Meghan Sims was born in Kitchener Ontario in 1980 with a rare visual condition called Achromatopsia. Being an achromat, Sims carries a unique visual perception of the world around her. It is this perception that has shaped and become characteristic of her artistic style.
I used to spend a lot of time in Hamilton in the early 2000’s (there was a boy). Since then, I’ve only visited the city very sporadically, usually for concerts at Copps Coliseum, (which has since been renamed and is now First Ontario Centre), and The Casbah, or for art events at places like The Cotton Factory.
David Pattee is an Ottawa-based graphic designer., artist, maker, and musician. He combines all of those elements into his work. I met him and saw his work at RAW Toronto Verve in August and I was really fascinated with how different it was from any of the other art that was there that night.
Verve: enthusiasm or vigor, as in literary or artistic work; spirit, vivaciousness; liveliness; animation. There was a lot this in the air at The Mod Club in Toronto on August 26th. This was the third RAW show that I've attended, but my first one in the summer months.
The other day I pulled out the art prints that I acquired over the past year or so. They were securely packaged and had been living on a shelf in my closet. I had good intentions to get them all framed and hung a long time ago, but you know, sometimes you get sidetracked.
Meaghan Claire Kehoe is a Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo based painter, muralist and live painter. She is always busy with murals for office spaces, and commercial spaces with Starbucks ranking as her top client. She recently won the regional title of 2016 Toronto Champion for Art Battle Canada and has been taking projects live-painting for weddings and events.
Artist Diana Elisabeth Åström came to Sweden when she was 9 months old. She was raised by her adoptive parents in a small town in the north called Skellefteå. When she finished high school, she moved to Oslo Norway and has been living there for the past eight years.
Natasha Jade is a travel inspired commission artist based in East London. She graduated from Sussex University with a degree in Mathematics (BSc). After doing a degree which was not particularly inspiring to her she was determined to make a living out of doing something that stimulated her creatively and gave her immense pleasure and satisfaction.