Digital Artists and Photographers on the Oxford Studio Tour

Good morning and welcome to the day before the tour!  It is a rainy Friday, with not much promise of sunshine for the weekend.  Let’s face it, your best option for brightening up your weekend is a fun trip with a few of your favourite people to see all kinds of art!

Our last featured media are probably the least messy and the youngest of the lot.  Photography has been with us for over a century and a half, but digital art is as new as it gets, blossoming with the computer age.  Digital art can be created with software from scratch (much like painting with a brush), it can be mathematically based, or it can be photography based, which is why these media have been put together.  Sometimes people even create digital art and then use that as their reference for painting!

Check these artists out:

Bruce Hartley   Hartley B 1sm

at Location #17

Fine art photography reflecting a passion for travel.  “See the world through my lens”.





Edser Thomas

at Location #16

Photographic art with a unique perspective.




Butterflire, digital, fractal, Lianne ToddLianne Todd

at Location #3

Vivid watercolours and digital art reflecting nature’s patterns with depth and unique vision.

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This concludes our series of guides to studio tour artists according to the media they use.  If this is your first encounter with these guides, be sure to have a look at the others in the blog.  Along with each artist listing, their Location numbers are each linked to an individual map.  A summary of all artists by location is also available.  You may wish to find them on the entire map of the tour, and plan accordingly.  If you are familiar with the tour, maybe try visiting some locations you’ve never been to before.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

See you tomorrow and Sunday, 10 to 5 pm.  Admission is FREE!  Look for the red signs and sometimes red flags.


Ink Artists on the Oxford Studio Tour

We are almost there.  Tomorrow is Friday!

There are some artists on the tour who use ink as one of their primary media or to complement it.  These are their names and locations:

Kristi Osinga  OsingaKristi1sm

at Location #15

A complement of watercolour and natural colours including coffee and walnut ink on canvas and paper.



Bunny Warner

at Location #11

Realistic and detailed drawings rendered with pen and ink, graphite and watercolour.  Commissions welcome.



vitawilliamson2Vita Williamson

at Location #10

Archival, India and alcohol ink pieces inspired by people and places in Ontario.




Tabitha Verbuyst  verbuyst3

Mystery, vibrancy, beauty and emotion expressed through ink, watercolour and oil works.





Be sure to catch tomorrow’s post featuring the digital artists and photographers!

Don’t forget that you can look at or print out an entire Google Map of the tour and figure out your best route between the ones that interest you the most.  If you have a brochure, you could just draw your route right on there!

Oil Painters on the Oxford Studio Tour

Only a few types of media left in our series of guides to help you plan your personal tour.  Good thing, because it starts in two days!

Here are the oil painters featured this year:

groulxCathy Groulx O.S.A.

at Location #17

Realistic oil paintings on canvas. Studio in home open all year, with commissions welcome.




Susan Fenlonfenlon-jpeg-02

at Location #15

Vibrant impressionistic paintings inspired by the landscapes and people of here and abroad. Commissions welcome.




Frankie Armitage  frankie armitage

at Location #7

Original paintings in acrylic and oil in a variety of styles and subject matter.



Tabitha Verbuyst  verbuyst3

at Location #5

Mystery, vibrancy, beauty and emotion expressed through ink, watercolour and oil works.




Again, some of these artists work in other types of media as well, and may be in the company of other artists at their location.  Mapping out your own tour with these posts to help you can be a fun part of the experience, and you can always add stops in between or afterward to complete your day trip.

Two more posts to go!

Jewellery artists on the Oxford Studio Tour

As the week is passing its midpoint and the weekend beckons us, we present our fifth installment of artists featured by the media they work in.

Jewellery can be a lovely way to bring the beauty of art with you wherever you go.  If this is what you are looking for, allow us to guide you:

Beginning at Location #8, we have several!

Janet Whittington whittington3

Timeless artisanal jewellery using precious metal clay, 24 k gold, sterling silver and semi-precious stones.



Maggie Robinson mrobinson1

Fibres, beads and paint – a day without creating is like a day without sunshine.




Lesley Penwill lpenwill

Wire jewellery in exciting configurations of semi-precious stones,  hand textured metals and  beautiful beads.


Then, at Location #5,

Judy Feskunjfeskun1

Sterling silver and copper wire jewellery.




But of course, you won’t want to end your tour there… that’s only two stops!  Stay tuned this week for more guidelines (even better, hit that follow button!) and be sure to have a look at our previous posts this year.

Encaustic, Mixed Media, and Collage work featured on the Oxford Studio Tour

This is our fourth installment of artists grouped according to the media they work in.   While these particular artists don’t all work in the same media, they do all incorporate more than one medium in their work!

At Location #7, we find

Heather MacIntosh, A.O.C.A.  macintosh2-jpg

A painting style that walks the edge between representational and abstract.





Linda Yeoman  yeoman

Unique gourd sculptures retaining organic integrity and mixed media washi & vintage collages.



Heading further south brings us to

Jared Smith  jaredsmith2

at Location #5

Mixed media landscapes and satire on weathered wood and metal.


And then, with perhaps a few stops in between, back north to


Gracia Wassink

at Location #2

Unique mixed media and encaustic art canvases – hidden layers, textures and depth.



Remember, no matter how you choose to do the tour, you’ll probably find something that you love.