W. Allan Hancock | Artist Video Interview

Allan has richly experienced the worlds inhabited by the creatures he paints: the lakes, rivers and woodlands of Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Frequent family moves during his childhood and youth enabled countless field trips into the outdoors. The natural world became imprinted on his heart early, and deeply. 
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Nikol Haskova | Artist Video Interview

A particular fondness for crows started after the artist observed not only their intelligence, but determination and adaptability in adverse conditions as well. Nikol has photographed, interacted with and painted countless crows and other birds, at times assigning them human traits, finding a satisfying metaphor between the two.

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Laura Harris | Artist Video Interview

Laura’s paintings are described as beautifully imperfect, and have the ability to stir powerful emotions, speaking to an inner voice often ignored. Often large in scale with strikingly bold colours and texture, each piece offers discovery. Her process is rooted in memory and imagination, and her emotions are palpable. 
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Renato Muccillo | Artist Video Interview

Artist Renato Muccillo's landscapes have often been compared to those of Dutch masters and 19th Century English artists. However, Muccillo’s images remind us how frequently today’s landscape has been affected and appropriated by man and industry. We are mesmerized at first by the luxurious colours and near miraculous use of light but, on closer inspection, we notice the culvert, the pilings, the log booms, or the distant plume of smoke stacks. 
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Robert Genn (1936 - 2014) | Artist Video Interview

Honouring a lifetime of painting - Robert Genn (1936 - 2014) Robert Genn's formal training as an artist included the University of Victoria, the University of British Columbia and the Art Center School in Los Angeles, California. Recognized as one of Canada’s most accomplished painters, his work is well known internationally. 
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Robert P. Roy | Artist Video Interview

Québecois artist Robert P. Roy draws his inspiration in the works of realist as well as abstract painters.Quoted from his artist statement, "[His] influences go from the Fauves, Expressionists, Group of the Seven and Tom Thompson, Léo Ayotte, Marc Aurèle Fortin, to the contemporary artists like Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko, Richard Diebenkorn and Franz Kline. If the artist is successful in translating the inner emotion, it will allow for the creation of a unique, personal work and it will be felt by the observer. Once the painting is completed, there is nothing more to say: "it is the canvas that speaks".
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Donna Zhang | Artist Video Interview

In 1999, Diana accompanied a small group to a remote region of Tibet on an ecological trip whose goal was to preserve the habitat of an endangered monkey. Once within Tibet, she came into close contact with its indigenous peoples and was immediately struck by their strength, dignity and openness. 
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