Kasumi’s motivations are from nature, simple shapes and forms. Subtle lines or accents are enough to finish the piece. She values simplicity. The pieces are thrown, hand-built or a combination of the both. She uses ash glaze and fire to cone 10 in electric kiln. Kasumi has received received several awards & grants including honourable mention from the Sidney Fine Art Show in 2015. She will participate in a group show this August at Iwasa Gallery in Kamakura, Japan and her work can be found at “Circle Craft Gallery” on Granville Island, Vancouver.
Rolando says of his work: “Experimentation is my journey to art. Without being partial to any materials or methods, the spontaneous and expressive practice is my ambition. Any subject is my motivation, whether be landscapes or figures. All needs to be interpreted either in colour or in black & white.” Rolando originally worked as a Graphic Artist for over 35 years in Toronto, Ontario and is now focused on art full-time. He has participated in various group shows and art events in and around the Toronto area. His works are in oil, watercolour, acrylic, graphite, pen & ink and charcoal, and he is accomplished in other techniques such as serigraphy, woodblock printing and encaustic art.