Barbara Akins was an Albertan Artist, receiving her BFA from the University of Alberta in 1987 and working, showing, and lecturing on her art for 20 years. Akin's abstract pieces evoke the delicate balance between physical and spiritual forces. Her work is tactile and colourful, created in an unusual medium of acrylic paints or mixed media collaged on rice paper, and left open to the viewer, who is left in direct contact with the work. Akins describes her pieces as 'nature-inspired abstractions'.
Edmonton-based abstract artist Giuseppe Albi has been a longstanding and proud member of the Canadian art scene since first showing in the late 1960's. Albi studied at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary and L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montréal, starting as a sculptor before finding success as an abstract painter. upon completing his studies, Albi worked and showed in Amsterdam and London before finally returned to Edmonton in 1974.
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 minoring in Art and Design, she graduated from the University of Alberta with her BA in psychology in 1996. Patty maintains art studios in Vancouver, DeCourcy Island (in the Strait of Georgia), and Shuswap Lake, British Columbia, where she draws much of her inspiration for her work. Patty emphasizes her colour and media in her work, using bold colour and paint handling to convey strong moods and create striking landscape works depicting her surroundings.