Artists

Studio 1
Gerard Brender à Brandis

For over fifty years, Gerard Brender à Brandis has been practising the traditional printmaking process called wood engraving.  Working on boxwood blocks with tiny chisels, he creates blocks capable of being printed onto handmade paper using an 1865 Albion press, resulting in highly detailed images of landscapes, plants, still life, small birds, animals and musical instruments. These may appear as framing prints or as illustrations in his handmade or trade editions of books, all of which are on display in the parlour of his 150 year old house. Some bindings include his hand-spun and woven linen.

www.visitstratford.ca/members/anartistscottage
gerardbab@cygnet.net

Tel: 519-273-7523

Location:
An Artist’s Cottage 77 Brunswick St. Stratford, ON
Not Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: Studio open May 1st - October 31st. Wed. through Sun., 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. At other times by appointment.


 

Studio 2
Lucinda Jones

Lucinda Jones studied painting at the University of Western Ontario in London and printmaking at Concordia University in Montreal.  She has had solo exhibitions at the Kitchener/Waterloo Art Gallery and the Cambridge Art Gallery among others.  From 1991 to 1996 she opened her studio to the public as Lucinda Jones Printmaking in St. Jacob, Ontario.  She has owned and operated “My Custom Framer” on Albert Street in Stratford since November of 2002.  Her prints can be found in corporate and private collections worldwide.

The main themes in her artwork are transformation, growth and renewal. It is inspired by the texture, flow and energy in nature.  She explores these themes using the printmaking techniques of etching, drypoint, collagraph, woodblock and monoprint.

lucindajones@mycustomframer.ca

Tel: 519 272-9954

Location:
My Custom Framer 42 Albert St. Stratford, ON
Not Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 4pm


 

Studio 3
Mary Anne Dente BA, OCT

Having recently moved to Stratford from the GTA, I am thrilled to be part of the Stratford Studio Tour. I am an intuitive painter, responding to the landscape expressively to depict the vibrancy of nature and atmosphere of place. Acrylic tends to be my primary media, as it allows me to use texture and glazing to create a dynamic interpretation of my subject.

Instruction includes courses at Sheridan College, Central Technical Art School, Haliburton School for the Arts and Neilson Park Creative Centre. I enjoy teaching the creative process to children and adults. My work can be found at Cox & Ciccone Interiors Port Credit, as well as in private collections in the GTA, California, and New Zealand.

Tel: 416-710-1905

Location:
Stratford Tourism Alliance - 47 Downie Street, Stratford, ON
Wheelchair Accessible
OPEN: By Appointment.

Studio 4
Sara James

Sara James has chased tractors down narrow Italian roads and pursued flower sellers on bicycles through the crowded streets of Hanoi to capture a special moment. Led by her curiosity of these random encounters she creates something that stays with her and will stay with you. She invites you to step into her canvas and take the adventure with her.

Her expressive oil paintings are a colourful and slightly abstract representation of the people and places that she encounters.

Leaving BC, she now divides her life between Stratford, Ontario and Piemonte, Italy.

Her works hang in private collections around the world.

Tel: 519-801-6481

Location:
Sara James Studio - 34 Birmingham St. Stratford, ON
Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: Please call 519-801-6481 to arrange a studio visit.


Guest Artist Studio 4
Margarethe Vanderpas

Margarethe Vanderpas studied Fine Art at the University of Western Ontario in London and also has an Honours Art History Degree from Queen's University in Kingston.  She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibits and her work can be found in private and corporate collections.  She finds inspiration from many sources; the waters and limestone cliffs of the Bruce Peninsula and the shorelines of Lake Superior and Georgian Bay. Margarethe is fascinated by the powerful forces that have shaped the landscape and the effects that time and weather have had upon the earth's surface.

Margarethe is also a Signature Member of the Artists For Conservation (AFC) as of 2013.

www.margarethe-vanderpas.com
info@margarethe-vanderpas.com

Tel: 519-433-2840

Studio Tour Location:
Sara James Studio - 34 Birmingham St. Stratford, ON
Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: Please call, text or email to arrange a studio visit throughout the year in either Stratford or Lion's Head, Ontario.


