to find new subjects as has travelling abroad and within Canada. Her main goal is to capture the beauty of life and share what she sees through her lens with others. Post processsing of images has allowed Alayne to show her artistic side, creating unique and inspiring images. While she enjoys photographing almost anything, nature and animals tend to be her favourite subjects.
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ROBERE ROBERTSON
Perth Homestead – 16″X24″ Oil
Valued at $300.00 Minimum bid $100.00

ROBERE ROBERTSON
Robere (Helen) Robertson was born in Morrisburg, Ontario and moved to the Kingson area with her family as a teen. This move provided the opportunity for her to explore the rugged pre-Cambrian shield and lakes. She developed a love for nature during her hikes. Robere studied art at the St. Lawrence College, Brock University and the Haliburton School of Fine Arts.
Before making the decision to devote herself to full-time art, Helen taught Canadian with the Halton Board of Education. Her paintings have been exhibited in several galleries in Ontario as well as in Colorado.
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MICHAEL DE BELLEVAL
White Birch – 16″X24″ Watercolour
Valued at $150.00 Minimum Bid $75.00

MICHAEL DE BELLEVAL
Art has been a passion for Michael de Belleval all of his life. For many years he painted with oils, then acrylics, then watercolour. He also worked with graphite and conte. Michael taught art in schools for over 20 years and has been teaching watercolour classes for 15 years at the Woodstock Art Gallery. Michael de Belleval has exhibited his art in Waterloo, Kitchener, Tillsonburg, London and Woodstock. His paintings and sketches, both representational and abstract, are found in other provinces and, of course, mainly here at home in Oxford County in many households. Biography goes here.
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ROSEMARY LEWIS
Octopus Plate – clay
Valued at $30.00

ROSEMARY LEWIS

For Rosemary, working with clay started at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre in a hand-building course taught by a teenaged Shane Norrie. The final class in that course was a raku firing; she still has the copper lustre oak leaves from that day. Many years, many courses, many Unidentified Ceramic Objects later, Rosemary still loves spending time at the centre with old and new friends, and using clay to respond to the beauty and strangeness of the natural world.
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ALAN FRANKS
Maritime Cove – 16″X 24″ Oil on canvas
Valued at $550.00 Minimum Bid $300.00

ALAN FRANKS
Alan Franks is a 20th Century Canadian artist. For many years he had a studio in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He specializedin maritime scenes and in depictions of his local area.
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GEORGE ARTHUR KALMALA
Unknown Title – oil painting 11″ X 14″
Valued at $420.00 Minimum Bid $200.
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GEORGE ARTHUR KALMALA
George A. Kalmala (1896 – 1940) was a Canadian artist who specialized in Ontario northern landscapes, particularly in Muskoka and Algonquin Park. He was known in the artists community as he was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists and President of the Toronto Finnish Artists’ Group. He was taught by J.W. Beatty at the Ontario College of Art. His oil paintings are held in several art galleries including the Art gallery of Ontario and private collections.
He was born in Pori, Grand Duchy of Finland in 1896 and immigrated to Toronto in 1904. While developing a reputation as a talented artist, he also worked as a furrier in Toronto. He died a the age of 44. He had a wife, a daughter and later 2 granddaughters.
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LINDA TROWELL
Wave Riders” 22″ x 29″ Watercolour
with mat/glass & silver toned wood frame.
Valued at $450.00 Minimum Bid $150
LINDA TROWELL
“Abundance” 22″ x 29″ Acrylic,
with mat/glass,dark green wood frame.
Valued at $250.00 Minimum bid $75.

LINDA TROWELL AOCA, Associate: SCA, CSPWC
Born and raised on a farm in Oxford County, Linda is a graduate of IDCI and the Ontario College of Art (OCADU) in Toronto. During a long career in graphic arts and advertising, she maintained an active interest in fine arts, exhibiting her art in group and solos shows, and teaching workshops in various media.
On retirement, Linda chose to return to her rural roots in Ingersoll where she and her husband reside.
As an active member of Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, Linda has served on the Board, honoured to receive the Newell Award for the Centre in 2013 for her contributions, which include chairing the committee to redesign the logo, currently in use.
Linda is pleased to support the Art Centre, as a volunteer, attending studio days, staffing, participating in and assisting with exhibitions, and fundraising events.
“Donating paintings for this auction is one way of ‘giving back’ to the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre and the community, through the visual arts.

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JEFF LOUNSBURY
Textured Bowl – Stoneware 13″X 13″
Valued at $70.00 Minimum Bid $40.00


JEFF LOUNSBURY
Jeff has been creating things out of mud (he later transitioned to clay) since childhood. Currently he finds himself more and more turning toward handbuilding and sculpture. He has won several awards over the years; Best in Show (ICAC); Jurors choice (ICAC); Jurors Choice Visual Elements (Woodstock Art Gallery 2018)
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BRUCE HARTLEY
“At Water’s Edge” – Photograph printed on Canvas 24″ X 16″
Valued at $130.00 Minimum Bid $65
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BRUCE HARTLEY
Bruce invites the viewer to see the world through his lens, whether the photo was taken some place far away or just around the corner. A resident of Innerkip, his work has often appeared in juried shows at the Woodstock Art Gallery and the Glenhyrst Gallery in Brantford. His work can be found on the Oxford Studio Tour and at different venues throughout the year through Oxford Creative Connections.
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RUTH HARTLEY
Tall Textured Porcelain Vase – 10″ X 5″ X 3″

