A Unique Partnership
The Art Gallery of Lambeth is a unique gallery, curated by two London, Ontario award winning artists. Vivian Tserotas and Brenda Morris have come together to promote the arts and visual arts education.
Each partner artist is not only an experienced, exhibiting professional, but they also teach both children and adults how to get in touch with their creative spirits.
After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees Vivian has worked as a full-time mother, artist, teacher, and now gallery owner and curator. Vivian currently works as a high school supply art teacher, teaches textile workshops at Fanshawe College , and now teaches workshops out of the Art Gallery of Lambeth studio. Vivian has a passion for painting and fabrics and combines the two mediums. “I approach my richly textured art as I would a painting. I start by using an untreated piece of canvas and then utilize my sewing machine as my paintbrush. I use various shades of fabric to act as the paints while my endless colour selection of thread adds to the shading and highlighting of my finished works of art.” Vivian’s passion and enthusiasm for the texture and colour is evident in her work and has transposed into other mediums of her art practice including her painting and printmaking. Vivian is a member of the St Thomas-Elgin Artists’ Guild.
Brenda Morris (Colley)
Brenda has always had a passion for art and nature. “Artist” was not considered a career, even though she showed considerable artistic talent at an early age. She studied to become a veterinary technician. Using sketching as a study tool during college, she built an intimate understanding of the anatomy and physiology of various animals. She worked only in graphite for many years. She now works in various media, including Watercolour, Acrylic, Oils and Pastels. Brenda continues to support many conservation and animals rescue organizations through her generous donations of art, such as Ducks Unlimited, Humane Society, World Wildlife Fund and Ontario Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Network (O.W.R.E.N.), as well as local rescue shelters. Brenda teaches programs for both kids and adults out of the Art Gallery of Lambeth studio. She also has a thriving business painting animal portraits on a commission basis. See more of Brenda’s work at www.paintedpaws.org.