LAWN's members work in a variety of media and each has their own story and approach to their artwork.
Membership is open to all artists living in Western Newfoundland and to any individual in Western Newfoundland who has an interest in the Visual Arts.
Alli is a visual artist based in Newfoundland & Labrador. She was born and raised in southern Ontario and moved to Corner Brook in 2001. She now splits her time between her homes in Corner Brook, Exploits Islands, and on Fogo Island. Alli's multi-disciplinary art practice focuses on her sense of place and her connection to nature. She works with watercolour, printmaking and textiles.
Born Jamaica 1941. Settled in Corner Brook, Nfld. 1976. Jamaica Scholar 1960. BFA Reading Univ., Eng. 1964. MA (Art Education), NSCAD, 1986. Ohio State Fellowship 1987. Ph.D. Ohio State Univ., 1991. Solo and group shows in Jamaica, & Nfld. Marion McCain Show Beaverbrook Gallery. Solo shows RCA Gallery, Eastern Edge, & Christina Parker Gallery, St. John's, Nfld., Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, Nfld.
Anne LeMessurier is a visual artist whose explorations of the mountains, trails and waters of Western Newfoundland strongly influence her artwork. She is inspired by her province’s natural beauty and most of her paintings take their subjects from the outside world. Anne is primarily self-taught but has been influenced by many visual artists including her mother and daughter. Since retiring from her job as General Manager of Marble Mountain Ski Resort in 2010 she has been devo
Charlotte Jones has exhibited her work in group and solo exhibitions in Great Britain, Ireland, France, Japan, the United States, India and Canada since 1986. Her work is included in such public collections as the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Ontario; The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Newfoundland and Labrador; Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Occidental College, Los Angeles; the University of New Brunswick Arts Centre, Gros Morne
Chris Short is a multidisciplinary artist whose studio art practice is largely community focused and collaborative in nature involving the creation of interactive art installations exploring issues surrounding climate change and environmental sustainability, colour and sound, the multifaceted nature of play, labeling, narrative, identity, subversion, and hidden agency.
I like to surround myself with change-makers who are striving to make the world more beautiful. I am a passionate Graphic Designer and Lettering Artist who loves collaborating with these change-makers and bringing their stories to life. I believe that design is a key factor in creating impact. Have an idea that will make the world more beautiful? Let's chat.
He received a diploma at NBCD in New Brunswick. He has experimented taking pictures of everything in his life: people, places and things. I am fascinated by the idea that through a single image one can express several different emotions, reflect beliefs and opinions or simply project the true personality and soul of a person. I like to produce professional, artistic photographs that capture beautiful moments, places, people and events that evoke feelings and thoughts.
I moved to Newfoundland 40 years ago. Having grown up on the prairie of Southern Manitoba where the landscape and the sky are open and inviting, I found Newfoundland mysterious & its mountains sometimes intimindating. I soon found that same wildness beautiful.When we moved here from Ontario, we made a point of exploring our new province end to end. I took up rug hooking as a way to rest from the physical activity & transfer my appreciation of the landscape into something tangible.
Gaayathri Sukantha Murugan is a fourth-year interdisciplinary visual arts student from Chennai, India, studying at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus. Her art practice ranges from painting, digital art, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. Focusing on her struggles with mental health and depression, she uses art to represent different facets of her life, personality, and intersectional identities.
Originally from Corner Brook, NL. Gloria & her husband now reside in Port au Port, NL , overlooking beautiful St. Georges Bay. “My watercolour paintings are inspired one way or another by the rugged landscapes and seascapes of Western NL . I try to use light, texture, watercolor and bold ink strokes to capture my art with a semi abstract expression” Connecting with the artistic community, Gloria serves on the Board of Directors for the Bay St .George Artists Association.
Jane Reagh has an MFA from Parson’s School of Design in NYC, a BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax, and a BA from the University of King’s College in Halifax. She has lived and painted in Canada, the US and Europe, and most recently in Corner Brook, NL. She has taught painting in the Fine Arts Department at Memorial University, Grenfell Campus, and in the Corner Brook School system.
Jean (Haliburton) Wills (BFA nscad) was born in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and now lives in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. Jean works in various painting and drawing media. She is a re-emerging artist, now having the time to devote to the discipline of art.
Jessica Hefford is an interdisciplinary artist from Buchans, Newfoundland with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook. However, before this Jessica lived in Buchans NL, where she was born in the year 2000. Due to living in this small community, she grew up close to nature, which still influences how she looks at the world today and her practice while producing art.Along with plants, mushrooms influence Jessica’s work tremendously.
Kellyann Henderson is a Southern U.S artist living and working in traditional Mi’kmaw territory known to settlers as Newfoundland. She is an interdisciplinary artist blurring the lines between art and life through an embodied practice consisting of long-distance cycling and reciprocity for materials. Living is art when you are a poor person because it employs all the creativity in a body to make the things one needs.
Kent Jones received his BFA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a post-graduate degree from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London, England. He has exhibited his paintings, prints and drawings in solo, group and juried exhibitions worldwide since 1971.
Lori Deeley is an artist, art therapist and art educator based in Kippens, Newfoundland. Lori earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts/Art Education from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. She has lived and painted in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. In 2001, Lori and her young family moved to the Bay St. George area of Newfoundland to begin her teaching career.
Margie’s art has been greatly influenced by growing up in a small Newfoundland community, surrounded by ocean, dependent on the fishery and also rich in history, culture and family tradition. Having a deep connection to where she is from has guided her to this point in her life that is filled with passion and love for art that she feels is her way of sharing that connection.
Peggy has always lived in Newfoundland, from the interior of the island dominated by big skies and lakes to communities nearer the sea. Open spaces and water remain important. Inspiration comes best from experiences and the blending of the visual with the feel of an object or scene. After a period painting with acrylics, she now focuses entirely on painting on silk. Silk painting has been transformative. This medium allows a creative output that feels original and personal.
Sam, is an Interdisciplinary Artist and Event Photographer from Port Aux Basques, NL. Textiles, Photography, Typography, Installation and Performance are just a few of the mediums that she has convoluted into what she considers her eccentric art practice. Her practice revolves around her interests in physical and mental health, body positivity, and idiosyncratic empowerment. She uses personal experience to convey, along with her aspiration to communicate with others.
Shannon Ann Coyle is an artist residing in The Bay Of Islands, Newfoundland & Labrador. She lives in a wonderful house by the sea with her husband, two cats & dog. Shannon works primarily in granite, and portraiture is her passion. She is a graduate of Goddard College, Plainfield Vermont, where she studied drawing and painting.
Tessa May holds a Batchelor of Fine Arts degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her etchings focus primarily on scenes of coastal communities of the North East of Scotland, where she grew up, and Western Newfoundland where she now lives. Her paintings show an interest in the same coastal areas, with an emphasis on the sky and water. In addition to her more recognizable subject matter, Tessa experiments with colour, materials and abstraction.
Tiffany was raised in rural Botwood Newfoundland, and grew up surrounded by an artistically minded community. It is only after she left for art school that she realised how much of an influence it truly had. Family and friends, too, fostered a love of textiles, painting, drawing, and crafts in her and she loves the community she has found within the arts. She enjoys live theatre, writing stories, and buying every mirror she sees at thrift stores.
Largely self-taught with guidance and influence from critical but supportive mentor artists, I have been creating as long as I remember. As a child, mixing crayons to create the color I wanted, to the continuing journey in my now senior years as a mother and lover of the earth. My work is generally a reaction to the natural world with personal intimate insight and observance of place and time which includes great curiosity. My aboriginal roots are grounded in this and is the path I intend to con