WT Designs is pleased to showcase many new works by celebrated artists and designers whose works are recognized internationally and are the subject of many TV appearances and news articles.
Brad Dinwoodie, Artist/Designer
A celebrated Artist and Designer, Brad is also the co-founder of WT Designs. His work is recognized internationally and he has made numerous TV appearances and has been the subject of many news articles. Brad’s work has been commissioned for the Premier of Alberta, and includes pieces in several other countries around the world including China, the U.K., and the U.S. Brad works in several different mediums including acrylic, mixed media, steel, resin and his specialty airbrush. Recognized for his unique airbrushing talent Brad has been commissioned for many large commercial mural projects and is also known internationally as a top renowned airbrush artist in the sports industry, painting many of the masks for top goalies. Not limited to one dimensional pieces Brad loves to design and create and has worked with several companies designing many products, sculptures and has even created his own line of jewelry.
Susann Sigmund, Photographer/Designer
Co-founder of WT Designs, photographer and designer, Susann remembers her first camera, a Brownie, which only took black and whites. Today she creates her signature line of photographic abstracts with a digital camera and computer. Her use of form, color, texture and patterns provides the viewer with unique thought provoking images. When searching for subject matter she explores the uniqueness in that which is usual and finds the unusual. This extends itself to the innovative presentation of her images mounted on acrylic. Nature is her constant source of inspiration.
Susann's unique vision is the driving force behind WT Designs today.
Steve Hayek, Photographer
Steve has been using the camera since the age of five, long before the digital camera was even dreamt of. Still a traditionalist, Steve has only recently started working with digital, preferring still the old techniques and quality only achievable with film. His love of travel shows in his work, which takes him throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada. He has brought us our Venice, Paris and most recently our New York series. Steve looks to capture unique perspectives and is known for his ability to capture details often overlooked, trying relentlessly to capture the perfect image.
Steve also works in commercial, fashion and portrait photography.
Mike Korska, Artist
A genius with the palette knife Mike is a very humble artist. His abstract paintings are both unique and thought provoking, rich with movement and texture. Mike currently resides in Pitt Meadows with his family. We hope to share more of Mike's work with you in the future.
Kyle Wingfield, Photographer
We have been fortunate to bring you just a few of Kyle's favorite images. A naturalist at heart Kyle captures some incredible shots while exploring remote wilderness areas often accessible only by foot or canoe. Kyle’s extraordinary patience allows him to spend hours waiting to capture that one exact moment, and freeze it in time forever, for all to enjoy.
Kristin Leslie, Photographer
Focusing on the world around us, Kristin has concentrated her work primarily on macro-floral photography. Embracing an organic approach, she keeps her work as true to nature as possible by avoiding artificial light and the digital darkroom. With every photo she takes, she endeavors to make each floral experience larger than life, capturing in-depth images often not visible to the naked eye.
Abiding by the philosophy that there is always more than meets the eye, it is her sincere hope that her images will not only bring color and beauty to the world, but spark a new appreciation for those things we so often take for granted.
Mark Lewis, Artist/Photographer/Graphic Designer
With a degree from St. Clair College, Mark Lewis has been a graphic designer for more than a decade. You can spot his clean, balanced designs in a variety of projects including packaging, logos and print collateral.
For the past decade, Mark has been delving deeper and deeper into his passion for painting. Largely self-taught, his painting takes him into another universe, and helps him to relax and escape from the routine of daily life.
Andy Stanleigh, Artist/Photographer/Graphic Artist
For over a decade Andy's work has been featured in invitational gallery showings and publicly displayed in venues in Toronto and the Greater Toronto area. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Honors Major in Visual Arts. With his work Andy tries to capture a narrative, a story in a single panel. Sometimes the story is a lengthy one, leading to a full series of works, like the pages in a book. His work focuses mostly on nature, and each scene is captured using a variety of materials and techniques including oil, acrylic, watercolor, spray paint and even wood stain, all in one piece. Andy is also a published illustrator and commercial graphic designer.
See other works by Andy at www.titangraphicnovel.com
Michelle McLean, Photographer
Michelle McLean was born on the prairies of Canada. Her longing for travel sent her to Asia in her early twenties where she worked/lived/explored before moving on to visit the Caribbean and Europe. Moving back to Canada to complete her university degree, she majored in art history, taking photography classes along the way. Now residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, her collection captures layers of textures asking the viewer to look “up close” for another perspective of beauty. Natural & urban forms continue to intrigue, as images continue to find her. Michelle’s photography can be found through out North America in private residences, hotels, restaurants and condo presentation centers.
