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 inThe Guelph Artisans, or other

stories on topics of interest to GCAA members.

Please click on the blue highlighted links below.



May, 2021  The felting of wool is a practice that has existed in Central Asia and parts of Europe for thousands of years.  Award winning artist Heather Nagel talks about modern felting and her incredible talent for creating fabric art with special colours and textures....and unusual objects!

picture_1_-_Chris_Nasager.jpgApril, 2021  Chris Nasager is a local master Danish 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.  He has even had his work and life celebrated at an exhibition in the Danish Canadian National Museum in Dickson, Alberta.  But there are exciting plans on his horizon!


March, 2021  Painting with other local artists has been a pleasure over the years for Guelph artist Liz Hansen. In the past, Liz has painted with local artist Nan Hogg for some time and now paints with three other local artists who enjoy each other’s company and creative support. 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 recently, Liz tells us, she has begun to explore a new and exciting creative style.