The Artists

Anne Labelle-Johnson

“I capture a moment of beauty in nature so that it will last forever.”

 

 In her watercolour paintings, Anne emulates the delicacy and gracefulness of the flowers she paints and her brush strokes give vitality to lush gardens and fresh plants.  Occasionally, under a leaf or behind a blossom, you will find a kitten enjoying the solitude of a beautiful place in which to ponder.   

Creatively, Anne brings together two elements of nature which are close to her heart. 

Anne was born in Toronto, but grew up on a farm in Green River and moved to Oshawa in 1968.   

A long time member of the Oshawa Art Association, she has studied Watercolour with artists in Durham Region, Haliburton School of Fine Arts and Palm Beach County, Fla. 

Her paintings have been accepted in juried shows with the Oshawa Art Association, the Palm Beach Watercolour Society and the Delray Art League, where she won second place honors in the watercolour division. 

Anne is the newly elected President of the Oshawa Art Association,  and is a member of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Durham West Arts Centre and the Whitby Station Gallery.

Anne’s paintings can be found in homes in Toronto, Durham Region, Montreal, England, Scotland, Boca Raton and Delray Beach.

Tony Johnson

 

 

Many of Tony’s paintings and works reflect his unique sense of humour and the more human side of people.  

Working in watercolour and oils, Tony is constantly taking these mediums into new directions.  A versatile artist, his work is representational and he is noted for generous use of bright, vivid colours.  Tony also specializes in watercolour portraits. 

Tony’s first series of prints, “The McLaughlin Collection”, featuring Col. Sam McLaughlin’s life, “A Century of Chevys”,  “Keep on Truckin” and “Corvette Connection” have been successfully received by the public.  The second series of prints “Johnson’s Jovials” are a set of four scenes depicting a nostalgic and humorous slice of  life. 

In July 1997, Tony won a national competition promoted by the City of Oshawa to paint one of the “Downtown Murals”, depicting Lakeside Park at the turn of the century.  The mural is 22’ x 22’ and can be viewed at the corner of Celina and Bruce Streets.  In 1999 Tony competed and won the honour of painting a second mural in Oshawa depicting the 75th Anniversary of the City, on the corner of Simcoe and John.  In 2001 he completed his third mural entitled Camp X on the side of the P.U.C. building on Metcalf Street. 

Tony was born June 13th, 1946 in London, England and moved to Whitby, Ontario when he was ten.  His formal training includes classes at the University of Windsor and Haliburton School of Fine Art.  

Tony’s paintings and prints have been exhibited in the McLaughlin Gallery, Parkwood Museum, and are in personal collections across Canada and the U.S.  Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Hilary Weston and Minister of Heritage, Sheila Copps, have been presented with his prints.  The “Century of Chevys” original watercolour was accepted in the “Art of the Automobile” Competition and was on display in Montreal and Toronto.