 

Guest Artist Studio 4
Fred Hummel

Fred has always been interested in the visual arts and has been a practising artist since he was a young teenager.  He has experience as a painter, printmaker and potter, but in the last 26 years he has devoted most of his time to stone sculptor.  He was a teacher with the Haliburton School of the Arts, and both a teacher and art consultant with the Scarborough and Toronto District School Board.  He has participated in numerous group shows, art tours, and solo shows.  As a member of the Sculptors Society of Canada he regularly shows work at the Canadian Sculpture Centre and various other galleries.

www.fredhummel.com
fhummel@sympatico.ca

Tel: 416-464-0250

Studio Tour Location:
Sara James Studio - 34 Birmingham St. Stratford, ON
Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: Coldwater Studio Open by Appointment Only.


 

Guest Artist Studio 4
Angela Lorenzen

Angela Lorenzen has been showing and selling her paintings as a professional artist since 1993 and has painted full-time since 2009.  She is a self-taught artist with an academic and professional background in the biological sciences.  The subjects of her high-realism acrylic paintings range from Canadian landscapes and animals to still life and architecture.  Angela’s paintings have been exhibited at a number of art shows and sold both privately and in commercial galleries.

www.angelalorenzen.ca
angela@angelalorenzen.ca

Tel: 519-549-0052

Studio Tour Location:
Sara James Studio - 34 Birmingham St. Stratford, ON
Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: Please call or email to arrange a studio visit to Angela's studio in Thorndale throughout the year.


 

Studio 5 - University of Waterloo Atrium
Nancy Farrell

Honours Fine Art Degree from the University of Guelph in 1993.  Studied with Peter Kolsnyk, John Leonard, Steve Aimone.  22 1-2 person shows, 47 juried, 73 group, 33 awards.  Published in Expressive Painting.

Nancy has always been intrigued with exploring the endless potential of abstract painting with a special interest in landscape. She is not interested in sublime depiction but in memories and intuition of a changing land. For her, process is paramount, with layers of marks and colours reflecting the unknown and unseen.

www.nancyfarrell.com
nancy@nancyfarrell.com

Tel: 519-823-0836

Studio Tour Location:

University of Waterloo - Atrium - 125 St. Patrick St. Stratford, ON
Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: By appointment only. Please phone or email.


 

Studio 5 - University of Waterloo Atrium
Samantha Howarth

My approach can be identified as an art form based on research, an exercise in mapping a real or fictional world, where nature and our presence as humans interact.  My artwork explores identity as a construct of time and space, in sometimes surprising and playful ways.

I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo and worked with Ernest Daetwyler for several years, sculpting public art.  Past projects include permanent artwork display at All Things Tea, Kitchener, exhibition at Factory 163, Stratford and the Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto.  I currently teach visual art at Gallery Stratford.

www.samanthahowarth.com
samantha@samanthahowarth.com

Tel:

Studio Tour Location:
University of Waterloo - Atrium - 125 St. Patrick St. Stratford, ON
Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN:


 

Studio 6
Danielle O'Connor

Danielle’s home studio is nestled in the quiet Avon Ward neighbourhood in Stratford.  Since graduating from Georgian College’s Jewellery and Metals program with a post graduate study in goldsmithing, she has been inspired by the natural beauty of coloured gem stones, the ability to form, fabricate and texture metal and to create meaningful pieces of art that can be worn everyday.  With over twenty years of experience each one of her pieces are Canadian hand made and more often one-of-a-kind designs created for clients and galleries across Canada including the Art Gallery of Ontario.

www.danielleoconnorjewellery.com
danielleoconnorjewellery@yahoo.ca

Tel: 519-719-9315

Location:
46 Norman Street, Stratford, ON
Not Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: Open by appointment only.


 

Guest Artist Studio 6
Susan Garrington

A visit to Susan Garrington’s location allows you to enjoy both landscapes and florals.  Her paintings reveal the amazing diversity of life and beauty at the edges of parking lots, along fence lines and country roads, in fields and in forgotten corners of her garden.  The strength and vibrancy of Susan’s watercolours are fresh, joyful, captivating and uplifting.  These paintings reveal a creative imagination at play.

Tel: 519-471-0171Studio Tour Location:
Danielle O’Connor’s Studio - 46 Norman St. Stratford, ON
Not Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: My home studio is located in London at 14 Monmore Road, London Ontario. It is not wheelchair accessible. It is open by appointment.