Andrew McMinigal, Photographer
An avid photographer for over four decades, Andrew enjoys capturing on film the sights and scenes on his many travels around the globe. His passion for photography began when he received a box brownie camera for Christmas when he was 10 years old. He has been photographing the world around him ever since then.
Although a long time user of Kodachrome transparency film, Andrew made the switch to digital capture in 2005, preferring the immediacy that digital offers. Other than travel, Andrew loves to photograph color and details, taking advantage of light and shadows as well as movement.
Andrew is also well known for his wedding photography.
Chris Gravel, Photographer
A geographer and avid outdoorsman Chris has always been drawn to beautiful places around the country and around the world. Chris's first journey into photography began on a school trip to the Yukon after his father gave him his old SLR to take along. Chris found comfort and an avenue for his talents through the lens of a camera. Chris is pleased to be able to share some of his favorite works from meaningful places is his life. Chris is based in North Vancouver but can often be found in his other home away from home, Tofino, BC.
Pamela Gutrath, Photographer
Pamela has photographed people and places from around the world for 20 years. She was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, however, she discovered her passion for photography while traveling in Nepal and India when she was 18 years old. After graduating from Western Academy of Photography she worked in London, England as a portrait photographer at CNN, Vogue, and Channel 4. After years of focusing on people, she's now turning her lens to discover the unique beauty and symmetry of flowers from around the world.
Jan MacLeod, Artist
Jan Macleod has explored many art mediums during her career as an artist including weaving, spinning and dying wool, batik, and print making before becoming a professional potter. Jan started painting as a child and furthered her talents while studying Fine Arts at the University of Victoria.
We are excited to be featuring Jan’s latest work, a new line of abstract paintings on mylar and botanical paintings on mica stone. Inspired by the natural environment Jan’s work continues to express the freedom and joy she feels during the process of working with different mediums and materials.
Jim Hatch, Artist/Photographer
Jim Hatch found his passion for photography in his early teens after joining his high school camera club. He took pictures for years as a hobbyist before moving on to become a professional photographer for a newspaper.
Jim has shot a variety of subjects over the years but his collection of “Automobiles” is what caught our eye. Each image is impeccably captured. Much like an original painting, each is a true masterpiece, the attention to detail incredible. The camera has become his brush. As Jim states “rather than a photographer, I consider myself more of an Artist with a Camera”.
David Cristofoli, Photographer
We have been fortunate to bring you David’s “Historical Collection”, a new body of work showcasing the many historic buildings of Vancouver, BC. This is an artistic collection of stunning black & white photography with the look and feel of old film photography. David has created a unique and artistic way to present this body of work, which showcases each landmark building in such a way that it draws the viewer in, allowing them to almost “feel” the history and the essence of the original beauty.
David was born and raised in BC and currently resides in Vancouver with his family. He is inspired by the beauty of the landscape and architecture that is so rich in Canada and plans to explore other areas in the near future. We are looking forward to bringing you David’s next stop on the map.
Laura Korska, Photographer
Always looking for great photo opportunities Laura loves using nature as her subject. She discovered her interest in photography after learning the art of macro photography to take shots of her collection of araneae (spider) friends. After mastering macro Laura is now working with zoom lenses and the infinite possibilities that come with them. We are excited to share with you some of Laura’s nature shots as well as her most recent abstract releases from her latest endeavor, photo manipulation.
Laura currently lives in Pitt Meadows, BC with her family.
Jenn Williamson, Artist
Jenn’s painting exudes her natural abilities and her passion for life. She has two distinctive styles. The first, a very earthy style, rooted in nature showing her connection to the natural environment. The second is more fun, bright and colorful, full of life and energy, her creativity flowing much more freely.
Before turning her attention to fine art painting Jenn studied interior and fashion design, woodworking and furniture design, and decorative finishing with Italian plaster and concrete.
Jenn is a creative soul that is constantly busy at work in her studio. Never willing to sit idle, her passion drives her and she always has several pieces on the go. When asked about her creative process she states “I love to improvise and experiment with my art – this makes it genuine and unique”.
Jenn currently resides with her family in Langley.