The Paintbrush BLOG
Embracing diversity in visual arts and crafts

The Paintbrush BLOG

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Each month a new BLOG entry will be presented in this space. 

Stories will include interviews with our local artists who

exhibit their creative work in The Guelph Artisans, or other

stories on topics of interest to GCAA members.

Please click on the blue highlighted links below.



June, 2021 

Local artist Irene Kunhegyi has won awards for her work at several Ontario competitions by “doing her thing”.  In fact, she acknowledges something that most artists know, that sometimes paintings do what they want and not what we want them to do. So just what inspires this Hungarian-Canadian woman?


May, 2021  

The felting of wool is a practice that has existed in Central Asia and parts of Europe for thousands of years.  Flashing forward, anyone who has ventured into the Guelph Artisans in the Old Quebec Street Shoppes has seen the beautiful fabric pieces and felt work of local award-winning fabric artist Heather Nagel.  Heather’s panels, felt pieces and felted jewelry are popular items in the store – but what is Heather’s trick to working this ancient art?


April, 2021  

Chris Nasager is a local master cabinet maker who trained in a small village in Denmark.  Among many projects, Chris has been involved in a number of community-based events and wood turning competitions, producing skillfully produced works of art that are functional and beautiful.  But did you know that Chris and his work has even been celebrated in an Alberta museum?


March, 2021  

Painting with other local artists has always been a pleasure for Guelph artist Liz Hansen. You will see Liz’s paintings at local exhibitions from time to time and her work displayed at the Guelph Artisans is very popular. But wait… Liz has begun to explore a new and exciting creative style!