Our Artists at Latitude 44 Gallery Framing Decor
At Latitude 44 Gallery Framing Decor, based in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood, we represent Canadian artists in all forms of media. Whether you’re looking for fine art, or custom framing, we can do it all. Take a look at works from local and national artists.
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Beginning at an early age, his fascination with art and architecture developed into a career which combines them both. Since graduating from Central Technical School in 1974 David Crighton has been recording the architectural diversity of Toronto & Southern Ontario with his distinctive style.
Consequently you can explore the extensive and ever expanding catalogue of images on this website. Pen and ink drawings with the addition of bright acrylic paint are the basic ingredients of David’s art-making techniques.
In addition to that, he utilizes computer software to enhance the finished products by the insertion of custom lettering on various elements of the design such as billboards, newsboxes and marquees. Corporate identities can be inserted in the form of company vehicles and logos.
Ana Gribbons is an artist who paints in acrylics. As a resident of Toronto, Canada for many years, her urbanscapes reflect the nuances of that city. She also paints scenes from Hamilton, Ontario, where she grew up. Her landscapes and waterscapes are inspired by the countryside of Ontario and across Canada.
"My works are pages from my visual journal – a log of my ideas and points of view using images instead of words. Searching for balance and personal peace draws me to the simplicity of abstracted images using a muted palette. I am drawn to bare trees, which are akin to the true nature of people: the way they truly are - unadorned and without pretense. I am equally intrigued by reflections, which impart essentially what appears to be – on the surface – leaving what lies below an intriguing source of wonderment." Rose Hirano 2012
As an established artist, Rose Hirano now works almost exclusively in reduction woodcut, a multi-inking process, printing from light to dark values using a single piece of wood. Each image averages ten to twelve colour layers. She has come to embrace this methodical and meditative process.
Kay Murray-Weber was born in Ayr, Ontario. An early interest in art instigated her move to Toronto to attend The Ontario College of Art where she began her studies under two distinguished teachers: printmaker, Fred Hagan and painter, Jock Macdonald. She held major exhibitions in Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Burnaby and Toronto. In 1985, the Miriam Perlman Gallery in Chicago exhibited Kay’s work alongside work by fellow Canadians Anne Meredith Barry and Sandra Alterger. Abroad, Kay exhibited in England, Yugoslavia, Poland, Austria and the United States.
She was elected to memberships in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Ontario Society of Artists, Canadian Society of Graphic Arts, Canadian Society of Printer-Etchers and Engravers, and the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto.
Francis Baucan was born in Montreal, in 1968. A poet of images, music and words, he left college to focus on his artwork. In his twenties, he published two poetry books, participated in many poetry collectives and readings, recorded an album under an independent label.
A few years later, he invented and constructed an antique photographic camera, made from paper, which functions with a real 35 mm negative. After having sold his invention, he traveled for three years, from Czech Republic to North Africa.
His paintings were exhibited all over the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. He also exhibited for three years in Pont-Aven, Brittany and recently, in an art gallery in Bastille, Paris.
Denise Buisman Pilger
Professional artist Denise Buisman Pilger (the -Artist Abroad) is a frequent globetrotter. Having called Amsterdam, Fort Worth, Montréal and Nagoya home, she takes each relocation as an opportunity to explore the world, gathering inspiration for her urban, hand layered mixed media paintings along the way. Exhibiting and selling her work prolifically in North America and Europe over the past several years, Denise has proudly exhibited her work at the 2011 Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, both the Artist Project and Outdoor Art Exhibition in Toronto and galleries in New York, Montréal, Ottawa and Toronto.
Denise's work reflects her love of photography, painting and travel, configured into graphic pseudo-realities of everyday life filtered through her own whimsical creative lens. Fascinated by the urban landscape and the people that populate it, her bustling pastiches of architectural elements and city life invite us to step into her world, where urban elements are arranged at unusual angles, irregular scale, and not necessarily in their true-to-life configuration.
Her creative practice spans close to two decades, beginning with several years as a professional graphic designer and art director for print media, both in Europe and North America. A sensibility that is reflected in her current body of work, both aesthetically and technically. Her creative process involves photo manipulation, acrylic image Transfer, hand layered mixed media elements and other innovative techniques. Often her pieces are black and white with minimalist colour accents, while others abound with colour — her visual vocabulary is always unique and always authentic. From her home-based studio, she produces cityscapes that are graphic and contemporary, yet nostalgic.
Originally from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Denise has a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration from Willem de Kooning Academy of Arts in Rotterdam. She continues to pursue creative professional development to stay on top of new techniques and materials as well as find inspiration in the classic local techniques and materials of her current home country.
I’ve been a photographer for over 30 years and photography is in everything I do, every day. It’s more than just a job for me. It’s a way of life. I feel extremely lucky being able to do the work that I do and creating images for clients that can appreciate the love and energy that goes into this passion of mine.
Believe it or not, it all started at the tender age of 7. I was on a school bus on a trip to the museum. As I was looking out the window, I saw a very cool 1972 red Corvette driving beside the bus on the highway. The first thing I did was grab my camera and shot the car while going 80 km/hr. When I got the photo processed, I was amazed at the results! While everything around the car was blurred, the image of the Corvette itself was tack sharp and as perfect as could be!
I remember thinking how incredible it was for a single moment to be captured and frozen forever, and wondering how I did that? To me, it was like a memory box, frozen in time, and that’s when I started seeing glimpses of the world in a different light, daily scenes really stood out, colours, lighting just day to day goings on. From that point forward, regular images started becoming STILL images in my mind and that’s when I truly fell in love with photography.
Over the years, I, John Trigiani ( sorry google food:), accumulated a vast amount of experience and knowledge of lighting. To me, the ideal image is created through an intuitive creative feel and a sense of design, basically using shape, texture and a gut feeling.
But I don’t do this alone. It’s a collaborative effort, I prefer to work with the client to create a plan and vision and then I use my skills to make it come to life. I want to build a story with the photos, set a mood, feeling and leave a lasting impression.
Paula studied glass at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. She earned a BFA(hons)glass at the University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom. She has worked with a diverse group of internationally established artists which has allowed her to diversify and develop her work in other countries.
Paula explores the technical process of three-dimensional sculptural sandcasting, hot glass, and kiln casting She combines mixed mediums and found objects as part of her creative process to create tactile, erotic sculptures.
Paula’s work has always shown passion towards the human form as well as a fascination with the emotions which animate it. For someone interacting with one of these sculptures, the beauty and lyricism combine with an energy and tension which gives a dramatic qualify to her work.
One can appreciate my sculptures as a celebration of creation, regeneration and mortality. I create my own cultural identity in which the visual codes of my subconscious become reanimated. I creatively reconstruct the past and redefine its meaning.
My art gives form to the soul and entices the audience to interact and unravel the mysteries of who we are as human beings. Touch is as revealing as vision, and when this exchange happens the audience internalize and correlate a story unique to them.