Specs on Pearl
414 Pearl Street
2090 James St
425 Brant St,
View Amanda's work at Specs on Pearl
Amanda grew up just outside of Caledonia Ont. in a small community called Black Heath. She was inspired young by her rural surroundings and country landscapes that drew her imagination to drawing, creating and painting. After high school Amanda pursued her passion of working with children and became a full time nanny while supporting herself through school and graduated with a diploma in Child and Youth Studies.
She then continued her passion and love for art while working with troubled youth by creating artistic therapeutic programs and inspirational murals in the local Dundas Youth Centre.
Amanda’s passion for painting and creating took her to taking landscape, mixed media and pottery classes at Dundas Valley School of Art which then turned into her joining the full time Art Foundations program which she completed in 2012.
Amanda continues to juggle both passions of working with children and art while she is currently a teacher’s assistant at DVSA while also teaching art at an Ancaster Montessori School. She hopes to complete her BA at McMaster University to continue on her artistic journey while bringing her creative passions with her.
View Megan's work at Martindale Dental
Megan Rae is a Hamilton-based painter/illustrator born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She completed her arts education at Sheridan College Institute of Advanced Learning and Technology receiving an Advanced Diploma in Visual and Creative Arts. Rae had her first solo show in 2011 at The Twisted Fish in Port Dover and has exhibited works in and around Hamilton. Recent exhibits include McMaster Innovation Park (Hamilton) and The MOD Club (Toronto). Rae also runs a Hamilton-Based Underground Arts and Culture Magazine featuring local and international Surrealistic Artists.
View Nikkole's work at Looney Tunes
Nikkole LeBrun is a young, enthusiastic Canadian artist. She was born in 1990, in Oakville, Ont. and later moved to Toronto in her 20’s to pursue her art career. She currently spends her days working as an artist, and a sales consultant at an art store. With no formal training in the arts, Nikkole is purely self-taught. She left school at the age of 16 and began to work and travel, allowing her to meet and learn from different artists around the world. Through this she has learned to push her limits, while developing new techniques which contribute to the overall impact of her work.
Painting mostly in acrylic and specializing in portraiture, a distinct style sets her apart from the rest with the use of bright colour and contemporary bold lines. With simplicity as the main focus, her work portrays an emotion which allows the viewer to appreciate and connect with life in its simplest form.
While simplicity is quite evident in her paintings, Nikkole also likes to explore the more technical, complex side of portraiture. She specializes in photo realistic graphite drawings as well. She enjoys challenging herself to achieve the exact likeliness of an individual. Her drawings very bold and powerful with the use of heavy contrast.
In just 3 years of showing her work publicly, Nikkole has exhibited in numerous established art walks and galleries in Toronto and surrounding areas. Over the next few years she is looking to expand friendships, her portfolio, show repertoire and audience. She will be travelling Canada in the summer, in hopes of widening her market and making a lasting impression on the future of Canadian art.