Meet the artists

Micheline’s need to create has inspired her children and grandchildren to express themselves through the visual arts.

Micheline Montgomery

I have always created. I cannot separate art from life. I paint everywhere and on almost every-thing. I think of art when I wake up and dream of art when asleep. Buddhas, angels, nurses, moms and children are recurrent themes. How I embrace life is how I express it through art. What interests me is how we transform the simple ordinary moments, as well as the complexities of life’s journey into peaceful, beautiful and meaningful works of art. This endless spiritual quest remains an ever exciting and magical path.

As an artist, I make efforts to choose methods and materials that respect the earth. In my collage, I use materials that are found, recycled and re-used, rather than bought. As well, I use water-based paints, acid free glue and cotton rag and stone paper. I am constantly seeking new ways to ‘green’ my art.

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Kaja Montgomery

Art has always been a part of my life. I grew up surrounded by Mom’s insatiable need to create. When an image surfaces in my mind, I let it guide my hands. As an art piece unfolds before me, it is one of the few times that I am truly living in the moment, completely focused on my task.

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Ethan Lau

Ethan is Kaja’s youngest son.  He is a talented musician and artist.  He has the patience to work for hours to get the piece exactly as he sees it.

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Yan Montgomery

I may not have been born with a paintbrush in hand, but my mother almost guaranteed that art would always be a part of my life by making my middle name “Picasso”. My progression as an artist started with doodling and a love of photography and film making. Later, around the same time I began studying Art Therapy, I turned to painting on canvas. My mother’s careers as an artist and a psychiatric nurse have drawn me to study Art Therapy. Her model has given me a belief in the healing power of making art. I am not sure what is in store for me, but I know it will be a path full of art.

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