Catherine Farquhar is a professional artist who graduated from the fine arts department, drawing and painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Catherine taught Visual Arts in an Independent School for 15 years. She reaches the needs of her students and focuses on their needs and interests. She has provided "en plain air" sketching experiences leading students in exploring nature though art. Catherine recently provided visual arts programming for the Upper Canada Chorus. Catherine created One Sketchy Art Studio to share her knowledge and passion for art making to accommodate the creative needs and learning styles of children, teens and adults within her community.
Charitable and Recent Work
Catherine began working on portraits years ago for a friend who was fundraising to aid children who were suffering from the repercussions of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. Since completing these works for this charitable cause she has completed work and donated funds she raised to; Free the Children, a local Pony Club, CARD, World Vision, WWF, and Sick Kids Hospital. Most recently, Catherine is working on life studies focusing on muscles, bones and tendons. This body of work is being created for Integrated Training Studios. "I use charcoal and conte to illuminate the figure and muscles. I enjoy the tactile feeling of this medium as I move it over the paper". ~Catherine
Michelle LeBlanc Neumeyer
Ontario based artist, Michelle LeBlanc Neumeyer has been honing her skills in art, illustration and design for many years. A graphic design by trade, Michelle has taken her creative skills back to the studio to explore her duo personality where organized structure and diffused forms both exist.
Michelle’s current series of oil paintings explore an abstract gestural approach of cloud formations and Ontario landscapes. A style that is soft, light, and impressionistic. In her current series of mini chalk sketches of crystal abstracts which in contrast deplore a more regimented creative approach that depicts hard edges, angles and structure.
Inspired by nature and the universe that surrounds us, she explores the elements of everyday landscapes pushing visual boundaries. Through everyday struggles that life throws our way, she believes art is a way to finding beauty and joy in the chaos of life.