Studio 7
Victoria Sanderson

Torrie Sanderson began fusing glass 10 years ago.  Quickly becoming addicted to experimenting with glass fusion, she now creates one-of-a-kind wall and window art, garden ornaments, home decor items, serving pieces, and glass jewelry.  Her creations are a combination of ancient fusing techniques, space-age technology, and artistic creativity.  Recently, a flame-working station was added to her studio, alongside her two kilns, giving her the opportunity to work with freeform designs which are evolving as she perfects new techniques.  Self-taught creator of unique hand-made jewelry and fused glass, Torrie can be found at the Mornington Rose Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Stratford, Ontario.  The Torrie S. Glass Studio is open daily by chance or appointment.

www.torriesdesigns.com
torriesdesigns@gmail.com

Tel: 519-275-2626

Location:
240 Mornington St. Stratford, ON
Not Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: Open most days 11 to 5 or by chance or appointment all year.  Closed  Mondays.  Please call or email from November to May.


 

Studio 8
Brenda Radford

Brenda Radford is a goldsmith designer who lives in Stratford and works in her own studio where she designs and makes custom jewelry and limited edition collections.  Her passion for this work is grounded in a fine arts education.  She acquired the skill to merge timeless design with trend in a subsequent fashion designing career.  Today her enthusiasm for creating meaningful jewelry for the individual thrives at Radford Studio where her jewelry designs are driven by the principles of fine art and tempered by fashion appeal and wearability.

www.brendaradford.ca
br@brendaradford.ca

Tel: 519-271-6226

Location:
29 Delamere Avenue Stratford, ON
Not Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: By Appointment. Please email, text or call 519-271-6226.


 

Studio 9
Kim McCarthy

Visit Kim McCarthy at her Studio Loft in one of Stratford’s newest neighbourhoods.  Discover how she uses the ancient medium of encaustic to create contemporary paintings.  One collector describes them as “magical wonderlands”.  After 30+ years of experience as an artist and arts educator, Kim continues to passionately share her love for the visual arts.  Check out how this “hot medium” is causing a lot of creative sizzle in Kim’s studio! Kim was one of three Canadian artists whose work was selected for publication in the book Encaustic Art in the Twenty-First Century, 2016.  Kim’s works are in numerous private collections.

www.kimmcc.com
kimmcc@rogers.com

Tel: 647-456-7002

Location:
Kim McCarthy’s Studio - 590 Forman Ave. Stratford, ON
Not Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: Studio Visits Welcome Year Round by Appointment. Please Call, Text or Email.


 

Guest Artist Studio 9
Jennifer Nicholson

Despite pursuing a BSc in Food Science from the University of Guelph,  I have always been creative through drawing and painting.  So when I took a night class through Conestoga College on Silversmithing back in 2004, I was hooked!  I have taken my drawing skills and created intricate pendants, earrings and bracelets by hand-cutting sheets of sterling silver, copper and titanium with a jeweller’s saw.   I ‘paint’ with fire, using my torch to skillfully heat-treat the titanium and copper resulting in stunning colours.  Nature is my favourite inspiration.  I sell my work at juried art shows across Ontario, as well as on my website.

www.justperfectdesigns.com
jpd@cyg.net

Tel: 519-595-4060

Studio Tour Location:
Kim McCarthy’s Studio - 590 Forman Ave. Stratford, ON
Not Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN:
Just Perfect Designs
Hand-cut sterling silver, titanium and copper jewellery
4060 Princess Street
Millbank, ON N0K 1L0

519-595-4060
Studio visits by appointment

 

Studio 10
FreightHouse Pottery
Sarah Van Norman & Hilary Fair

Sarah and Hilary met at pottery school in Haliburton in 2013.  By fall 2014, Hilary lured Sarah to Stratford to open a studio.  In February 2015, the two friends launched FreightHouse Pottery at the Stratford train station.  The only thing better than making pots is making pots with friends.

“POTTERY FOR THE PEOPLE”

Our mission statement was born out of a joke between us but, like most jokes, we have come to recognize the thread of truth it carries.  We aspire to make pretty, cheerful, handmade things.  We hope everyone who comes into our studio can leave with something that makes them happy.

www.freighthousepottery.com
info@freighthousepottery.com

Location:
The Train Station - 101 Shakespeare St. Stratford, ON
Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: By chance or appointment.


 

Guest Artist Studio 10
Tanya Szustaczek

Tanya is a local area photographer who has been taking pictures her whole life. Her photographs have appeared in Canadian Geographic magazine.

