Wendy has been a member (and was a past president!) of FCAG since 1996. She is an experienced teacher of beginner and intermediate painters who want to learn the basics or brush up/change/improve their watercolour skills. Wendy provides lots of demos in her class, and her work has won many awards in juried shows throughout Ontario
Megan works in a wide variety of traditional and digital media. She is a graduate from Humber College's visual and digital arts program with honours, and now does freelance work, and actively participates in solo and group shows in Toronto. Teaching visual art since 2007, she works with students on drawing, painting, and sculpture. Megan instructs at the FCAG for children, teens, and adults. She also directs, and instructs our art camps, working with children aged anywhere between 3 and 15.
Nancy enjoys doing frequent demos and specializes in helping her students to complete their painting in a welcoming environment. She is an accomplished award winning artist with experience running an Art Therapy class for seniors that she founded.
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.
Alka Chopra is a Registered Dietitian by profession. But, she simply loves painting, crafting and beading. She has had no formal training in painting or crafting or beading. Growing up, in her spare time she painted greeting cards, made paintings as gifts for friends and family. Alka finds painting and crafting to be extremely stress relieving and energizes her to function better. It give her the power to think more creatively. Most importantly she enjoys playing around with color. Alka believes that anyone can be creative because "creativity has no boundaries and no rules".
Jacqueline Crawley has a fine art degree from the University of Guelph. She teaches painting and sculpture to adults and youth.
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 whether on location or in the studio. Catharine’s work can be viewed in Galleries in the Algonquin region and at various locations in Toronto.
Before migrating to Canada, Suresh Robert Hanoman taught Art at Central High School in Georgetown, Guyana. He also held 3 major art exhibitions in Goergetown. His favourite medium was pen and ink, although he also produced work in watercolours and oil. His depictions of ordinary folks at work, buildings that exhude character and life were done in detail and realism. Suresh completed his BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art. He currently resides in Toronto, where he created murals for a few organisations, and continues to produce work in different media.
Fil studied at OCAD U from 1993-2000, where she majored in drawing and painting. She teaches/facilitates open studio at Visual Arts Brampton. Fil practices in oil, acrylic and watercolour paint, chalk and oil pastel, pencil and coloured pencil, pen and ink, conté,
charcoal, and mixed media. She has come to master realism in her portraiture, body drawings and sketches, expressionism, impressionism and abstraction. Painting almost daily, Fil makes
an effort to show her work in venues across Toronto and the GTA.
McNeil graduated in 1983 with her “Editorial Illustration Diploma”, and went back to Ontario College of Art and Design University and graduated this year in 2012, with her “Bachelor of Design”. McNeil is an International Artist showing her work from Canada to Tasmania, to the USA. She exhibits in many Wildlife Festivals and has 3 full-time American Galleries as well as her 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: http://www.redbubble.com/people/bevmorgan
To contact Bev: Phone: 416 622-1438
June has been a Franklin Carmichael Art Group teacher for over 20 years. She has taught workshops here and abroad. June has had many group and personal shows. June's personal attention, demos and problem solving have proven to be her specialty.
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