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Reinalie Jorolan

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Reinalie was born and raised in Ozamiz City, Philippines. She first explored oil and acrylic paint on canvas through a group of local artists in the Philippines. As a community development worker, most of her artistic subjects are reflections of cultural diversity, local scenery and life in the local community. She came to Fort McMurray […]

Russell Thomas

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Russell Thomas is former politician turned interim executive director of Arts Council Wood Buffalo. Creatively driven, he writes almost every day on his Middle Age Bulge blog and often uses mind maps as a way of understanding systems and complex problems. He recently returned to doing watercolour portraits, a selection of which are featured on […]

Carmen Wells


Transplanted from Vancouver Island in BC, I have resided in Fort McMurray since 2011, and am still excited about the possibilities. I have shown various works in group shows at MacDonald Island Gallery, and am currently the PR Officer for the Wood Buffalo Artists Forum. I have a Graphic Design Diploma, and am an ongoing […]

Dave Martin


A Canadian citizen since '86, Dave's family moved to Alberta from Thatcher's England, when many collieries, steel works, and potash mines were shut. Dave Martin currently lives, teaches, writes and plays in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Dave has had the privilege of teaching Kindergarten, the  Life Skills Program and Music. Dave had the honour of being a […]

Claire Beaulieu

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  Claire Beaulieu- Antoine started doing art when she’s fifteen though poster making for Parks Canada in Northwest Territories in 1970s. Claire’s style of painting depicts mostly her experiences living on her family’s trap line regaining her native culture after her years of living in non-native foster homes. In 1990s, Claire moved in a little […]

Sonia Burke-Smith

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  Sonia " Sister So" Burke-Smith is originally from Montreal,Quebec but has spent most of her life travelling and living in the Canadian North. She now resides in Fort McMurray,Alberta with her family. She is a self taught Visual Artist and has participated in many shows since making her work public in 2009. She is […]

Chesco and Marie

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Excerpt from Chesco and Marie's Blog, Saturday,  4 May 2013 "Today is a storybook day, perfectly warm, slight calming breeze. The birds are zipping around outside, a bake sale is buzzing at the church next door, children running around getting grass stains on new jeans, Chesco is helping a friend with a project just next […]