Richard (Rick) Cline has a deep respect for nature and the land we live in. He grew up in Glenboro Manitoba, hiking, camping and hunting in the Spruce Woods area. As a child he was inspired by his mother’s artistic talents. Art started with drawing cartoons which changed to realistic drawing entered in local town fairs. Rick worked as a Game Warden for over thirty years in many areas of Manitoba including Riverton, Lynn Lake, Gillam and Virden. This provided Rick with an understanding of Manitoba’s wilderness and ecosystems. Rick comments now that he worked in and observed nature for many years, but through his paintings sees nature and wildlife more clearly and defined. Rick”s interest in art in his retirement has developed and evolved to his current style of classical realism. He currently lives with his wife Heather near Seven Sisters Falls. Besides his mother, Rick’s inspiration to create has come from the likes of Canadian Wildlife artists Robert Bateman, Terry Issac, as well as renaissance master artists like Rembrandt and da Vinci. Rick had the opportunity to attend Robert Bateman’s Master Artist Seminars in Oct. 2017. This once in a lifetime opportunity to explore Batemans ideas and techniques has increased Rick’s knowledge and ability. Rick enjoys art that shows a natural realistic image of the work being created. Through his art, he hopes to demonstrate to others the unique beauty of nature that he has been fortunate to experience and hold dear. Rick’s attention to details, respect, and love of the natural world is displayed in each of his paintings. Since retirement Rick has completed many paintings for family, fundraisers, and commissions for people around North America who appreciate his style and for those who request a painting.
A good day for Jane is a day in her studio, painting, reading about art, and
experimenting! Her daily routine begins with lighting a candle, making
strong coffee, and putting on some jazz.
Spring, summer and fall she’s painting in her veranda or walking at Lake
Winnipeg. Winter she’s in her studio on the Assiniboine River. Every day, in the forest and by the water, life lessons of birth, growth, death, and
renewal are inspirations to explore and paint.
Jane enjoys making both abstract and semi abstract art. She starts with
random mark making or writing a sentence or two on the blank canvas,
something she wants to tell the viewer. Then she builds up layers of paint,
often scraping back to reveal colors, images or words just hidden beneath
the surface. Acrylics and oil paint mixed with cold wax are favorite
mediums; large brushes, rubber scrapers and pointy sticks are favorite
tools. Nature, buildings, birds and animals, abstraction, landscape, color,
pattern are all words that describe her art.
Jane has participated in solo and group shows in Canada and the USA. Her art is in public and private collections.
More about Jane and her art can be seen online at www.janegateson.com, Jane Gateson Art (facebook) or on instagram. She is represented by Soul Gallery in Winnipeg and Poor Michael’s in Onanole, MB. Or come and visit her during the Boreal Shores Art Tour, or in her Winnipeg studio!
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