Retail Value $50.00 Minimum Bid $25.00


RUTH HARTEY
Rose Pendant – Porcelain – 2″ X 2″
Retail Value $30.00 Minimum Bid $15.00

RUTH HARTLEY
Often inspired by nature, Ruth Hartley uses wheel throwing, hand building and sculpting or a combination of these techniques in her work. She exhibits her creations at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, the Woodstock Art Gallery, the Oxford Studio Tour and at different venues through Oxford Creative Connection.
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DR. NORMAN BURT-GERRANS
Wood Candle Holder – 5.5″ X 7″ diameter
Retail Value $20.00 Minimum Bid $10.00

DR. NORMAN BURT-GERRANS
Dr. Burt-Gerrans was a Woodstock GP. He was the founding director of the Woodstock Choralaires and enjoyed woodwork in his spare time.
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BETTY CRAWFORD
“Caledon Hills” – Watercolour 5″ X 7″
Minimum Bid $50.00
BETTY CRAWFORD
Title unknown – Watercolour 12.5″ X 15.5″
Retail Value $100.00 Minimum Bid $50.00

BETTY CRAWFORD
Betty Crawford was born in Ingersoll in 1910. To the outside world she is known as C.B. Crawford but preferred to go by Betty. She was the librarian at the Ingersoll Public Library from 1941 to 1972 and during those 31 years she taught art in the basement. Betty formed the Ingersoll Sketch club which became the foundation of the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre in 1972, of which Betty was a founding member.
Mainly a water colourist, she often stated that she was no purist. She would use pastels or chalk or any other medium in her paintings in order to achieve the effect she was after. Her work is included in the collections of the London Art Gallery, the Woodstock Art Gallery and the Hamilton Art Gallery. In 1954 she was elected to the Canadian Painters, Etchers with whom she exhibited in Toronto as well as with the Western Art League in London, Ontario.
Betty won many awards for her involvement in life and art in Ingersoll. She was always encouraging to every artist she met and supported the I.C.A.C with donations as well as by bringing guests to every exhibit. Betty died in 2002 at the age of 92. She was a vibrant contributor to the community and is still missed by many.
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LOU PALMER
“Early Autumn, Eden Mills” Watercolour 10″ X 12″
Minimum Bid $60.00


LOU PALMER
Barbara Louise Palmer studied art at the Ontario College of Art, Banff School of the Fine Arts, Vancouver Art School and the Schneider School of the Fine Arts. Palmer spent several years completing fashion illustrations for newspapers. However her ideal setting for inspiration and subject matter is the natural landscape, specifically the scenery in between Beachville and Ingersoll, Ontario. After moving to Ingersoll she discovered her appreciation and joy for painting with watercolours while participating with the Ingersoll sketch club. She won the Prince Albert Award in 1952, and the following year was part of a traveling exhibition across Canada, put on by the Federation of Canadian Artists. Her paintings can be viewed in collections such as the Woodstock Art Gallery, the Banff School of Fine Art and the Upper Thames Conservation Authority as well as in many businesses and private homes.
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PATRICIA DEADMAN
“Hadrian’s Villa, Trivoli, Italy, 2015″ B&W photograph 5.75″ X 5.75”
Retail Value $250.00 Minimum Bid $75.00

PATRICIA DEADMAN

Patricia Deadman is a visual artist, independent curator and writer. She obtained her Diploma of Fine Arts from Fanshawe College and her BFA from the University of Windsor. Deadman has participate in several artist residencies: Banff, Alberta, Paris, France, Merida, Oaxaca and Pachuca, Mexico. Her lens-based work explores notions of shared history, land and culture through photography, sound and video installation. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions since the 1980s and her work is collected throughout Canada in public and private collections.

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HORST WEIDEMANN
Dried Flower Vase – clay 5.5″ X 7″
Retail Value $250.00 Minimum Bid $50.00


HORST WEIDEMANN
“Cat” – clay 6.5″ X 7″
Retail Value $200.00 Minimum Bid $40.00


HORST WEIDEMANN
“Blue Owl” – clay 5″ x 7″
Retail Value $300.00 Minimum Bid $50.00


HORST WEIDEMANN
Red clay vase 6.25″ X 5.25″
Retail Value $100.00 Minimum Bid $25.00


HORST WEIDEMANN Feb 26, 1931 – Nov 9, 2017
Horst was born in Berlin and went to art school there.  He was a retired graphic artist previously living and working in Toronto.  After moving to Tillsonburg he resumed a former hobby – pottery.  He joined the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre where he meticulously worked on original clay pieces.  He enjoyed the camaraderie and was always willing to help others.  He stopped doing pottery after he developed Parkinson’s Disease.  A potter, a friend and a gentleman, he is greatly missed.
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RUTH DAVIS
“Red House” – Mixed Media on Mylar 16.5″ X 14.5″
Retail Value $200.00 Minimum Bid $65.00


RUTH DAVIS
Ruth Davis is a mixed media artist who enjoys layers and textures. She delights in the unexpected surprises that happen during the creative process.
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