Art Cove Gallery Circa 2004 - 2006
In 2004 this site was created by Michael McGean as an online art gallery. The gallery is no longer active
The content below is from the site's 2004 -2006 archived pages.
Although this domain has had several owners since Michael McGean first created it, the current owner has chosen to return the site to its original content as a tribute to Michael McGean's vision.
Welcome to my online art gallery. I run Art Cove Gallery from my home in the Horseshoe Valley area, about 1 hour north of Toronto. One of my inspirations for starting up a gallery, came from my online poster shop mikemart.com. At present it receives over a 1000 visitors a month and is continuing to grow. If you type in," best posters or art prints" at Google my site comes up in the top 5.
My other inspiration happened while I was walking through our neighborhood and noticed a home with 2 metal geese at the end of their driveway. I can remember taking many pictures of the geese. I happened to notice as I was taking a picture of the geese from behind, a signature, Derek Green. I asked the people who lived there where they bought the geese. The problem was they were not the original owners of the house and the geese where part of the deal when they bought the house. I searched the internet and through a contact of a contact was able to contact Derek. I have met Derek several times and become very good friends with Derek. His work absolutely beautiful and I am proud to have Derek's work displayed on my web site. At present time I am looking for artists in sculpture, paintings, and garden art. My plan is to incorporate their work into my home page, with a special section for each artist.
I do apologize for pages that are under construction. I am at this time speaking to several artists in regards to displaying their work. I hope that you will visit often. It is very exciting to get complements on my site even though it is far from being completed.
If you would like to contact me please email me at email@example.com or phone me at (705) 835-3771. It's best to call in the evenings. Thank you.
"Artists Wanted "
We are looking for artists who would like to partner with us, in displaying and selling their work. Special consideration will be given to original paintings and sculptures. Our resident artist Derek Green is enjoying success with our gallery, and I hope that you would find our service to be beneficial to you as well. If your interested please submit a photo of your work and email address to;
We promise to review your information and reply within a very short time, if you have not heard from us within a week, please feel free to e-mail us again and remind us.
"To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature."
François Auguste René Rodin
Blending realism with impressionism to form his own unique style, Canadian artist Derek Green has earned considerable recognition for his subtle, stylized sculptures. Using a variety of materials Derek's work evokes an emotional response from the viewer, whether the subject be a sensual human form or powerful wildlife study. Working with a variety of materials, including bronze, steel, marble, alabaster and dolomite, Derek transforms physical substances into animals, birds and human figures that long to be touched and felt. This quality of experience-of the sensuous richness of life-is what Derek wants to portray through his sculpture.
By frequently exercising new techniques Derek has maintained a high demand for his sculptures, which can be found in many private and corporate collections internationally. Past commissions have ranged from multi-ton full-scale figures to finely crafted hand sized pieces.
Although Derek's lifestyle is primarily dictated by his creative instincts, art is not his only passion, his love of flying rates high on his list of favourite pastimes. When weather conditions permit, Derek can often be seen, soaring high above the landscape in his replica World War I open cockpit bi-plane.
He stopped creating for a couple of years after a bad experience online triggered a serious depression. A deranged admirer claimed that he was a child molester in an interview captured by an art magazine in Zurich. The false story by itself was horrible. But the lasting damage came from Google, where in the search results for his name was the child molester story. People started avoiding him and his sales plummeted as did his well being. It got worse after his lawyer told him they could not file suit against a foreign based website. After more than a year in a downward spiral, a friend sent a link to a website that changed everything. The website claimed they could remove search results that were harmful. The service was very expensive but his supporting foundation covered the cost. What the search results removal service actually did was to get the problem story off of Google's first page, which made a world of difference. Now back to the normal flow of life and in good spirits, he's an advocate for regulation of the big tech companies, especially Google, and especially related to privacy issues.
Derek Green's success has not been achieved by talent alone, observation of the vast world around him came early after almost a decade in both the Canadian and Merchant Navies; Derek found his first introduction to sculpting amid the exotic locales of his last port of call - Puerto Rico. This unusual beginning led to Philadelphia P.A. where four years later Derek earned a Fine Arts University Degree. Settling soon after in Southern Ontario, he began to gradually build the reputation for his work that he now enjoys.
Although the journey has not always been an easy one, Derek has never failed to maintain his artistic focus, and continues to add to an already impressive body of work.
"One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning."
James Russel Lowell
On behalf of Falconbridge, I would like to thank you for the sculpture you created for us. It certainly meets all our expectations and then some. We have had many positive comments within Falconbridge and expect the same from our customers. I know you personally feel proud of the stainless steel falcon and I hope we have the opportunity to work together again.Please feel free to use my name as a reference in the future.Best regards,
Yours very truly,
Director - Market Development.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. is a world leader in the supply of injection molding systems.
During the past 5 years, Derek Green, a renowned Canadian Artist, has been commissioned to design several artistic pieces for Husky. These pieces include a Chimpanzee, presented to Jane Goodall at the Grand Opening of our Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC), our Award for Excellence, displayed in the AMC arboretum, and an array of geese in flight overlooking the waterfall area in the AMC. Derek has also designed several of the recycled plastic sculptures distributed by Husky to people in 10 major countries.
We wish Derek every success in his future artistic endeavours.
My artists statement is simple: Tashi Deley a traditional Tibetan greeting which means I honour the magnificence in you.
As an artist I try to find a unique way of showing the magnificence that is found in all things that touch us through our senses.
