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Bonnie Brugger

Rocking Water Glass – Fused Glass art created on Cape Breton. Bonnie trained as a graphic artist but found and followed her passion in glass fusing to become a master of this medium.

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Girl in Sun Hat By William Winter

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This is an original William Winter watercolour and pastel on paper, measuring 9 x 11 inches. The outside of the frame measures 16 x 19 inches. This piece was custom framed in all archival materials.

William Arthur Winter


William Winter was born in Winnipeg 1906 studying art under Frank H Johnson and Lionel LeMaine Fitzgerald, both members of the Group of Seven, at the Winnipeg School of Art from 1923-1929.From 1930-1935 he continued studying art and did commercial art at Brigden’s in Winnipeg.He moved to Toronto in 1937 and established an advertising firm with Lesley Wookey and Jack Bush where Winter painted cover illustrations for “New World Illustrated” after establishing the advertising firm of Wookie, Winter,Bush in Toronto.

By 1948 Winter’s work was being praised in shows as having rich , jewel like colours and being a“ timeless psychological study ” of youth.

By 1955 he was an independent artist and was gaining attention especially after an acquisition in 1955 by the National Art Gallery titled “The Multitude”

By 1960 he was involved in many commissions for industry as well as aid societies.He said of his subject matter in 1967 “I paint with a great deal of nostalgia. I paint my own boyhood” Winters paintings were appreciated for their sensitive depiction of the attitudes and habits of children and youth in lively colourful works.

By 1960 Winter was teaching drawing and painting at the Ontario Collage of Art and The Artist’s Workshop, both in Toronto. He was also traveling to paint in Italy 1963, and Spain 1965, as well as Greece and Mexico in 1966.

He had a dozen solo exhibits from 1948 – 1988 from Alberta to Quebec. All this while, he was participating in group shows in 1945, Canadian Group of Painters and from 1945-63, The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts 1983, and Canadian Pictures 1951in Vancouver Art Gallery.

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She draws much inspiration from the ocean view just outside her studio on the rugged shores of Cape Breton. She translates the joy that she feels there into her fabulous glass creations.

Down To Earth Art Gallery - Glass ArtThese, one of a kind, pieces have a wonderful sense of colour and her graphic design background makes exploration and design of geometric shapes an even more dramatic look in her distinctive works.

Bonnie has been juried into numerous exhibits and has displayed in Butchard Gardens (Victoria, B.C.), the Skooke Fine Art Show and has been purchased and enjoyed by people around the world.

As a long- time instructor for creating fused glass she has truly enjoyed introducing new glass artists to this wonderful medium.

Glass fusing has been in existence since around 2000 BC and once cut and laid out, each piece is then typically fired at high temperatures that takes place over a 24 to 36-hour schedule to achieve their final individual unique appearance.


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