A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

Shows at UpTown Gallery





featuring Jane Bayne, Diane Eastham, Julie Krahule, and Louise Marée.

Exhibition runs from Tuesday, May 26th to Sunday, July 19th, 2015. 

Featured artists Jane Bayne, Diane Eastham, Julie Krahule, and Louise Marée explore change, metamorphosis, and rebirth in Uptown Gallery's upcoming exhibition, Transformation.  Swirls of paint, curls of bark, and the blaze of colour promise to define an eclectic show in many mediums.


Jane Bayne is inspired by the dramatic seasonal changes in Southern Ontario.  This provides her with unlimited choices of colour and mood.  She uses watercolours and acrylics to capture wetlands and natural areas that she believes to be important for cities to protect.

Diane Eastham, author of Blaze of Colour: Embracing Creativity,  explores metaphoric and metaphysical landscape structures in her art. Utilizing fibre, texture and strong colour,  she is a cross-over artist who explores the interpretation of an idea by blending her multimedia techniques with traditional quilting methods to produce unconventional landscapes. 

Julie Krahule takes her inspiration from people and plants to create unique collages based on the wonders of nature.  The human factor stems from her role as a horticultural therapist at long-term care facilities, eliciting responses from frail people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by using plant material to engage all their five senses. 

Louise Maree's medium is oil paint. She uses palette knives and brushes in an impressionistic style while following her intuition and imagination.  She finds inspiration in the nature of Grey County and the cityscapes of Waterloo.