When she moved to Caledon from Toronto ten years ago, Patty says she discovered the backdrops she never knew she needed.
“When you see the back of someone, you can write yourself into the story,” says Patty Maher, explaining why the women in her moody landscapes never show their faces. It’s just one of the tools the conceptual photographer uses to craft her fictional scenes. With a zeal for Photoshop and Lightroom, Patty works over every individual strand of hair, every blade of grass. The resulting images explore how women experience the natural world, while toying with what’s real and what’s imagined. When she moved to Caledon from Toronto ten years ago, Patty says she discovered the backdrops she never knew she needed. “I was not an artist until I moved here.” Limited edition prints in a variety of sizes on metal or framed in acrylic at pattymaher.com.
Agata WisniewskiMar 24, 2020 | | Artist in Residence
Agata replicates a flower’s delicate petals and crinkly layers, imbuing each image with what she calls “illumination from within.”
Anthony JenkinsJun 20, 2019 | | Artist in Residence
After moving to Mono in 2012, Anthony began writing and illustrating for this magazine.
Darlene HassallJun 20, 2016 | | Artist in Residence
Shelburne artist Darlene Hassall is well known for her abstract art and portraits.
Emilia PerriSep 18, 2018 | | Artist in Residence
Emilia Perri’s latest works evolved from a recent 375-kilometre canoe adventure on the Yukon River – a trip made possible by the Reed T. Cooper Visual Arts Award she received in 2016.
Margaret DerryJun 25, 2020 | | Artist in Residence
Margaret uploads her own photos as starting points, then reimagines the backgrounds and layers on “paint” using programs that mimic everything from brush strokes to pigment density.
Ricky SchaedeNov 20, 2018 | | Artist in Residence
Fascinated with the mysteries and origins of the universe, Ricky says, “It is my hope to reconcile scientific thinking with spiritual imagination.”