Media: Fabric Arts & Multimedia
My name is Lenore Brooks, and I’ve spent my whole life, one way or another, immersed in design. I grew up the daughter of an artist which gave me a love of art and design, and eventually took me to Toronto, to Humber’s Interior Design program. I then spent a decade working and living in Toronto. Moving my family to Kitchener and launching Lenore Brooks Design, my own home design and staging business, was the beginning of a more relaxed lifestyle and I was able to return to doing some of the things I loved but hadn’t had time for. Sewing, embroidering and painting are loves that have been with me since childhood, while resin art is a new and exciting foray for me. My design experience has helped with my art and creations and I am always open to creating custom items for you in materials that will best fit with your décor. Being part of the Kitchener Central Art walk helps keep me focused on my art and creating new things throughout the year, and is so much fun to be a part of.
Jennifer enjoys using a variety of fabrics to create beautiful and functional bags and purses for everyday living.
Media: Concrete Garden Sculptures
Glenn has made the Region of Waterloo his home since 1989. He first came here to study Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo and later continued his studies through field work abroad in Scotland, New Zealand, England, France and the United States. As a founding member of Waterloo Region’s Arts Hub, Button Factory Arts, Glenn has been actively exhibiting, teaching and promoting art with a passion for over 20 years. As the Artist in Residence at Homer Watson House and Gallery for 2 years consecutively, from 2000-2002 Glenn developed his teaching skills. Eventually he went on to teach a variety of Painting and Sculpture classes for Conestoga College, Kitchener Campus and at the Tom Thompson Arts Festival in South River as well, and has maintained excellent relations with Homer Watson House and Gallery as he is currently one of their Associate Artists.
Concrete structures are the main theme of Glenn’s current work, exhibiting in a variety of Galleries throughout Ontario, including Marten Arts Gallery in Bayfield, ON. Glenn has broadened his customer base by showing sketches and paintings of his sculptures at several Art Galleries, Art Walks and Festivals throughout the Region of Waterloo and all across Canada. Glenn can even boast about sales of his work over the past 6 years, to customers as far away as Spain, Columbia, China and Japan. Similar styles of these concrete sculptures are also available via his website. Glenn continues with high acclaim to expand upon these types of work as he is successfully showing and selling his art through the involvement in local Art Walks, Arts Festivals, Solo and Group Art Shows and is now moving into the realm of Public Art Installations.
Banjo Puppets makes engaging and durable handmade puppets for professional and aspiring puppeteers : children, educators, party-goers, musicians, television performers, nay-sayers, well-wishers, and anyone who wishes to engage their sense of play. They range from simple to elaborate and are perfect for anyone who needs a good laugh!
Entirely self-taught in the art of bead-stitching, Sharl has discovered a passion for seed beads, for experimenting with new stitches and designs, for constructing ever larger art objects as well as creating intricate jewellery. She finds that it marries perfectly her ‘island girl’ love of organic form and vibrant colour with her detail-oriented architectural love of structure, geometry, and modern design.
Media: Watercolour, Coloured Pencil
Lee Angold is a botanical and natural science illustrator. She loves creating bold and colourful yet realistic illustrations of natural subjects in watercolour, coloured pencil, and ink.
Lee is a member of the Botanical Artists of Canada and the Southern Ontario Natural Science Illustrators (SONSI), and a co-founder of and co-founder of the KW Artists Co-op, a unique co-operative shared studio/workspace.
Media: bath and body products
Elizabeth is a Kitchener-based soapmaker who has been crafting soap for the past 15 years. Using high-quality vegetable oils and fragrant essential oils, she creates a variety of luxury bath and body products, including soaps, lotions, and lip balms.