December Featured Artist: Heather Cardle

Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 12:00 AM

The Featured Artist for December is photographer Heather Cardle. With a love for the art of capturing images since she was a child, Heather is a well-respected photographer in Brantford and curator of an over seven-year online photography project.

Heather and her family moved to Brantford about fourteen years ago and she loves living in Eagle Place with her husband Paul and their semi-famous cat Stella. Originally a Realtor for close to thirty years, she switched to photography full-time about seven...


November Featured Artist: Raven Wilkinson

Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 12:00 AM

November’s Featured Artist is visual artist and art therapist Raven Wilkins. Her love of art opened her to a world of possibilities that not only advanced her own artistic practice but also helps others as “art speaks when words can’t”.

Raven describes art as her first “security blanket”; as a shy child, she took art supplies with her everywhere she went and would create artwork for people she was too scared to talk to. Raven took pride in giving artwork to people, and found it easy to let her art...


September's Featured Artist is Heather Vollans

Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 12:00 AM

In honour of the Brant Studio Tour and Culture Days, September’s Featured Artist is mixed media mosaic artist Heather Vollans of Dawning Décor Studio. Heather is participating in both events that celebrate artists and creators on a local and national level.
As a mixed media mosaic artist, Heather creates art which is not purely mosaic in the traditional sense, but mosaic that incorporates a lot of unconventional, non-traditional materials, e.g. metals, plastics, rubber, construction debris. ...


August’s Featured Artist is Nancy Dow

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:00 AM

August’s Featured Artist is sewing and community enthusiast Nancy Dow. When she’s not sewing for her business I Can So Sew That!, she is usually found around town supporting as many local shops as possible or eating locally with her husband and son, then sharing all about it on her blog Deliciously Brantford.

Nancy has been crafting since she was young and was trying every form possible. She settled in on the one she grew up around the most – sewing. Nancy’s mom was her inspiration and mentor. Her...


July's Featured Artist is Local Author Michael Poeltl

Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 10:00 AM

July’s Featured Artist is local author and visual artist Michael Poeltl. Michael moved to Brantford a year ago and is an author of ten books written in various genres. He is currently promoting his self-published science fiction novel A.I. Insurrection.

Michael has been writing ever since he can remember but pursued visual arts as an illustrator. He is a graduate of the BA program from Sheridan College and also of graphic and web design. He currently works full time as a marketing manager.