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Nine new faces appearing at the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival 2012

The Buckhorn Fine Art Festival is pleased to introduce nine artists who will be making their debuts at this year’s show.

Presenting a variety of media and styles, these superbly talented new artists will add even more diversity to the already well-rounded group of exhibitors.

Margarete Brunner is a retired teacher and accomplished photographer whose work shows a sensitive understanding of nature and the landscape. An active member of the Toronto Camera Club and the Toronto Focal Forum, Brunner also shares a gallery in Aurora with her husband.

Combining different styles and media, Marlene Bulas uses the joy and freedom she finds in colour as the basis of her paintings. She participates in various shows and exhibits across North America, and her work can be found in many private and corporate collections around the world.

A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Daniel Colby specializes in thought-provoking portraits and architectural landscapes that focus on the passing of time, loss and transition. Colby has won multiple awards at juried exhibitions and his commissioned work can be found in many private collections.

Sharon Fox Cranston’s work focuses on the colour, texture and rhythms of the rural and urban landscape. Her award-winning works in soft pastel, acrylic and watercolour hang in private collections both here and abroad.

John A. Doherty is a freelance display artist, sculptor and painter with over 35 years experience and a strong design background. Doherty uses watercolour, acrylic, wood, clay and multimedia to create his colourful and expressive portraits and landscapes.

A master of watercolours, Karin Isenburg has found a way of glazing transparent and semi-transparent paint to create a rich depth of colour and luminosity in her work. Isenburg’s still life paintings have earned many awards at juried art shows and she has been involved in various solo and group exhibitions.

An extremely versatile artist, Bruce K. Lawes’ extensive travel experience, unique interests and considerable knowledge of his subject matter are exemplified in both his paintings and sculptures. Lawes’ work is internationally collected and highly sought after.

Eric Tardif is a naturalist from Quebec who creates bent wood sculptures inspired by the natural elegance and graceful movement of wild birds. One of only three Canadians, Tardif’s work was recently selected to appear in an exclusive show of 120 international artists at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum in Wisconsin.

After a successful career in the corporate world, Lloyd Wilson now paints landscapes in oil. His work is influenced by his youth in rural Ontario and his appreciation of nature. Wilson participates in several juried art shows each year and is represented by a number of prestigious galleries.

For more information, visit the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival website at or call (705) 657-1918 (toll-free 1 877-300-9766).

When: Preview Night Gala – August 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at gate (good for admission all weekend). Regular Festival Hours – August 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7 regular admission, seniors and students $6, free for children under 12.

Where: Buckhorn Community Centre, 1801 Lakehurst Road, in the outskirts of Buckhorn.

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