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Q & A with Photographer, Kathy MacFarlane
Jul 5, 2021 | Featured Artist Q & A

Kathy MacFarlane is a Photographer living in Alliston. Kathy has been a SSAC member for 2 years.

Q. As an artist what is the medium you use? Do you ever combine mediums? Describe how or why you might do so.

Answer: I am a photographer and do not combine any mediums, but I print my photos on different mediums such as canvas or metal.

Q. When did you become an artist? Have you found this easy to say, "I am an artist"?

Answer: I do find it difficult to say I am an artist, photography is definitely art, but it can also be very documentary. It often depends on my mood, the light and the subject as to how artistically I shoot.

Q. Do you have a mentor or some special influence that has contributed to your growth in your artistic creativity? How has this or someone in particular influenced you? If this is a person are they also an artist?

Q & A with photographer, Diana Harding Tucker
May 10, 2021 | Featured Artist Q & A

Diana Harding Tucker is a professional photographer and multimedia artist. She has been a member of SSAC for 14 years and is located in Cookstown, ON.

Q. As an artist what is the medium you use? Do you ever combine mediums? Describe how or why you might do so.

Yes, I combine photography with painting. I also create sculptures with various materials. Often my work involves music. I make monochromatic Silver Gelatin Prints (made on cotton with real silver crystals in a gelatin surface). I also make Archival Pigment prints (100 cotton rag paper with archival pigment dyes). Both media are archival and last at least 70-100 years; however they should last indefinitely if properly maintained. Sometimes I paint on them using conte, charcoal, colour pencil, water colours and pastels. Some remain the original black and white. I also make chromogenic photographic prints. I create drawings as well. I also make musical instruments or use music in my artwork.

Q. when did you become an artist? Have you found this easy to say,"I am an artist"?

Q & A with Sumi-e artist Roslyn Levin
Apr 28, 2021 | Featured Artist Q & A

Roslyn Levin is sumi-e or Japanese brushstroke artist as well as a shodo or Japanese calligraphy artist. She lives in Shelburne with a studio in Orangeville at Dragonfly Arts on Broadway. She has been a SSAC member for about 20 years. 

We hope you are inspired to further your interests in the arts through this interview.

Feature Artist Interview with B.J. Thompson
Apr 6, 2021 | Featured Artist Q & A

We hope to inspire you, our readers, in furthering your own interest in the arts through meeting artists such as visual artist, BJ Thompson, in our Arts Talk Q & A interviews. BJ is located just outside of Beeton, ON and has been a member of SSAC for almost 25 years.

Q. As an artist what is the medium you use? Do you ever combine mediums? Describe how or why you might do so.

My main medium is acrylics but I really enjoy using oil where possible. I have also created many paintings with coloured pencil which gives an interesting result when combining all three. Collage, by adding pieces of material to a painting, is interesting and provides another new look to the piece.

Q. When did you become an artist? Have you found this easy to say,"I am an artist"?

I have been painting for as long as I can remember. I call my self an artist when I am showing my work in a gallery and meeting people. I am the artist and I am offering my paintings for sale at these times. When I am with my friends or just in my studio I am just having fun and doing what I enjoy.