The Italian-born artist Giuseppe Albi, who has lived in Canada since 1951, is a dedicated member of the Edmonton art scene, where his studio space is located. After studying at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary and L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montréal, he moved to Amsterdam and then London, and finally returned to Edmonton in 1974. Albi has been working in the visual arts since mid-sixties and has exhibited his creations regularly since the early-70s.
Frances Alty-Arscott is a well-known Alberta artist and art educator who resides in Edmonton. Frances received her BFA from the University of Alberta in 1980. Her vibrant work is in public and private collections throughout Canada and the United States. In addition to her painting, Frances lectures and teaches both adults and children in creative approaches to watercolour. Registered with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts "Artist and Residency Program", Frances specializes in elementary art education.
Patty was born in 1973 in London, Ontario. She received a BA, minor in Art and Design, major in Psychology from the University of Alberta in 1996. Patty maintains art studios in Vancouver BC, DeCourcy Island in the Strait of Georgia, and Shuswap Lake BC where she draws much of her inspiration for her work.Patty's paintings are bold muscular works with luscious colour, painterly application of paint, and strong sense of form, light and feeling of mood.
Daniel Bagan was born in Terrace, British Columbia in 1956. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta in 1978. Since the early 1980s, Bagan has maintained an active exhibition record throughout Alberta. His work can be found in many corporate, private, and public collections, including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Canada Council Art Bank.
Tony Baker was born in Winnipeg and grew up absorbing the graphic palette and sweeping horizons of the prairies along with ultra-high doses of nerd culture before imbibing modernism while earning his BFA with a major in painting at the University of Alberta. Baker’s work is an evolving language of shapes and colours, riding the line between abstract and figurative. Characters, symbols, and general chaos drift in and out of every piece. Currently based in Toronto, he has exhibited across Canada, and is represented by The Front Gallery and presented at AGA Art Rental and Sales Gallery.
Allen Ball was born in London, U.K. and received a First Class B. A. (Honours) Degree in Fine Art—Painting, with a Commendation in Printmaking, from Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts and an MVA in Painting, from the University of Alberta (supported by a Commonwealth Scholarship). He is an Associate Professor in Painting in the Department of Art and Design and is currently the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, Student Programs, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Alberta.
Susanna Barlow, is currently studying in the Masters of Fine Arts program at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art in Norway, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta. Recently she has been artist in residence at Museum Klöster Bentlage in Germany and visiting artist at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. She has received a number of grants and awards such as the Royal Canadian Academy for the Arts/C.D. Howe Graduation Award for Art and Design, given to one graduating student across Canada per year.
Cindy was born and resided in Spruce Grove, Alberta until 2009, at which time she moved nearby to Stony Plain. She is a self-taught, professional artist, who was interested in art since childhood and in 1991 decided to purse it as a full-time career. For many years Cindy primarily worked in watercolour or acrylic with the focus of capturing flowers, their beauty, their “souls” and personalities and from time to time still returns to her “floral roots”.
After 25 years practicing architecture, Eva Bartel focused on painting the landscape in watercolour. Many of her paintings are made during, or inspired by, her trips in a motor home/studio. Her work seeks clarity and sense of distance. She wants the viewer to feel a similar sense of perspective and freedom as she has when she travels and paints. Previous painting series include: Canadian Water and Volcano (book available in the Shop AGA). Eva Bartel is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. From Galiano Island was recently exhibited in a CSPWC juried international exhibition.