The Wellington Art Group is pleased to present the original works of these premiere artists. Each collection represents a unique artistic vision and love for all things beautiful. Contact us for more information on our artists and how you can have a piece of our world ... in yours.
Formally trained, James captures his subject matter in a style he simply describes as ‘easy’. His success can be attributed to his dedication, versatility and hard work. A passionate outdoorsman and dedicated family man, his favorite times are those spent with his family.
Emily Adams finds inspiration in her surroundings, from the vibrancy of the city to the quiet of the countryside.
She often contemplates her next painting while wandering through bustling antique markets or enjoying a meditative garden stroll. Emily loves experimenting with color and texture. Her work is known for stylishly capturing a juxtaposition of modern and old world elements.
Always creating, she views subjects with a fresh perspective. For her, even the simplest object is magically transformed into a unique and often whimsical painting. Whether she paints florals or an object found on one of her many adventures, it is always rendered with soft brush strokes and a varied palette.
Marco Fabiano describes his work as "making every day objects into things of beauty."His love for experimenting with art and design leads him to continually create new works that add complexity to simple things. "For me, a simple object holds the potential to be something amazing. You just have to look at it in a new way."
Trained at a well-known art school Marco studied fine art and ceramics. Engaged by the mystery and significance of the Renaissance and Romanesque periods, he finds himself mesmerized by classic cultures.
"Historic cultures mesmerize me. They are our past and a gateway from where we have come."
“Art celebrates life. Every day I get to interpret the mysteries of the world around me. If for a moment you can imagine yourself into a new world, I feel privileged to have given you that opportunity.”
Myles Sullivan spends his days working from his West Coast studio. Surrounded by the serenity of the countryside he creates works that capture the energy of the world around us. After graduating from Art School, Myles experimented with his art career, painting in a variety of styles and mediums. Today, he focuses on compositions that capture a fleeting moment in time.
Arnie Fisk has earned a solid reputation for his meticulous attention to detail and his sense of deja vu. Influenced by his childhood in the country, and his interest in antiques and collectibles, he captures moments and objects in time using his medium of choice, acrylics. His work is found in collections around the world, and has been featured in numerous gallery and private exhibitions.
Born and raised in Northern Ontario, Canada, Arnie earned his degree in Fine Art and History at the University of Windsor. He is inspired by the clarity of the Dutch masters, the English landscape artists, and modern artists such as Canadian Alex Colville and American Andrew Wyeth. Arnie now lives on the West Coast with his wife and two daughters.
Leonard K. Schmidt
Leonard K. Schmidt grew up in Grand Forks, BC and spent 30 years in the Fraser Valley before returning to the souther interior. Leonard is self-taught and has shown in numerous galleries on the West Coast.
He exhibits a great love of nature - whether field, river, mountain, or sky - which is evident not only in his paintings but also in his extensive collection of sketches and studies. Leonard is well-known for his quiet watercolours and is currently exploring the expressiveness of oils. Leonard says, "I love the immediacy and strength of pigments painted wet in wet - implying detail without sacrificing emotion".
Besides painting, Len is known for constructing impressive dry stone walls, growing organic garlic, and knowing the best places to raise a fish to the fly. He is currently represented by the Wellington Art Group.
Sandra Wiens enjoys the push and pull of moving paint on a painting support to create images of structure – both in style and in subject. Her upbringing in the country has instilled a love of the outdoors, so her subject matter naturally leans primarily to images of the outside environment.
For the last decade or so, Sandra has spent her summers roaming the interior of BC and the western US states painting images of hills and mountains. She has enjoyed the physicality of dealing with the conditions of painting “en plein air” in order to find and paint that perfect peak. Armed with her lawn chair and paintbrush, she has had to contend with buzzing bees, whizzing semi-trucks and the blazing sun which in turn have become part of the whole experience.
In recent years, Sandra has been on a mission to travel to cities around the world that are known to be centers for art so that she can see art “in the real”, the way it was meant to be seen. She feels fortunate to have been up close and personal with the work of Lucien Freud, William Kentridge, Denyse Thomasos and Julie Mehretu among others.
Trained at the Nova Scotia College of Art and design in Halifax, Sandra now works as a teacher and enjoys drawing and painting in her yard and on the road. When not painting or working, she can be found outside puttering in her yard or inside with her nose in a book.
Jenaya was born and raised in the beautiful province of British Columbia. Her love of drawing began at the young age of two years old where she would spend hours creating art. Sketching became a daily activity, and she found herself absorbed in playing with highlights and shadows found in sketching portraits.
Throughout her years in school, art always came ﬁrst. She took every art class she could, sometimes leading her into print-making and textiles. A love for painting began as she explored the world of vivid oil colours. She received awards in visual arts as a result of her creative dedication.
She studied two years at the University of the Fraser Valley and received her diploma in ﬁne arts, giving her a broader sense of the art industry. Jenaya continues to be drawn to the beauty found in creation. Oil painting has become the way of her future and she intends to learn as much as possible from every opportunity given.