Meet Our FCAG Instructors
Wendy is an award winning watercolour painter who shares her joy of the medium through teaching workshops and lessons at various art centres in Ontario. Her work hangs in private collections in Canada and the US. Her favourite subjects include random small details found in nature, wildlife, and the wonderful landscapes of Canada. Wendy’s classes include lots of demonstrations, and you are encouraged to work on what interests you most.
Megan is a mixed media artist from Toronto. Teaching visual art since 2007, she works with students in a variety of drawing, painting, and sculpture media. Megan instructs weekly courses at FCAG for children, teens, and adults. She also directs and instructs our art camps, working with children age 6 and up.
Nancy Buckingham has been teaching art for 18 years. Her style is representational with attention to detail, depicting everything from landscapes to abstracts. Her welcoming classes cover colour theory, perspective, composition, and everything in between. Every class Nancy teaches includes a demonstration of various techniques.
Nancy received her first art training in oils from the world renowned Italian artist Albert Chiarandini in 1978. Work in a variety of media followed, but none captured her heart like the fluid and transient nature of watercolour. She has studied with Master Artists June Thompson and Gordon MacKenzie, whose knowledge and talents have become the backbone of her teachings. Affiliations also include The Guild of Portrait Painters. Nancy is an active volunteer in the arts community in the City of Toronto and has received many awards in her career.
Nancy founded an Art Therapy Group for seniors which has taught her the importance of appreciating the little things.
Born, raised, and schooled on the Prairies, I received my first camera, a Kodak 174 instamatic, at age 10. Since 1985, I have gained experience in scenic, portrait, and stock photography, and a few more cameras. Even though I live in the big city of Toronto, I am drawn to nature and landscape imagery. One of my photos was used in an advertisement for Ontario Tourism in these well-known publications: Time, People, National Geographic Traveler, and Reader’s Digest in 1992. And more recently, in 2009, Ontario Tourism published one of my photos in their book: Ontario: Seasons of Discovery. I photographed three assignments for Seasons magazine. Canadian Camera magazine published a design article, illustrated with sunflowers, and highlighted a portfolio submission in a second article. A series of photo essays with articles, called “Journeys by Judy”, was published in Neighbourhood Living magazine. I have two diplomas in photography from Humber College, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Winnipeg.
McNeil graduated in 1983 with an “Editorial Illustration Diploma”, and went back to Ontario College of Art and Design University graduating in 2012, with a “Bachelor of Design”. McNeil is an International Artist showing her work from Canada, USA and Tasmania. She exhibits in many Wildlife Festivals and has three full-time American Galleries as well as Canadian Galleries.
Bev Morgan is primarily a watercolour artist who currently resides in Etobicoke. She has been involved with art in one way or another all her life. Since retiring from teaching, many of those years spent teaching art, she has been able to devote herself full time to her own painting.
She is a member of the Franklin Carmichael Art Group, The Neilson Park Creative Centre, The Humber Valley Art Club, the Central Ontario Art Association and is currently a signature member of The Toronto Watercolour Society. She has attended classes and workshops with many well known Canadian artists, and is always interested in learning new techniques.
Her paintings have been accepted into many juried shows, and she has won numerous awards for her work. Her paintings hang in private collections in Canada, England, Wales, and the United States.
The subjects of her paintings are varied and are drawn from her travels and personal experiences. Although she paints primarily in watercolour, she has recently ventured into the world of pastel and acrylic and collage. Her style is impressionistic, but is constantly evolving. One of her favourite techniques is the use of negative painting, which is quite prevalent in her watercolour florals.
Her work has recently been on exhibition in the following locations:
The Etobicoke Civic Centre, Toronto
Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto
Todmorden Mills, Toronto
The Assembly Hall, Toronto
To view samples of Bev’s work:
To Contact Bev:
Phone: 416 622-1438
Catharine De Montmorency
Catharine is an accomplished “Plein Air” artist using oil and acrylic mediums. She hosts painting trips for eager students to unique locations in the GTA, Northern Ontario, and Quebec. With over 14 years experience teaching art, she stresses the importance of good composition, sketching, and colour theory in a relaxed class setting. Catharine’s work can be viewed in Galleries in the Algonquin region and at various locations in Toronto.
All Child and Teen Instructors are required to have certified background checks as well as First Aid Certification.