Garden & Art Tour Artists

Meet the talented local artists who will be featured on the Garden & Art Tour.

These individuals are what make the Garden & Art Tour so great. Keep reading to learn a little about them, how to get in touch, and even see a photo or two. See below for more!

Dianne Lund

Dianne loves to create art pieces in many different mediums, adding rustic items including barn board, metals, driftwood and rocks to create unique one-of-a-kind artwork. She started painting in 1975 in oils and then developed her own style in watercolours, acrylics, and fabric art. She will be in Boreal Shores Art Tour August 17/18, and her 17th year in then Manitoba Art Expo October 25, 26, 27 at the Assiniboine Downs. You can contact Diane at chrlund@mymts.net or 204-369-5477.

 

 

Denise LeBleu

“If these photographs have a mission, it is this: to stir up emotions from scenes of Canada’s High Arctic, the Canadian Prairies and of places I have traveled.”

Denise was born and raised in Carman, Manitoba, in 2010 she moved to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut and in 2019 returned to her home province. Her passion started in high school when her graphic arts teacher introduced her to the world of photography. Denise’s love of nature and the outdoors inspires her to capture the beauty around her.

Denise’s work can be found in many private collections across Canada and the United States of America and in The Gwen Fox Gallery in Selkirk, Manitoba and The Golden Prairie Arts Council and Gallery in Carman, Manitoba.

You can contact Denise at deniselebleuimages@gmail.com or on her website here. 

Sandra Klowak

Sandra weaves and sculpts with human hair, based on the historic craft of Victorian hairwork, which exploded in popularity during the 1800s.  Hairwork was used to memorialize the dead as well as to celebrate friendship, kinship and romantic bonds between the living.

Sandra is fascinated by art and artefacts made from organic matter, like hairwork, that have survived as tangible chunks of history, connecting us to the past lives of real people.

She is a strong supporter of historic museums and buildings, serving 3.5 years on the board of Friends of Lower Fort Garry, and now sitting on the board of Seven Oaks House and Ross House museums. Sandra lives in Winnipeg (Treaty 1) with her husband, daughter and two cats.

See her work and info on custom hairwork orders at corporealcurios.com or get in touch at sandra@corporealcurios.com.

Courtney Jensen

Courtney Jensen was born (and for a short time raised) in Alberta. She then moved and started school in Manitoba and then graduated in 2012. After graduation she moved to Winnipeg to study Theatre Design at the University of Winnipeg.

Since high school, Jensen has had a passion and interest in the arts. In Grade 11 she picked up a brush and tried painting for the first time. The painting was a simple cloudy sky with trees and grass but what it brought to her was much more than simple. She would continue to paint and develop her skills.

Now she is developing her drawing skills and exploring new mediums and medias. You can find her here: https://courtneyjensencreations.weebly.com

Jan Dornian

Jan grew up on a farm near Souris, Manitoba, with an ongoing curiosity of nature’s plants and critters.

As an adult, melding metal became a passion after she decided to learn how to make metal focal points for her gardens.

While living in Regina she took evening classes at SIAST Technical College.  Later, after a move back to Manitoba, she enrolled in metal fabrication class at the Winnipeg Industrial Skills Training Center.

With nature as a focal point, creations range from table top sculptures to 8 foot tall moose or Sasquatch, wolves and bears.

Steel Your Art Away Studio is located near Lockport, Manitoba, Canada – call to arrange a visit when you’re in that neighbourhood.

The art is also present at Bulrushes Gallery on Kernstead Road, Winnipeg Beach, Pulse Gallery at the Johnson Terminal at The Forks, Mainly Manitoba at Wasagaming Clear Lake.

In addition to the indoor and outdoor metal art pieces, Steel Your Art Away does commission work, awards and trophies.

Jan is always open to exploring the creation of custom pieces too so give her poke at dornianj@gmail.com or text/call to 204-481-1155.

Bev Hart

Bev Hart, originally from small-town Alberta, now resides in beautiful Selkirk, Manitoba, where she enjoys pursuing her passion for art. From her early years quilting, sewing and sketching, Bev has always enjoyed being creative.

Since Bev’s husband bought her a set of acrylic paints in the 1990’s, Bev has enjoyed experimenting with new painting techniques, colours and styles.

Her art studio glows with her whimsical artistry: flowers and birds, dancing girls with big hats and long dresses, girls riding bikes through enchanted countrysides, and more abstract designs.

Bev’s art has been displayed at the Gwen Fox Gallery and the Gaynor Library in Selkirk, as well as in various other venues in and around Winnipeg.

(Written by Susan Berry, 2019, Selkirk)

Patricia Anderson

Patricia creates images of rural Manitoba is kiln formed glass and fibre.  She used a variety of techniques to produce beautiful landscapes.  She also creates glass bowls and vessels using a kiln and felted vessels and 3D art using felted wool.

Her glass includes garden art as she is an avid gardener.  Patricia started exhibiting in acrylic landscapes but when she discovered glass and later felted wool her mediums changed but her vision remained the same.

Her work is featured in private collections in the Caribbean, Canada, U.S.A  and Scotland and she has exhibited and won many awards in Manitoba.

Patricia also teaches felted landscapes and flowers to children and adults.  She can be contacted at painteddaisyartglass@yahoo.ca or 204-479-0839. You can connect on facebook at facebook.com/painteddaisyartglass.