Tanya began her photographic journey in elementary school where she was introduced to photography.  She graduated college with a diploma in photography, and is constantly learning, experimenting and refining her craft. Photographically, she has done it all; studio, weddings, portraits, commercial, etc., but her true love is to capture nature, animals and the world around her, as she finds it. Tanya is also adamant about producing her work as it was shot with no special effects editing.

www.tanszshotsz.com
tanyasz@rogers.com

Studio Tour Location:
The Train Station 101 Shakespeare St. Stratford, ON
Not Wheelchair AccessibleOPEN: I can be reached through Instagram messaging @tanszshotsz or via email.


Studio 11
Paul Johnston

Aficionado of the midlife crisis - Paul Johnston has built a 900 square-foot studio to house the eclectic array of components needed to create his found object assemblage sculpture, reclaimed wood furniture and art clocks. From this studio, affectionately known as “The Plant”, he surreptitiously operates his company Broken Circus. It is an engine of creative upcycling and adaptive reuse, attempting to make a mark on the future of both art and design. It’s a little crazy in there, but if you take the time to explore his mindset and the process, you’re sure to come out with a better appreciation of the link between our future and our past.

www.brokencircus.com
paul@brokencircus.com

Tel: 519-301-0800

Location:
103 Frederick St. Stratford, ON
Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: By appointment only. Please call or email in advance.


 

Studio 12 Factory 163
Brad Jesson

Brad was born and raised in Stratford, and has practised his art on a full time basis since February of 2010.  He is completely self taught and has received no formal training.  Brad creates a wide variety of both functional and non functional glass art.

www.bradjessonglassart.com
bradjesson@gmail.com

Location:
Factory 163 - 163 King St. Stratford, ON
Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: By appointment, 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.


 

Studio 12 Factory 163
Martin McNenly

Stratford has a rich tradition and history of furniture building and Fallout Custom Furniture is glad to be a part of its present and future.  Martin McNenly is the sole proprietor, furniture designer and builder at Fallout Custom Furniture.  Using mostly hardwood and metal, Martin’s creations focus on the modern, industrial and mid-century aesthetics and, are built to last.  An additional focus is placed on live edge furniture using materials that are locally felled and milled, as well as repurposing materials from the past.  We are always excited about collaborating with clients that are looking for that special piece, custom made for your home or work and within your budget.

www.falloutcustomfurniture.com
falloutcustomfurniture@gmail.com

Tel: 416-427-3615

Location:
Factory 163 - 163 King St. Stratford, ON
Wheelchair Accessible

OPEN: Open by appointment Monday - Friday.


 

Studio 13 Junction 56 Distillery
Vivian Tserotas

Vivian’s love of fabric, texture and colour found its way into her work and has evolved over time to become what it is today. She enjoys pushing the limits of her medium by combining various materials to create unique pieces of art.  Vivian’s artwork can be distinguished by her signature use of vibrant colours, and the illuminating energy flowing from her stitches into whimsical swirls. These same elements are also recognized in her fused glass creations.  Vivian’s work is spontaneous and full of life allowing the viewer to experience her passion, enthusiasm and her laborious love for her art form.

www.artgalleryoflambeth.com
vmosaci@msn.com

Tel: 519-280-2644

Studio Tour Location:
Junction 56 Distillery - 45 Cambria St. Stratford, ON

OPEN: Personal Studio/Gallery
Tues-Fri 11-5pm, Sat 11-4
Art Gallery of Lambeth
2454 Main Street
London Ontario
N6P 1A9


 

Studio 13 Junction 56 Distillery
Brenda Morris-Colley

As a landscape and wildlife artist, it has always been a dream to explore wilderness areas and capture, on canvas, the pristine and unspoiled areas of the world. I want to increase awareness of natural environments that have to be preserved for wildlife habitat, historical significance and their importance for indigenous peoples. Truly wild frontiers are scarce; urban areas are expanding and encroaching on our natural environments.

I am very passionate about wildlife and habitat conservation. I support many conservation and animal rescue organizations through donations of art, such as Ducks Unlimited.

www.artgalleryoflambeth.com
Luv2paintpaws@yahoo.ca

Tel: 519-923-0250

Studio Tour Location:
Junction 56 Distillery - 45 Cambria St. Stratford, ON

OPEN: Personal Studio/Gallery
Tues-Fri 11-5pm, Sat 11-4
Art Gallery of Lambeth
2454 Main Street
London Ontario
N6P 1A9