Art in the Municipal Building
July – October
Artwork by Julie Denneny
“Nature is good for the soul. Through my work, I try to connect the outside to your inside. Be it a green and gold landscape in oils or the wildlife of Ontario in pastel on board or paddles. I invite you to listen to the crickets with me and enjoy watching the blowing grasses, the ever-changing sky or some sweet little living being just looking to exist!”
As a trained Graphic Artist & Marketing professional Julie Denneny’s career in small advertising agencies allowed her the experience and confidence to take on an entrepreneurial undertaking at the age of 28. Hands on creative adventures included making ottomans, decorating and planning events, home renovations as well as classes in stained glass and metal forging. A love of oil painting developed after taking a few lessons where she had previously only used acrylics. As a reintroduction to producing fine art Julie submitted a piece into the Elora Tarot Card Project and has since often taken brush to canvas using her own photography as reference and more recently Julie has been drawing a series of woodland animals with charcoal and pastel on wood panels and paddles.
Art in the Lobby of Groves Memorial Hospital
July – October
Susan Thorning grew up in Elora. After an absence of 40 years, she returned to retire there in 2013. A painter in oils and watercolour for 25 years, she began making monotype and collagraph prints several years ago under the tutelage of Eva McCauley.
“I enjoy printmaking because the planning and execution of the plate is very calculated and the result usually unanticipated. The printing press intervenes between the creative act and the print on paper, adding magic to the resulting image.
Inspiration for my work is found in nature, light and especially colour, but also frequently from human creations.”