Paul Baker has lived and worked from his studio at Crag Lake since 1988. He has always been a “builder of things”, which has developed into making inventive sculptures out of recycled tools that focus on the form and movement within each subject.
As a lifelong tradesman, I take great pleasure in transforming cheap and broken metal tools as well as metal found at the dump into art. (no snap ons were harmed). I draw my inspiration from the nature that surrounds me at my rural Yukon home.
Lawrie Crawford is an interdisciplinary artist and former government analyst who has lived in the Yukon for many decades. She holds post-graduate degrees in literary non-fiction and interdisciplinary arts. Lawrie co-founded SLaC (the Southern Lakes artist Collective) and was the impetus behind Art House Carcross.
My life-making-art practice forms a rolling and diving path that swoops and stills between the Yukon and the island of Maui. My paintings invoke the rhythm and vibration that arises from both being in, and being between these places.
Jane Isakson is Whitehorse-based painter with a Fine Art degree from the University of Alberta. Her work is exhibited internationally and in public collections including the Canadian Foreign Affairs Collection (Canada House London).
My painting practice looks to nature as a starting point to understand my place in the world. I paint a range of experiences; from straight-forward observed landscapes to more abstracted and imagined aspects of the environments I visit.
Isakson Fine Art Studio Vista Road, Yukon Territory, Canada
Linda Leon is a visual artist living in Whitehorse since 2008. With a formal training at University of Manitoba in Fine Arts, Leon pursued a long career as a stage designer while continuing with her art practice. She works in paint, block printmaking, collage and drawing.
Migration and what that means for the animals that move into and around our environment is of particular interest to me. The natural beauty of the North inspires me.
Leslie Leong's art practice began in photography and ceramics over 35 years ago. Today she employs a variety of expressive forms using unorthodox materials and non-traditional techniques. This results in a open-ended process of enquiry and exploration.
My work ponders a future in wearable tech, embeddable implants and human augmentation. With technology’s ability to accelerate tasks and production, I am troubled by the inability of humans to manage the current pace of life and its extreme excesses.
Yukon Artists @ Work Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada www.yaaw.com
Blake Lepine is a multimedia, Tlingit artist who is community trained. Heattended post-secondary education for complementary and integrative medicine. He blends his understanding and experience of Tlingit culture from a creatively holistic perspective.
Part of the work I do is to be a mirror to the world through the eyes of the Tlingit art form.I follow the foundational teachings of our art blended with modern tools and media to express my experience of this world and those around me.
Lumel Studios opened in Whitehorse, Yukon in June 2017. Glass blowing, in particular fire and warmth, can be a healing and positive communal force. The 5 artists that create and teach at Lumel share a commitment to strengthen community and foster personal fulfillment for all who enter Lumel Studios
Lumel Studios is a Yukon glass blowing/hot glass facility with 5 glass artists, who work together to create Northern inspired glass creations. Lumel has a gallery, as well as, workshops for Yukoners and visitors. The studios have been labelled the ‘Happiness Factory’ – long may that be so…
Lumel Studios, Northern Light Series Glass Bowl, 2016. 4 x 14 x 14 in.
Alice Park Spurr
After discovering painting as a hobby, Alice Park Spurr completed her Bachelors and Masters of Fine Art. The spell of the North led her to the wilderness of the Southern Lakes, Yukon, where the constantly changing landscapes have been etched into her mind.
My primary source of inspiration is derived from the memories and visions of the North. They are created in a poetic and dreamlike atmosphere. Colour, sunlight, serene winter scenes, unexpected encounters with wildlife and the ever-changing weather are molded and exaggerated into my work.
Arts Underground Whitehorse, Yukon Terriroty, Canada www.artsunderground.ca
Alice Park Spurr Studio, Taku Arm Tagish Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada
Alice Park Spurr, Autumn Wave, 2014. Acrylic on Canvas. 18 x 24 in.
Alice Park Spurr, Winter Dew, 2016. Acrylic on Canvas. 12 x 12 in.
Jean Taylor is a Tlingit artist who is recognized for her depictions of cultural images, ravens and Yukon landscapesShe was awarded the People’s Choice award at the Adaka Festival for four consecutive years, and has received both the People’s Choice Award and the Artist’s Choice Award at the Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik, N.W.T.
I am known for painting West Coast people dancing in regalia. I also paint moccasins, mukluks, and snowshoes inspired by the skill, love and artistry of the creations of my relatives.
Jean Taylor, Grand Entrance, 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 18 x 24 in.
Ken Thomas is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design (1995), a resident of the Yukon since 1998 and a founding member of the Southern Lakes Artist Collective. His paintings reflect a deep kinship with modern abstract painting and the Yukon environment as he experiences it on Tagish Lake.
When creating these works I try to foster spontaneous choice over informed deliberation. I wait for inspired thoughts to arise and then act on them, painting with uninhibited acceptance. My purpose is to accept the unexpected before it can be squelched by prior knowledge or experience.
Ken Thomas Studio Tagish, Yukon Territory, Canada
Ken Thomas, Red Reindeer. Oil on canvas. 12 x 12 in.
Donald Watt is a university trained, Canadian artist, who has lived more than half my his life in the North. He works mostly in clay and in snow and draws upon nature and stories from the northern people, present and past, to create art. Any day you get to see a raven is a lucky day.
Northern mythology around Raven has always interested me. Raven is a creature that can shape shift between bird and human form. My current work catches Raven in mid change... Raven Ladies have attitude and real life women's bodies.
Yukon Artists @ Work Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canadawww.yaaw.com