Cheryl Tuck Tallon

Having been exposed to the florist industry while working in her parents’ flower shops, Cheryl developed an appreciation for floral design, and this later translated into her art on canvas. Her first media was live flowers where she was successful in several floral design competitions. She then moved to oils, acrylics and watercolor and her subject matter includes landscape, abstracted landscape, florals and abstract inspired from nature. Vivid colors combined with interwoven patterns are used to express a unique perspective of her subject matter. With her intricate detail of flora or fauna she imbues the pulse of the living being.

While primarily a self-taught artist, she is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and holds a Certificate of Art and Design. She instructs classes on composition and perspective at the University of Saskatchewan. Cheryl owned a fine art gallery at Christopher Lake and Northside for many years.

Cam Forrester

As a former Architectural Draftsman and retiree from 30 years in the golf industry as Golf Professional and Club Manager, Cam has painted for over 20 years, taking it up full time in 2017.

Cam does most of his painting and sketching outdoors. He has painted from mountaintops in the Yukon, carried a 50-pound pack on his back, hiked and painted in streams, painted under tarps in the snow under the watchful eye of Bald Eagles. He has painted sunrises and sunsets from boats and canoes in the spectacular Saskatchewan landscape. “It’s not just about the paint, it’s the sheer joy of being in the moment and having the ability to capture the wild outdoors on canvas.” Cam has facilitated numerous workshops, solo and group shows.

He is a member of the Men Who Paint, a group of five painters who began painting together in 2007. Inspired by the work and adventurous spirit of the early Canadian painters, the Men Who Paint have a preference for painting outside. The combined artistic experience of the group offers a unique diversity and their collective dynamic thrives on each individual’s passion for finding expression through interpretation of not only their Saskatchewan home but landscapes across Canada.

Dawn Rogal

Since January of 2008 Dawn has worked as a printmaker incorporating her background in fiber work to make unique prints that are stitched, quilted, and embellished by hand. Today Dawn continues to insist that she is a printmaker although she works almost exclusively in the 3D realm of sculptural fiber art. Dawn’s work is created from fabric, threads, found items and often too many sequins. She incorporates traditional embroidery, printmaking, and dyeing techniques in constructing her pieces. Dawn is strongly influenced by natural history, both real and imagined.

Dawn recently moved back to her hometown, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan after living in the United States for 15-years. She is a mom to two kids and a wife to an incredibly supportive husband.  She is proud of her prairie roots.

Kathy Bradshaw

Kathy Bradshaw is a Saskatoon-based artist who works with a range of subject matters in oil and encaustic. Since receiving her B.F.A. with great distinction from the U. of S. in 2005, she has self-directed through workshops with local and international artists, an artist mentorship, artist retreats and solo and group exhibitions across Canada.  Bradshaw has won several awards for her landscape work and animal portraiture and was named a “Saskatchewan Artist to Watch in 2019” for Sask Galleries.  In 2020-21, Kathy will be participating in two two-week artist residencies…one with top American encaustic artist, Michael David and the other at Chateau Orquevaux in France.  Currently represented by galleries in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan, her paintings are part of collections throughout Canada and around the world.

Expressive mark-making, colour, texture and light all play a powerful role in Bradshaw’s art.  She favors oil for its buttery texture and juicy strokes and encaustic for its unpredictable and mysterious nature. Using a layered approach, Bradshaw adds further richness, history and content to her highly-textured luminous works using oil sticks, charcoal, pastels, inks, tar, shellac and gold leaf.

Most of Bradshaw’s paintings are inspired by her travel experiences in Canada and afar with a current emphasis on the power of space in the northern landscape and animal portraiture. Equally fascinated and haunted by the vastness of the prairies and the solitude of the forest, she strives to convey the landscape as a form of escape and a means to spiritual growth and well-being. Similarly seduced by animal forms for their emotional and symbolic connections, she strives to capture their “inner landscapes” through gaze and gesture.  But whether it’s a portrait, landscape or still life, at the heart of each work is Kathy’s sensitive observation, her emotional response to the subject before her and a deep passion for painting.

Ken Wilkinson

Ken Wilkinson has been a potter and ceramic artist in Saskatchewan for over 30 years. He is known as one of the province’s best “throwers,” creating exquisite bowls, tea pots and goblets. Ken also does larger work such as ceramic tables and pedestals.

A university art school ceramics class in 1974 and exposure to some the famous ceramists of the day conspired to interrupt Ken’s studies in engineering and computer science. His scientific studies coupled with an inquiring mind and a need to understand “how things work” have informed his life and work as a potter.

Ken’s work is amazingly eclectic, accomplished, spontaneous and controlled. His work has shown across Western Canada in exhibitions, galleries, craft shops and craft show’s. His work has been shown in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Lloydminster, Edmonton, Calgary, Banff, Jasper and Invermere B.C. as well as Cheongju, Korea.

Ken has designed and built his own kilns, equipment, and studios. His fascination with clay has led him to explore many of the possibilities open to those who choose the life of a potter. Ken has become a master of his craft whose work varies from coffee cups to furniture to wall murals. He designs, creates, markets, teaches, learns, collaborates, and advocates for Fine Craft.

“There is absolutely no way to be bored” says Ken. “Stay Tuned to see what comes next.”