Exhibiting Artists

Joyce Frances Devlin

Location: Main Hall, Burritt’s Rapids Community Hall

Artist’s Statement: My work has taken many different directions over the years, from portraiture to metaphorical and decorative pieces. I return to simple landscapes again and again as they keep my purely imaginative work enriched with details, forms, patterns, textures, and shapes found in the surrounding countryside and in my gardens.

The large paintings are an expression of my time and energy spent creating these gardens. I have planted hundreds and hundreds of trees, shrubs, and perennials. There is no order in the sequence of the paintings represented here. Nor am I orderly in the way I work in my gardens, which are just three dimensional paintings, made with earth and plants. The gardens weave in and out of the white ash, buckthorn, and cedar bush. I weave in and out, changing and altering, pulling out, putting in, over and over to make it feel right, as I do with paint.

Notes: Ms. Devlin will be exhibiting a selection of her work in preparation for her solo show at the end of May, held in her studio in Burritt’s Rapids

Contact: Joyce Frances Devlin, 269-4458  joycefrancesdevlin@gmail.com

Joyce Frances Devlin

Dave Dunn

Location: Rideau Woodland Ramble (RWR), 7210 Burritt’s Rapids Rd., Merrickville (Burritt’s Rapids)

Description: Garden and wildlife painting

Artist’s Statement: I am inspired by nature and how we see and experience all it has to offer. I seek to express that experience through a mix of expressionism, impressionism and magic realism.

Contact:  (613) 258-3797  info@www.rideauwoodlandramble.com  www.facebook.com/rambleboy   david.dunn@hotmail.ca

Dave Dunn Artist

Susan Foley Floorcloths

Location: Foyer, Burritt’s Rapids Community Hall

About:  When I first discovered painted canvas floorcloths, I was an antiques dealer in Montreal during the 80’s & 90’s.  I filed the idea away and satisfied the art itch by integrating decorative painting techniques into my business and decorating services with great results.

My move to Ontario in recent years presented a “carpe diem” moment as I downsized my antiques business and chose to enter full-on painting floorcloths. I paint cloths and offer workshops to the public. It’s art you can walk on.

Contact:  (613) 269-4309  www.susanfoleyfloorclothes.com  susanfoley460@gmail.com

Susan Foley Floocloths


Debbie Alexander

Location: Lower level, Burritt’s Rapids Community Hall. Studio entrance: north side, by the mailboxes

About: Deb is a passionate artist who enables children of all ages to express themselves through various mediums. For the past eight years, Alexander has been teaching youngsters to sculpt, paint, sketch, draw, woodwork and create.

“Everyone has the capacity to be an artist,” said Alexander. “Life plays a big part in the path you follow.”

Inside Ottawa Valley article

Contact:  dalexander@ripnet.com

Jayne Couch Molony

Location: The Old Church, 25 Centre St., Burritt’s Rapids

Artist’s Statement: ‘Inside the Paintbox’ is a behind the scenes look into Jayne’s studio, offering a rare glimpse into her creative process. Abiding with traditional academic methods and practices in oil painting to create striking contemporary imagery.

Contact:  http://jcouchmolony.com/about/

Jayne Couch Moloney’s “Inside the Paint Box”

Tracy Kerr

Location: Foyer, Burritt’s Rapids Community Hall

About: Burritt’s Rapids is home and where I pursue my photography business while still working full-time in Ottawa. Living adjacent the Rideau Canal many hours are spent on the river and my camera is never far out of reach. I love being in the natural outdoors and wildlife photography is my passion. Broad landscapes, the rolling sea, a soaring eagle… In truth, I love it all, beauty is everywhere, one merely needs to look.

Contact: Elements Photography  www.tracykerr.ca

Tracy Kerr Elements Photography

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