Local artist, Michelle Salter's newest works are in encaustic, also known as hot wax painting. This is a very old method of painting and is done by adding coloured pigments to beeswax and applying the hot wax to a prepared board or canvas. In Michelle's work she uses a combination of beeswax, damar resin and oil paint. Michelle likes the encaustic medium for its luminous colours, its lustre and its highly textured surface, all of the qualities visible in the two works shown here.
Thomas Aitken and Kate Hyde brought us some wonderful new work this week. Shown here are three beautiful miniature plates and bowl, thrown by Thomas and decorated by Kate. We also have vases in a variety of sizes decorated with Kate's signature tulips and clothes lines.
Village Studios has been selling Canadian contemporary fine art and craft in Stratford, Ontario for over thirty years. We represent craftspeople from across Canada and artists from the immediate area. We also do custom picture framing.
The artist's work we show on this site is all available in the
store. Many of the artists have their own websites which
you can view by accessing the links. Please contact the
store for more information on any of our artisans or for
information on purchasing.
Part of our business is Custom Picture Framing. With over thirty years of experience as a Certified Custom Picture Framer I am able to help you with all your framing needs. All work is done on the premises with the exception of Plaque Mounting which we send out. A degree in Art History and a sound knowledge of conservation framing methods means that you can trust us with all of your artwork no matter what the requirements. We treat all of your pieces with the utmost care from the moment you come in for a free consultation to the time when you pick up your completed work. For more information visit us in the store or call 519 271-7231