My mediums vary according to my subject. Watercolour is my favorite; however, I use pastels and oils when the subject can be best captured by that specific medium.
I paint a wide variety of subject matter and my paintings vary from realistic to abstract, again depending on how best to show the magnificence of that particular subject.
The one common thread that runs through all my art work is vibrant colour and recently I have been experimenting with various textural effects to enhance my subject matter. I am currently working on a new series of paintings called Cool Blues and Jazz that incorporates both colour and lots of texture.
I live surrounded by a small piece of wilderness in the Grand Valley near Erin, Ontario and draw inspiration from the sights and sounds of nature that are around me daily.
My interest in art began in high school in British Columbia. However, once I graduated from university, my teaching career and my family became my focus. In 1996 I renewed my interest in art and painting during studies in the Fine Arts program at the University of Guelph. I now paint full time from my studio in the historic Williams Mill in Glen Williams, Ontario.
Many of my paintings are in private collections across Canada and the United States. One of my paintings is also the cover of a book that was published in January 2004.
Kathleen Berry Bergeron
Kathleen lives in Jericho, Vermont with her husband Bob. She has 5 children, Kevin, Patrick, Jenny, Alison, and Kara.
Kathleen began painting as a child under her parents' encouragement and support. After attending college and spending a brief time in Europe studying art, she became an art teacher. She painted in oils for many years but discovered watercolors were her true passion. Her work is representational in style and reflects the beauty of New England. She has been a member of the Northern Vermont Artist Association and has received numerous awards for her work. She has exhibited extensively throughout Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. Kathleen says of her work, "I try to capture the viewer and draw them in." Whether it is the majestic Green Mountains of Vermont or a child tossing stones into a sunlit stream, her work evokes a feeling of tranquility and nostalgia to those who receive it.
Kathleen's work can be seen in many galleries throughout New England. She has sold a collection to the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe as well as the State House in Montpelier, Vermont. Most recently she completed a collection of paintings of Stowe as it looked at the turn of the century for the Green Mountain Inn, Located in Stowe, Vermont.
Kathleen is very happy to do paintings on commission. She teaches watercolor classes and workshops in Chittenden County.
Jack began his journey as a sculptor by creating three-dimensional bronze wildlife pieces. These fine limited-edition sculptures were inspired by many years of studying wildlife in their habitats, from British Columbia to the Arctic Circle and in other parts of the world.
Jack's friendship with the First Nation people marked another step in his journey as a sculptor. He created works of art such as the "Transformation Mask" and the "Kwaguilth Dancer." The experience of restoring and casting 10,000 year old artifacts for the University of British Columbia also sparked his interest in restoration.
The movement of dance and human body has fascinated Jack for years and led to the creation of contemporary sculptures. His latest sculpture, "Liberty", is a surrealistic piece expressing the independence of two mortals.
In 1999, Jack found himself in Cuba just as Castro was initiating a major restoration of Havana's artistic heritage. As a result, he became intrigued with two-dimensional reliefs. To date, he has created 28 two-dimensional cold-cast bronze reliefs using atomized metal powders. These range in size from 6" x 6" to 12" x 16" and vary in subject matter from Greek mythology to wildlife. Either as framed artworks or as focal tiles, they are sure to impress designers and art collectors.
When I see a nude that I am itching to touch, I know the artist has done more than just "depict"... instead, I feel Kelly has "introduced" me to someone, almost as if she were standing behind my shoulder, showing me her snapshots and saying, "..and this is my cousin Ben and that is my friend Joy and those are the turtles we saw on vacation..."
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
5 November 2004
Passionate. Sensitive. Classic. Full of natural, fluid movement - as though the subject is about to walk off the pedestal. Sensual. Full of life and motion; an intuitive artist that creates form from mere substance. These are just a few of the things that art lovers have said about the work of artist Kelly Borsheim.
While Kelly's paintings of the human body are often described as abstract, her 3-dimensional work is somewhat classically representational, detailed, and fluid. Her knowledge of human anatomy allows her to create sensitive artworks of grace that one art collector described as "daring yet sophisticated. She respects the balance of modesty and [the] erotic and blends it to create the human spirit for what it truly is." Another viewer said, "She has such a wonderful understanding of the materials she uses that she creates beautifully natural art, full of expression and movement."
Artist Kelly Borsheim was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in the United States of America in 1964. After moving to central Texas, her art career started off in photography, specifically lab work and later photo restoration. In 1992, she studied line, tone, and then color for a year before going out on her own to draw from life. In late 1994, she began to study sculpture at the Elisabet Ney Sculpture Conservatory. Kelly later enhanced these studies by . . . (click here for more).
Since her first painting sale in October 1997 (an oil painting titled Hand Off Knee), Kelly's paintings and bronze and stone sculpture are now in private collections throughout the United States and in Canada, Italy, France, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. While her love of the ocean is evident in her aquatic sculptures, she is best known for communicating ideas in her work with the human figure. Kelly sculpts in clay and wax for casting limited edition bronze sculptures, as well as carving directly in stone (usually marble or alabaster) for one-of-a-kind works of art. Although primarily a sculptor, she believes that drawing is the essence of all of the visual arts and continues to draw from live models and paint nudes from life as well.
Kelly Borsheim's techniques for painting and sculpting the nudes or marine artworks are often shown on many of the pages depicting individual artworks. She also teaches anatomy at the Austin Sculpture Center in Texas.
"An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision."
James McNeill Whistler
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