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.
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, showing his striking landscape paintings and charcoal drawings across the province. 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.
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 holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta, and is currently studying in the Masters of Fine Arts program at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art in Norway. Recently, she was artist-in-residence at Museum Klöster Bentlage in Germany, and a visiting artist at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. Barlow has received a number of grants and awards, such as the prestigious Royal Canadian Academy for the Arts/C.D. Howe Graduation Award for Art and Design. Barlow has shown in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada, USA, Germany, China and Japan.
Cindy Barratt was born and raised in Spruce Grove, Alberta, and currently lives and works in nearby Stony Plain. She is a self-taught professional artist, having been interested in art since childhood, and decided in 1991 to pursue it as a full-time career. For many years, Barratt primarily worked in watercolour or acrylic, with the focus of capturing flowers, striving to capture their beauty, their “souls” and personalities. From time to time she 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.
Eva Bartel is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. Recently her work has been featured in two British books: Painting in Watercolour, The Indispensable Guide, Brian Webb, 2016 and The Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques, Hazel Harrison, 2017.
Born and educated in Switzerland, Pierre Bataillard emigrated to Canada in 1967 and now resides in the Bonnyville area.
Originally trained as a draughtsman, he has become a self-taught painter, and considers himself a ''seasonal artist'', as he takes inspiration from the local landscape in the summer, then switches to still-lifes in the wintertime.
Stemming from his training as a draughtsman, he has a love for the line, which is almost always present in his work, applied in a gestural manner. Bataillard works exclusively on paper.
Having shown across Alberta, Bataillard prefers to exhibit in public galleries, which he has done regularly since the early 1980's. His work can be found in many private collections, as well as The Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
Whether she is drawing inspiration from her home province of Alberta or across the breadth of Canada, Madeleine Bellmond’s choice of mediums is almost as varied as her subject matter. During a lifetime of experimentation and expansion of her artistic limits, Bellmond has worked in oils, watercolour, gouache and acrylics, as well as winning numerous awards for her unique fabric creations. One point that remains constant, however, is Bellmond’s desire to illicit a happy and positive response from her viewers.